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  • Why You Should #DumpStarWars

    12/09/2016 8:18:59 PM PST · by KyCats · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 09, 2016 | Scott Greer
    "But the actions of the Rogue One writers is a lot more than that. Their tweets, particularly the safety pin emblem, is an obvious attempt to make the film a political statement against Trump and his supporters. The evil Empire is a white supremacist, Trump-esque organization, while the Rebellion are all those scrappy college kids demanding a safe space from the president-elect." Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/09/why-you-should-dumpstarwars/#ixzz4SPBsE5Tm
  • Trump Fans Urge Star Wars Boycott Over Reshoot Claims

    12/09/2016 9:39:02 AM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 9, 2016
    Trump Fans Urge Star Wars Boycott Over Reshoot Claims Supporters of Donald Trump are urging a boycott of the Star Wars film, Rogue One, due for US release next week. The campaign began with a series of tweets from activist Jack Posobiec, who claimed the writers changed the film to add scenes linking Mr Trump to racism. Screenwriter Chris Weitz said that this was "completely fake", though he and another writer have tweeted their opposition to the US president-elect. #DumpStarWars has been retweeted 120,000 times in the past 24 hours. Star Wars writers rewrote and reshot Rogue One to add...
  • Star Wars Against Hate: Rogue One Writers Get Political

    11/12/2016 1:00:07 PM PST · by Skywise · 64 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 11/11/2016 | Joe Otterson
    Two of the writers who worked on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story jumped into the political fray on Friday with not-so subtle anti-Donald Trump messages. Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization, screenwriter Chris Weitz tweeted. Gary Whitta, who also worked on the film, followed up by adding, Opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.
  • Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian in Upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Stand-Alone Film

    10/23/2016 9:47:37 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 23 replies
    Star Wars.com ^ | 10-21-2016 | Disney
    Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich previously cast as Han Solo in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxys underworld years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth...
  • Rogue One Second Trailer: Blame Mads Mikkelsen For The Death Star

    10/13/2016 7:53:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Octobr 13, 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    Descending upon us like an opening crawl of text just over two months to the day before it debuts in theaters, its the (possibly) final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new spot debuted this morning during Good Morning America and you can watch it here now.
  • C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival

    09/22/2016 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LutheranSatire youtube ^ | Published on Sep 22, 2016 | LutheranSatire
    It's great that C-3PO knows over six million languages. It's less great when he buzzkills your Pentecostal revival by saying all the languages you're speaking are fake. And yes, sorry, 1 Corinthians 13, not 14. My apologies. Or, as they say in Pentecostalism, twa bravintisha.
  • Darth Vader Picks up Trash Alongside Adopted Virginia Highway

    09/19/2016 12:39:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/19 | Ben Hooper
    A Virginia man who adopted a stretch of highway under the name Darth Vader donned the costume of the Star Wars character while cleaning up roadside trash. Darth Vader, aka Henry Wakley, was spotted Thursday wearing a version of the Sith Lord's costume with an orange reflective vest at the side of Route 460 in Blacksburg. Wakley adopted the stretch of highway last year and a sign at the side of the road states it was adopted by "Darth Vader." Wakley, who spends most of his time in New Zealand on business, said he decided to don Darth Vader's robes...
  • Kenny Baker, the R2-D2 Robot in Star Wars, Dies at 81

    08/13/2016 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | LIAM STACK
    Kenny Baker, the British actor who rose to fame by playing the robot R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, died on Saturday. He was 81. His death was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Lucasfilm, the company that created and produces the enormously popular Star Wars franchise. Mr. Baker was a little person whose adult height was widely reported to be 3 feet, 8 inches. He referred to his short stature as my height difficulties in an autobiographical sketch on his official website, but it would have been impossible for a taller man to play the role that made him famous....
  • R2-D2 is dead: 3ft 8in actor Kenny Baker...has passed away

    08/13/2016 11:04:24 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 13, 2016 | Victoria Finan
    Kenny Baker, the 3ft 8in actor most famous for immortalising robot R2-D2 in Star Wars, has died at the age of 81. The Birmingham-born actor passed away today according to family members. He had suffered problems with his lungs and had been ill for some time, his niece Abigail Shield said.
  • What's true and false about the reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Disney Panic/Spin)

    06/04/2016 5:46:39 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 16 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Posted June 3, 2016 | Anthony Breznican
    Over the past week, numerous stories have emerged about reshoots on the first of the Star Wars stand-alone films, and fans have become as nervous and confused as C-3PO at a Star Trek convention. High level sources at Lucasfilm, speaking to EW anonymously, offered some details that place the schedule in context. (Official studio sources declined comment, saying they dont respond to rumors.)
  • Disney execs in a panic over upcoming Star Wars film (Rewrite/Reshooting after Prescreen Bombs)

    06/03/2016 1:57:45 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 53 replies
    Page Six ^ | 5-30-2016 | Emily Smith
    The first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is in crisis, and the movie will have to go into expensive reshoots over the summer, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six. The much-anticipated Rogue One is due for release on Dec. 16, but were told bosses at Disney are not fully satisfied with the first cut from director Gareth Edwards. One Hollywood source told us, The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and Rogue One will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July.
  • University Offers Scholarships To Chewbacca Mom's Family

    06/02/2016 1:51:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 6/2
    A Florida university has offered scholarships to a woman who made the viral Facebook video showing her laughing hysterically as she tries on a Chewbacca mask. Southeastern University announced Monday that its president presented Candace Payne and her entire family with full tuition scholarships. President Dr. Kent Ingle says Payne, from Texas, inspired the university with the joy she expressed on her video. He says the school wanted her family to experience some of that joy in return.
  • There's a disturbance in the force! Star Wars spin-off Rogue One is 'so bad Disney chiefs ordered F

    05/31/2016 6:08:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2016 | Mike Larkin
    It has a release date that is not so far, far away. But Disney bosses are apparently so alarmed at how bad the new Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One is that they have ordered four weeks of expensive reshoots in a bid to salvage the project. After the money-making bonanza that was The Force Awakens, they are reportedly shocked at how the new film, which takes place shortly before the original Star Wars and features delicate English starlet Felicity Jones as a tough-talking maverick pilot.
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Happy Chewbacca Mom breaks Facebook record

    05/21/2016 12:57:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Wavy10<com ^ | 5/21/16 | kxan
    AUSTIN, TX. (KXAN) A Texas womans Facebook Live video showing her laughing uncontrollably in a Chewbacca mask now has more than 100 million views on the social media
  • Happy Star Wars Day!

    05/04/2016 5:27:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 43 replies
    May the 4th | Self
    May the 4th be with you!!
  • Snokeback Mountain: LBGT politics will destroy Star Wars

    04/21/2016 3:51:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    reddit.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | TheKnightShift27
    So word is trickling out that the next Star Wars movie will be different somehow. More daring. Doing things that have never been done in a Star Wars film before. We know the score. We can figure things out. A lot of us can read between the lines, in light of what has been transpiring lately throughout the entertainment and media industries. It means that there is going to be a homosexual relationship in Episode VIII. Abrams said it was coming. It's the way of things now, it seems, that everything be charged with the LBGT agenda. And now it...
  • The Death Star Is A Stupid Idea. Please Stop Making Movies About It

    04/09/2016 5:54:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Great shot, kid! That was one in a million! Han Solo famously tells Luke Skywalker after the latter blows up the first Death Star. But thats not exactly right. Its more like one in every third Star Wars movie. The debut teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out, and it seems gritty, action-packed, and pretty great at first glance, even more promising than The Force Awakens. But the hitch, it seems, is that well once again be subjected to the laziest plotline in the Star Wars narrative: the menace of the Death Star (or the...
  • Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of 'Star Wars' Character Admiral Ackbar, Dies at 93

    04/06/2016 6:56:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nbc.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | AP
    Erik Bauersfeld, who turned three words from a minor acting role "It's a trap!" into one of the most beloved lines of the "Star Wars" series, has died. His manager, Derek Maki, says the performer died Sunday at his home in Berkeley, California, at the age of 93.
  • Luke Skywalker "could be gay": Mark Hamill

    03/05/2016 6:15:05 PM PST · by Samwell Tarly · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 5 2016 | James Wilkinson
    Mark Hamill has told The Sun that his Star Wars character, Luke Skywalker, could be gay.Hamill, who played the farmboy-turned-Jedi Knight in the three original Star Wars films and returned to the role in last year's The Force Awakens, said: 'Fans are writing and asking all these questions: "Im bullied in school Im afraid to come out." They say to me: "Could Luke be gay?"''Id say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer. If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who...
  • For the Trump Haters/Lovers......Darth Trump

    02/28/2016 12:22:24 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | Auralnauts
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  • J.J. Abrams: Gay Characters Coming to Star Wars [may the ZOT be with you]

    02/26/2016 7:26:34 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 128 replies
    Two months and two billion box office dollars later, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reaped huge returns for Disney with its most progressive episode yet. Now that Daisy Ridleys Rey and John Boyegas Finn have given the Star Wars franchise its first female Jedi and black lead, respectively, does its fearless director J.J. Abrams see a future for a gay character in the galaxy? Of course! Abrams said Thursday night at his Bad Robot HQ, where he hosted the US-Ireland Alliances annual Oscar Wilde Awards ahead of Sundays Oscars, where The Force Awakens is nominated in five categories. When...
  • RedLetterMedia: Top 10 Things YOU Didn't know about Darth Vader's Suit! [HILARIOUS]

    02/20/2016 6:04:48 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 6 replies
    Red Letter Media ^ | 12/31/2015 | Red Letter Media
    From video summary: "Rich and Mike learn lots of new things about Darth Vader's iconic suit! CLICKBAIT!" Rich and Mike read canon info about Darth Vader's suit, which is basically a giant coffin designed to annoy him to death. Watch and laugh your butt off for twenty four minutes and thirty four seconds in the year of our Lord stardate 45BBY, won't you?
  • Navy's 'Star Wars' weapon ...penetrates concrete 100 MILES away

    02/15/2016 10:53:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:56 EST, 15 February 2016 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard
    FULL TITLE: Navy's 'Star Wars' weapon could be used on a new stealth warship: Gun that penetrates concrete 100 MILES away to be ready in 2018 Rail gun can fire a shell weighing 10kg at up to 5,400mph with such force that it penetrates three concrete walls Weapon uses electricity instead of gunpowder to accelerate a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound Navy wants to skip an at-sea prototype in favor of installing an unit aboard one of its new Zumwalt-class destroyers A radical new weapon that can fire a shell at seven times the speed...
  • Name This Toon

    02/11/2016 1:42:14 PM PST · by RavenLooneyToon · 31 replies
    Vanity | self
    Any ideas to name this Toon would be greatly appreciated. Thanks FRiends!
  • Why the Biggest Star Wars Movie Ever Isn’t Enough to Boost Disney

    02/09/2016 4:42:01 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    time.com ^ | 2-9-2016 | Victor Luckerson
    Disney just posted the best quarterly earnings in the company's history. So why was its stock down more than 4% in after-hours trading? Four letters: ESPN. The Burbank, Calif. entertainment giant on Tuesday posted earnings of $1.63 per share, or $2.9 billion in total, for the quarter ending Jan. 2, beating analysts' expectations of $1.45 per share. The massive haul came in large part thanks to The Force Awakens, which has now grossed more than $2 billion globally, not to mention massive amounts of merchandising and licensing revenue. Disney's movie studio division made $1 billion in profit all by itself,...
  • Jesse Jackson: ‘Star Wars’ Record-Breaking Box Office Success Due to Racially Diverse Cast

    02/01/2016 2:30:47 PM PST · by drewh · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | feb 1 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Rev. Jesse Jackson partially credits the casting of black British actor John Boyega for the financial success of Star Wars: the Force Awakens in an op-ed piece about “Hollywood apartheid.” “For the second year in a row, no actor or actress of color has been nominated for an Academy Award. That is a shameful streak,” Jackson wrote in USA TODAY on Monday. “But the growing outcry over the whitewashing of the prestigious golden statue and the industry it celebrates is a sign of at least some progress.” Jackson wrote that minority performers are the future of the industry. “By midcentury,...
  • Sacrilegious “Mass” Scheduled in Brooklyn Diocese (Catholic Caucus)

    01/28/2016 8:04:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lepantoinstitute.org ^ | January 28, 2015 | Michael Hichborn
    We wish this was just a joke. It is not. It is pure sacrilege taking place in a parish in Brooklyn, New York. Not only does the Diocese of Brooklyn know about this abomination … it actually helped advertise it on facebook! The statement from the Diocese of Brooklyn says: “On Sunday, Jan. 31, head down to St. Bernard’s Parish in Mill Basin for a very special treat: a #StarWars themes Mass! Kids come dressed as their favorite character and there will be snacks in the auditorium after the Mass. Be sure to be there at 11:30 AM and May...
  • PBS Contributor: Star Wars Could Use a "Muslim Jedi named Mohammed"

    01/24/2016 12:40:14 PM PST · by rightistight · 80 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 1/14/16 | Aurelius
    Despite the fact that there are no Christians, Jews, Hindus, or Buddhists in the Star Wars universe, Haroon Moghul appeared on the PBS NewsHour and lobbied for the inclusion of a Muslim Jedi in Episode VIII or IX. In a "NewsHour essay," Moghul explained, "With tensions between Muslims and our neighbors worse than I had ever known, I asked Abrams to add a positive Muslim character to one of these franchises." Maybe "a Jedi named Mohammed," he suggested. There are Jewish names in Star Wars, Moghul continued, as well as Christian ones. "We can accept a Ben Kenobi, though Ben's...
  • THE LORD'S COMPETITION IS OUR DESIRE[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/07/2016 10:47:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible,Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-7-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    My competition is your desire to do my will for I am ready to oblige The Father actively moving through You in Spirit and in Truth , for these "ARE" The True Worshippers on fire with The ZEAL to follow after Me in greater ways than ever before ! John 14:12-13 Praying in Jesus’ Name 12 “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it...
  • May the Constitution Be with You

    01/04/2016 6:31:04 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015 | Joel Gilbert
    Star Wars video satire, The Constitution Strikes Back: The three-minute video features Ted Cruz as a Jedi warrior whose mission is to unite Republicans and reclaim the Constitution of the United States. The video opens with the following text crawl...
  • Cruz raves about Star Wars

    01/01/2016 3:26:58 PM PST · by Isara · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/1/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off the new year by gushing about the new Star Wars movie and his favorite super-hero comic books. "Ever since I was a little kid, I would read comic books and grew up on sci-fi," Cruz said an interview set to air Saturday with "Geek Tank Radio," a show broadcast on a local Memphis radio station. The hosts of the show promised not to ask him any questions about politics, pledging instead to stick to "geek topics." "I'm very much an original Star Trek guy rather than a Next Generation guy," Cruz said, later admitting his...
  • 'Star Wars' and Slavery: A Quandary Awakens

    01/01/2016 5:55:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    If you're opposed to slavery, is it OK to still like "Star Wars"? It's a question I've been wrestling with ever since Jonathan Last, a friend and writer at the Weekly Standard, pointed out to me that the "droids" in the "Star Wars" movies are slaves. Unlike a lot of the ridiculous "Star Wars" revisionism in recent years -- much of it ushered in by Last himself when he argued that Darth Vader & Co. are in fact the good guys -- Last's case that droids are slaves strikes me as nearly incontrovertible. I'd hoped to be persuaded otherwise when...
  • George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ to ‘White Slavers’

    12/30/2015 6:50:21 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 95 replies
    In an interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas spoke about everything from his and Disney’s branching vision to the deal itself. Lucas, who has always been protective of his series and even refers to them as his “kids,” hasn’t been looking back well on the deal with Disney (via Collider). “I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and…,”
  • Trump mocks Obama on Instagram for watching 'Star Wars' while 'we are in a serious war'

    12/30/2015 6:39:38 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 30, 2015 | By Nikki Schwab,
    Trump mocks Obama on Instagram for watching 'Star Wars' while 'we are in a serious war' While Donald Trump positions himself as the new hope for the country, he slammed President Obama for watching Star Wars The president held a Star Wars: The Force Awakens screening the day before he left for his two-week vacation in Hawaii 'We are in a serious war,' Trump's ad blasted. 'Time for a leader with real priorities,' it said Before jetting out of town for a two-week vacation in Hawaii, President Obama held a Stars Wars: The Force Awakens screening joking that it was...
  • Why Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is A Social Justice Propaganda Film (Spoilers Alert!)

    The Force Awakens is spectacularly replete with the handiwork of the avowed Social Justice Warrior JJ Abrams. So where can I possibly start in my criticisms? From the casting, which puts minorities and women incessantly and ridiculously in your face to make a political point (not tell a story), to the laziest of all space battles, the problems with the Episode 7 are more than numerous. Let us make no mistake: Abrams is a capable filmmaker, when he wants to be. Parts with General Hux, especially his speech and the destruction of the Hosnian system, are glorious. The visuals, not...
  • Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber

    12/27/2015 6:48:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 15, 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber? Did you know that the Star Wars saga most famous spacecraft featured a cockpit clearly inspired to a World War II heavy bomber? Well, the iconic greenhouse-style window of the Millennium Falcon was designed with the style of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a strategic bomber flying 30 years before Han Solo and Chewbacca first appeared driving the iconic spacecraft into the hyperspace, in mind.
  • Disneyland to close some attractions to build 'Star Wars' land

    12/26/2015 12:46:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/26/2015 | hugo martin
    To build the new 14-acre "Star Wars" area, the park will permanently close Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland, Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Big Thunder Ranch petting zoo and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, starting Jan. 10. (Disneyland officials say the animals in the petting zoo have been adopted by a Southern California family that has worked with Disney animals in the past.) Nearby attractions on the Rivers of America — mainly Fantasmic, the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia, the Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, the Disneyland Railroad and the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes - will close temporarily. ......
  • Ok all I have two questions:

    12/25/2015 10:53:23 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 63 replies
    25 Dec 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Merry Christmas EVERYONE! 1. Is Windows 10 worth the download and OS Change? AND 2. Should I Take my Bride to see the new Star Wars Movie tomorrow?
  • The score awakens: Why music is key to the 'Star Wars' universe

    12/24/2015 5:16:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    When I finally see the new "Star Wars" film, I will be keeping my ears open. Although the initial trilogy was justly celebrated for its use of groundbreaking visual effects, for me, the sound of the films has always been more significant. Even in the woeful prequel trilogy (1999-2005), Ben Burtt's distinctive sound design -- which encompasses the hum of lightsabers, the screech of laser blasts, and the electronic language of R2-D2 -- helped offset the deluge of CGI and dodgy dialogue. It rooted the drama firmly in the soundworld of the first trilogy (1977-1983).
  • Mark Hamill Skips Star Wars Appearance to Visit Sick Kids

    12/24/2015 9:21:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/24/2015 | cnn wire
    At the time, the other cast members of the new Star Wars flick were taping an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show," Hamill told The Independent newspaper. "Star Wars movies are meant to be a couple of hours of diversion from reality, and we need that," the newspaper quoted him as saying. "They are optimistic and hopeful stories." But, he said, such things are "very trivial," compared with bringing comfort to ailing kids. The hospital's staff thanked Hamill in a tweet: "Thanks so much for coming to visit our patients Mark - everyone absolutely loved it :)" As could be...
  • Vatican Paper Slams ‘Star Wars’ Calling It ‘Confused And Hazy’

    12/24/2015 6:29:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    variety.com ^ | Nick Vivarelli
    The newspaper owned by the Holy See also wrote that the latest installment in the franchise is not a proper sequel but more of a reboot. "Not a classy reboot however, like Nolan's Batman, but a twisted update which fits today's tastes and a public more accustomed to sitting in front of a computer than in a cinema," the anonymous reviewer said, adding the film seems to draw from the "sloppiest current action films derived from the world of videogames." The L'Osservatore Romano review also laments too many close-ups, and even faults the "much-publicized" return to in-camera effects, saying they...
  • 11 Serious Problems With The New Star Wars Movie (Spoiler Alert)

    12/23/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by Perdogg · 102 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:20 PM 12/23/2015
    Bedford’s Editor Note: This is pretty on-point, and will spoil “The Force Awakens” a lot if you haven’t seen it, and even a bit if you have. So thanks for that, Blake. After years of staggering hype, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opened to nearly-unanimous positive reviews and the biggest opening of any film ever. Dozens of laudatory reviews are praising it as a worthy successor to the Original Trilogy.
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Star Wars

    12/23/2015 2:58:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Some Good News

    12/23/2015 11:43:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    As we gather around our holiday tables this year, it's hard not to notice that something feels different. While the news is always an uninvited guest at family functions, this year the uninvited guest is suffocating us and will not leave. You can feel it as you catch up with old friends and visit with family. There's fear and anxiety over terrorism here and overseas. There's sadness that so many will celebrate Christmas without a loved one, victims of an endless stream of violence in some of our nation's big cities. There's disbelief that someone could mow down more than...
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens--The Dark Side Review (Spoilers)

    12/22/2015 2:57:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jonathan Last
    This review deals largely in spoilers concerning The Force Awakens. Normally, I don't think spoilers actually spoil much, but for this case the viewing experience is greatly enhanced by coming to the movie cold. So I'd suggest you really not read this until after you've seen it. Unless you're not going to see it and are just curious. In which case, go ahead and read. You filthy commie.
  • Harrison Ford's 'Star Wars 7' Salary Was Just Announced — And It's Out of This Galaxy

    12/22/2015 6:52:50 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 70 replies
    Mic ^ | 12-21-2015 | Claire Lampen
    Star Wars veteran Harrison Ford pulled in an astronomical paycheck for his reprisal role in The Force Awakens, which opened globally Friday. Fortune reported that Ford stands to make more than $34 million for his return as Han Solo. Disney reportedly wanted him back so badly that they offered him a base salary of nearly $25 million, plus 0.5% of the film's gross profit, according to the Guardian. "Harrison is the key to making this movie work," an unnamed source from Disney said, according to the Guardian. "He's the link between the old generation and the new. Mark Hamill and...
  • Man jailed after student threatened over "Star Wars" spoiler

    12/22/2015 11:11:26 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/22/2015 | Staff
    <p>HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation.</p> <p>Arthur Charles Roy, of Helena, was charged with felony assault with a weapon Monday during an appearance in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court. He remains jailed with his bail set at $10,000.</p>
  • Planned Parenthood Exploits Star Wars to Push Agenda With Image of Condoms Holding Lightsabers

    12/22/2015 10:33:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    Is Star Wars pro-abortion? Planned Parenthood would like you to think so. Capitalizing on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening weekend, abortion giant Planned Parenthood promoted its cause with a series of light-hearted tweets using phrases and images from the beloved series to push for something serious: its agenda. Taking to Twitter, Planned Parenthood used Star Wars Pez characters holding up a #StandwithPP sign to prove that “the force” was with it: Planned Parenthood also combined Rosie the Riveter with Princess Leia to push for a pro-abortion provider “alliance”: But that wasn’t explicit enough so the organization then reimagined...
  • AMC Theaters Blamed for Depriving Spanish-Only Moviegoers of 'Star Wars'

    12/21/2015 3:12:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    s a big one in movieland, but according to one shuttered theater operator in Houston, it could have been even bigger. "Today, the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in wide release in the United States," reported Viva Cinema to a federal judge on Friday. "The opening is widely expected to break every attendance record in history. But if you are one of over 200,000 Houstonians who understand Spanish but not English, you will be out of luck. You won’t be able to see Star Wars in Houston in Spanish — either dubbed or with subtitles — and there...
  • The ‘secret weapon’ behind Star Wars

    12/21/2015 2:09:24 PM PST · by Flick Lives · 8 replies
    News.com.au ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Frank Chung
    GEORGE Lucas may have been the brains behind Star Wars, but it was his ex-wife Marcia Lucas who gave the film its heart. Today, she has largely been erased from the history books. Marcia, who won the 1977 Academy Award for Film Editing along with Richard Chew and Paul Hirsch for her work on Star Wars, was instrumental in shaping the film's iconic moments that would propel it to the status of cultural phenomenon. In his 2008 book,The Secret History of Star Wars, journalist Michael Kaminski dedicates an entire chapter to Marcia Lucas, nee Griffin, who was once described by...