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    Weekend Reel Reads: Money, Festivals and (Yes) Star Wars

    Longer pieces about the significance and logistics of "Star Wars" may persist far beyond 2015, but this week we have additional stories about festivals, finance and the man who made Bond look better than ever.

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    IT'S OFFICIAL: Disney/Lucasfilm Hire 'Toy Story 3' Scribe Arndt to Write 'Star Wars: Episode VII' UPDATE (VIDEO)

    Kathleen Kennedy confirms that Michael Arndt is the new writer for "Star Wars: Episode VII." She was celebrating the AFI FEST closing night world premiere of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" Thursday, along with Disney chairman Robert Iger, who when pressed, admitted that he wouldn't have paid $4.05 bil...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Classic Directors, Fresh Faces and Slasher Send-Ups

    This week's collection of film-related stories spans from kung fu to Cory Matthews, from "Lincoln" to "The Lady Vanishes" (with a little bit of the Stones thrown in for good measure).

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    'Star Wars' Fans Reacts to the Disney/ Lucasfilm News With Typical Restraint

    "I dont want to be always negative but this is the worst thing that I never imagined for star wars."

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    Is Disney A New Hope For 'Star Wars?'

    Yesterday's acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney was the second most important business decision in the history of "Star Wars." A consideration of the single most important business decision -- and how it unwittingly created yesterday's incredible deal.

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    Bringing Balance To The Force? 5 Directions The New 'Star Wars' Films Could Go

    Unless you've been robbed of power by Hurricane Sandy, you've probably heard that yesterday saw the biggest movie news story of the year -- if not several years -- break. Disney have purchased LucasFilm for $4 billion, and have announced that plans are moving ahead for new "Star Wars" movies, beginn...

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    With George Lucas Only Consulting, Can Disney Restore The Integrity Of The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise? Does It Even Matter?

    “We’re going to concentrate on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise,” Disney CFO Jay Rasulo said yesterday in a Disney conference call to discuss the immediate acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. “What we’re buying, along with the overall company, is a pretty extensive and detailed treatment for what would be the ne...

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    The Republican Convention: Colbert and Stewart On Star Wars, Rain Man and Reince Priebus

    Each night during the Republican Convention, The Colbert Report has started with an intro that parodies Star Wars, as words scroll into space to introduce the coverage from Tampa: America Strikes Back. Last night’s legend included this:

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    Producer Rick McCallum Says"Adult" 'Star Wars' TV Series Would Be Like "Deadwood In Space"

    There's no question a new standard of television has resulted from the last ten years, largely stemming from HBO's original programming, with shows like “The Sopranos,” “Carnivale,” and “Oz” all brandishing new forms of storytelling that are unafraid to go...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Empire Strikes Back'

    After thirty years, three terrible prequels and acres of spin-off material, the "Star Wars" brand has been somewhat tarnished. The fans are still legion, but it's become harder and harder to get excited about the series, and the highlights drift further and further from memory. That being said, we'l...

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