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The Cricket's Daily 3: Boldly going to a galaxy far, far away

Published January 25, 2013 10:40 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Having revived "Star Trek," director J.J. Abrams will take on directing the next "Star Wars" movie. Do lightsabers give off lens flare? [Entertainment Weekly]

• Speaking of sequels with swordplay, a follow-up to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" starts filming in May. [Vulture]

• It's going to be a very musical Oscar ceremony. [Movie City News]