Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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TAQUILLA | Spain Boxoffice

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TOP 10 FRIDAY

    [*]PUSS IN BOOTS

    [*]FUGA DE CEREBROS 2

    [*]IN TIME

    [*]BREAKING DAWN

    [*]REAL STEEL

    [*]ARTHUR CHRISTMAS NEW

    [*]A DANGEROUS METHOD

    [*]HAPPY FEET 2

    [*]THE CONSPIRATION

    [*]CARNAGE

Today is the Real Madrid- Barça.

Great for Puss again.

Number 1 on a friday :)

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TOP 10 Saturday

Arthur Christmas up

    [*]PUSS IN BOOTS

    [*]ARTHUR CHRISTMAS NEW

    [*]IN TIME

    [*]BREAKING DAWN

    [*]FUGA DE CEREBROS 2

    [*]REAL STEEL

    [*]HAPPY FEET 2

    [*]A DANGEROUS METHOD

    [*]THE CONSPIRATION

    [*]CARNAGE

Much better for AC.

Should end up 2nd for the weekend

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TOP 5 Weekend provisional(1)PUSS IN BOOTS1,59M€(2)IN TIME 0,91M€ (3)FUGA CEREBROS 0,85M€ (4)BREAKING,DAWN 0,76M€ (5)ARTHUR 0,7M€ NEW

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How can AC be 2nd on a sat and only be 5th for the weekend

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It was sixth on Friday. The difference must not have been enough to guarantee second place.

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Was fourth the sunday, and the saturday was the Real Madrid Barça, with numbers lower than the normal

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Okey...What a game that was ;)

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I think he did one time last year in cup..

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He did it one time in the final of the Spanish Cup or something like that.But other than that, he is always humiliated.

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He did it one time in the final of the Spanish Cup or something like that.But other than that, he is always humiliated.

Loosing to barca is never a shame... They are out of this world..But yeah.. Dont think he's very happy about it..

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WEEKEND IN €

1 PUSS IN BOOTS    1,620,000     11,460,000  32 IN TIME            900,000      3,830,000  23 FUGA DE CEEBROS 2  850,000      3,780,000  24 BREAKING DAWN      773,000     18,760,000  45 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS   700,000      1,020.000  NEW6 REAL STEEL         610,000      2,570,000  27 HAPPY FEET 2       300,000      1,560,000  28 A DANGEROUS METHOD 250,00       2,040,000  39 THE CONSPIRATION   210,000        840,000  20 CARNAGE            190.000      2,310,000  4
THIS WEEK

    [*]MISION IMPOSSIBLE 4

    [*]ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 3

    [*]DONT BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

    [*]STRAW DOGS

    [*]THE ARTIST (FRANCE)

    [*]MAKTUB (SPAIN)

    [*]THE FUTURE (GERMANY)

    [*]CUCHILLO DE PALO

    [*]...

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It will be an epic weekend with Alvin 3 and MI4.Straw Dogs and Dont Be Afraid of the Dark will tank, tho.Christmas weekend will have some big releases (Immortals, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, New Years Eve, Lion King 3D). The New Years weekend is weak (as usual everywhere) with The Change Up (this was big in Portugal, but it was the only place in the world where it found success) and Drive.

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I hope Alvin doesn't affect Puss much.

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I hope Alvin doesn't affect Puss much.

I hope Alvin tanks big time..I freakin hate these little mutha fuckars

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TOP 5 PROVISIONAL WEEKEND IN €

    [*]M:I 4 1,960,000 NEW

    [*]ALVIN 3 950,000 NEW

    [*]PUSS 800,000

    [*]IN TIME 550,000

    [*]FUGA 2 520,000

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What do you see MI4 finishing with?

Edited by Fake

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MI4 underperformed...

Its better than MI3

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