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The Force Awakens is an action film. It feels like Star Wars but it isn’t Star Wars.

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For months now, people online and off have been speculating, hoping, disavowing their interest in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So with so much non-film related stuff swirling around J.J. Abrams latest installment of the Star Wars serial, how is one to offer any insightful critique of The Force Awakens?

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As a spectacle, as pure entertainment, The Force Awakens delivers. Its pace is near break-neck, but it rarely feels rushed. The climax manages to feel bigger-than-life and starkly intimate at the same time. And people will be talking about the movie’s big plot points for months.

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Yesterday, Roger wrote that cancer had returned, but he was hopeful. And he had big plans to continue writing and producing a new TV show. I retweeted Roger’s update, saying that it was a mixture of sad and exciting news. To find out today that he is gone is devastating.

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A celebration of the most ludicrous, impractical, destructive, ineffective military organizations in movie history. While some of the films featured were pretty decent, and others were decidedly not, they all had one thing in common: they featured an armed collective so laughably inept that they stood out amongst even the most impractical government organizations.

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The new Luc Besson-produced Guy Pearce sci-fi action flick inspired this list of the best space commanders in movies from Warren Cantrell. Take no prisoners indeed!

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If you’re the kind of asshole who takes delight in telling your aunt she’s an idiot for liking Tyler Perry films, you probably needn’t bother reading this column.

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The Contrarian’s take on the Star Wars saga, out now on Blu-ray, with many changes by George Lucas.

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! “Star Wars?” Where do I even start? This is honestly the first time [...]

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My love affair with Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece “Wall-E” is so absolute that it has inspired this list of my Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Movies, or savvy circuit-board flims. That is to say, more specifically films featuring memorable robots. It is entirely possible that robots and artificial-intelligence storylines have ultimately been best served by the [...]

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