Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with Stormtroopers. Photograph: David James/ Lucasfilm 2015 2:11

Calm down. Calm down. We still have just over a month to wait until Star Wars: The Force Awakens strikes domestic cinemas. Despite the disappointme(...)

November 7th marks 25 years since Mary Robinson was elected the first female president

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The new Star Wars film is to be called The Force Awakens. Above, production crew on Skellig Michael where part of the film, directed by JJ Abrams, was shot. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

The new Star Wars film is to be called The Force Awakens, Walt Disney Pictures announced today.The movie had previously only been known as Episode VII(...)

Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and the boys (Jace, Dolph et al) head to Turkey to bust former cohort Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes) out of jail. And t(...)

Actor Harrison Ford is to appear alongside Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o in the next Star Wars film, which is currently being filmed. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Hollywood star Harrison Ford has been airlifted to hospital after being injured on the set of the latest Star Wars film. The 71-year-old actor was rep(...)

Jury members – Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, US director Sofia Coppola, New Zealand director Jane Campion, Iranian actress Leila Hatami and French actress Carole Bouquet – arrive for the screening of Futatsume No Mado during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

There’s a slight sense of bewilderment on the streets of Cannes as the jury, headed by Jane Campion, prepares to announce the winner of the Palme d’O(...)

Stormtroopers strode through the RDS in Dublin during the Invasion Dublin event attended by hundreds of Star Wars enthusiasts today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 3:02

The sight of Stormtroopers striding through a southside Dublin suburb should be no cause for worry for residents this weekend - though the looming fig(...)

Domhnall Gleeson (son of Brendan Gleeson) is to appear in the 7th Star Wars film.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson is to appear in JJ Abrams’s highly anticipated seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise. Speculati(...)

Run Run Shaw: the pioneering Hong Kong movie producer  has died at the age of 107. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP Photo

Legendary Hong Kong media tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw, who created an entertainment empire in Asia that encompassed television and films, died yesterday a(...)