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    Was struck by how close Childish Gambino's speech and mannerisms and look echoed Billy Dee Williams.
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    I saw Solo yesterday too.

    As a Star Wars nerd, there were backstory elements that seemed to be skipped over. But overall it was a fun movie and the cannon stuff isn't a big deal if you have a fun move. They definitely left it open for more of the same. I don't know how it will do as far as making money - but it is definitely more Rogue One than Last Jedi.

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    I enjoyed Solo greatly.

    Donald Glover is so so so good as Lando. The dude playing Han did great as well. I'm going back again this week and taking the wife this time. She loved Rogue One, didn't want to sit through another TLJ, so she sent me on a scouting mission. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    I saw Solo yesterday too.

    As a Star Wars nerd, there were backstory elements that seemed to be skipped over. But overall it was a fun movie and the cannon stuff isn't a big deal if you have a fun move. They definitely left it open for more of the same. I don't know how it will do as far as making money - but it is definitely more Rogue One than Last Jedi.
    Which ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Which ones?
    So - let me preclude this by saying that when Disney bought the franchise, they said they weren't going to be held to any of the stuff outside of the mainstream movies that Lucas made. So some of this may or may not actually be true at this point.

    Solo shows Han eeking out a living under some street lord in Corellia. In the prior books about his past, he actually gets on a freighter as a crew member and isn't necessarily living on the streets. There's a female wookie on the freighter that takes him under her wing, and is who he learns wookie from - I suppose some of that could've still happened without them showing it. They really don't address it.

    Also - Han Solo wears Corellian bloodstripes on his pants in the original Star Wars movies. Those are supposed to be something awarded by the Corellian military/security forces for valor. But they have him joining the empire rather than the Corellian military. And I suppose that is something that could still happen - but I doubt it will.

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    Upgrade. Sci-fi action movie. A lot of fun, pure escapism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    So - let me preclude this by saying that when Disney bought the franchise, they said they weren't going to be held to any of the stuff outside of the mainstream movies that Lucas made. So some of this may or may not actually be true at this point.

    Solo shows Han eeking out a living under some street lord in Corellia. In the prior books about his past, he actually gets on a freighter as a crew member and isn't necessarily living on the streets. There's a female wookie on the freighter that takes him under her wing, and is who he learns wookie from - I suppose some of that could've still happened without them showing it. They really don't address it.

    Also - Han Solo wears Corellian bloodstripes on his pants in the original Star Wars movies. Those are supposed to be something awarded by the Corellian military/security forces for valor. But they have him joining the empire rather than the Corellian military. And I suppose that is something that could still happen - but I doubt it will.
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    Actually, they could go back and probably include some of those elements, although they are kind of parenthetical at this point so they could easily be included as asides in future movies. I like that they are finally combining the Dave Filoni elements (return of Maul) with the motion pictures, since those have tended to be the stronger, more enriched storylines, having been developed over the course of the entire series of Clone Wars and Rebels. The possibilities are great of seeing somebody like Thrawn or Asajj Ventress in a future stand alone movie.

    I get the sense that the Benioff/Weiss trilogy is going to be Old Republic, we know that the Rian Johnson trilogy is going to be a brand new canvas, and we know that the Jon Favreau series is after Return of the Jedi-- that leaves the Boba Fett and Kenobi movies to explore the EU elements if they are going to be included at all. We could very well see Thrawn in Episode IX as well, since they cleverly gave him a mysterious exit in Rebels that would afford a very convenient return to his post-ROTJ timeline from the original EU.
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    This board is the only place where people think Solo is a success. It's dropped 77% compared to last weekend. That's a steeper than usual decline. This movie may not make $200 million in the US and will be lucky to make $400 million worldwide. The rule of thumb is that movies have to make 2.5 times their budget to be profitable. This thing cost $300 million after all the reshoots. That's a loss of over third of a billion dollars.

    If you want to know why this movie is failing, imagine if Attack of the Clones came out six months after Phantom Menace. The Last Jedi, like Phantom Menace, was terrible, although for wholly different reasons. Phantom Menace is bad like Mac and Me is bad. The Last Jedi was bad in the same way Mother! was bad.

    We had three years to get the bad taste of Phantom Menace out of our mouths and talk ourselves into another Star Wars movie because of the overall strength of the brand.

    Solo had no such luxury. Solo going full 2016 Ghostbusters shows that the conspiracy theory that a small subset of fanboys wrecked the audience score on Rottentomatoes is hilariously iditotic. The Last Jedi was a truly shitty movie just like everyone, including those in deep denial, know.
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    Holly crap, how many new movies are there going to be?
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    Still liked Solo.
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    Holy cow. Solo all the way down to 7.2 on IMDB already. At that trajectory it could end up as the lowest rated Star Ward flick ever. I haven’t seen it yet but it looks like CMBF is right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    If you want to know why this movie is failing, imagine if Attack of the Clones came out six months after Phantom Menace. The Last Jedi, like Phantom Menace, was terrible, although for wholly different reasons. Phantom Menace is bad like Mac and Me is bad. The Last Jedi was bad in the same way Mother! was bad.
    Solid Mac and Me reference! My family owned that movie on VHS when I was a kid, and my brother and I used to watch it and do a pretty solid MST3000 routine. To this day, we still try to make each other laugh at inappropriate times by holding our hands up in that awkward v position and puckering our lips like we're whistling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    This board is the only place where people think Solo is a success. It's dropped 77% compared to last weekend. That's a steeper than usual decline. This movie may not make $200 million in the US and will be lucky to make $400 million worldwide. The rule of thumb is that movies have to make 2.5 times their budget to be profitable. This thing cost $300 million after all the reshoots. That's a loss of over third of a billion dollars.

    If you want to know why this movie is failing, imagine if Attack of the Clones came out six months after Phantom Menace. The Last Jedi, like Phantom Menace, was terrible, although for wholly different reasons. Phantom Menace is bad like Mac and Me is bad. The Last Jedi was bad in the same way Mother! was bad.

    We had three years to get the bad taste of Phantom Menace out of our mouths and talk ourselves into another Star Wars movie because of the overall strength of the brand.

    Solo had no such luxury. Solo going full 2016 Ghostbusters shows that the conspiracy theory that a small subset of fanboys wrecked the audience score on Rottentomatoes is hilariously iditotic. The Last Jedi was a truly shitty movie just like everyone, including those in deep denial, know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Holy cow. Solo all the way down to 7.2 on IMDB already. At that trajectory it could end up as the lowest rated Star Ward flick ever. I haven’t seen it yet but it looks like CMBF is right.
    Yeah. Looks like over 50% of reviewers gave it a 7 or an 8. Better steer clear of this turd!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Hostiles. I am in love with this movie, for me it's the best western since Lonesome Dove, coincidentally about two other veterans of the Civil and Indian wars IIRC. Christian Bales buries himself so deeply in his character that all through his first scene I wasn't positive that it was him. The critics say that the first scene is memorably horrific, and I agree, but the first scene with Bales (nearing retirement and talking with his best friend and fellow 20-year veteran of the Indian Wars) was great acting, lighting, directing, and cinematography.

    I was previously acquainted with Rosamund Pike's work in Gone Girl and her littering up the screen in my favorite Jack Reacher flick, and her performance here is better than anything she has done before. I'm betting that she says less than 200 words the entire movie, and has to emote with her eyes and her body. Wes Studi is also great, like he always is when they let his characters go beyond the typical tobacco store indian characterization.

    The movie shows the Bales character truly grappling with his soul and transcending his history in a manner that makes DiCaprio and the Bear look disneyish. The script doesn't fall prey to trite plot templates. When Rosamund Pike's character turns to comfort Bales in a tent in a storm, there is no physical attraction there- just an offer to share one personal set of miseries with another.

    This part is delicate: at one point in the movie all three women are raped. A monstrous thing, but precious little time can be expended on dwelling on the atrocity. There is so much danger and the women have experienced so many other brutalities it is almost as if they tell each other to walk it off; the company needs to keep moving and they are still alive.

    Spoiler for Spoiler+:
    In the plot theme "Boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back," sometime the losing girl part of the plot is so thin you think, watching, "Brother, when will they get back together?" In this movie, I was completely fooled. But at the end of the movie, when he hops onto the train just as it pulls out of the station, the audience erupts into applause.
    I finally got around to seeing Hostiles and agree completely. Awesome movie, great acting and cinematography. It made me (almost) cry at the beginning and of course at the end. No idea how this wouldn’t have 95% or more on RT.

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    Hereditary. One of the scariest movie I've ever seen, and I watch a lot of horror. Like The Witch, The Bababook, and Rosemary's Baby spawned a child that turned out to be more terrifying than any one of them.
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    Thanks for the info on Hostiles. I had wondered about watching it, but decision made.
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    The Tale. I couldn't finish it. Not because it was bad. Just too real and disturbing. There was one scene in there and I just noped right out of it. I had to Google it to find out the rest of the movie. Also, I'll never look at John Ritter's son the same. I already didn't care much for him from Parenthood. Don't know why anyone would take that role.
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    Hostiles.
    Was on a long flight and watched it.
    Crying my eyes out at the end.
    Wanted to instantly watch it again, but I needed an emotional break.
    Watched Chuck (about the rocky babloa inspiration)— pretty good, then watched hostiles again.
    Some of the critics ragged on the dialogue, but I don’t know why. One of favorites now.
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    Adrift, the story of Tammy Oldham, when she was 24 and began her first major sailing effort. The actress resembles pictures of Tammy from that time, and it is a typical tale of struggling to survive at sea, but given the events are real and the acting isn't overplayed, it is worth watching. The book is Red Sky in Mourning and something I think I will read.
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    I saw that one too. I thought it was a decent survival flick. You should go check out Hereditary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    I saw that one too. I thought it was a decent survival flick. You should go check out Hereditary.
    How would you rate Hereditary?

    I saw Upgrade yesterday and it languished at times, but was enjoyable for "technology is evil" type movie genre. I'd give it about a 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    How would you rate Hereditary?

    I saw Upgrade yesterday and it languished at times, but was enjoyable for "technology is evil" type movie genre. I'd give it about a 7.
    I really enjoyed Upgrade. It didn't try to be anything it wasn't. Hereditary, as far as horror films go, I'd give it a 9 or 10. Toni Collete's performance is worthy of an Oscar nomination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    I really enjoyed Upgrade. It didn't try to be anything it wasn't. Hereditary, as far as horror films go, I'd give it a 9 or 10. Toni Collete's performance is worthy of an Oscar nomination.
    Is it a slasher film or a different sort of horror film? Strange as this might seem to you, I enjoy war, spy and anything with a plot that lets the characters shoot people up, but when it comes to horror flicks where people jump out and kill people gruesomely, I don't enjoy that. And I don't enjoy Satanic films. Is it one of those sort, or something like the Circle?
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    Supernatural/Occult stuff, so you might want to pass. I'm not big into slasher films either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Supernatural/Occult stuff, so you might want to pass. I'm not big into slasher films either.
    Supernatural and Occult are different. I liked Rosemary's Baby but did not like the Exorcist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Supernatural/Occult stuff, so you might want to pass. I'm not big into slasher films either.
    Me neither, but I really liked Scream. I can appreciate a well-crafted horror movie. I hate cheap scares and cheap gore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Me neither, but I really liked Scream. I can appreciate a well-crafted horror movie. I hate cheap scares and cheap gore.
    Did you enjoy The Witch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Did you enjoy The Witch?
    Oh hell yes. I'm not sure I enjoyed that intense suspense, but that brand of horror creepiness is just the right note.
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