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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Featurette Offers More New Footage

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by Britt Hayes November 14, 2015 @ 3:18 PM
While we won’t be seeing another full trailer for The Force Awakens before it hits theaters next month, that hasn’t stopped Disney and Lucasfilm from delivering more new footage from the latest chapter in the Star Wars franchise. Over the past week we’ve seen a Japanese trailer, a TV spot, a special preview on ABC, several new photos and lots and lots of character details. Today brings another look at The Force Awakens featuring even more new footage, in case you were feeling particularly greedy.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Offers Details on General Hux and Starkiller Base

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by Britt Hayes November 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Lucasfilm
And the Star Wars details keep coming. If you thought we were done learning about the characters and plot of The Force Awakens this week, you were wrong. We have one more little info dump for you, this time concerning Domhnall Gleeson’s mysterious antagonist General Hux and that huge, imposing weapon known as Starkiller Base — and no, it’s no coincidence that it resembles the Death Star.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Offers Details on ‘Mythic’ Luke Skywalker, Mysterious Maz Kanata

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by Britt Hayes November 12, 2015 @ 6:04 PM
Lucasfilm
Over the last couple of days we’ve learned and seen quite a bit from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including several new photos and details on Princess (or not) Leia, Rey’s background, the First Order Stormtroopers and, earlier today, intel on Andy Serkis’ mysterious, villainous Snoke. As promised, we have even more details regarding a couple of important characters in the film, and we’re closer to answering everyone’s favorite question: Where’s Luke Skywalker?

Could ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Be a Surprise Oscar Contender?

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by Erin Whitney November 12, 2015 @ 8:59 AM
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Star Wars is not exactly synonymous with the Oscars. Those two words, forever known as the most famous film franchise in the world, have more in common with terms like “box office,” “special effects,” “sold-out tickets,” and many other things which are usually at the other end of the spectrum of awards season fodder. But what if J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens actually turned out to be a an Oscar sleeper? Before you roll your eyes, stop reading this and go back to analyzing those new Force Awakens photos, hear me out, for the sake of the Force.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Details Reveal Leia’s New Title, Empire Propaganda and More

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by Britt Hayes November 11, 2015 @ 5:32 PM
Lucasfilm
Disney and Lucasfilm have been quite busy over the past week, dropping a Japanese trailer, the first official TV spot and lots of new images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And although we’ve seen more than enough to sustain our excitement until December, there’s still so much we don’t know — like why does Han Solo have to tell Finn and Rey that “the stories” were true? And why haven’t we seen Luke in the marketing? And what’s the deal with Princess Leia these days?

Get a Deeper Look at ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in Brand New Photos

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by Erin Whitney November 11, 2015 @ 12:43 PM
Lucasfilm
The Star Wars promo is far far from over. In Entertainment Weekly’s special double issue dedicated to The Force Awakens, we not only got a new set photos and character covers, but a dozen brand new stills, details and cast interviews from the upcoming film. So what do they reveal?

New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Set Photos, Plus J.J. Abrams Talks ‘Episode 8’

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by Britt Hayes November 9, 2015 @ 6:29 PM
Just when you thought Star Wars might lay a little low this week after unleashing a new trailer, posters and a TV spot, we’ve got a couple of updates on the franchise, as Lucasfilm has released a new set of behind the scenes photos from The Force Awakens, while director J.J. Abrams is opening up about his involvement in the franchise, both present and future.

‘Spectre’ and How the Ghosts of Old Movies Become Bad Twists

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by Matt Singer November 9, 2015 @ 8:58 AM
Sony Pictures
There is a precise moment when Spectre turns to crap. Before this moment, it is a superbly stylish espionage thriller. After this moment — which can be pinpointed down to the exact shot and lines of dialogue — it falls apart, and its carefully cultivated atmosphere of mystery dissipates like a, well, you know.

James Franco Time-Travel Drama ‘11.22.63’ Gets 2016 Hulu Premiere

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 30, 2015 @ 4:59 PM
Hulu
It’s been some time since we last checked in on Hulu’s James Franco-starring adaptation of Stephen King time-travel drama 11.22.63, but time is of the essence in its official premiere. The J.J. Abrams-produced series has a Presidents Day 2016 appointment to stop the assassination of JFK, and we have the first photos.