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The end? Nostalgia in the world of entertainment

The end? Nostalgia in the world of entertainment

Jonathan DeCarlo, Contributing Writer

January 19, 2020

“This will be the final word in the story of Skywalker,” growls Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine in last month’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Watching this movie was a strange experience, I was on the edge of my seat for most of the time, but this line immediately pulled me out of it...

New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

April 12, 2019

"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which audiences finally learned will be called "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Friday at a fan event in Chicago. The closely guarded film from director J.J. Abrams will put an...

Solo: A ‘Meh’ Story

Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo years before he joins the Rebellion.

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

With “Solo,” we are now officially four years/movies into Disney’s reign over the “Star Wars” license. It started with a familiar, yet fun feeling in “Force Awakens.” “Rogue One” wasn’t groundbreaking as a film, but it was intriguing to see what the plan was for these stand-alo...

Lucas Museum not to be built in Chicago

A rendering by MAD Architects of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The museum will no longer be built in Chicago.  (Photo courtesy of MAD Architects)

Jackson Danbeck

July 5, 2016

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will no longer be built in Chicago, “Star Wars” founder George Lucas announced June 24. Since November 2014, Lucas’ plan to build the $400 million museum on 17 acres of lakefront public land between Soldier Field and McCormick Place has been hindered by the ...

The force is weak with this ‘Star Wars’

The force is weak with this 'Star Wars'

Eric Traphagen

January 10, 2016

The best compliment that can be given to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is that it wasn’t bad.  Since its release on Dec. 18, 2015, “The Force Awakens” has been breaking box office records and currently is the highest grossing domestic film of all time.  Read More »...

Where ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hits and misses

Where 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hits and misses

Kirsten Onsgard

December 20, 2015

It's no surprise "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is breaking box office records. But given the franchise's less-than-stellar track record lately - namely, any film released in the past 20 years - there was some uncertainty as to whether or not J. J. Abrams could revive the blockbuster franchise to an...

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