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The phenomenon that marked the 1977 premiere of the "Star Wars" movie — 40 years ago this week — was that in theater after theater, many viewers lined up again to pay for tickets to see the next showing, over and over. People still wanted to hear the same music, this time played by the San Antonio Symphony Pops orchestra at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The musicians in the past couple of years have performed the scores from those films for the symphony's movie concert series, in which the orchestra plays the music live... [Read More]
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The Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary science fair in West Milford featured an appearance from the 501st Legion. [Read More]
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It was all the buzz then, and four decades later people are still crazy over Star Wars. The original film opened 40-years ago this weekend and it was an instant sensation. News 8's Eric Kahnert wen... [Read More]
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"Coming To Your Galaxy This Summer," blared the lobby posters like a John Williams trumpet cue.It was early 1977, and anticipation for a curious coming attraction called Star Wars was building slowly but steadily. Twentieth Century Fox wasn't sure... [Read More]
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How a childhood obsession with Star Wars laid the groundwork for my adult faith. [Read More]
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Oscar Isaac fondly recalls getting slapped repeatedly by Carrie Fisher Oscar Issac recently went on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for an interview that has everything you could ever want, including incredible anecdotes about Carrie Fisher, childhood movie clips, dad jokes, and geeking out about Shakespeare interpretations as the actor prepares for his debut as Hamlet in NY this summer. Turns out it involved Fisher slapping Isaac over and over, and over, and... [Read More]
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Salt Lake Comic Con organizers have announced another guest for the 2017 con. Finnish basketball player and actor Joonas Suotamo will appear both Friday and Saturday of the event Standing nearly 7ft. tall, Suotamo is best known to fans for his work as Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Suotamo will play Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the upcoming Han Solo signoff film. Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 is September 21-23 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Are you... [Read More]
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Star Wars gives you the freedom to strangle Storm Troopers, yetis, and birch trees. [Read More]
[...] after private screenings in January and February of that year, some studio execs and fellow directors saw flaws, and openly questioned whether the film — then still in a rough state — could succeed. Thursday marked the 40th anniversary since "Star Wars" landed in the pop-culture galaxy, forever altering film history in countless ways — especially given how the movie served as a launch pad for so many Lucas-related cinematic and technological innovations. First there was the matter of the release date. Last year, for comparison's sake, the eighth Star Wars feature film in the... [Read More]
Yoda, seen here in The Empire Strikes Back, has parallels in many religious traditions. (Photo: Everett) Gwynne Watkins Writer Yahoo Movies May 25, 2017 A lifelong Star Wars fan from California, Irfan Rydhan always saw echoes of his Muslim faith in the concept of the Force. But when he began researching the parallels between Star Wars [Read More...] [Read More]
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Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! This week marks the 50th anniversary of "Sgt. Pepper's", the 40th anniversary of "Star Wars," and, even more incredibly, 10 years to the day in 2027 when President Dwayne Johnson decided to relocate the nation's capital to a Dave and Busters in Fort Lauderdale. President Trump's prejudiced Ramadan message was preoccupied with terrorism, and unless this year's Christmas message explicitly mentions the myriad OSHA violations suffered by Santa's elves, we're not going to change our assessment. And John... [Read More]
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' star Oscar Isaac fondly remembers Carrie Fisher as the actress who delighted in repeatedly slapping him. [Read More]
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Local Star Wars fans are celebrating the first movie's 40th Anniversary, including a Belmont man with a massive collection of Star Wars items. [Read More]
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The system has evolved from the multibillion-dollar effort triggered by President Ronald Reagan's 1983 push for a "Star Wars" solution to ballistic missile threats during the Cold War — when the Soviet Union was the only major worry. North Korea is now the focus of U.S. efforts because its leader, Kim Jong Un, has vowed to field a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching American territory. The Pentagon has a variety of missile defense systems, but the one designed with a potential North Korean ICBM in mind is perhaps the most technologically challenging. The rocket releases a... [Read More]
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These head-turning novelty chargers are a great way to brighten up your desk and add some fun to your daily routine. We've rounded up some our favorite fun and silly novelty charger designs featuring Star Wars, Pokemon, and more. [Read More]
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STAR WARS villain Palpatine used Padme to manipulate Anakin for years before killing her using the famous Japor necklace. [Read More]
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STAR Wars: Episode IX won't begin filming until January 2018 following extensive rewrites after the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher. [Read More]
Before it was a hit, TU columnist was part of press junket for 1977 sci-fi epic. Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun wrote this 2005 remembrance of his experience on the press junket for "Star Wars," which was released 40 years ago this week. There was still work to be done on the Sunday arts section of the paper, which was my responsibility, and a plane to catch to the best coast for a late-afternoon screening of some idiotic movie or other to satisfy one of my other hats at the paper, as the film reviewer. In... [Read More]
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