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Halloween is on a Monday this year, and that means a lot of Atlantans likely decided they would wait until the weekend to pick out a costume. Instead of rooting through empty store fronts and picked-clean shelves, it might be a good idea to come up with something on the fly, using whatever's in the back of the closet.

WABE has a few suggestions for your last-minute Halloween costumes this year:


Lawrence Kasdan arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will present its first-ever Icon Award to "The Empire Strikes Back" screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.

Kasdan will reflect on his career in conversation with ArtsATL founder Catherine Fox this weekend, and to preview the event, "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes sat down with Emory University film professor Matthew Bernstein.

"Kasdan was a natural choice," Bernstein said about the award's recipient. "He's been such an incredible talent and force in the film industry since the early 1980s." 

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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has sent a box office record with an estimated $57 million from Thursday night shows.

The Walt Disney Co.'s estimate on Friday easily surpassed the previous Thursday night record of $43.5 million by 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

The movie's international rollout, which began Wednesday, has brought in a total of $72.7 million. That includes the biggest single day ever in the United Kingdom, where it made an estimated $14.4 million.

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Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":