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

Inverse | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment

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...

Top Ten TED Talks on Storytelling and Filmmaking

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment

From JJ Abrams to James Cameron, some of the world's most celebrated storytellers and filmmakers have given their "TED Talk." Topics range from viral videos to the secret source of creativity.

Ten Amazing Discussions on Screenwriting and Filmmaking From the Masters of Cinema

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.06.2016 | Entertainment

The beauty of cinema is that it is and always has been such an organic storytelling medium and art form as ideas, concepts, genres, and styles are ever evolving based off of what has come before, accompanied by the contemporary discoveries that have and will come to be.

Austin Basis of 'Beauty and the Beast' - Bouncer, Mets Fan, Actor - Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

We tackled some heavy and fun stuff in Part II of my interview with Austin Basis. Now for Part II.

Austin Basis of 'Beauty and the Beast' Has Lived with Type 1 Diabetes Since Childhood - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Looking at Austin Basis' picture makes me smile, laugh and laugh some more. And while Austin is definitely a lighthearted guy, there's a serious side to him.

Force Friday Proves Star Wars Toys are the Best Reason to Make the Movies

Inverse | Posted 09.11.2016 | Entertainment

"Force Friday" is upon us, when, in the words of the Mouse, "new Star Wars themed merchandise and more will land in our galaxy." This is to action figures what the Dec. 18 opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is to actual, uh, Star Wars movies.

Why Would Anyone Join the Empire in 'The Force Awakens'?

Inverse | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment

Days left until The Force Awakens awakens us: 124. Until then, here is just one more crumb to chew -- Why would anyone in their right mind join the Empire after its fall post-Return of the Jedi?Good question. J.J. Abrams has the answer: "Exactly."

Yes! Yes I have!

David Glanzer | Posted 08.31.2016 | Entertainment
David Glanzer

I have great expectations for The Force Awakens. Not just because everything I've seen has wowed me in a way that I haven't been since perhaps the first three movies. It's not just because our original heroes have returned for this next installment.

Kylo Ren Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Was Inspired By Nazis ... Sorta

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment

"Who is that guy with the crossguard lightsaber?," "Star Wars" fans wondered when the first "Force Awakens" trailer debuted. When it was revealed t...

J.J. Abrams Explains How He Picked The New 'Star Wars' Character Names

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment

In Entertainment Weekly's Fall Preview issue, we take a trip to a galaxy far, far away for new photos and info about J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Forc...

The Fifteen Biggest Plot Rumors Surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.10.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Han Solo meets Greedo's orphaned children. Han shoots first.

George Lucas to be Honored as Disney Legend for Inspiring a Generation of Filmmakers

Erik Sharkey | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

George Lucas created more than just a film, more than a world, even. What he gave to the moviegoer, to those dreaming to be filmmakers, and to pop culture alike was that ripple effect, that lasting impression -- he created ways to experience the film long after you left the theater.

The First Teaser For HBO's 'Westworld' Looks Freaky Good

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

Robots meet Westerns in the first teaser trailer for HBO's new sci-fi series, "Westworld." The network describes the new series, which is from Jonatha...

Star Wars and Star Power -- Plus Marvel, Pixar, and Plenty of Disney -- at This Year's D23 EXPO

Jim Hill | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When D23 -- Disney's official fan club -- launched the D23 EXPO back in 2009, all the "wonderful worlds" of Disney was pretty much just Disney. And --...

Innovative Novel Formats

Steven Petite | Posted 07.18.2016 | Books
Steven Petite

Readers and most writers do not pay much concern to the way the writing looks on the page, but there are daring authors that provide meaning to their work through the use of unique and innovative formatting. Here are a few novels that reimagined what a novel should look like within its physical binding.

Star Wars Director, J. J. Abrams Invites All of Hall H to an Exclusive Comic-Con Concert

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Entertainment
Margaret Gardiner

I was one of about 6,000 people in Hall H, at San Diego's Comic-Con, to receive an exclusive invitation to a Star Wars' concert at sunset. It's hard to convey the frenetic energy of rabid fans who have slept outside for three days, to witness snippets of behind-the-scenes "making-of" Star Wars:VII The Force Awakens.

J.J. Abrams Might Kill Off Jar Jar Binks In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment

Rejoice "Star Wars" fans, the most hated character in the galaxy, aka Jar Jar Binks, might be getting the ax. While discussing "The Force Awakens" ...

This Is How Far 'The Force Awakens' Stars Are Going To Keep The Movie A Secret

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment

The restrictions on "Star Wars" spoilers have been well-documented since before "The Force Awakens" began shooting, with director J.J. Abrams threaten...

"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.

Marvelverse at A Crossroads Leads the Way In A Big Year for Genre Franchises

William Bradley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.

Star Wars: Celebration Report -- New Info on The Force Awakens

Bryan Young | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

While little was revealed at the panel, and the trailer doesn't quite answer any of the questions we have about what might have gone on in the thirty years since the destruction of the second Death Star, we're still being treated with plenty of new information and things to look at.

Matthew McConaughey Reacts To The New 'Star Wars' Teaser For All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.17.2015 | Comedy

Don't pretend this wasn't you. It was. We all watched the new "Star Wars" teaser on Thursday, released during the "Star Wars" Celebrations event. A...

We Can't Get These 11 New 'Star Wars' Images Out Of Our Head

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment

When the last "Star Wars" trilogy debuted its first trailer, people bought tickets to movies like "Meet Joe Black" and "The Waterboy" simply to see th...

The New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Is Here & It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

During the "Star Wars" Celebration panel on Thursday, J.J. Abrams introduced the new teaser trailer for the movie. There's more of Oscar Isaac's Poe D...