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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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  • '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,...

  • J.J. Abrams reveals how he found the location for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' climax

    J.J. Abrams reveals how he found the location for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' climax

    While "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" continues to demonstrate its box office might, details about how some parts of the movie came together are being revealed. Spoilers ahead.  The most recent is a behind-the-scenes reel that explains how director J.J. Abrams discovered the location for that key...

  • Did 'The Force Awakens' really stink? 'Star Wars' fans respond

    Did 'The Force Awakens' really stink? 'Star Wars' fans respond

    A recent piece by Michael Hiltzik has awakened a kind of Dark Side-Light Side debate among die-hard "Star Wars" fans with a couple of declarations: 1. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is not very good; and 2. It's not really a movie, but the safe "anchoring element of a vast commercial program."...

  • 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...

  • Harrison Ford on reuniting with Han's blaster, and forgiving Lawrence Kasdan for the Ewoks

    We love him. He knows. Over the years, though, Harrison Ford has never been entirely at ease with his place in the "Star Wars" universe and the intense fan adoration that goes with it. Still, when he got the call about reprising his role as Han Solo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," he grabbed...

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has roused theater campers too

    Among the panhandlers and costumed characters of Hollywood Boulevard, a line of lawn chairs, body pillows and extension cords stretch from the door of the TCL Chinese Theatre Imax. Tucked away in a corner, his head buried in a bowl of noodles, is Nicholas Johnson. He's been in this line for over...

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