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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Passengers | Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence | Dec 21, 2016 | Trailer pg 70

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This sounds like its still in very early stages. Both of those actors have very busy schedules, so i wouldn't get my hopes up. But If they actually get Pratt and Lawrence to sign on, this could be huge.

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Pratt and Lawrence ? 

 

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Gary Whitta @garywhitta
Re: PASSENGERS. Never underestimate the power of a truly great original script.
 
DrewAtHitFix ‏@DrewAtHitFix
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in talks for "Passengers"? @jonspaihts, you are the winner, sir!
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the imitation game guy has done quality work before hand. it's just y'know, hard to make THAT script sing especially with Harvey looking over you the whole way.

 

True, tough to fully judge a guy based on that situation. But it was so completely uninspiring

 

Either way, I'm hopeful this pans out, and that he makes it work

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Check out Headhunters. that one's a blast. if he brings whatever he was on there to this I have faith.

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Check out Headhunters. that one's a blast. if he brings whatever he was on there to this I have faith.

 

Holy shit, that was the same guy? Wow. Would never have guessed it.

 

Headhunters was crazy fun.

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lol. Had I known it was the same director I might have checked out Imitation Game. Either way, getting excited for this one. Good script, cast and director.

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This sounds like its still in very early stages. Both of those actors have very busy schedules, so i wouldn't get my hopes up. But If they actually get Pratt and Lawrence to sign on, this could be huge.

Well Chris is done with JP, don't know when they will start shooting GOTG2.  Other films like Indiana Jones and M7 is rumors.  Jen will do Joy, Xmen, and I think thats it for this year.  Think Dive late Fall I think?  So perhaps they can shoot this film around there or early 2016.  But thats my view.

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I'd prefer Keanu and Rachel.

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http://variety.com/2015/film/news/oscars-imitation-game-director-on-why-the-film-didnt-portray-an-alan-turing-gay-relationship-1201438915/

 

 

Your next project is likely to be “Passengers.” Is Jennifer Lawrence starring in it? 

She wants to. We had a long dinner together. Both Chris Pratt and Jen are phenomenal. They really want to do this together. It will be starting in mid-to-late August or early September. The schedule is just Jen’s schedule. She has some promo commitments for “The Hunger Games.”
 
What’s the story about?
“Passengers” is about a spaceship on its way to one of the colonies. About 5,000 people are onboard, all asleep — it takes one of the pods 110 years to get there. After only 30 years, one of the pods malfunctions, and Chris’ character wakes up. He’s all alone on a spaceship, 90 years away from arriving. He will die of old age all alone, so he malfunctions another pod, so the second pod opens up. He awakes another passenger without telling her [Lawrence’s character] that he did it. It’s this very unique love story about two people trapped on a spaceship and they will both die there.

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Ah, didn't know this thread existed so I just opened a new one. Oops.  :blush:

 

Anyways, really excited for this. Just need to get final confirmation on Jen though it does sound like it's just a matter of aligning the schedules.

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The premise of this story is interesting though as a romance it is creepy as hell.  The guy's a selfish asshole.  He can't deal with loneliness so he handpicks himself a young pretty blond (of course) and dooms her to a life lived on a ship with the person who deliberately separated her from all the people she knows and probably loves.

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The premise of this story is interestingly though as a romance it is creepy as hell.  The guy's a selfish asshole.  He can't deal with loneliness so he handpicks himself a young pretty blond (of course) and dooms her to a life lived on a ship with the person who deliberately separated her from all the people she knows and probably loves.

I read the script for this recently, it's a very old draft but just judging from that don't think that the writer doesn't realize what you're saying is true.

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I read the script for this recently, it's a very old draft but just judging from that don't think that the writer doesn't realize what you're saying is true.

 

I'd hope so.  Though, I'm really hoping for to shank him and live out her days alone and bitter but blood thirstily satisfied. :ph34r:

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I'd hope so.  Though, I'm really hoping for to shank him and live out her days alone and bitter but blood thirstily satisfied. :ph34r:

Or she kills him and wakes another man and falls in love and they live happily ever after.

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Saw Headhunters, it's great. Excited for this

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