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  • ‘Solo’ Currently Flying Low For Disney ‘Star Wars’ Opening With $105M-$115M 4-Day

    05/25/2018 3:05:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 26, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    UPDATED, 10:47AM: Industry estimates this morning are pegging around $33M today for Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story with a $80M-$90M three-day and $105M-$115M play over four days. That’s a very early read on opening figures, which do not come from Disney. We could see a different picture by tonight. We hear that exit polls showed a four-out-five stars and that there should be a promising turnout by boys tomorrow.
  • Box-Office Preview: 'Solo' Headed for Lowest Opening of Disney 'Star Wars' Movies

    05/24/2018 5:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 23, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    If all goes well, a young Han Solo and his band of outcasts will take out Captain Jack Sparrow and set a new Memorial Day weekend record at the box office. Disney and Lucasfilm's spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story is tracking to open to $130 million to $150 million over the long holiday weekend, with $130 million being on the low end of expectations. To date, the Memorial Day weekend record-holder for the top domestic launch is 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End with $139.8 million, not adjusted for inflation.
  • The 50 Best Minor Characters in Star Wars

    05/07/2018 5:55:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 4, 2018 | Darren Orf
    Because not everyone can be the one that saves (or destroys) the galaxy.
  • ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Advance Ticket Sales Already Breaking Records, Besting ‘Black Panther’

    05/05/2018 5:22:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 4, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    After owning the first half of May with Avengers: Infinity War, Disney will own the second half with Solo: A Star Wars Story. We reported yesterday that the Lucasfilm release is poised to make $170 million over the four-day Memorial Day holiday, and now Fandango reports that Solo’s advance tickets sales in their first 24 hours have outstripped Black Panther‘s.
  • Star Wars Day 2018: Fans flock to social media to post fun 'May the fourth be with you' [tr]

    05/04/2018 5:36:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 4, 2018 | Roxy Simons
    It's May 4th, the annual holiday that Star Wars buffs around the world wait anxiously to celebrate each year. And the force was strong with fans of the beloved space opera franchise on Friday, as they headed to Twitter in their droves to say 'May The Fourth Be With You.' While Star Wars Day is officially May 25, in accordance with the release of the first film in 1977, fans were ready to celebrate in style as they shared some hilarious memes for the pun-tastic day.
  • Kirk or Picard? Jeff Bezos Picks His Favorite 'Star Trek' Captain

    03/13/2018 5:04:46 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 69 replies
    space.com ^ | March 12, 2018 07:57pm ET | Tariq Malik
    Captain Jean-Luc Picard rules. So says Jeff Bezos. The Blue Origin founder apparently sides firmly with Sir Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Picard from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" when picking the best starship captain from the "Star Trek" franchise. Of course, that may be because Bezos hung out with Stewart at a recent event "Kirk or Picard? Picard!" Bezos wrote on Twitter Saturday (March 10)...
  • Why Do Some Star Wars Fans Want the Han Solo Movie to Flop?

    02/13/2018 5:44:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Vulture ^ | February 9, 2018 | Chris Lee
    Since the early ’80s, Star Wars fans have ranked among pop culture’s most ardent, voluble, and, in all the most classical modes of the term, geeky movie devotees. They recite chapter and verse of the stilted dialogue; they inveigh against the very existence of Ewoks with an irrational rage; they nod in solemn agreement that Han — not Greedo — shot first; they name their children Anakin and Leia and even “Arturito” (as R2D2 is known in several Latin American countries). But increasingly, Star Wars fans are also known to rain down righteous scorn whenever confronted by a perceived affront...
  • ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Teaser Surprises Super Bowl Audiences

    02/05/2018 6:36:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 4, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro and Dino-Ray Ramos
    Since Disney has taken ownership of Lucasfilm, the studio hasn’t used the Super Bowl as a launch pad for Star Wars movies. Until today. Taking everyone by surprise without any forewarning, Disney dropped a teaser for its Memorial Day opener spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story directed by Ron Howard. Consider this a tease to the teaser trailer which officially blasts off tomorrow during Good Morning America. There was an assumption among fanboys that Disney would drop this during the Winter Olympics, but here it is, the first 38 seconds of Solo.
  • Astronomers Find Mass Limit for Neutron Stars Before Collapsing Into Black Holes

    01/19/2018 1:38:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | 01/19/2018 | By John Wenz
    These remaining cores of dead stars can only get so massive before they become black holes. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The subtle difference between when a massive dying star compresses into a core and when it collapses entirely may have been found. In a study published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, researchers at the Goethe University in Frankfurt say they’ve found the dividing line between compact objects called neutron stars and black holes. When a massive star reaches the end of its life, it goes out with an immense bang called a supernova. From there, one of two known things Can happen: it either...
  • 'The Last Jedi' Is the History of Human Warfare in Reverse: From World War II [tr]

    12/21/2017 5:27:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 20, 2017 | Joe Pappalardo
    It’s not news that Star Wars has always been derivative. The first trilogy borrowed greedily from Flash Gordon and Japanese samurai movies, and set a precedent for future klepto-cinema. While The Last Jedi continues a similar tradition, it also follows another strange progression—the history of human warfare.
  • SAVE 'STAR WARS'? ANGRY FANS PETITION TO HAVE 'THE LAST JEDI' ABANDONED AND REMADE

    12/20/2017 7:34:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 19, 2017 | Tufayel Ahmed
    There is a great disturbance in the Force: Angry Star Wars fans are petitioning Disney to discard The Last Jedi, the eighth installment in the Skywalker saga released last Friday, and remake the film. More than 7,000 fans have signed a Change.org petition titled “Have Disney strike Star Wars Episode VIII from the official canon” as of Tuesday morning, after being disappointed with writer-director Rian Johnson’s continuation of the beloved space saga. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
  • Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ [Spoilers]

    12/12/2017 9:48:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | December 12, 2017 | Peter Debruge
    Surely, all “Star Wars” fans hope each new installment will be the best ever. But in the case of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” that seemed like an actual possibility. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, a Sundance alum who established his serious-filmmaker bona fides with his 2005 indie debut, “Brick,” before graduating to young Christopher Nolan territory via the relatively big-budget sci-fi movie “Looper,” Episode VIII seemed to have everything going for it.
  • Bloods

    Bloods The Bloods gang originated in the streets of Los Angeles in the 1970s as a response to the Crips and the violence they imposed on the streets. In the 1980s, driven by profits from the distribution of crack cocaine, the ranks of the Bloods swelled, inducing many “entrepreneurial” members to migrate to other cities to set up new markets. The glorification of “gangster life” through movies such as “Colors” also encouraged youth throughout the country to emulate the Bloods culture, symbols and colors. [....] Identification The most common identifiers for Blood members include colors, clothing, symbols, jewelry, tattoos, and...
  • Fox’s (TV Series) Star: Two White Men Harass Muslim Woman Then Dump BLM Activist Out of Wheelchair

    10/20/2017 7:19:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 19, 2017 | Alex Parker
    In October 18’s episode of Star, Hollywood continues its audience-repelling strategy of using entertainment as a medium for heavy-handed, left-wing proselytizing. The Fox drama follows main character Alex’s boyfriend, Derek—a Black Lives Matter activist—as he attempts to get out of his funk about being paralyzed and get out of the house. Alex encourages him to attend a Black Lives Matter meeting, because hey, nothing gets one out of one's funk quite like racist, anti-capitalist political activism. Instead, Derek takes a trip to a convenience store in his wheelchair. While shopping, he observes two white racists harassing a Muslim female cashier...
  • No One Goes Away from Jesus Unchanged

    12/24/2016 10:47:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-23-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    No One Goes Away from Jesus Unchanged Msgr. Charles Pope • December 23, 2016 • The video below is a 2008 Coca-Cola commercial that takes up the theme of the star of Christmas.Let us review the impact that the star of Christmas had on the wise men, the Magi. The star moved them to seek meaning outside themselves; it made them look out and up.The star called them beyond what was familiar in their own country and world and expanded their horizons toward Christ and His Kingdom.The star summoned them to seek Christ, and when they found Him, to...
  • Star likely gobbled its own planets, astronomers say

    10/02/2017 4:16:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    CBC ^ | 10/2/17 | Nicole Mortillaro
    Unusual composition of star suggests it swallowed planets that came too closeIt was a star with a hefty appetite. Astronomers say the sun-like star about 320 light-years from Earth may have eaten several of its planets, leading them to give it the nickname Kronos, after the Greek god who ate his sons. The star — with the official name of HD 240430 — is believed to be part of a wide binary star system, two stars that share a central point of orbit. Because the stars travel together in space, astronomers refer to them as co-moving stars. While the stars...
  • The Orville Episode 4 Review: If the Stars Should Appear

    09/29/2017 10:37:47 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 42 replies
    Den of Geek! ^ | 9-29-2017 | Michael Ahr
    The Orville Episode 4 Review: If the Stars Should Appear The Orville runs into a massive ship adrift in space, and the story, although familiar in some ways, unfolds impressively. [This "The Orville" review contains spoilers] The Orville Season 1 Episode 4 You’d think that after many seasons and spinoffs of Star Trek, we’d have seen an episode like this one, but The Orville is proving that it can break new ground even as it treads familiar territory. Encountering a society blinded by self-imposed ignorance is nothing new, of course, but the manner in which this show presents its encounters...
  • J.J. Abrams Will Direct Disney's 'Star Wars IX'

    09/12/2017 9:34:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | September 12, 2017 | Darren Orf
    After two high-profile Star Wars director departures (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's Han Solo film and Colin Treverrow's untitled Episode IX), Disney is playing it safe and returning a familiar face to the director's chair—J.J. Abrams. This will be the first time in the Age of Disney that a director who helmed a previous Star Wars film will get the opportunity to do so again. Abrams has said before that he had no plans on returning to the franchise other than being an executive producer, but times have apparently changed. With the departure of Trevorrow last week, Abrams will step...
  • 'Star Wars' Doubles Down on the Worst Tactical Vehicle In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    08/28/2017 1:55:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 28, 2017 | Joe Pappalardo
    For snarky defense wonks like me, a new Star Wars movie means one thing: new military hardware to lambast. George Lucas' original sci-fi trilogy may have inspired a billion-dollar franchise, but it is a series that willfully abandons common military tactics, simple physics, and even common sense in the effort to create a cool new toy. To be fair: Star Wars tech is cool, and the original stop motion AT-ATs were a cinematic masterpiece. But after a moment of reflection, you realize they make idiotic military weapons.
  • The best ever image of a star other than our sun: Incredibly detailed view of Antares [tr]

    08/23/2017 8:56:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 23, 2017 | Shivali Best
    It is one of the most famous, bright stars in our galaxy, known for its strong red tint. And now scientists have used ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLTI) to capture the most detailed image of Antares yet. The stunning image reveals a mysterious process­­­­­­­­­­ occurring in Antares' extended atmosphere - which the researchers still cannot explain.