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Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020
Many Americans have vivid memories of Jan. 28, 1986.
That was the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded over a chilly Florida, just seconds after liftoff. School children across the country had tuned in to see Christa McAuliffe become the first teacher in space.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019
The Force was a little less strong with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." J.J. Abrams' Skywalker finale couldn't match its recent predecessors on opening weekend, but it still amassed a $175.5 million debut that ranked as the third largest weekend of the year.
"The Rise of Skywalker"...
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
Not much has caused a disturbance in the "Star Wars" galaxy quite like Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi," an erratic but electric movie that, regardless of how you felt about it, was something worth arguing about. The same can't be said for J. J. Abrams' "Rise of Skywalker," a scattershot,...
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
Audiences rose to their feet giving the latest "Star Wars" film a standing ovation after the credits rolled at the ending of the franchise's third trilogy.
Cheers often erupted with enthusiasm throughout while viewing "The Rise of Skywalker" on Monday night. After the screening, the film...
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
When Disney bought Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion in 2012, there were lofty expectations of reviving "Star Wars" in spectacular hyper-speed fashion with a new trilogy that continued the story of Luke Skywalker and other beloved characters.
The space saga has been a smart investment,...
Thursday, May. 16, 2019
Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed "Hollywood of the South." Productions as big as Marvel Studios' superhero blockbusters and shows like "Stranger Things" and "...
Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
Award-winning producer, writer and director J.J. Abrams has been selected by the Board of Directors of American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards...
Monday, Mar. 21, 2016
The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has set its lineup of panels and conversations with some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives including J.J. Abrams, Andrea Arnold, Anthony...
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
J.J. Abrams may not elevate the language of "Star Wars," but he sure is fluent in it. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is no more and no less than the movie that made us love it in the first place. In fact, it's basically the same thing. Isn't that what we all...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
J.J. Abrams can't really settle on a favorite moment from his saga of directing, co-writing and co-producing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but this one isn't bad.
"Being here now means we're actually finished with the movie, which is a relief,"...