Stories tagged: Star Wars
Sun., May 27, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office
In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 …
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ first reactions from the premiere: A humorous, charming thrill ride
At last, however, “Solo” had its world premiere Thursday, and though reviews are embargoed till next Tuesday, nothing can stop the first buzz from critics and lucky fans (the latter, …
UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
‘Infinity Wars’ opens with record $250M, passing ‘Star Wars’
A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office …
Wed., April 4, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
Force-fed: Denny’s teams up with Star Wars for new ‘Solo’ menu
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ directed by Ron Howard, opens nationwide May 25. But ‘Solo’ breakfast and lunch items are on sale at Denny’s now through June 26.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
Symphony returns to galaxy far, far away in “The Music of ‘Star Wars’: The Symphony Awakens”
Morihiko Nakahara will conduct the symphony through pieces by John Williams, Gustav Holst and Michael Giacchino.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air
Scientists have figured out how to manipulate nearly unseen specks in the air and use them to create 3-D images that are more realistic and clearer than holograms, according to …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
‘Jumanji,’ ‘Insidious’ top ‘Star Wars’ in its fourth weekend
Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Klamath woman takes pride in nephew Mark Hamill’s career
It turns out that the galaxy far, far away of “Star Wars” legend is quite close by in the Klamath Basin, as Luke Skywalker’s aunt is alive and living well …
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ still dominating the movie galaxy
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy as expected, outpacing three new releases. The eighth installment in the Disney-owned space saga is expected to …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ boasts $45 million opening night
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney said Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Bank robber suspect’s nickname cashes in on Star Wars frenzy
Authorities in Oregon are taking advantage of the frenzy around the opening day of the latest Star Wars movie to catch a bad guy of their own.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Driver says Kylo Ren isn’t evil, he just thinks he’s right
He might have callously killed his father Han Solo, but like all well-written “bad guys,” Kylo Ren is the hero of his own Star Wars story.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Warren Mundell explores life-size fascination with ‘Star Wars’ as a member of Havoc Squad
Havoc Squad, the Eastern Washington-based community of the 501st Legion, focuses on costuming, “Star Wars” and charity work.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a grandiose, epic space opera
Writer/director Rian Johnson goes for broke during his turn at bat in the “Star Wars” franchise, and he delivers an epic space opera with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
‘Last Jedi’ cast reveals tidbits about next ‘Star Wars’ film
The cast has been sworn to secrecy, so beyond admitting they are part of the movie, very little information can be shared. But, there are times when a lot can …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Gamers won ‘Battlefront II’ spat with EA, but in-game purchases will probably persist
If you’ve already paid $60 for a video game, haven’t you spent enough? That’s the question Electronic Arts, or EA, the maker of games including the Madden NFL series, FIFA …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title
The young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
J.J. Abrams will replace Colin Trevorrow as director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
J.J. Abrams has a knack for doubling his pleasure with space film franchises. And now, the man who guided his second “Star Trek” film to even greater commercial heights than …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Disney streaming service just got a lot bigger
Disney is adding more firepower to the kids streaming service expected in the U.S. in late 2019.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 3 p.m.
Mark Hamill on Luke Skywalker’s return, losing Carrie Fisher
When we last saw Mark Hamill in the “Star Wars” saga, he was a mysterious hooded figure on a jagged, remote island off the coast of Ireland.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
‘Star Wars’ fan clubs honor Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO – Four “Star Wars” costuming clubs held a tribute to their favorite fallen princess at Comic-Con. The fan groups celebrated the life and work of Carrie Fisher as …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
From ‘Incredibles 2’ to Star Wars, here’s what was revealed at Disney’s big D23 expo
Disneyland opened 62 years ago to great pomp and nationally televised coverage. Over the weekend, Disney unveiled how it has only perfected its ability to trumpet its imagineering to the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher honored as ‘Legends’ by Disney
Mark Hamill has been bestowed one of Disney’s highest honors, but he can’t believe Carrie Fisher wasn’t there to see it.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Where’s Rey? Despite Monopoly maker’s promise, still missing
Where is the character Rey in the “Star Wars” version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently. Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro promised to add the female character …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
R2-D2 droid used in ‘Star Wars’ films sells for $2.76m
Not all the items that sold were out of this world. The lighted dancefloor from “Saturday Night Fever” sold for $1.2 million.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Ron Howard is the new director on ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff
Although the untitled film reportedly had about two more months of shooting – including five weeks of planned reshoots – that timetable could change markedly based on how Howard and …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Rob Curley: Baseball, ‘Star Wars’ go glove in hand
Sunday was “Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day” at Avista Stadium.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry
Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but they could not conclusively determine what caused her death, coroner’s officials said Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Force is strong in this Star Wars auction: R2-D2, Luke’s lightsaber are up for grabs
The 43-inch tall R2 unit for sale is sort of a Frankenstein’s monster of droids, pieced together over several years from different original components used in the first five Star …
Fri., June 9, 2017
Spokane Pride Parade, festival is Saturday
Spokane’s 26th annual Pride Parade is drawing a bit of inspiration from “Star Wars.”