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Before ‘The Force Awakens,’ let’s revisit the other first ‘Star Wars’ teasers

entertainthis.usatoday.com — Chances are, if you're like us and have a LEGO AT-AT, Wedge Antilles action figure and a Boba Fett statue in your basement, you're already over-the-forest-moon-of-Endor excited for the 88-second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiering in 30 theaters around the country Friday.

The Show Must Go On

entertainthis.usatoday.com — It was 23 years ago today that Freddie Mercury, Queen frontman and one of the most iconic singers of all time, died at the age of 45 from bronchopneumonia due to AIDS.

New 'Star Wars' trailer to debut in cinemas Friday

wtsp.com — ( USA TODAY) -- Before heading online, the Force is first waking up in traditional movie theaters. The anticipated trailer for director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts at 30 select cinemas around the country and in Canada beginning Friday.

Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ sweepstakes begins with a quartet of actresses

entertainthis.usatoday.com — While folks fancast Marvel Studios' upcoming Captain Marvel movie arriving in theaters summer of 2018 - our fingers are still crossed for you, Natalie Dormer! - another female comic-book character will get some screen time before the good Captain. Jessica Jones is the second of four Marvel shows airing on Netflix beginning next year with Daredevil starring Charlie Cox.

Sneak peek: 'Peanuts' spiced with classic Schulz themes

khou.com — When The Peanuts Movie arrives in theaters next year, producer Paul Feig promises that Charlie Brown won't twerk, wear a baseball cap backwards or try to "break the Internet" a la Kim Kardashian. "I don't think his butt's big enough," Feig says with a laugh.

Christopher Nolan writes an ‘Interstellar’ comic book, nerds rejoice

entertainthis.usatoday.com — Anyone who's seen director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film Interstellar knows there is a ton of backstory that was just left behind. How did the Earth get to the point of constant duststorms? What kind of missions did Matthew McConaughey's Cooper have back in the day when he was a NASA pilot?

Sneak peek: 'Peanuts' spiced with classic Schulz themes

wtsp.com — ( USA TODAY) -- When The Peanuts Movie arrives in theaters next year, producer Paul Feig promises that Charlie Brown won't twerk, wear a baseball cap backwards or try to "break the Internet" a la Kim Kardashian. "I don't think his butt's big enough," Feig says with a laugh.

Those ‘Supernatural’ musical tunes were so good that they’re now on iTunes

entertainthis.usatoday.com — That Too Many Cooks theme was so catchy that the only thing that de-earwormed it from our brains was the soundtrack to last week's Supernatural musical episode. The 200th episode - fittingly titled "Fan Fiction" - had the monster-hunting bros Sam and Dean Winchester visiting an all-girls school that was in the middle of putting on a very meta Supernatural musical.

Sneak peek: 'Peanuts' spiced with classic Schulz themes

wusa9.com — When The Peanuts Movie arrives in theaters next year, producer Paul Feig promises that Charlie Brown won't twerk, wear a baseball cap backwards or try to "break the Internet" a la Kim Kardashian. "I don't think his butt's big enough," Feig says with a laugh.

Remembering Glen A. Larson the right way - through classic TV openings

entertainthis.usatoday.com — The world of TV lost a real great with the passing of producer Glen A. Larson Friday at the age of 77. His small-screen work was integral to the pop-culture diets of a generation growing up in the 1970s and '80s - shows arguably as important for a bygone era as those now raised on Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, though with less violence and cooler theme songs.
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Nov 25, 2014

First look: @MelBrooks checks in for Hotel Transylvania 2 as Adam Sandler's ancient vampire dad usat.ly/1vLjb2y

Nov 25, 2014

RT @williambgoss: Things Hall & Oates are currently out of: -touch -thyme

Nov 25, 2014

RT @BWard028: "We came all the way to the mall on Black Friday to see a movie because of an 88-second trailer. Might as well shop." Well played, Disney.

Nov 25, 2014

RT @ericgeller: A Disney XD spokesperson tells me that #StarWarsRebels will continue to be accessible online a week early, including the Jan. 5 episode.

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