Tag: Star Wars

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‘Jumanji’ Ready to Battle Floundering ‘Star Wars’ Franchise at Box Office

The new Jumanji franchise, that unexpectedly flourished against box office under-performer Star Wars: The Last Jedi last year, just announced Jumanji 3 will open on December 13, 2019,  just one week prior to the opening of Star Wars: Episode IX. So much for Star Wars being the 900 pound gorilla. 

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‘Solo’ Review: Too Forgettable to Ruin Your Childhood

Alden Ehrenreich has been given the unenviable task of stepping into the shoes of Harrison Ford, and please forgive my manners as I make an issue of the fact that Ehrenreich is noticeably too short, way too short to step in the shoes of anyone who is not a member of the Lollipop Guild.

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‘Star Wars’ Writer: Lando a Sexually Fluid ‘Pansexual’

Hollywood screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan says the iconic Star Wars character Lando Calrissian is a pansexual, meaning the suave smuggler is sexually attracted men, women, and anything else in George Lucas’ Disney-owned galaxy far, far away. 

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Survey: Half of Humans Believe in Alien Life

AMSTERDAM, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the “Star Wars” franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

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Los Angeles Triumphs in Battle for George Lucas Museum

The Board of the George Lucas “Museum of Narrative Art” picked Los Angeles’ Exposition Park over San Francisco’s Treasure Island on Tuesday as home of the highly anticipated museum of the Star Wars creator’s digital and populist art collection.

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L.A., San Francisco Battle for George Lucas Museum

The Board of George Lucas’s proposed “Museum of Narrative Art” delayed its final site selection approval in what is now a hot and heavy competition between San Francisco’s Treasure Island and Los Angeles’ Exposition Park.

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R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies at 81

Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines.

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WATCH: Darth Vader Returns in Star Wars ‘Rogue One’ Trailer

Disney/Lucasfilm dropped the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story during the Olympics last night, and the short clip features the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it return of one of cinema’s most beloved bad guys for the first time in more than decade.