Star Wars

Will Star Wars: The Force Awakens break box office record?
JJ Abrams
In Brief

Will Star Wars: The Force Awakens break box office record?

Film will surpass North American record by mid-week and is closing in on Avatar's $2.8bn takings
4 Jan 2016
Who is Kylo Ren – and Adam Driver, the man behind the mask?
In Depth

Who is Kylo Ren – and Adam Driver, the man behind the mask?

After a near-death experience in the marines, Driver decided he had to 'smoke cigarettes and be an actor'
17 Dec 2015
Oscar Isaac: who is behind Star Wars 7's Poe Dameron?
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In Depth

Oscar Isaac: who is behind Star Wars 7's Poe Dameron?

Isaac has admitted that he nearly vomited the first time he got behind the controls of the X-Wing
15 Dec 2015
Star Wars 7: how to build a real lightsaber
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In Depth

Star Wars 7: how to build a real lightsaber

The idea behind a lightsaber is simple genius – surely physicists must be smart enough to produce one
11 Dec 2015
Star Wars Battlefront game, a 'beautiful homage' to films
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In Review

Star Wars Battlefront game, a 'beautiful homage' to films

Battlefront lets fans live out their childhood fantasies, but is it enough for gamers?
18 Nov 2015
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 goes 'ultra-dark'
Jennifer Lawrence at Hunger Games premiere
In Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 goes 'ultra-dark'

Katniss Everdeen and comrades finally rise up against the Capitol – but should they have done it sooner?
5 Nov 2015
Star Wars toys 2015: These ARE the toys you are looking for
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In Depth

Star Wars toys 2015: These ARE the toys you are looking for

The eight best video games, blasters, models and lightsabers released ahead of Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens
28 Oct 2015
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Han Solo
In Depth

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

10 Sep 2015
Star Wars: Disney awakens the Force Friday sales potential
Star Wars Force Friday
In Brief

Star Wars: Disney awakens the Force Friday sales potential

Analysts sale tie-ins could bring in $5bn, with toys alone predicted to bring in sales of $1bn this year
4 Sep 2015
CHRISTOPHER LEE DEAD: tributes pour in for acting legend
Christopher Lee as Dracula
In Brief

CHRISTOPHER LEE DEAD: tributes pour in for acting legend

With a career spanning eight decades, Lee was best known for roles such as Dracula and Scaramanga
11 Jun 2015
Boy reunited with Lego man after dropping it in ballot box
Lego
In Brief

Boy reunited with Lego man after dropping it in ballot box

Four-year-old Carter Allen lost his toy while helping his mother vote in election last week
13 May 2015
HARRISON FORD: Actor crash-lands WW2 plane
Harrison Ford plane crash
In Brief

HARRISON FORD: Actor crash-lands WW2 plane

Star Wars actor suffered 'multiple gashes to the head' but is expected to make a full recovery
6 Mar 2015
Ten films to look forward to in 2015
Star Wars
In Review

Ten films to look forward to in 2015

From long-awaited blockbusters to Tarantino and Pixar originals, the films that will cause a stir in 2015
13 Jan 2015
Lego lady scientists
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In Depth

Lego lady scientists

As Lego launches a female scientists series, here are ten more key turning points in Lego history
5 Jun 2014
RAINBOW LOOM: A craze that makes the web look good
In Depth

RAINBOW LOOM: A craze that makes the web look good

The rubber-band bracelet craze: ‘somehow digital feels better when it produces something real’
4 Jun 2014
Star Wars spin-off 'will be Han Solo origins story'
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
In Brief

Star Wars spin-off 'will be Han Solo origins story'

British director for new film focussing on one of the original Star Wars characters
23 May 2014
STAR WARS: Lost short film found after 34 years
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In Depth

STAR WARS: Lost short film found after 34 years

Black Angel will be shown for the first time in over 30 years at the Glasgow Film Festival
6 Feb 2014
Liverpool away kit unveiled: why Suarez wants to quit?
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In Depth

Liverpool away kit unveiled: why Suarez wants to quit?

New tops are a tribute to the 1980s, but fans are unimpressed as jokes abound on Twitter
5 Jun 2013
MOVIES: Great he was - Yoda's creator dies
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In Depth

MOVIES: Great he was - Yoda's creator dies

Make-up artist who created Yoda, Chewbacca and Stanley Kubrick's apes has died at the age of 98
7 Feb 2013