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  • 'Star Wars: A Force Awakens' release: A studio tries to turn back the clock (sort of)

    'Star Wars: A Force Awakens' release: A studio tries to turn back the clock (sort of)

    A photo from the opening of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” in 1977 — held, as the premiere for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015, at a moviegoing complex on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue — shows a mass of people waiting to get in outside the theater. The image  and several...

  • In 'Disney Infinity' video game, the 'Star Wars' universe can be upended, if you like

    Pretend, for a brief moment, that new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" villain Kylo Ren isn't so bad. Perhaps he's good after all. Welcome to the world of "Disney Infinity," where fans and players can remix the "The Force Awakens" to suit their imagination. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars" vision isn't confined...

  • 'Star Wars' opens to astronomical sales at box office

    'Star Wars' opens to astronomical sales at box office

    Colleen Crosby, 48, saw the very first "Star Wars" movie at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 1977. And on Thursday she grabbed her lightsaber and homemade Jedi costume and rushed to the same spot for opening night of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" — the first film from the blockbuster series...

  • Carrie Fisher thinks slave Leia bikini haters are asinine

    Han Solo's character may be marred by the Greedo controversy, but in the 1977 "Star Wars" film it's Princess Leia -- not Solo -- who shoots first. The very first scene with the political revolutionary, Leia is taken hostage by the Empire, but not before firing off a few rounds from her blaster...

  • In the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' unveiling, 1977 meets 2015

    A photo from the opening of George Lucas' "Star Wars" in 1977 at the old Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood shows swarms of fans waiting to enter. The image is fascinating, not only taking us back to a time before the world ever knew "Star Wars" but also conjuring thoughts of what it might have...

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