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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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I think when this trailer comes out, people will be excited to see pratt, and then see lawrence and be totally sold.

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I wonder if this might end up coming sooner than Magnificent Seven for Pratt.

It starts production later, but IDK... Could this have a 2016 release?

All I know is, I'm already excited about that press tour.

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Thinks october of 2017, like Gravity and The Martian.

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I don't understand why anyone would pay 20 million dollars for some "A-lister" when there are so many talented actors/actresses who probably would do great role for million dollars or so. I mean I would any day cast someone like Marion Cotillard over Jennifer Lawrence.

 

Only "A-lister" today that is worth the money is Leonardo DiCaprio IMO.

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I don't understand why anyone would pay 20 million dollars for some "A-lister" when there are so many talented actors/actresses who probably would do great role for million dollars or so. I mean I would any day cast someone like Marion Cotillard over Jennifer Lawrence.

 

Only "A-lister" today that is worth the money is Leonardo DiCaprio IMO.

well it's about whether you can sell a movie or not. If people are silly enough to watch a movie just because Lawrence is in it, causing the movie to make 50 million+ than it would have otherwise, the going by basic economics it's a good investment. I know it sounds ridiculous but that's how it works.

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Greenlighted: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jennifer-lawrence-chris-pratt-s-802876

 

Sony Pictures’ new motion picture chairman Tom Rothman has greenlighted Passengers, a big-budget romantic sci-fi drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt with Oscar-nominated Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) to direct. And thanks to a deal that tied his remuneration to the success of Jurassic World, which broke box office records with a $524.1 million global opening over the June 12 weekend, Pratt’s fee has jumped from $10 million to $12 million.


Lawrence, considered a top star and an Oscar winner, is getting an exceptional $20 million against 30 percent of the profit after the movie breaks even, say sources. Sony declined to comment.


Whatever the famously fiscally prudent Rothman’s misgivings might have been about paying such big bucks to talent or risking $150 million ($120 million with production incentives) on an original script that has floated around Hollywood for years, he now finds himself in possession of a two-hander star vehicle with the most in-demand male and female actors in the business.


Passengers is set to begin filming in July so Sony has been under pressure to act. 

 

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Well, no shit as they say. Pratt's probably a much bigger draw than Lawrence now.

I don't agree with that but I do think JW massive box office tipped the scales for Sony to go ahead.

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Lawrence is going to be so rich after this movie

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Lawrence is going to be so rich after this movie

 

She s already set for life thx to katniss.

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I don't agree with that but I do think JW massive box office tipped the scales for Sony to go ahead.

 

Well good. I was under the impression that this was already green-lit, so it was a surprise to hear that that just happened.

 

This is probably the movie I'm most excited about right now, mostly thanks to liking both leads a lot and hearing over and over again how wonderful the script is.

 

I mean, seriously, how dumb would Sony have to be to let go of a movie starring these two right now?

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Some sources say it's filming in the fall, while others say in July. 

 

How could it possibly film in July? Chris only just got done promoting JW and is supposed to be filming Magnificent Seven right now (which I also don't get, since they've been filming for weeks without him. Maybe he has a smaller role in that one).

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Well good. I was under the impression that this was already green-lit, so it was a surprise to hear that that just happened.

 

This is probably the movie I'm most excited about right now, mostly thanks to liking both leads a lot and hearing over and over again how wonderful the script is.

 

I mean, seriously, how dumb would Sony have to be to let go of a movie starring these two right now?

I've read the script and liked it too. From reading the article at THR it seems that other studios were eager to take film themselves with Lawrence/Pratt and Tyldum. Maybe that also helped make the decision for Sony they didn't want to be the studio that passed on it if it is successful.

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It's not a big deal, I'm just curious: aren't movies supposed to have a release date to be able to go in the main thread? Or does this movie have one and the title just hasn't been changed?

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It's not a big deal, I'm just curious: aren't movies supposed to have a release date to be able to go in the main thread? Or does this movie have one and the title just hasn't been changed?

 

If it does, it hasn't been released yet.

But now that it's green lit and supposedly starting filming very soon, I expect they'll announce a date shortly.

 

BTW, the question mark can be taken out of the headline, since it's confirmed both Pratt and Lawrence will star.

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In a time, where the only romance in movies seems to come from Nicholas Sparks, it's nice to hear, that they go for a big one after such a long time.

 

But I understand that Sony is anxious, after they spent 120m on a horrible movie like "How do you know". :wub:

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In a time, where the only romance in movies seems to come from Nicholas Sparks, it's nice to hear, that they go for a big one after such a long time.

 

But I understand that Sony is anxious, after they spent 120m on a horrible movie like "How do you know". :wub:

 

This biggest mystery in Hollywood. The biggest set on that film was Reese Witherspoon s character condo, they gave 40m to Jack Nicholson for his 5 minutes cameo or what ?

 

Passengers is sci fi so it will have some visual candy at least.

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Sony would be dumb not to jump on this, but those salaries are pretty high. If they're planning on filming this fall, then I expect 2016 release date announced soon; they could really take advantage of christmas 2016. Right now there is only an animated flick, risky musical and assassins' creed scheduled. Of course the stars wars standalone is coming out the weekend before but I don't expect that to be really huge.

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They better release this in 2016. 2017 already has Guardians 2 and Magnificent 7.

 

I need my Pratt fix in 2016, Sony!

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