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The Empire Strikes Back

The Force Awakens is Breaking Box Office Records, but It's The Empire Strikes Back That Will Forever Resonate Most With Audiences

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Samuel C. Spitale

The Empire Strikes Back often eclipses the original Star Wars in popularity and sanctity. It remains the favorite of its leading stars, its legions of fans, and even most film critics.

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.

Were Luke and Leia Supposed to Be Siblings When They Kissed in Empire Strikes Back?

Brian Cronin | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

I think that the answer is no, although interestingly enough, George Lucas has never expressly addressed the topic, which makes it difficult to get a definitive answer.

The Empire Strikes Back: A Lifetime in Three Years

David Glanzer | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
David Glanzer

As the summer of Star Wars turned to fall, it marked the beginning of the next school year, and here is where my life truly changed. While my best fri...

Why Artist Drew Struzan Is Very Important to Star Wars

Erik Sharkey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Drew Struzan may not be a "household" name, but unless you've been living in a cave for the past few decades, you've more than likely seen his work.

Keeping America Safe By Altering Our Favorite Films

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

To make America safer, here are some of the Republican suggestions for alternative endings to America's favorite films.

This Luke Skywalker Theory Destroys Everything You Thought You Knew About 'Star Wars'

Rob Conery | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
Rob Conery

One evening, while geeking out with my daughters, I decided to share a theory I had with them about Star Wars -- specifically Return of the Jedi. After seeing the previews for the new movie, I think my theory might be correct.

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

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Entertainment
Inverse

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."

Star Wars Age Guide for Families

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Ever since that first menacing star destroyer loomed across movie screens in 1977, kids of all ages have been enamored with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and all their friends (and enemies!).

Was Darth Vader Not Originally Luke Skywalker's Father in 'Empire Strikes Back'?

Brian Cronin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

In this final version, obviously Darth Vader is revealed to be Luke's father. But we will never know whether Lucas would have gone that route if he still had Leigh Brackett to work on the script with him.

Avengers 2: There May Just Be a Pop Epic Somewhere Inside Marvel's 'Disappointing' Age of Ultron Mega-Hit

William Bradley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For what's turned out to be one of the biggest hits of all-time, the not especially felicitously titled Avengers: Age of Ultron has gotten a lot less love and devotion than the numbers would suggest.

Marvel's Star Wars #1 Review

Bryan Young | Posted 03.15.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Wednesday sees the release of the first new Star Wars comic since Marvel took the license back from Dark Horse Comics and I was beyond curious to see how Marvel would handle the relaunch. It was anyone's guess how this might or might not sync up with the sort of stories we've been getting.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Reveals the Political References That George Lucas Worked Into Episodes I - VI

Jim Hill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Chris Taylor points out in his terrific new book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, there has always been a political component to these motion pictures.

Democrats Will Place President Obama In Suspended Animation Through 2014 Midterm Elections

Spencer Green | Posted 11.16.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The process of placing the President in suspended animation will involve a metal compound made of carbon and tibanna gas used to smuggle items or transport people across the galaxy.

Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh's New Hope Is That They Get to Make More "Phineas & Ferb Star Wars" Specials for the Disney Channel

Jim Hill | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So just how quickly after the Disney - Lucasfilm acquisition was officially announced was tonight's Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars special put into production?

WATCH: Mark Hamill Imagines Conversation Between Luke Skywalker And The Joker

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment

Can we all agree that the only way to improve the iconic “I am your father” scene from “Star Wars” is to swap out Darth Vader with the Joker? ...

And The Greatest Movie Of All Time Is ...

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment

"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" is officially the greatest movie of all time. Well, at least if you trust the fan poll conducted by film-centric ...

We Dare You Not To Be Awed By This Incredible Star Wars Dog Bed

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

Remember in The Empire Strikes Back, when poor Luke Skywalker goes to the planet Hoth and gets dragged back to the ice cave by a Wampa? Yes? No? ...

15 Things I'm Thankful For

Will Slocombe | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Will Slocombe

In the spirit of both Thanksgiving, and general, Internet list-making, I thought I'd write down 15 things for which I'm thankful.

Stop Freaking Out About Star Wars

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

There has been a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the development of Episode VII as of late. There have been rumblings for awhile that J.J. Abrams hasn't been the happiest of souls thus far, as production crawls along. Last week's departure of screenwriter Michael Arndt (who wrote the first Episode VII treatment and script) only added fuel to this already explosive story.

'Episode VII' Isn't The First Time There Was A 'Star Wars' Script Shakeup

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On Thursday, news broke that Michael Arndt's script for Star Wars: Episode VII was being rewritten by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, effectively b...

Mike Ryan

Here's Why Harrison Ford Is Happy To Be Out Of 'The Leading Man Business'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

It's an odd thing to hear Harrison Ford say that he's "out of the leading man business" -- especially to anyone who's grown up on his "leading man" mo...

Joss Whedon Rips Indiana Jones Scene, And He's Right

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

As it turns out, Harrison Ford was suffering from dysentery on this particular day of filming and suggested that Indy just shoot the swordsman as opposed to doing another highly choreographed scene. What resulted is one of the most memorable moments in cinematic history.

Mike Ryan

When Fans Should Expect A New 'Star Wars' Title

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment

This past weekend, Disney chairman Alan Horn was audibly booed by fans at Disney’s D23 expo for saying nothing about “Star Wars: Episode VII" othe...

Familiar Face Back For More 'Star Wars'

Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

The new "Star Wars" trilogy is gaining another familiar face in John Williams, who composed the scores for all six of the saga's previous entries. Fol...