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Inspired by a galaxy far, far away, these ‘Star Wars’ mementos could be yours forever

The stuff of "Star Wars" – and there is unfortunately no better way to adequately describe the Death Star-sized planet of stuff that has been created in response to "Star Wars" since 1977 – filled McCormick Place earlier this month. Since many of you weren't able to make it to Lucasfilm's extravagant Star Wars Celebration there, I wanted tell you about some of that stuff, because there is so much of it, there should be an official metric for measuring the gross weight of "Star Wars"-inspired objects that exist.

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Movie review: ‘White Crow’ a spirited Soviet political thriller dressed up as a dance movie

For his third directorial outing, esteemed English actor Ralph Fiennes tackles the story of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and his high-profile defection from the Soviet Union in 1961. In "The White Crow," the spirit of Nureyev seems to strain against the choices of the film, in the same way he strained against the rigid adherence to tradition and governmental restrictions of the Soviet Union. As Nureyev, Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleg Ivenko is like a caged bird, eyes flashing, wings batting. He is an astonishing discovery who carries the unique biopic, a political thriller dressed up as a dance movie.

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Review: Bi Gan’s time-bending noir ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ is a magical piece of filmmaking

Good new movies, regardless of what others may tell you, are never in short supply. Enter any theater in Los Angeles and you are more than likely to find one worth your time. What you are less apt to find is enchantment: a picture that succeeds, through some alchemy of dazzling trickery and genuine feeling, in recapturing the pleasures of what was once commonly known as "movie magic."

Disney releases official The Lion King trailer

Welcome back to Pride Rock. Walt Disney Pictures revisits The Lion King with a cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar. It's in theaters on July 19, 2019.