As Sisters gets ready to take on The Force Awakens, we looked back at the history of movies that have opened against Star Wars movies to see how they fared, and to see what hope there is for Tina and Amy.
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If you absolutely, positively cannot wait another seven days, there’s a new Chinese trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that can satisfy your craving for MORE NEW FOOTAGE. Feed your impatient Star Wars beast with ALL THE NEW FOOTAGE. Insert Chewbacca noise. There’s so much new footage here. Maybe too much. Watch at your own risk, you’ve been warned, etc.
You might be scratching your head at that headline — didn’t tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens go on sale over a month ago? Why would fans be waiting in line for something they could easily purchase tickets for in advance? Don’t they know that we’re living in a technologically convenient society? To answer your questions (and ours): these guys are committed to the great Star Wars tradition, and their determination cannot be swayed by such modern conveniences and common sense.
When it was first reported that Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, would be starring alongside her mother in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, many assumed she’d be playing some version of Princess Leia, whether by flashback or archival footage. It turns out that many assumed wrong. Lourd, whose character name has yet to be revealed, says she’s not playing Princess Leia in the film, but based on this first official look at her character, she certainly bears a resemblance to the new General of The Resistance.
The end of the year brings a surplus of ranked lists enumerating the best offerings of film in the past twelve months. Some come from huge samplings of voters, such as the annual Village Voice poll of American and international film critics, and...
10 days. You will be seeing a new Star Wars movie in 10 days. But until then, Disney and Lucasfilm continue to unload TV spots and featurettes, each offering slivers of new footage and giving us a closer look at the franchise’s newcomers. Today brings two more promos: one that puts the spotlight on Daisy Ridley’s scavenger hero Rey, and the other (above) titled “Secret” — though it hardly contains any secretive information.
Over the weekend it was revealed that Star Wars creator George Lucas had finally seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens and, according to new Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Lucas “really liked it.” That was nice to hear (I guess?), but it didn’t come directly from the man himself, and obviously Kennedy wouldn’t pass along anything that wasn’t positive. Now George Lucas is speaking for himself and, while still saying positive things, it definitely sounds like he may not have loved it as much as Lucasfilm may have wanted him to.
One week and three days separate us from the premiere of a science-fiction/adventure film called Star Wars: the Force Awakens on December 18, the latest sequel in a franchise that began in the late ‘70s. With bated breath, fans await what they’re certain will be a new masterpiece, J.J. Abrams returning the series to the lofty stature it once rightfully enjoyed. Hope springs eternal, as they say, but we’d be remiss not to at least temper that hope a smidgen by introducing a cold, troubling reality check.
Major blockbusters typically don’t get much love at the Oscars — superhero films and major, geeky sci-fi and action properties rarely (if ever) get Best Picture or acting nods, but the Academy does tend to recognize their technical achievements, often including them in the Best Visual Effects category. This year’s shortlist for that particular award is filled with Marvel movies, dinosaurs, and a certain Star Wars film most of us haven’t even seen yet.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t the only new Star-centric franchise sequel on the horizon, though it is probably the only one you care about at the moment given how close we are (so close!) to the release date. That other franchise is delivering a new sequel next summer, and we’ll finally get the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond in front of The Force Awakens. Stars, stars, everywhere, stars.