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Turner scores major 'Star Wars' deal to televise 11 movies

Betting big on the staying power of the “Star Wars” film franchise, Turner television networks have claimed the rights to run the iconic film franchise on cable channels TNT and TBS. The multiyear deals, announced Wednesday, steer 11 “Star Wars” movies, including last year’s blockbuster, “Star...

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Know your Imperial helmets

The sleek, homogenous look of evil. The look of the Stormtrooper helmet awakens a feeling of unknown evil, and that’s most likely the point. Almost impossible to tell apart, the only way to learn about the soldiers behind the masks is to study the many different shapes, sizes and offshoots of the...

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  • 'Furious 7,' 'Star Wars' and 'Inside Out' are among the nominees for visual effects awards

    'Furious 7,' 'Star Wars' and 'Inside Out' are among the nominees for visual effects awards

    "Furious 7," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Bridge of Spies" and "The Revenant" are among the nominees for the Visual Effects Society's 14th VES Awards that honor outstanding visual effects and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games, as well as VFX supervisors,...

  • 'Star Wars,' 'Hateful Eight' and 'Revenant' among Cinema Audio Society nominees

    'Star Wars,' 'Hateful Eight' and 'Revenant' among Cinema Audio Society nominees

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "The Hateful Eight" and "The Revenant" were among the nominees Tuesday for the Cinema Audio Society's 52nd CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. Also nominated for sound mixing in live-action motion pictures were "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Bridge...

  • 'Star Wars' blasts off in China with record $53 million

    'Star Wars' blasts off in China with record $53 million

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" proved a big draw in China, the world's second-largest movie market, grossing an estimated $53 million in ticket sales in its first two days in theaters. That studio-estimated gross is the biggest Saturday-Sunday box-office opening ever in China. It did 70% better...

  • Will 'Star Wars' be a force in China?

    Will 'Star Wars' be a force in China?

    Sports marketing specialist Luo Ranfeng is a “Star Wars” superfan.The 28-year-old spends much of his spare time helping to run the biggest Chinese website devoted to the epic space opera, starwarschina.com. The Beijing resident met his fiancee on the fan site, and when they get married this summer,...

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' passes 'Avatar' as U.S. box-office champ

    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' passes 'Avatar' as U.S. box-office champ

    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” officially became the highest grossing movie in U.S. history Wednesday, not adjusting for inflation. The Walt Disney Co. movie has surpassed the previous domestic record of $760.5 million held by the 2009 James Cameron blockbuster “Avatar,” according to studio estimates,...

  • John Williams on 'Force Awakens' score: 'I felt a renewed energy, and a vitality'

    “Star Wars” without John Williams would be like the Skywalker family without the Force: missing much of its power. Williams, 83, has given the sci-fi series, now seven entries strong, its musical lifeblood from its introduction in 1977 through the opening of “The Force Awakens” on Thursday night....

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Was it worth the wait?

    Can the eager first-day viewers of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer who saw it 112 million times online be all wrong? What about the true believers who purchased $50 million and counting worth of advance tickets — can they be mistaken about this film too? No, they're not, but they can...

  • In 'Disney Infinity' video game, the 'Star Wars' universe can be upended, if you like

    Pretend, for a brief moment, that new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" villain Kylo Ren isn't so bad. Perhaps he's good after all. Welcome to the world of "Disney Infinity," where fans and players can remix the "The Force Awakens" to suit their imagination. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars" vision isn't confined...

  • TV Picks: 'Star Wars Wars,' 'Star Wars Uncut'

    Like Han Solo returning to knock Darth Vader's TIE fighter sideways just when nobody thought he was gone for good, "Star Wars" has at last come blasting back into our lives. (On the other hand, like the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi, it has never gone away.) Much will be said, good, bad and indifferent,...

  • 'Star Wars' opens to astronomical sales at box office

    Colleen Crosby, 48, saw the very first "Star Wars" movie at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 1977. And on Thursday she grabbed her lightsaber and homemade Jedi costume and rushed to the same spot for opening night of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" — the first film from the blockbuster series...

  • How 'Star Wars' could become Disney's next cash cow

    When Walt Disney Co. put up $4 billion to buy "Star Wars" creator Lucasfilm in 2012, Wall Street wasn't sure it was a good bet. To some analysts, it seemed like a lot of money to pay for a company whose signature movie franchise had gone on hiatus following a trilogy that underwhelmed fans and...

  • 'Star Wars' is latest film to show why Hollywood wants you to buy tickets in advance

    Alexis Ramsey spent 45 minutes online buying opening night tickets for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when they went on sale in October, desperate not to miss out on what's widely expected to be the movie event of the year. And she's not even a "Star Wars" fan. "There was this kind of anxiety-inducing...

  • Every single L.A. Times 'Star Wars' movie review from 1977 to 2005

    Prepping a "Star Wars" binge this weekend? We've got you covered. Here is every single Los Angeles Times review of every single "Star Wars" movie. Some we liked, others not so much.  We decided to present each review in the series' chronological order, plotwise.   "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom...

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiere: Join us for live coverage

    Patience young padawan, the “Star Wars” premiere is nearly upon us. Hollywood Boulevard has been locked down tighter than Darth Vader’s Force strangle, readying itself for the big “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiere. But you won’t have to stand on the outside looking in, since the Los Angeles...

  • Watch the entire 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' junket now

    The best parts of the global junket for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is all on video. Watch the new and original faces of "Star Wars" come together and get extremely uncomfortable about spoiler questions, but still manage to share a few good behind-the-scenes stories.  All-new "Star Wars: The...

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