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'The Force Awakens' Is a Masterpiece of Nostalgia

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.17.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The Force Awakens is a brilliantly manipulative piece of film-making meant to reel in everyone who loved the first three Lucas films and rightly despised the next trio. And make them bring their kids, too.

A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to The Force Awakens

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.

Stormtroopers and Dinosaurs: Why George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Still Ruled the Box Office in 2015

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

It should come as no surprise, then, that stormtroopers and dinosaurs -- fairy tale visions conjured decades ago, and at great effort, by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg -- are still ruling the box office today.

George Lucas Apologizes For Calling Disney 'White Slavers'

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 01.01.2016 | Entertainment

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George Lucas Slams 'Force Awakens,' Calls Disney 'White Slavers'

Reuters | Joe Satran | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - While Disney has to be pleased with the way its $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm is turning out, thanks to the galacti...

10 Reasons 'The Force Awakens' Is The Best 'Star Wars' Film Ever Made

Seth Abramson | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

Apparently, The Force Awakens can only be regarded as a great or appalling film, and nothing else. Here are 10 reasons why irate critiques of The Force Awakens miss their mark.

What Would ‘Star Wars’ Have Looked Like With Leonardo DiCaprio?

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.29.2015 | Entertainment

In a galaxy far, far away, Leonardo DiCaprio just received an Oscar for his portrayal of Anakin Skywalker in the "Star Wars" prequels.  At least...

Interviewing Hamill, Fisher and Ford in 1977 Before 'The Force' Was With Them

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The box office news just keeps on comin'. Having already passed $1 billion in ticket sales faster than any movie in history, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to overtake Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time within days.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Tops $1 Billion In Ticket Sales

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment

By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES, Dec 27 (Variety.com) - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" showed few signs of flagging over Christmas weekend, barrelin...

Star Wars Poll: 9 Insights on Pop Culture and Politics

John Rowley | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
John Rowley

This week presented a unique opportunity to test consumer and voter engagement around the marketing of a major movie, "The Force Awakens", and the race for President. We commissioned a national survey to research the intersection between pop culture and politics. This survey was not only fun, but insightful. Below are the findings:

20 More Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Seth Abramson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

Logical inconsistencies in films can be produced by in-film data-dumps, characters' behaviors and personalities, the trajectory of longer plot arcs. And of course logical inconsistencies can plague sci-fi films as easily as any other genre

Rey: The New Icon to Replace Disney Princesses

Anamika Ojha | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Anamika Ojha

Thank you George Lucas and J.J.Abrams for giving us Rey who will be an inspiration to millions of girls around the globe that they are not inferior to anyone and can fight any obstacles in their lives.

40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Seth Abramson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

Why can't we just admit that BB-8 is adorable, Finn is hilarious, Rey is badass, seeing Han and Chewie again was awesome, the special effects were tremendous, Poe is Soloesque, Kylo Ren is intriguing -- and this movie makes absolutely no sense whatsoever?

Imagine a World In Which Star Wars Never Existed

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

If the original Star Wars film had never happened, the entertainment industry would be in shambles, toys and games would be a minuscule industry, the publishing industry would in all likelihood be dead, many other industries from apparel to packaged goods would be struggling, and unemployment would be higher on a global scale. Here's why.

Star Wars Returns! For the First Time In Over 20 Years!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.18.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

The special effects are wonderful from lightsabers to explosions and lasers from the guns. They are a huge part in the film and bring the movie to life.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens An Old Nostalgia and New Ideas

William Bradley | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The new Star Wars film represents not so much a new hope as an old hope renewed. Or, since it's still the case that so few have actually seen the film, it represents the hope of an old hope renewed.

Spoiler Alert: New Star Wars is Just Footage of J.J. Abrams Playing Cards

Spencer Green | Posted 12.17.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a stunning revelation for movie fans, word has leaked out that the eagerly-awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just two hours of director J.J. Abrams sitting in front of a camera playing cards, reading his emails, enjoying breakfast and occasionally taking a nap.

7 Reasons Why Star Wars Still Matters

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Were Luke and Leia Supposed to Be Siblings When They Kissed in Empire Strikes Back?

Brian Cronin | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

I think that the answer is no, although interestingly enough, George Lucas has never expressly addressed the topic, which makes it difficult to get a definitive answer.

The Heart And Humanity Of 'Star Wars'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

This week, we celebrate the year's most anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by welcoming two visionary icons central to the movie's creation.

Why Artist Drew Struzan Is Very Important to Star Wars

Erik Sharkey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Drew Struzan may not be a "household" name, but unless you've been living in a cave for the past few decades, you've more than likely seen his work.

George Lucas Clears Up That Controversial Han Solo Gunfight

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment

Is Han Solo a good guy with a rough streak, a bad guy who gets converted to the side of the good or somebody who dwells in the space between good and...

J.J. Abrams Wants Moms To Take Their Daughters To See 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment

Although his name is now synonymous with jaw-dropping action set pieces and lens flares, J.J. Abrams first made it big on the small screen wit...

Star Wars: 15 Books About the Films That Created a Galaxy and Changed the World

Dennis Miller | Posted 11.23.2015 | Books
Dennis Miller

This list displays the array of subjects and studies the series has spawned, from technical details to the cutting edge technology that brought the visionary tale to the screen and influenced two generations.

Dressing the Universe: 'Star Wars' and the Power of the Costume Exhibition

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Chuck Mirarchi

The Discovery Times Square recently opened Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition in New York City.