Star Wars’ closes in on all-time domestic box office record
Jan05

Star Wars’ closes in on all-time domestic box office record

Published January 04, 2016 Associated Press Facebook207 Twitter0 Email Print LOS ANGELES –  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year’s weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday. In addition to setting a new high mark in New Year’s box office history, the record-busting film blew...

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J.J. Abrams discusses what ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ footage he cut
Dec29

J.J. Abrams discusses what ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ footage he cut

Published December 23, 2015 Associated Press Facebook53 Twitter0 Email Print 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....

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‘Force Awakens’ becomes fastest movie to $1 billion
Dec29

‘Force Awakens’ becomes fastest movie to $1 billion

Published December 27, 2015 Associated Press Facebook11718 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has reached $1 billion at the box office. LOS ANGELES –  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has reached $1 billion at the box office, reaching the milestone with record-setting hyper speed. The Walt Disney Co. said “The Force Awakens” crossed the billion-dollar mark Sunday,...

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J.J. Abrams is sad he’s not directing next ‘Star Wars’ movie
Dec28

J.J. Abrams is sad he’s not directing next ‘Star Wars’ movie

Published December 24, 2015 Facebook87 Twitter0 Email Print J.J. Abrams is so happy with the “Star Wars: Episode VIII” script, he’s sad he’s not directing it. “The Force Awakens” director’s longtime friend, actor Greg Grunberg — who is featured in the newest movie — told The Washington Post that Abrams “said something he never, ever says” when reading the script:...

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‘Star Wars’ blasts box office records on opening weekend
Dec23

‘Star Wars’ blasts box office records on opening weekend

Published December 21, 2015 Associated Press Facebook262 Twitter0 Email Print LOS ANGELES –  To say that the force is strong with this one is an understatement. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” brought in a galactic $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut of all time according to studio estimates on Sunday. The Walt Disney Co. earnings destroy the previous opening record set by...

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Wield your phone as a lightsaber with Google’s latest Chrome experiment
Dec21

Wield your phone as a lightsaber with Google’s latest Chrome experiment

By Julian Chokkattu Published December 16, 2015 Facebook314 Twitter0 livefyre6 Email Print (Screenshot from www.lightsaber.withgoogle.com) As if the hype train wasn’t at its limit, Google is making the lightsaber accessibleto those of us who don’t have the good or bad fortune to be a Jedi or a Sith lord. In partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm, and Industrial Light & Magic, Google has launched “Lightsaber...

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