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The Cricket's Daily 3: More 'Star Wars' hype

Published July 21, 2014 8:25 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated.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 being talked about in pop culture:

• J.J. Abrams is making the Internet go nuts today, by releasing a video that shows an X-Wing fighter for the new "Star Wars" movie. [Entertainment Weekly]

• On a slow box-office weekend, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" earned $36 million to take the top spot for the second week in a row. New movies "The Purge: Anarchy," "Planes: Fire & Rescue" and "Sex Tape" lagged behind. [Box Office Mojo]

• The amiable star James Garner died over the weekend. He was 86. A TV star in "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," Garner also had a sizeable movie legacy that included "The Americanization of Emily," "The Great Escape," "Victor/Victoria" and "The Notebook." [The Washington Post]