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Star Wars the “biggest surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen”

Star Wars the “biggest surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen”

According to Alamo Drafthouse theater chain CEO Tim League, Star Wars The Force Awakens has created "the single biggest simultaneous surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen." This in a single night, according to League, as the first full-length trailer was released during an ESPN football broadcast and releases in Disneyland-based movie theaters and online via YouTube. "The Alamo Drafthouse has been preparing for this hugely important day for the past nine months," said League, "and we thought we were ready."

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Is Boba Fett in Star Wars The Force Awakens? [UPDATE 2]

Is Boba Fett in Star Wars The Force Awakens? [UPDATE 2]

One of MANY Easter Eggs found in the new Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released this week was a pair of banners bearing familiar imagery. One banner features the "Boba Fett Symbol" as some like to call it, another bears the "Boba Fett Wheat". These banners appear above the heads of Finn, Rey, BB-8, and Han Solo as they enter what we can only assume is the headquarters of some nefarious criminal organization. We might have already seen this organization's insides, too.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released in full

Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released in full

The first full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released to the public - not just a teaser, but a full, real-deal trailer this time. This trailer was released during a football game on ESPN during half-time - just about as strange a place as a Star Wars trailer has ever premiered. This release follows a release of the first (final) poster for the film. You'll want to see the Star Wars parody poster collection for starters - right after you watch the video, of course.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster parodies ’till trailer time

Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster parodies ’till trailer time

Last night Lucasfilm released the first (or last?) official Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster in anticipation of the first full-length trailer. That trailer will be debuting tonight during Monday-night Football on ESPN. Until then - or depending on when you read this article, after then - we're having a peek at the poster in all its different iterations. There's a tall version, yes - that'll go with the rest of the collection - but there's also a horizontal compilation. There's also a new nest of fan-edited posters surfacing this week.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens theatrical poster has no Luke

Star Wars The Force Awakens theatrical poster has no Luke

With barely two months left to the big cinema releases of this year's, maybe even this decade's, most awaited film, Disney is unsurprisingly warming up the hype machine. The past days we've beheld several images and teasers all building up the excitement for the next Star Wars installment, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Now Disney has unveiled the theatrical poster itself that will grace cinemas and websites around the world. But while we celebrate this revelation, we are immediately confronted by a question of galactic proportions: Where is Luke?

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Star Wars The Force Awakens pictures galore: rarities and big graphics

Star Wars The Force Awakens pictures galore: rarities and big graphics

This week we've been provided with a new cache of Star Wars: The Force Awakens images, some of which we've never seen before, others which we've never seen this big before. What we're looking at here is what we understand to be a set of photos and designs designed at Lucasfilm and distributed through licensing channels for placement on officially licensed Star Wars products. You'll find some of these images on t-shirts in the near future, others on lunch boxes. Some you'll find in posters, others will appear on trading cards produced by Topps!

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Star Wars 7 trailer coming on Monday night, right here

Star Wars 7 trailer coming on Monday night, right here

The first big Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer will be released on Monday night at right around 8PM EST says a number of anonymous sources. Multiple sources, that is to say, adding up to a rumor that's nearly as good as the real deal. In addition to the first big trailer for the movie appearing on Monday, there'll be an "official one sheet" - that's the main movie poster - for The Force Awakens on Sunday morning. These bits and pieces will be different from previous releases which, in turn, were teaser posters and teaser trailers - they don't count!

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Oxygenics launches R2-D2 and Darth Vader showerheads

Oxygenics launches R2-D2 and Darth Vader showerheads

What watches while you shower, makes guests ponder your lifestyle choices, and gets the soap off your back? R2-D2 and Darth Vader in showerhead form. The two Star Wars characters have been reimagined as shower attachments, bringing your favorite duo to your personal bathroom in a functional, arguably stylish way. The R2-D2 showerhead is of the full character, while the other is simply Vader's face staring into your soul.

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Star Wars mugs change design when hot

Star Wars mugs change design when hot

It's getting cold out, at least for those in the north/east, and that means hot beverages. Sure, you could swing by Starbucks for a hot apple cider or some coffee, but paper cups are boring, and life is too short for that. Enter the temptation to bring your own mug, a temptation amplified by the new beauties ThinkGeek has rolled out. The couple of new Star Wars mugs change their design when filled with hot liquids.

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Star Wars Battlefront beta extended to October 13

Star Wars Battlefront beta extended to October 13

Good news for Star Wars fans who didn't have the chance to play the Star Wars: Battlefront beta — or those who simply didn't get enough play time — over the weekend, as EA has decided to extend the testing period to Tuesday, October 13th. It seems all platforms the beta is available on, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, have been experiencing some server problems over the weekend, so EA and Battlefront developer DICE are looking to conduct some additional infrastructure tests before the game's debut on November 17th.

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NVIDIA driver ready for Star Wars Battlefront Beta

NVIDIA driver ready for Star Wars Battlefront Beta

This morning NVIDIA released their game-ready GeForce GPU driver made to optimize gameplay for the Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta. This driver will come via users' GeForce Experience software and will be downloaded in moments - it's not particularly large. Settings will allow users to view the game Star Wars Battlefront in the most spectacular fashion available to them given their chosen graphics processor power. NVIDIA has also offered up an SLI profile for those that wish to roll with multiple GPUs at optimum efficiency whilst playing the Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta.

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Campbell’s Star Wars Soup’s “Galaxy’s Best Dads” just the tip of the iceberg

Campbell’s Star Wars Soup’s “Galaxy’s Best Dads” just the tip of the iceberg

A video spot for Star Wars Soups continues Campbell's #RealRealLife initiative with double "I am your father" delivery. This marks the second time Campbell's includes both the RealRealLife angle and the Star Wars branding release - the first having appeared earlier this week. Today's spot shows Darth Vader soup with Imperial-shaped pieces, while the spot earlier this week showed "R2-D2 Soup", not quite lost in translation. Both are aimed at parents and kids - kids who love R2-D2 Soup more than any other sort of soup.

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