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Blake Dowling: Star Wars: Rogue One brings hope, inspiration with CGI movie magic

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I saw the new Star Wars flick last week. Loved it. Like really loved it, as much as Luke loved shooting Womp Rats on Tatooine. I figured I would wait until the crowds thinned a little bit and not see the film in the first few weeks after release. I remember, as a kid, standing in line on the opening night of “Return of the Jedi” at Porter Square Mall in Dothan, Alabama; with what seemed like tens of thousands…

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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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