Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley leaves a couple of stormtroopers on the sidelines.
Rey, Leia and Captain Phasma prove this film is light years ahead of the gender equality curve.
‘I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2-D2.’
No Star Wars movie would be complete without the Universe's two favourite droids. But now the race is on to turn them into fact.
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Four decades later, I find myself surveying 13 billion years of cosmic history and mapping events that really did happen a long time ago in galaxies far, far away.
Hollywood moves are always breaking box office records because the industry doesn't adjust for inflation, which changes the picture considerably.
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No matter where in the world you are, keep up with the adventures of D2R2 and Jabba the Forester.
Some new themes to look forward to.
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Where next for one of the best-known soundtracks in history?
‘So let’s bring this Death Star risk analysis meeting to order. Darth Vader has the chair.’
The Empire didn't see X-wings firing proton torpedos into an exhaust port as a problem. Perhaps they'd have benefited from better systems analysis.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
JJ Abrams made a terrible Star Trek film that perfectly prepared him to make a great Star Wars movie.
The force is strong with this one.
How to build a movie empire that will last for generations.
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The alternate reality visualised in Star Wars is now potentially much closer to home.
It's not easy – but we are moving in the right direction.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at Secret Cinema.
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Cinema is evolving into a multi-sensory spectacular.
Amid the din of cries about a 'ban' and the prayer 'causing offence' the Lord's prayer advert has got more media traction than it would had it been screened.
The real force of Star Wars is to be found in its music, an aural cocktail of orchestral pieces punctuated with lightsabers, hyperspace leaps, and a hint of droid.
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For all the speculative commentary as to what the new Star Wars trailer reveals plot-wise, its true “force” is surely located in the various sounds that infuse this perfectly constructed teaser.
May the hype be with you.
The next film in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, comes out in December. But promotion has already started with all manner of tie-in products up for sale.
A second teaser for The Force Awakens has been released – a gift for the truly devoted.
Star Wars is not a complete picture of human life, but is a way of pointing us to contemplate and live life more authentically.
A droid can treat a Lightsaber wound, but can it feel your pain?
Though set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” it isn’t hard to see in the Star Wars films a vision of our own not so distant future. But Anthony Jones, a physician with a long background in health…
The Guardians of the Galaxy – whose protagonists are a morally-gray motley crew – could be seen as a satire of the classic hero tradition.
A beautiful assassin. A superstrong thug. A star-lost child of the ‘80s. A sentient tree. A gun-toting raccoon. Meet the morally gray protagonists of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the film that raked…
The pressure’s on JJ Abrams and the new Star Wars films.
Much of the excitement of fantastical and science fictional worlds is the sense of history they have, their depth, and the joy of sharing them with others. Whether it be Star Trek, Star Wars, or Back to…
Hyper-drives might be the stuff of science fiction, but they could be science fact too.
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Fans of science fiction must be disheartened when introduced to Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Dreams of galactic empires, criss-crossed by roguish princesses and beautiful smugglers, go out…