Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Solo: A Star Wars Story, and WarGames.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Solo: A Star Wars Story from 2018, and WarGames from 1983.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a 2018 American space Western film centering on the Star Wars character Han Solo.
Directed by Ron Howard, produced by Lucasfilm, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the second Star Wars anthology film, following Rogue One (2016).
Alden Ehrenreich stars as Solo, with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandiwe Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.
The film tells the origin story of Han Solo and Chewbacca, who join a heist within the criminal underworld ten years prior to the events of A New Hope.
George Lucas began developing a Han Solo prequel in 2012 and commissioned Lawrence Kasdan to write the screenplay.
After Lucas sold Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company in 2012, Kasdan was hired to write The Force Awakens (2015), leaving his son Jonathan to complete the Solo script.
Principal photography began in January 2017 at Pinewood Studios, with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Both were fired in June 2017 following creative differences with Lucasfilm, and Howard was hired as their replacement.
Solo is one of the most expensive films ever made, with a budget of at least $275 million.
Solo was released in North America on 25 May, 2018.
The film received generally positive reviews from critics, which praised the cast (particularly Ehrenreich and Glover), visuals, score, and action sequences, while some criticized the storyline and screenplay.
It became the first Star Wars film to be a box office bomb, only grossing $393.2 million worldwide.
It received a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 91st Academy Awards.
Directed by: Ron Howard.
Written by: Jonathan Kasdan, and Lawrence Kasdan.
Based on: Characters by George Lucas
Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel.
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandiwe Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.
Cinematography: Bradford Young.
Edited by: Pietro Scalia.
Music by: John Powell, and John Williams.
Production company: Lucasfilm Ltd.
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Release dates: 10 May 2018 (Los Angeles), and 25 May 2018 (United States).
File Length: 135 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $275–330.4 million (gross, and )$270.8–300 million (net).
Box office: $393.2 million.
WarGames is a 1983 American techno-thriller film directed by John Badham, written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes, and starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood and Ally Sheedy.
Broderick plays David Lightman, a young computer hacker who unwittingly accesses a United States military supercomputer programmed to simulate, predict and execute
nuclear war against the Soviet Union, triggering a false alarm that threatens to start World War III.
The film premiered at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, and was released by MGM/UA Entertainment on 3 June, 1983.
It was a widespread critical and commercial success, grossing $125 million worldwide against a $12 million budget.
At the 56th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay.
It also won a BAFTA Award for Best Sound.
WarGames is credited with popularizing concepts of computer hacking, information technology, and cybersecurity in wider American society.
It spawned several video games, a 2008 sequel film, and a 2018 interactive series.
Directed by: John Badham.
Written by: Lawrence Lasker, and Walter F. Parkes.
Produced by: Harold Schneider.
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, and Ally Sheedy.
Cinematography: William A. Fraker.
Edited by: Tom Rolf.
Music by: Arthur B. Rubinstein.
Production companies: United Artists, and Sherwood Productions.
Distributed by: MGM/UA Entertainment Company United States, and United International Pictures (international).
Release dates: 7 May 1983 (Cannes), and 3 June 1983 (United States).
File Length: 103 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $12 million.
Box office: $124.6 million.
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