Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Entertainment Report

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Is the Force still strong with Luke Skywalker?

The first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" dropped on Friday, showcasing a morose and withdrawn Skywalker.

The two-minute teaser, unveiled by director Rian Johnson at the "Star Wars Celebration" fan event in Orlando, Florida, offered few clues to the film.

But it notably includes Mark Hamill's iconic hero gravely intoning, "It's time for the Jedi to end," from a dark cave.

The trailer whetted the appetites of ravenous "Star Wars" fans who turned out in droves in Orlando and online, where the event was streamed live.

"The Last Jedi" picks off where "The Force Awakens" left off, with Rey (Ridley) meeting Luke on a remote island, filmed off the coast of Ireland. (The Associated Press)



Mark Hamill says he's still grieving over Carrie Fisher's death, but sharing memories of his friend and co-star with fans at Star Wars Celebration is "part of the process that I need to move on."

Hamill led an hourlong tribute to Fisher on Friday evening at the event in Orlando, Florida.

He called Fisher "my beloved space twin," said they were also great friends off-screen, and even shared a steamy make-out session once.

Hamill told stories of visiting with Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, in New York and attending incredible parties at their homes in Los Angeles.

He also introduced video clips of George Lucas and "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson in which they share anecdotes about working with Fisher. (The Associated Press)



Producers of Alex Gibney's "No Stone Unturned" have pulled the documentary about the 1994 murder of six men in Northern Ireland from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The film was to premiere April 23rd at the festival.

Producer Trevor Birney said he was "bitterly disappointed" to withdraw the film because of "ongoing legal issues" relating to the film's subject matter. …

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