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If you’re reading this and not some rogue, jump-the-gun review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it means you and I are friends forever. This is the day — 24 hours before the opening of the latest chapter in the “Star Wars” franchise — when other movies currently screening in theaters are destined to be ignored altogether.

I know someone who hasn’t been outside in six months and yet he is heading out the door as I write so he can get in line for the Tokyo premiere of “The Force Awakens,” which involves a 1½-hour train ride preceded by a 20-minute trek to the station. Such is the power of the Force.

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