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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.

Harrison Ford Just Made U.S. Box Office History

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.09.2016 | Entertainment

Looks like Han Solo can finally pay off his debts. Harrison Ford, who gained worldwide fame as the roguish smuggler in the "Star Wars" series, has of...

Donald Trump Claims Ted Cruz is Han Solo's Son

Spencer Green | Posted 01.08.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a controversial claim, Republican Presidential contender Donald Trump has suggested that rival Ted Cruz is actually Kylo Ren, the son of famed intergalactic personalities Han Solo and General Leia Organa.

Yes, This Is The 'Star Wars' Hero You're Looking For

Swara Salih | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment
Swara Salih

The Force has awoken within its hero, Rey. We have a multilayered and complex heroine at the forefront of the action, who serves as the heart of the storyline, not relegated to being a "sideshow badass" as too many female characters in action and science fiction cinema have been.

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.

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:

I Self-Spoiled "Force Awakens" and Now I Might Be Too Depressed to Watch It

James Schlarmann | Posted 12.23.2015 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

SPOILER ALERT! Stop reading now if you love "Star Wars" like me, but unlike me want to remain pristine and spoiler-free, like so much untouched sand on a planet with binary suns.

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

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?

Star Wars: Recycled but Great

Dr. Anna Sher Simon | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Anna Sher Simon

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, produced by Lucasfilm and Abrams' Bad Robot Productions felt familiar like an old friend, but one that had done some introspective work and has grown up a bit since we last met. 

Going Back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Adina Ciment | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Adina Ciment

With this new episode coming out, the stakes are high. I'm not just talking about the franchise here. When the first three episodes came out, there wasn't as much at stake. It was backstory. My childhood characters were safe back in the 70s and I could line up with the rest of the world and criticize the prequels as not being real. Not part of the "real" movies.

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.

Lightsabers, Ewoks and the Force, Top Star Wars Predictions for the Force Awakens

Drew Lesicko | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Drew Lesicko

Will Yoda make an appearance? We couldn't help but gather some of our favorite predictions for what we think might happen on screen this weekend. What do you think will happen when The Force Awakens?

Who Would Win In a Fight: Han Solo or Indiana Jones?

Inverse | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

We've already established that Harrison Ford is the biggest movie star of all time, mostly because of the two main roles that have defined his illustriously grumpy career. Han Solo and Indiana Jones are the perfect heroic extensions of Ford's personality, each wrestling with the roguish persona of what charming manhood is supposed to look like on-screen. They go on adventures, save or get saved by the damsel in distress, help defeat the bad guys, and look awesome in the process. They're the men that boys want to grow up to be. Whether you're the type to prefer your star role with a fedora and a whip or a black vest and a blaster, Han and Indy are the Platonic ideal of male pop culture virility. But there's one eternal struggle that fans of each icon wrestle with: Which one would win in a fight?

Han Solo and Lloyd Dobler Go Bowling in Heaven

Timothy Braun | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Braun

Dobler was charming, romantic, good with kids and drove a cool car just like Solo, and just like Solo, Dobler was a rebel. He was in love with a princess, Diane, whose father did not approve of him. Dobler, for lack of a better term, comes across as a scruffy lookin' nerf herder, but he doesn't give up when the chips are down.

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melinda Pajak

This is exactly what mothering is--being strong and vulnerable at the same time. When you have kids, it is as if your heart is walking around outside of your body. It's more than wearing your heart on your sleeve.

Must-Do Experiences for Star Wars Fans

Visit Florida | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Visit Florida

With all the hype surrounding Star Wars in advance of the latest installment in the iconic film series, people are looking for ways to experience their favorite saga set a long time ago in a galaxy far away.

Pretty Much Every Young Male Actor Is Auditioning To Play Han Solo

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment

The search for a new Han Solo is rapidly becoming America's biggest thirst trap.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, an astonishing 2,500 acto...

Watch Harrison Ford Completely Destroy A Han Solo Doll

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment

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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...

Here Are The Official Character Posters For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

The official character posters for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" are here, getting us even more excited for the film's big release.   The poster...

How Did Toy Sales Save Han Solo's Life in Return of the Jedi?

Brian Cronin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

One of the biggest decisions that filmmakers have to make when dealing with franchises is how to handle killing off characters. Do you kill off one of your main characters? And if so, which one?

Captain Jack Sparrow And Han Solo Were Total Bros At The D23 Expo

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment

In a galaxy far, far away and on stranger tides, Han Solo and Captain Jack Sparrow are most definitely bros.  The actors who play the two charact...

"Chewie, We're Home."

Graham Milne | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

A clarion call to uncounted legions of dreamers, young and old alike, waiting in what often seemed merely vain hope for thirty-two long years. We'd seen the Falcon fly in the first teaser, but this was different. This was an affirmation of something that we'd long been told was never going to happen.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/17/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.17.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Sorta not-really bipartisan bill; can't believe they passed up Harry Potter; Chewie's home; and politics and poker. Answers are below the quiz.