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Kylo Ren, the Parent Wound, and Complicating Good vs Evil in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sezin Koehler | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

It's always a risk when creators decide to continue a well-loved and what we thought was an already-put-to-rest story. Look what happened to beloved Atticus Finch when the sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird came out.

"Everything you've heard.........it's all true."

Tony Woodcock | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Like millions of other people I couldn't wait for the premiere of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens last December. I attended a few days after the ...

5 Things to Talk to Your Kids About After Watching Star Wars

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the hugely popular sequel to George Lucas' sci-fi blockbuster series. Adult fans love sharing this special series with kids of all ages and learning what Han, Chewie, Leia, and all their new friends are up to in that galaxy far, far away.

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.

J.J. Abrams 'Understands' Why You Call 'Force Awakens' A Rip-Off

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.09.2016 | Entertainment

The new "Star Wars" movie is now the highest grossing film in domestic box office history, has amazing reviews and has inspired conversations an...

'Lost' Showrunner Has A Major Bone To Pick With Netflix Over Series Finale

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment

As if "Lost" fans needed any more reasons to be pissed at the series finale ... After the ABC drama ended in 2010, many cried foul over the the ...

Hollywood Diversity Awakens!

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Thank you, J.J. Abrams, for granting my holiday wish for a fantastic movie that (1) has a female protagonist, (2) passes the Bechdel test (i.e., at least two women characters talk to each other about something other than a man), and (3) has a diverse cast of superb actors in complex roles.

In J.J. Abrams We Trust

Adina Ciment | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment
Adina Ciment

So it's been a little over two weeks since Star Wars: The Force Awakens blew up box office records and people have come back on Twitter and Facebook, ...

A Rey of Sunshine

Graham Milne | Posted 12.27.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

She is brave, skilled, resourceful, determined. She has a past that is not spelled out for us but rather is left as a tantalizing mystery. She is no one's love interest, and is not defined by her relationships with or unrequited longings for any particular man. And she kicks tremendous ass.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens: The Joyous Case for Merely Good

Dan Persons | Posted 12.24.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

There are times when Abrams leans too heavily on the in-jokes and those nostalgic inversions -- the reintroductions of the original trilogy characters are especially awkward. But when the film focuses on its new characters, as it does more confidently in its latter half the more it becomes its own thing.

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

The MovieFilm Podcast: The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Episode!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The Force has awakened! With this weekend's release of Star Wars: Episode VII already leaving several box office records in its wake, Disney's $4 billion relaunch of the legendary franchise is off to an auspicious start.

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?

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.

Happy Star Wars Day!

Hassan Zaman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Hassan Zaman

That's not just lens flare -- it's a torch being passed, and it's to J.J. Abrams as he ushers in what's anticipated to be of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, if not the biggest.

These Men Are Vying For Best Director At The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 28, 2016, entertainment editors Mat...

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.

Epic Behind-the-Scenes Story: A Young Bullied Girl's Visit to Star Wars the Force Awakens Set

Carrie Goldman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

An epic behind-the-scenes Star Wars story . . . with NO SPOILERS. Background: The Post That Launched A Thousand Geeks. When my oldest daughter, Katie...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is Like Visiting Old Friends

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment

Many "Star Wars" fans vividly remember their early experiences with that galaxy far, far away, which makes it near impossible to recapture the magic ...

Zaki's Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh Star Wars installment (though "Episode VII" has been curiously absent from the marketing), the first to be released by the franchise's new minders at Disney, and the first to follow on from the events of the beloved original trilogy that concluded with 1983's Return of the Jedi.

The Star Wars Force Is With Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony | Posted 12.15.2015 | Style
Opening Ceremony

Ahead of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens' theatrical release this week, Opening Ceremony harnesses the power of the Force -- to create a custom Stormtroopers costume inspired by the iconic film saga.

The Trailer For 'Star Trek Beyond' Is Basically 'Fast & Furious' In Space

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment

The first trailer for "Star Trek Beyond" was released Monday and it looks like the sci-fi series got its mojo back. After the disappointing se...