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'Rey, I’m not your daddy.' Fans were annoyed that the character played by Daisy Ridley was not the daughter of Luke Skywalker or a Wookiee or something

Let’s be Gerry Adams. Those nutcases who aren’t really remaking The Last Jedi haven’t gone away, you know. Last week a characteristically incoherent p(...)

Carrie Fisher at the European premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, in 2015. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

The most recent Star Wars film – the prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story – might’ve left a disturbing lack of faith among its dedicated fan base, leading (...)

Was it a broken heart that landed George HW Bush, the 41st president, in the hospital just a day after the funeral of his wife, Barbara? The Bushes w(...)

Ephemeral glamour: beauty is ultimately meaningless. The anonymous stunner admits age has caught up with her, so that she now passes “as normal”. Photograph: Getty Images

Brick’s Law states that hell hath no fury like an internet confronted by a woman complaining she is too beautiful. Okay, there isn’t actually a Brick(...)

Writer and actress Sharon Horgan: “London gets in your blood in a way that Ireland does.” Photograph:  Michael Rowe/Contour by Getty Images

Sharon Horgan gets to deliver an excellent recurring joke in the ripping new US comedy Game Night. Saddled with an idiot who seeks to exploit her char(...)

Colin Farrell and JJ Abrams attend the Oscar Wilde Awards 2018 at Bad Robot on March 1, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance

Over the last decade and a bit, the Oscar Wilde Awards have established themselves as a key event in the last days of (the pun is surely intended) Osc(...)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ranks down the list in the Star Wars roll call. Photographs: LucasFilm

Oh no. It’s another Star Wars ranking. Here’s how we think the latest dull space opera compares to its light-sabered kin. 9: STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 - T(...)

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let us begin on a merry note. Unequivocally justifying the decision to bring Star Wars to Skellig Michael, that outcrop’s performance outclasses those(...)

BB-8 attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Photograph: by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has had its world premiere at a star-studded bash in Los Angeles’s Shrine Auditorium, Rian Johnson, director of the current e(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

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