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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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Marie Osterman, a third-year theater student, plays Don Pedro in the theater company Project Nongenue's latest rendition of "Much Ado About Nothing." (Courtesy of Project Nongenue)
Marie Osterman, a third-year theater student, plays Don Pedro in the theater company Project Nongenue's latest rendition of "Much Ado About Nothing." (Courtesy of Project Nongenue)

Third-year art students Everett Babcock, Angel King and Lorena Ochoa (left to right) collaborated on a large, untitled art piece in their art show that will run until Dec. 12. The show also features individual sculptures and paintings from each of the artists. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)
Third-year art students Everett Babcock, Angel King and Lorena Ochoa (left to right) collaborated on a large, untitled art piece in their art show that will run until Dec. 12. The show also features individual sculptures and paintings from each of the artists. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Claudia Keener, a fourth-year theater student, portrays Georgia in graduate student Anna Fox's play "Georgia Is Waiting." During the play, Georgia grapples with her father's abandonment over the course of 28 years. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)
Claudia Keener, a fourth-year theater student, portrays Georgia in graduate student Anna Fox's play "Georgia Is Waiting." During the play, Georgia grapples with her father's abandonment over the course of 28 years. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

The Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles  on Friday, and will be open until Feb. 4. The Museum features a range of failed products, from unpopular Oreo flavors, such as PB&J and Swedish Fish, to a Barbie alternative designed to teach children about showing sympathy for the less fortunate. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)
The Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles  on Friday, and will be open until Feb. 4. The Museum features a range of failed products, from unpopular Oreo flavors, such as PB&J and Swedish Fish, to a Barbie alternative designed to teach children about showing sympathy for the less fortunate. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

"Trojan Barbie," inspired by Euripides' classic "The Trojan Women," features a primarily female cast of UCLA students who re-enact the travesty of war across various eras. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)
"Trojan Barbie," inspired by Euripides' classic "The Trojan Women," features a primarily female cast of UCLA students who re-enact the travesty of war across various eras. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Graduate acting student Annalise Staudt plays a wealthy woman, Claire Zachanassian, who returns to her hometown to exact revenge on her ex-boyfriend Anton Schill, played by graduate acting student Brett Calo. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)
Graduate acting student Annalise Staudt plays a wealthy woman, Claire Zachanassian, who returns to her hometown to exact revenge on her ex-boyfriend Anton Schill, played by graduate acting student Brett Calo. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)


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