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Star Wars éPisode VII

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Documentary Packs An Emotional Punch at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Greg Archer | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Just weeks after the surprise deaths of mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the soul-stirring HBO documentary "Bright Lights" moved...

The View from My Ivory Cubicle

Layli Miron | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Layli Miron

Rey's ambiguous head bobbling mirrors my ambivalence toward questions I have about my life in academia. I should explain that Rey is a bobblehead of ...

Celebrate Star Wars Day With Outspeak

Outspeak | Posted 05.05.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

It's unofficial international Star Wars Day. To celebrate, we've put together a small collection of Star Wars themed videos made by Outspeakers.

How Star Wars Stays Relevant Across Generations (and Why You Need to Toss Out Stereotypes Based on Age)

Rob Tarkoff | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business
Rob Tarkoff

I took some time over the holidays to see the new Star Wars movie with my family, and regardless of age, everybody loved it -- myself, my teenage children, even the younger nieces and nephews in our group. This was no surprise.

Is Star Wars: The Force Awakens Suitable For Young Kids?

Aimee Chan | Posted 01.09.2017 | Parents
Aimee Chan

I must confess, as a Star Wars fan, this is a question that didn't even occur to me. Everyone around me grew up watching Star Wars. We had pop up book...

Hollywood Diversity Awakens!

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 01.04.2017 | 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.

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

Swara Salih | Posted 01.05.2017 | 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 12.31.2016 | 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.

Will Star Wars Make Me A Better Father?

Nathan Timmel | Posted 12.29.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Movies are supposed to make us feel something. Comedies should make us laugh, horror films need to frighten us... I'm not sure a spaghetti western set in space was supposed to make me wax philosophic on fatherhood, but it did.

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

Dan Persons | Posted 12.24.2016 | 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.

Why the Non-Star Wars Fan Should See 'The Force Awakens'

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 12.21.2016 | Entertainment
Amber Browning-Coyle

Listen, skeptics, when someone important to you asks you to go to the new Star Wars film with them, avoid rolling your eyes and making an excuse not to go. Because this movie, in the brilliant way that its written and filmed, allows you to enter the Star Wars world of your loved one while falling in love with it yourself.

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

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.21.2016 | 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.

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

Spencer Green | Posted 12.17.2016 | 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 12.17.2016 | 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...

Jedi Master's Degree? Academics Survey the Star Wars Galaxy

Christopher King | Posted 12.16.2016 | Science
Christopher King

Short of holing up in a cave on the ice planet Hoth, it's been nearly impossible to avoid the advertising onslaught and social-media buzz surrounding ...

7 Reasons Why Star Wars Still Matters

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.17.2016 | Entertainment

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

Five Ways America's Government Is Better Than The Old Republic From Star Wars

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Speaking of Queen Padme, how is it possible that royals can be elected to the Senate (from Naboo)? Imagine the Queen of Nevada taking her place in Washington D.C. in the upper chamber of the legislature. The Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves.

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

Drew Lesicko | Posted 12.16.2016 | 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?

7 Easy Rules for Discussing 'Star Wars': The Force Awakens on Social Media

Mike Mennonno | Posted 12.16.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Mennonno

Even if you're not a big Star Wars fan, The Force Awakens is going to be the weekend's big news. Trust me: you won't be able to avoid it. Reaction to such blockbuster events on social media is inevitable, of course, and we all know, in rough outline, what to expect.

Zaki's Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.15.2016 | 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 12.15.2016 | 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 Heart And Humanity Of 'Star Wars'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.14.2016 | 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 Force Awakens Trove of Top Toys: A Look at the Top Seven for Episode 7

Laurie Schacht | Posted 12.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

As Dec. 18 approaches, consumers are clamoring to get their hands on the hottest Star Wars toys surrounding Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, th...

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2016 | 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 12.09.2016 | 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.