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Wired Takes a Look at the Incredible, Oscar-Nominated Visual Effects Used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mike Seymour of Wired goes behind the scenes and takes a look at the incredible, Oscar-nominated visual effects used in <i>Star Wars: The Force …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens VFX reel shows how new worlds are made, and destroyed (VIDEO)

Now that the Oscar nominations have been announced, studio lobbying can shift to warp speed. Fittingly, Disney has released a 10-minute VFX …

Incredible Must Watch VFX Reel for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

10. Rey's Dream Sequence Is Easy To Follow

If we're ignoring just how and why she got her hands on Luke's lightsaber (which I am because it's a whole lot harder to explain - the short story is …

20 Memes Only "Star Wars" Fans Will Understand

That's no meme...

Star Wars

These Cross Sections of Spaceships and Vehicles from Star Wars Are Simply Incredible

The best thing about the world of <i>Star Wars</i> (other than it being the world of <i>Star Wars</i>) is how incredibly detailed it is. Everything you see on screen …

Star Wars

23 Things To Look For When You See Star Wars: The Force Awakens Again

We’ve already told you seeing <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> again is probably a good idea. We’ve also given you lots of questions to ponder once you …

Star Wars

After years of anticipation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally been released, and to nobody€™s surprise, it has shattered box office records. …

Rotten Tomatoes

5 questions for anyone who calls 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' a 'remake'

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead. Only use this article in a seasonal argument if everyone in the room has seen the movie or cares to see it. Come</b> …

Star Wars

'Star Wars' Strikes Back: Behind the Scenes of the Biggest Movie of the Year

It is a bleak time for the Republic. It is a period of great struggle for the entire planet, and not only is the dark side winning, it's no longer …

Star Wars

I'm becoming convinced of a popular theory about Rey from 'Star Wars'

After seeing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" twice over the last three days, I've had a lot of opportunity to digest the biggest question the movie left everyone with.<p>The biggest question is "Who is Rey?"<p>There's a lot of early speculation, but after taking more time to think about it, I think a …

Watch: Every Easter Egg, Cameo & Reference In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Plus Hologram Chess Featurette, More

Watch: Every Easter Egg, Cameo & Reference In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Plus Hologram Chess Featurette, More<p><b>**Spoilers ahead**</b><p>Let’s just …

This is a Star Wars Action Scene in the Age of CGI

One of the gripes Star Wars fans have about Episodes 1, 2, 3 is that George Lucas relied heavily on CGI rather than the brilliant practical effects …

JJ Abrams discusses THAT scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Unless you've been living under a rock, there's a good chance you'll know that <i>Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens</i> is now playing in cinemas, …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Was Way Better The Second Time Around

Has any movie every had more pre-release baggage than <i>Star Wars The Force Awakens</i>? Expectations, rumors, hype—it felt like the fate of the universe …

Star Wars

Lessons from a week of watching 'The Force Awakens': It gets better

<b>Editor's note: This is a review of repeated viewings of the latest Star Wars movie, and what changes over time when rewatching this ridiculously</b> …

Star Wars

9 cameos you'll never notice while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: If you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there are some mild spoilers ahead.</b><p>Many are heading out to watch "Star Wars" to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill reunite on the big screen. But another reason to see the movie may be for the celebrity cameos hidden in the …

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Why It’s So Good

Beware: Spoilers below<p>Never before has there been a more anticipated film than Star Wars: The Force Awakens and so far the reception has been very …

Star Wars

What Does 'The Force Awakens' Mean for the Franchise Going Forward?

After a little more than a year of promotion and anticipation and agony we’re more or less where we started. Sure, we’ve now seen <i>Star Wars Episode …

17. Max Von Sydow Is Killed In The First Scene

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally out in the wild, and it's earning rave reviews from critics for bringing the franchise surging back to life …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is Where You Can Visit Old Friends And Feel Like You Never Left

J.J. Abrams' film recalls the franchise's past while nodding to its future.<p>Many "Star Wars" fans vividly remember their early experiences with that galaxy far, far away, which makes it near impossible to recapture the magic that was born such a long time ago. Just ask anyone who camped out to see …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': What the critics say

<b>(CNN) —</b> After favorable initial reactions from Twitter, reviews from film critics seem to confirm an overwhelmingly positive response to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."<p>The film currently holds a 97% "fresh" rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes -- with only two critics to have posted …

Star Wars Episodes I-III, explained in 3 minutes

The Star Wars prequels: Finally, we'll learn why Anakin Skywalker joined the Dark Side, how Obi-Wan Kenobi became "Old Ben" and what shriveled old …

Star Wars

U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment.<p>If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.<p>The Supreme Court clarified …

Gear & Gadgets

Deciding Which Essential Accessories to Buy for Your New iPhone

You just bought a new iPhone, or better, received one as a holiday gift. It comes in a perfectly wrappable white box, complete with headphone, a charger and a cable for charging and data interchange. It even comes with a bit of iCloud storage for backups and file access.<p>What more could you …

The best iPhone apps of 2014

1. SwiftKey Keyboard<p>The most popular keyboard-replacement app on Android made the leap to iOS in time for the launch of iOS 8, with its emphasis on the way it learns your writing style – with Facebook, Twitter and Gmail logins able to give it a head start – to make its predictions even smarter.<p>2. …