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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 Matthew J...

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 t...

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 second ins...

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.

The Disney Synergy Machine: What Businesses Can Learn

Ira Kalb | Posted 12.12.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

It appears that the stars are aligning and twinkling once again for Disney. The Star Wars franchise Disney acquired from Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4 Billion is expected to pay big dividends as the Mouse House gets ready for the December release of the latest in the Star Wars series.

J.J. Abrams Reveals Who Wrote The Cantina Band Music For 'The Force Awaken'

Associated Press | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.02.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- The force of "Star Wars" has drawn together two of the biggest pop culture sensations of the year. Director J.J. Abrams divulged on M...

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 with the te...

J.J. Abrams Talks About That Big Luke Skywalker Mystery

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment

Note: A few possible spoilers from "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" are ahead. If you want to go into the movie with no preconceptions, mayb...

Screenwriting Wisdom From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

'The Force Awakens' Won't Be 'Disney-fied,' Says J.J. Abrams

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Entertainment
Inverse

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Sean Hutchinson Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams sat down for a sort of meeting-o...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Star Daisy Ridley Cries Watching Trailer

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment

J.J. Abrams has a history of discovering some outstanding leading women in his film and TV projects -- think Keri Russell in "Felicity," Jennifer Garn...