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'All the grace of a drunk ewok': readers review Star Wars: The Last Jedi

We asked fans to give their verdicts on episode eight of the Star Wars saga. From raving reviews to bitter disappointment, here’s what some of you said<p>SPOILER WARNING: There is discussion of the film’s content in the following review, so proceed with caution<p>After much anticipation Star Wars: The …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi reviewed by someone who has never seen Star Wars

Our writer went in blind, and came out... blinder. (Warning: contains spoilers)<p>Until last night, I had never seen a <i>Star War</i>. At university, when, …

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How ‘The Last Jedi’ became the most divisive Star Wars movie yet

<i>Spoilers abound.</i><p><b>IN THE</b> immediate aftermath of “The Last Jedi’s” historic opening weekend, the most eye-popping numbers aren’t necessarily the box-office tallies, but rather the gap between many reviewer and fan reactions. By some audience metrics, this is the most polarizing Star Wars film …

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Daisy Ridley couldn't celebrate properly when she got the 'Star Wars' role

Imagine missing a call from J.J. Abrams.<p>As a guest on <i>The Graham Norton Show</i> on Friday,Daisy Ridley shared the story of how she first learned she was …

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How Star Wars: The Last Jedi Says Goodbye to Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains major spoilers for <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i> marks the end of an era for <i>Star Wars</i> fans, as Carrie Fisher …

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How does The Last Jedi’s box opening weekend stack up against past Star Wars films?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi broke big at the box office with more than $220 million in earnings for its opening weekend but how does that total stack up …

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10 Best Dressed: Week of December 18, 2017

How to be eye-catching when every store window and blameless fir tree is twinkling and sparkling madly? This week’s most stylish brought all their OTT best practices to the holiday carpet. Bella Hadid channeled a sultry Mrs. Claus (or North Pole bombshell) in a Ralph Lauren scarlet halter. Lupita …

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Watching 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in a 4D theater is worth it — you just have to come prepared

• <b>You can watch "The Last Jedi" in 4DX, where physical elements make the movie more immersive.</b>• <b><br>Bring a hooded sweatshirt to protect yourself from the air spraying by your head.</b>• <b><br>Otherwise, the 4DX experience is absolutely worth it, especially when the seats move along with the action.</b>• <b><br>A spoiler-free</b> …

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' leans into political fray

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Note: The following contains spoilers about "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."</b><p>Pop culture can hardly avoid politics anymore, especially in the case of a huge target like "Star Wars." But the latest movie, "The Last Jedi," appears to lean into the political fray, from its egalitarian message to a …

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Six lessons from the box-office success of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

It delighted; it polarized; it made a bucket full of money. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the 10th “Star Wars” theatrical film overall and second in the revived space-opera trilogy, opened to $220 million domestically this weekend, the second-biggest opening of all time not adjusting for inflation, …

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Do ‘Star Wars’ And ‘The Leftovers’ Exist In The Same Universe? (And Other Lingering Questions)

Many thoughts on <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> — with full <b>spoilers</b> for the entire film, for the benefit of people who’ve already seen it — coming up just as soon as I roast a Porg…<p>The internet was filled over the weekend with people expressing their disappointment with <i>The Last Jedi</i> for various reasons, …

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How Rey's Parents Were Decided by Rian Johnson and JJ Abrams

Who is Rey? Where does she come from? Both <b>Star Wars</b> fans and the character played by <b>Daisy Ridley</b> was obsessed with this question. “Big mystery,” she …

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The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Costume Designer Looked to Queen Elizabeth II to Dress Carrie Fisher

"I wanted her to look as beautiful and regal as possible," said Michael Kaplan, about Princess Leia in her Resistance-leading capes.<p>"I wanted her to …

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Resistance is futile to the screaming porgs of 'The Last Jedi'

Neal Scanlan admits he was terrified when director Rian Johnson tasked him with creating a new bird-like creature called porgs for “Star Wars: The …

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Confirmed: William and Harry are starring in a major movie

On Tuesday night, the royal brothers attended the London premiere of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, and after months of speculation it was finally …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi earns $450m in opening weekend

The sci-fi blockbuster, released on 14 December, took £27.5m at UK cinemas - the biggest opening in 2017 and the third-biggest opening weekend of all …

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'The Last Jedi': An Explanation For Some Fans' Disappointment And Ire

When wild theories don't pan out, excitement can quickly turn to disgust.<p><b>[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi]</b><p>Some <i>Star</i> …

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The 'Last Jedi' Moment That Defined Luke Skywalker

This quiet moment may not go down as fans' favorite, but it's perhaps the most essential.<p><b>[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Star Wars: The</b> …

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Meghan Is Sleeping At Sandringham! Has The World Gone Mad?

Details<p>It’s like a future episode of The Crown, right there. The dilemma! The Queen’s grandson wants to bring his gorgeous fiancee to Christmas at …

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores $450 mln in global opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.<p>The total includes $220 million in the United States and Canada, the second largest domestic opening of all time behind 2015 …

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Pre-order Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Amazon Video

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Gwendoline Christie, Laura Dern, Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran during the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' photocall at …

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Star Wars fans watching The Last Jedi might recognise a familiar Welsh face in the opening scenes

It's the movie gig ever actor in their right mind would kill to get - a part in the multi-million dollar spinning Star Wars franchise.<p>But, in the …

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Eminem Is Selling “Mom’s Spaghetti” at His New Pop-Up Shop

Since its release in 2002, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” has been the inspiration for countless lip-sync sessions. The Oscar-nominated track, which first appeared in the rapper’s film, <i>8 Mile</i>, has been covered by everyone from Michael Phelps to Daisy Ridley, and, more a decade later, it’s still going …

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The Last Jedi’s Best Creatures Are the Judgmental Fish Nuns

In the run-up to the release of <i>Star Wars:</i> <i>The Last Jedi</i>, Disney has trumpeted the film’s introduction of Porgs, who look like diabolically cute …

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Why The Last Jedi is not a patch on JJ Abrams’ The Force Awakens

Having successfully steered the <i>Star Wars</i> reboot, set 30 years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, to a $US2.06 billion worldwide box office …

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Familiarity, pace trips up Jedi

One of the things I feared would happen when Disney acquired the rights to the Star Wars universe and announced an ambitious slate of movies that …

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The closest thing to being IN Star Wars: 'Secrets of the Empire' hyper-reality experience, reviewed

You're never too short to be a Stormtrooper.<p>If having a new <i>Star Wars</i> film in cinemas isn't quite enough to satiate your Jabba-sized hunger for more …

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Kathleen Kennedy Is One of the Greatest Storytellers in Hollywood

As with every Jedi in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, the ascension to Master doesn’t come without some prequel. For Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy—who, in 2012, became one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood when George Lucas handpicked her to succeed him as head of the biggest, most …

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There’s one thing Mark Hamill didn’t like about the Skellig Michael

To celebrate the newest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, Graham Norton hosted a very Star Wars themed line-up this week.<p>Cast members, Daisy Ridley, …

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Star Wars blasted its way to a massive box office opening and a tiny Irish village is seeing the benefit

Ballyferriter is the home of Star Wars in Ireland this weekend.<p>Ballyferriter is the home of Star Wars in Ireland this weekend.<p>UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN …

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