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“Star Wars” Hits A Triple With “Rogue One”

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If “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was a home run, “Rogue One” is a triple.

(Can you tell I miss baseball?)

It has been said that with the rebirth of the franchise a new Star Wars film will be released every year for the rest of your life.

If so, “Rogue One” is one of them. This latest chapter (fourth in chronological order, eighth total films released) in the saga by “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards occurs just prior to the first original film.

The empire and Darth Vader, still, again and forever voiced by James Earl Jones, is already testing the planet killing Death Star. “Rogue One” tells the story of how Princess Leia and the Rebel Alliance got the plans that helped them destroy it in “A New Hope.”

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Critics Group Adds “Star Wars,” Turns Best Picture List Up To Eleven

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“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” may have won the hearts of a nation and be poised to set box office records, but one honor is being denied it – end of year awards.

Until now. On Tuesday after polling its members the Broadcast Film Critics Association decided to add the film to its list of best picture nominees, bringing the total to eleven.

The decision is not unprecedented. In 2000 the group similarly added “Cast Away” to its list after it was screened after the nominating deadlines. “Star Wars” is not eligible in any other category.

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Critics Group Amends Best Picture List To Add “Star Wars”

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“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” may have won the hearts of a nation and be poised to set box office records, but one honor is being denied it – end of year awards.

Until now. On Tuesday after polling its members the Broadcast Film Critics Association decided to add the film to its list of best picture nominees, bringing the total to eleven.

The decision is not unprecedented. In 2000 the group similarly added “Cast Away” to its list after it was screened after the nominating deadlines.

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“Star Wars VII” Passes Lightsaber To New Generation

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Yes Virginia, “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” is worthy of the name.

The word iconic is tossed around carelessly but the characters and concepts George Lucas created in 1977 are as enduring as Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus.

So it’s fitting that Disney is putting the new chapter in this saga under the tree during this holiday season. “Star Wars” is the gift that keeps on giving.

As he did with “Star Trek,” director J.J. Abrams saves the universe.

But he doesn’t reinvent anything. He revives it, with help from Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote the last two films in the original series.

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Tons of new footage in latest “Star Wars” trailer

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There are tons of new footage in the just released Japanese trailer for the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Enjoy it below. It gave me goosebumps.


Target Ad Captures the Joy of ‘Star Wars’

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Ask Don Draper.

Done well and with heart, advertising can can trigger a feeling in you.

Which is what the ad below promoting “Star Wars” merchandise did for me.

The ad’s sponsor is Target, though that is not apparent until the end.

It features vintage Super 8 and camcorder and newer digital video footage of “Star War” fans, young and old and over decades, expressing their affection for a film that was seminal to the youth of many.

Add to it the just out Entertainment Weekly fall movie season cover featuring the new “Star Wars” film, due Dec. 18, out and – in “Star Trek” parlance – resistance is futile.

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Brewers: Leave your lightsaber at home on “Star Wars” Night

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It’s “Star Wars” night for everyone who attends the Saturday afternoon game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks.

But those who thought ahead and bought special tickets – now sold out – also will receive a limited edition bobblehead of Jonathan Lucroy as Luke Skywalker, dressed in Jedi Knight black and wielding a right-handed green lightsaber.

Tuesday the Brewers released guidelines for the event.

They invite fans to wear costumes, and masks but “ask all aspiring Jedis to leave their lightsabers at home. (Fans will still be permitted to use the Force, so long as they do not bring in an actual device.)”

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Luc, I am your bobblehead! Brewers plan ‘Star Wars’ night.

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Bobblehead promotions are always a big draw at the ballpark.

But the Milwaukee Brewers “Star Wars” night promises an out of this world experience, complete with a bobblehead featuring the team’s bearded poster boy Jonathan Lucroy, aka Luc “Skywalker,” dressed in Jedi Knight black and wielding a right handed green light saber.

According to the team’s website, limited-edition bobbleheads are available to fans who purchase ticket packages only.

The bobblehead giveaway will be held May 30

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