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George Lucas Criticizes ‘Retro’ Style of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Britt Hayes December 30, 2015 @ 5:48 PM
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Although George Lucas is no longer involved, interviewers can’t help but ask the creator of the Star Wars franchise for his thoughts on Disney’s new direction with the series. Lucas recently shared some brief, civil thoughts on The Force Awakens, calling it “very much the kind of movie” fans have been looking for, but what does that mean, exactly? In another new interview, Lucas elaborates.

Carrie Fisher, to the ‘Force Awakens’ Haters: ‘Blow Me’

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by Charles Bramesco December 30, 2015 @ 9:46 AM
Los Angeles Times
At age 59, Carrie Fisher has been around the block a few times. She’s appeared in her fourth ‘Star Wars’ film with ‘The Force Awakens’ earlier this month, and frankly, she’s got no patience for haters. The woman has still got it and then some; she was riotous in her guest appearance on 30 Rock a few years back and she exuded pure screen presence in every frame of The Force Awakens. So when triflin’ suckas come at the queen, she delivers justice in a swift and merciless manner, and in 140 characters or less. Clearly fed up with insults being lobbed her way concerning her appearance in the latest Star Wars picture, Fisher took to Twitter to put it down.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Considered Making Snoke a Woman, Plus More Big Production Changes

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by Britt Hayes December 28, 2015 @ 7:31 PM
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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t just a casual coffee table book filled with concept art that inspired the film’s designs — it also offers a wealth of interesting information regarding several of the major characters, their origins, alternate designs, and several elements that either evolved or were excised completely during production. For instance, Supreme Leader Snoke was almost a woman, and Poe Dameron was nearly a Jedi or a bounty hunter instead of a pilot.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Star Wars’ Leads an Exceptional Holiday Weekend

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by Jacob Hall December 27, 2015 @ 12:15 PM
At this point, we can officially start calling the box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens astonishing. Last week’s record breaking opening was massively impressive, but the endurance showcased by the film’s second weekend is even more so. Not only is the film doing well, but word of mouth is strong enough to propel it to a sophomore weekend gross that most movies would kill to earn in their entire runs. However, the holiday weekend was kind to many movies, including most of the five new releases, making this one of the strongest top 10s we’ve seen in quite some time.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Almost Borrowed a Familiar Title

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by Britt Hayes December 27, 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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When Lucasfilm merged with Disney and embarked on a new era in the Star Wars franchise, the companies declared that the EU — or expanded Star Wars universe — would no longer be considered official canon. But as it turns out, The Force Awakens almost had a title that might sound quite familiar to fans well-versed in the EU and its vast collection of novels and connected stories.

The Future of ‘Star Wars’: What Will Happen After the New Trilogy Ends With ‘Episode IX’?

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 23, 2015 @ 2:51 PM
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So NOW what?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens just opened in theaters this week, and it might seem like a we’re getting ahead of ourselves to already be talking about the state of the Star Wars franchise four years from now, but four years will be here...

‘Star Wars’ Fan Arrested After Threatening to Shoot a Friend Who Spoiled ‘The Force Awakens’

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 23, 2015 @ 10:34 AM
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No one likes to be spoiled, especially for a movie like Star Wars, which many fans have waited 16 years to see in theaters. There are custom filters for internet browsers, Facebook and Twitter, all set up to protect fans from finding out too much information too soon. But no matter how much you do, you still leave yourself open to human error: i.e., the guy who just can’t keep his mouth shut. In those unfortunate instances, there’s not much to do beyond sticking your fingers in your ears and humming as loudly as possible. What you don’t do is grab a gun and threaten to shoot the person who spoiled a movie for you. That’s what one Montana man did and now he’s been arrested and charged with felony assault.

Vatican Slams ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, Says It’s Not Evil Enough

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by Mike Sampson December 23, 2015 @ 9:08 AM
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For the most part the reception to Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been overwhelmingly positive. Commercially, the film has already made over $600 million worldwide and critically it stands at 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The AFI named it one of the 10 best films of the year, and just yesterday the Broadcast Film Critics Association added it to their Best Picture nominees. But that doesn’t mean everyone loves it. The official newspaper for the Vatican, the Italian city-state the Pope and Catholic Church call home, has slammed the newest Star Wars movie with one of their chief complaints being that it’s just not evil enough.