Tuesday, August 21

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Movie review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Not so long ago in a galaxy not so far away, J.J. Abrams reawakened the Star Wars franchise with a rehash of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” Thankfully, Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars film learned how to balance nostalgia for the original hexalogy with new plot lines in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is Johnson’s first foray into the Star Wars universe and the eighth film in the series, not counting “A Star Wars Story: Rogue One.” It distinguishes itself from the other entries in the Star Wars canon with its original story and powerful scenes. Read more...

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(Courtesy of Tony Rivetti Jr./Netflix)

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(Courtesy of Netflix)

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(Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Columnist Matthew Fernandez tried a variety of stereotypical American junk food. Though he was disappointed by the Velveeta mac and cheese and the SpaghettiOs, he found the Chicken in a Biskit to be a savory treat. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)
Columnist Matthew Fernandez tried a variety of stereotypical American junk food. Though he was disappointed by the Velveeta mac and cheese and the SpaghettiOs, he found the Chicken in a Biskit to be a savory treat. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin columnist Matt Fernandez tried gator gumbo and fried alligator tail with a side of remoulade at The Gumbo Pot. (Matt Fernandez/Daily Bruin staff)
Daily Bruin columnist Matt Fernandez tried gator gumbo and fried alligator tail with a side of remoulade at The Gumbo Pot. (Matt Fernandez/Daily Bruin staff)

Third-year sociology student Jonathan Semerjian (left) and third-year business economics student Tigran Ayvazyan (right) are the vice president and founder, respectively, of the Bruin Auto Club, a group for UCLA car enthusiasts to celebrate car culture. (Manoreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)
Third-year sociology student Jonathan Semerjian (left) and third-year business economics student Tigran Ayvazyan (right) are the vice president and founder, respectively, of the Bruin Auto Club, a group for UCLA car enthusiasts to celebrate car culture. (Manoreet Grewal/Daily Bruin)


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