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‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Dares to Simplify the Shooter

Sometimes "shallow" and "uncomplicated" is exactly what I'm looking for in a game.

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I Was So Bored Watching ‘Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens’

Star Wars is the latest exemplar of a genre that's accelerating toward its own creative exhaustion. That genre, of course, is the Hollywood tent-pole.

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New ‘Star Wars’ Film Is a Fascinating Insight into the Populist Artistry of Its Veteran Screenwriter

The rehabilitation of the Star Wars franchise is a triumphant return for Kasdan, whose output since the start of the millennium has been as underwhelming as that of, well, George Lucas.

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30 Dec 2015 // 10:51 AM

Where Does ‘Star Wars’ Find Itself and Where Is It Going?

Josh Rottenberg and Steven Zeitchik talk about the series, sussing out the cultural legacy of and reactions to the new film, the larger context of franchise revivals and where Star Wars goes from here.

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‘LEGO Star Wars’ Is a Photographic Wonderland

Vesa Lehtimäki's collection of photographs featuring LEGO toys in inventive situations is an inspiring and innovative collection.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is a Fun But Shamelessly Pandering Cash Grab

J.J. Abrams’s sleek, feverishly hyped Episode Seven injects the moribund series with humor and humanity, but relies too much on remixed bits from the original trilogy.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is destined to be big, but can rival films follow it into hyperspace?

That “The Force Awakens” will reap massive returns for its studio, the Walt Disney Co., is undeniable. What is less clear is what sort of ripple effects the film will have on the wider Hollywood ecosystem around it.

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Ray Harryhausen’s Legacy: Monster Movies, Special Effects, and the Sci-Fi Fanzine

All of Harryhausen’s invocations of mythical antiquity deserve attention and study, regardless of their fidelity to ancient sources, and despite (or perhaps because of) the rise of 'New Hollywood' and the summer blockbuster.

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Dark Side Die Hard: ‘Star Wars Vader Down #1’

A classic theme is turned inside out in all the right ways.

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Covert Subversion in ‘Darth Vader #11’

The Force is strong in this intricate, and refined narrative.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Marketing Frenzy Makes the Jump to Hyperspace

The Force Awakens -- which arrives 10 years after the last installment in the series -- is the first Star Wars film of the social media age.

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Insignificance in ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’

Make no mistake: you’re not the chosen one, and you’re not meant to bring balance to the Force.

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2 Oct 2015 // 10:30 AM

For ‘Star Wars’ Fans in Middle-age, Force Is Still Strong

The elaborate devotion of Star Wars fans is as well-known as the going-on-40-year-old franchise itself.

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1 Oct 2015 // 8:10 AM

20 Things to Love About the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

What do we mean when we talk about Star Wars now? Do we still mean the movies? Or do we mean the culture that sprouted up around it almost 40 years ago and refuses to go away?

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‘Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1’ Is a Worthy Supplement to ‘Return of the Jedi’

The start of a new era is build on and within the foundation of the old one.

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Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Plot Points Episode IV: A Family that Slays Together Strays Apart

Planet of the Wookiees, expendable heroes, familiar clones, depressing endings, unknown siblings, and more twins than you can shake a saber at: is this the Star Wars saga you remember?

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Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Plot Points, Episode III: Evolution of Light and Dark

"Minch Yoda"? "Darth Wilson"? "Kane Starkiller"? "Cos Dashit"? "Jaster Mereel"? "Gary Vader"? Who are these guys that brought the Star Wars saga we know to life?

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Harrison Ford Says Three Words in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Trailer, Internet Goes Nuts

Thus far, what glimpses we've had of Star Wars: Episode VII are brief, but the internet is buzzing about them nonetheless.

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20 Apr 2015 // 1:10 AM

The World Is Ready for ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

All signs point to the upcoming seventh installment of Star Wars remediating the follies of the prequel trilogy and returning the series to its original glory.

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14 Oct 2014 // 8:14 AM

Star Wars Battle Pod Shows That Arcades Aren’t Dead, They’re Just Different

Star Wars Battle Pod is a single-player flight combat game that uses an array of high-tech gadgets packed into a gaming pod to drop players into the action of some of Star Wars’ key space fight moments.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

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"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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