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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story has Already Gained Back its Budg Reply with quote

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For those worried about it bombing, Solo: A Star Wars Story has Already Gained Back its Budget, and then some. I didn't know that with the reshoots, Solo's total cost was $250 million, making it the most expensive Star Wars movie ever made. As of Wednesday it's worldwide gross was over $270 million. It's still #1 in the box office.


Thank the Force. I'm thinking of going to see Solo again at the Uptown again before it goes away next week. I'll probably go Saturday night.

But yeah, it's really good to see that Solo didn't flop and is even doing better than breaking even.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The friend I went to the show with said that Howard reshot like 80% of the film?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The friend I went to the show with said that Howard reshot like 80% of the film?

Probably closer to 40% of what they already had when he stepped in. I'm not sure what % of the original film had already been shot when Howard took over (I'm thinking about half), but we do know that Ron Howard shot 70% of the final product, which was required for him to have sole credit as director. So when he stepped in they probably looked at what he had still to shoot, and then out of the footage they already had, decided what to reshoot, to get to that 70% total. The original directors got Executive Producer credits, which I think is fair since they did lead the move through pre-production and half of principle photography.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://fandom.wikia.com/articles/solo-a-star-wars-story-easter-eggs?

This is cool. I caught most of these references on my first viewing, and a few more on my second viewing. Are there any others not mentioned here?

https://nerdist.com/solo-star-wars-easter-eggs-references/

Here are some more references. So much cool stuff!

Quote:
HAN: So this is sa-back ?
LANDO: Sabacc.
HAN: Sabacc – got it.
LANDO: You played before?
HAN: A couple times, yeah.
LANDO: Captain Lando Calrissian.
HAN: Han Solo. Looks like you’re having a good day.
LANDO: I’m a lucky guy.
HAN: Can I ask you a question, Captain Calrissian?
LANDO: Anything, Han.
HAN: It’s Han, but that’s OK.

I love how Lando's perpetual mispronunciation of Han matches Han's original mispronunciation of Sabacc. It's like Lando was offended by the mispronunciation of his favorite game and keeps making fun of him for it.

Quote:
HAN: I have a really good feeling about this!
Quote:
LANDO: I hate you.
HAN: I know.

My son and I watched Solo for the 4th time tonight (We maintained the pattern of seeing it every 8 days since premiere night). It is so much fun! I would have to say this will probably be the last time we see it in the theater though.

Being the third weekend of release and the box office being under projection, I thought there would be no trouble getting in so we just showed up at the theater after lunch and got denied because it was sold out. Then we checked the next showing and it was almost sold out with only crappy up front seats left over. So I checked another theater on my phone and their next showing was nearly sold out, and the checked their next time and got in. We went home and called my dad and then hung out until it was time to go, and then when we got into our showing during the trailers, it was packed. Granted both of these theaters only had Solo showing on one screen, but it looked like a lot of fathers took their kids to see Star Wars in the theater today. I hope they had a good day at the box office.

Go see Solo in the theater again while you can!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.podbean.com/media/player/u3krb-93cbbc?from=yiiadmin

The discussion of Solo is near the end, from about -12:00 to -3:00. Check it out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rather liked Solo. I have a few issues with it - mostly that the middle sags with too much talking - but I only saw it once. My feelings my change when I get it on Bluray, but all in all, its much better than either of the numbered sequel movies.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject: Solo September Reply with quote

In rereading this Solo thread, I'm happy to see a generally favorable response among those who shared their reactions.

Here are some release dates for those interested:

Sep 4 - Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition (hardcover novelization)

Sep 14 - Solo: A Star Wars Story (digital film)

Sept 25 - Solo: A Star Wars Story (DVD, blu-ray, etc.)

Also, here is a link that lists many Solo-related books and comic books coming out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Solo September Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
In rereading this Solo thread, I'm happy to see a generally favorable response among those who shared their reactions. It's nice when a group of people can enjoy something in common, especially as big as a Star Wars movie.

Here are some release dates for those interested:

Sep 4 - Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition (hardcover novelization)

Sep 14 - Solo: A Star Wars Story (digital film)

Sept 25 - Solo: A Star Wars Story (DVD, blu-ray, etc.)

Also, here is a link that lists many Solo-related books and comic books coming out.


I cannot wait for it to hit the small screen. I have been so busy I have never made it back to see it again. I want to see it soooooooo bad. I loved the movie. It is one that I have a feeling will get worn out being watched over and over again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw it 4 times and I kinda want to see it again at the theater. I just checked and it is still showing in three theaters in my city this weekend. I'll have to ask my son if he wants to go. He said Solo is one of his favorites.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

September 25 seems so far away Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I saw it 4 times and I kinda want to see it again at the theater. I just checked and it is still showing in three theaters in my city this weekend. I'll have to ask my son if he wants to go. He said Solo is one of his favorites.

I have not had a chance to make it back to the movies to see it. I have ended up not just working desk job but some fool (myself) thought it would be good to work the firehouse again a couple days a week.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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September 25 seems so far away Sad

It's here! After work I picked up my Solo blu-ray and we watched the film tonight.

It did seem to view better at home (not so dim). And I loved watching it with subtitles so I could make out a few more lines I missed in my theatrical viewings.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WillTasker wrote:
September 25 seems so far away Sad

It's here! After work I picked up my Solo blu-ray and we watched the film tonight.

It did seem to view better at home (not so dim). And I loved watching it with subtitles so I could make out a few more lines I missed in my theatrical viewings.


I have to do this myself. The theatre screen did seem more than a bit dim (I recall an article mentioning that there were technical issues about this) and there were a few places were I missed a few lines also.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't able to see the film in theaters, but my wife got the digital copy for me for an early birthday present. The movie definitely had a very dim, grey feel to it. I think it was probably intentional for a scum and villainy group operating in margins of society, the grey area if you will.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raven Redstar wrote:
I wasn't able to see the film in theaters, but my wife got the digital copy for me for an early birthday present. The movie definitely had a very dim, grey feel to it. I think it was probably intentional for a scum and villainy group operating in margins of society, the grey area if you will.

I agree. However it was worse in the theaters.

What did you think of the movie as a whole?
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