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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer drops with an ominous teaser

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Fans of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” received a foreboding message this weekend. “Jedi must end,” Luke Skywalker says darkly in the first teaser, which premiered Friday at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Premiering Dec. 15, the movie follows Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, who had last tracked down Mark Hamill’s Skywalker, at the end of 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The two-minute trailer shows Rey handling a lightsaber to Luke, and a brief shot of Ray using the…

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“Star Wars” named AP’s Entertainer of the Year

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“Star Wars” isn’t just strong. It’s unstoppable. The revival of the nearly 40-year-old space saga has already dominated the box office and toy shelves. Now, it’s also been selected as The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year and is amassing support for Academy Awards consideration. “Personally, it’s been three years of feeling privileged to be part of something that’s bigger than all of us,” filmmaker J.J. Abrams told the AP in an interview. “This accolade is very much appreciated and…

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‘Star Wars’ trailers vs. what ended up in the film

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J.J. Abrams never intended to guide “Star Wars” fans in the wrong direction. The writer-director says — spoiler alert! — that while trailers for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” feature footage and dialogue that didn’t ultimately end up in the final cut of the movie, the discrepancies weren’t meant to throw anyone off. “It’s a fairly common occurrence when you’re working on a movie, and it’s a year or six months out,” said Abrams. “We were still editing, refining and…

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Watch This! ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Premake!

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It’s not a prequel! It’s not a remake! It’s a “premake” — a re-imaging of a favorite film as the product of a bygone era. In this case it’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, rejiggered from footage from old serials, b-movies, and TV shows. StarWars.com has a full list of the source material for the film, remixed by youtube user “Whoiseyevan.” Creating a video like this is an admirable skill, not unlike DJs that are adept at pop song…

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Watch This! ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Premake!

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It’s not a prequel! It’s not a remake! It’s a “premake” — a re-imaging of a favorite film as the product of a bygone era. In this case it’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, rejiggered from footage from old serials, b-movies, and TV shows. StarWars.com has a full list of the source material for the film, remixed by youtube user “Whoiseyevan.” Creating a video like this is an admirable skill, not unlike DJs that are adept at pop song…

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