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  1. Mendelson doesn't seem to know much about making box office predictions. His predictions are almost always off the mark. One would think that in his years of blogging about box office numbers he would have learned a thing or two, but sadly that's not the case. Anyone here could do Mendelson's job, and far better than he does. (Except for me. I'm just dabbling. )
  2. Disney's inevitable live-action Frozen will rake in billions. They also have Tangled, The Incredibles and Wreck-It Ralph to adapt. Don't think that Alan Horn isn't doing preproduction on these as we speak.
  3. The men who consider themselves incels and MRAs (men's rights activists) coined those terms themselves. The impotent incels have their own forums where they post embarrassing personal anecdotes and dark plots to end the women they think deny them sex. MRAs even hold rallies, only to be outnumbered 100:1 by normal people protesting their stupidity.
  4. There are some Black youtubers who jumped on the Brie-hating bandwagon. However, I got the impression that most of them saw how many hits other channels were getting and decided that they wanted in. Some of them make thousands of dollars/euros/etc off those videos so you can't blame them. (But I do. )
  5. The first post on Facebook calling for a boycott of Black Panther certainly invoked the bizarre conspiracy theory that accuses Disney of paying off critics - both to give Disney films good reviews and to slam DCEU movies. I'm not sure they were being honest, however, since the leader told multiple news sites about their white supremacist and misogynistic motivations. Pretending to support Snyder might have been to mask their less acceptable drives.
  6. In my post I cited only the group of people who orchestrated the trolling campaign against the three films in question. They happen to be white males from the alt-right and incel factions. Nowhere did I say that every white male was involved in the trolling. And by the way, I'm a Black woman who thinks that Brie Larson made a valid point. I can't back up my opinion by citing my friends and family because we never talk about petty online nonsense.
  7. The vast majority of the anti-Captain Marvel trolls weren't MCU fans at all. Rather, they were a combination of incel/MRA types. The incel faction took offense at some comments Brie Larson made about the predominance of white males among the press corp on most film junkets. They've been out for her blood ever since, generating scores of YouTube videos excoriating Larson that get hundreds of thousands of hits. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/arts/why-the-success-of-captain-marvel-is-a-defeat-for-trolls There was a previous trolling campaign targeting TLJ and Black Panther that was spearheaded by angry alt-right white supremacists. These efforts were announced on Facebook and received a lot of press at the time. This same group of impotent white males were behind the failed CM takedown. The idiot who organized the hate-mob gave interviews admitting their desire to keep women and minorities out of (all) franchises, primarily motivated by hatred of TLJ & Disney. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/black-panther-reviews-fanboys-rotten-tomatoes-boycott-798445%3famp=1
  8. Of course. Sif is extremely popular in the comics and Jaime Alexander was perfect for the role. Unfortunately, the writing in the first two movies never tapped into Sif's true potential. Once Marvel hired Portman to play Jane, they weren't going to waste her by focusing on Thor's Asgardian lover. (Portman wasted herself, however.) With Jane becoming the Mighty Thor, my hope is that Taika will bring Sif back. He's writing and will surely be able to give her the material she deserves. Something tells me that Valkyrie and Jane are gonna end up ruling Asgard together. It would be perfectly fitting if Thor and Sif soared off into the Nine Realms together, seeking to restore order to the realm.
  9. The funny thing about the situation is that the people trolling those forums were usually older women, although several were men who targeted us because most of the posters were female. They were soap opera forums, but soap fans are just as vicious flame-warriors as any other subset of fans. Maybe more so. There were death threats aimed at both fans and stars by unhinged people, over things as trivial as criticism of costumes or ships. One woman threatened an actress at a fan gathering for "stealing" the male half of her favorite couple. And that was par for the course. It's surreal to know that some grandma posted that she was going to drive a thousand miles to shoot someone for calling Erica Kane a bitch on the Internet. One of my friends bought guns because the granny punishers posted his address and assured him that when he heard the shots it would be too late. Those women pioneered doxxing fifteen years ago. They had my address, too, from web hosting records, and some of them said they wanted me dead. That was some scary shit at times.
  10. This is very true. It is all but impossible for a person to successfully hide all of their writing habits for a long period of time. The true style and persona always breaks through eventually, no matter how hard they try to disguise themselves. That is why most people who create alt accounts resort to using bad grammar and/or pretend that English is their second language. It seems like perfect cover to the troll, particularly if they are good writers.
  11. Not surprising if JCS isn't banned. Some people can do or say anything they want here and skate on by. BOT is a bit like Animal Farm in that regard.
  12. Maybe all of the Cameron 'stans were sock puppets of one person. Anyone thought of that? Back when I ran my own forums, there were always a few protean posters who would switch between multiple identities to troll. A couple of them worked in large offices and would use their coworkers' computers to get around banning. One person worked for the Massachusetts state government and the other for a tech company in the Midwest. They were only persuaded to stop trolling when I tracked their IPs, posted logs of their troll posts and threatened to contact their employers' internet service providers/IT departments. The racism and constant explicit bestiality references called for drastic measures.
  13. So, when will we hear that JCS has been banned for pathetic sock puppetry? Also, did he really pay for a gold subscription for his imaginary friend? That's doubling down on the crazy.
  14. I stopped by the Fanboy Wars thread to check on the mental health of the Cameron 'stans. Now that their high horse has been shot out from under them, whatever will they do? Hang their hopes on A2's box office and a re-re-release by Disney, that's what.
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