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The Force in China

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 29, 2015 19:45:00 December 29, 2015 19:45:00
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Hu Chengwei /Getty Images, ImagineChina /Splash News

Every day there’s a new headline about all the records that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been breaking. The latest – I think, because there are so many records to be broken! – is that it has reached the $1 billion worldwide mark in the shortest amount of time: 12 days. That’s one day faster than Jurassic World earlier this year. Full Story

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Preserve Poe Dameron for his magnificent hair

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 22, 2015 14:56:33 December 22, 2015 14:56:33

Some Spoilers If You Still Haven’t Seen Star Wars For Some Reason Many of you have Freebie Fived Oscar Isaac. (Lainey: Step OFF. I saw him first!) While I have not, he has become one of the most interesting actors to watch—did you see Show Me a Hero? He’s TREMENDOUS—and I have also developed an appreciation for his magnificent head of hair. Full Story

Star Wars obliterated the box office

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 21, 2015 16:44:38 December 21, 2015 16:44:38

Which was not really unexpected. I think we all knew this was going to be an all-time big movie, but it didn’t just break the opening weekend box office records, it DESTROYED them. When Jurassic World took down The Avengers 2012 opening weekend record of $207.4 million, it did so by a statistically negligible margin of $1. Full Story

New Star Wars, New Heroes, Old Journey

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 21, 2015 16:11:14 December 21, 2015 16:11:14
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Mike Marsland /Jeff Spicer /Brent N Clarke /Karwai Tang /Mark Sagliocc /Getty Images

SPOILER FREE There’s a moment in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that is so triumphant you will fist pump and want to cheer. There’s a moment where you will gasp, and one where you will get a lump in your throat, and one where you’ll grip your armrests, trying to will the hero(ine) to get up and keep fighting. Full Story

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dear Gossips,

As you probably know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is making all the money. Pre-sales have already exceeded $100 million. And the reviews are starting to come in – the movie is GOOD. Yesterday the cast boarded a flight from LA to London to begin European promotion.  Read Full Intro

The Prime Minister & BB-8

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 16, 2015 23:05:45 December 16, 2015 23:05:45
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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada

You see? YOU SEE??? What did I tell you about BB-8 this morning in today’s blog intro? What did I say?!? Check out BB-8 today in Ottawa where Star Wars: The Force Awakens was screened for Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today. Full Story

The Force is strong with her

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2015 18:01:43 December 15, 2015 18:01:43
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Apega /Brian To /Fayesvision /WENN

They wanted to go with two unknowns for the new Star Wars. We’ve already discussed John Boyega, showing up last night in purple and swag. And here’s Daisy Ridley who looked like she was floating last night in this white Chloe dream, giving all of us major shades of Keira Knightley. She too was in Star Wars, remember? So far, many of the non-spoiler tweets after last night’s Hollywood premiere are about Daisy’s Rey, and how she was one of the major highlights, if not the major highlight, of the movie. Full Story

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This will be my boyfriend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2015 16:18:47 December 15, 2015 16:18:47
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Alberto E. Rodriguez /Albert L. Ortega /Steve Granitz/ Frazer Harrison /Ethan Miller /Barry King /Getty Images

Last night was the single biggest professional event of John Boyega’s life, no hyperbole. He is starring in the biggest movie of all time. He has been given one of the two primary roles in the biggest movie of all time. And this is how he showed up: Fresh to death. Showing some serious style personality. Full Story

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This is my boyfriend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2015 15:46:03 December 15, 2015 15:46:03
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Albert L. Ortega /Jon Kopaloff /Steve Granitz/ Frazer Harrison /Ethan Miller /Barry King /Getty Images

Oscar Isaac. After this weekend, I feel like those of you who haven’t been paying attention to Oscar Isaac will finally pay attention to Oscar Isaac and then I can shout I SAW HIM FIRST in your face. Please enjoy these photos. Because the next part of this article is a SPOILER ALERT. SPOILER ALERT The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens suggest that Oscar might be in danger. Full Story

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This used to be my boyfriend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2015 15:19:15 December 15, 2015 15:19:15
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Parisa /Splash News, Frazer Harrison /Ethan Miller /Barry King /Getty Images

Oh come on. You didn’t have a crush on Luke Skywalker? Fine. I did. Bad. In a pre-puberty way, I think, but still, it was a crush. Look at him back then! He was what a crush was supposed to look like. And you were too young to be annoyed by his f-cking whining. When he was bounding through the marsh while training with Yoda in a tank top and you didn’t know why you needed to close your legs?  Full Story

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The Force Awakens Hollywood

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2015 16:40:56 December 14, 2015 16:40:56
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BJJ /Stoianov /FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

Tonight is the Hollywood premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s a big f-cking deal. Not like they don’t normally close off streets etc but this time it’s extra extra. Like with bleachers etc so that the event more resembles the Oscars at Hollywood and Highland instead of a standard premiere. Full Story