Author Archives: Ally Mookerjee

The Force Will Awaken In The New “Star Wars” Film

Filming for “Star Wars: Episode VII” is over, Entertainment Weekly reports. The upcoming film will have the subtitle, “The Force Awakens.” The new installment, which picks up three decades after the events of “Return of the Jedi” (1983) stars the crew of the original trilogy: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker (as R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (as Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (as C-3PO). Among ...

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Michel Faber’s “Book of Strange New Things”

In the science-fiction classic, “Contact” (1997), based on a book of the same name by Carl Sagan, a Christian theologian (played by Matthew McConaughey) is selected by a panel to travel through a complex, fullerene-shaped machine to meet an extraterrestrial civilization. But luck doesn’t favor him. It’s a SETI scientist (played by Jodie Foster), who gets to be the one ...

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