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Fury rips every page out of WWII playbook, but still entertains

‘Fury’ rips every page out of WWII playbook, but still entertains

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer October 21, 2014

“Fury”Directed by: David AyerStarring: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeoufGrade: C+If you needed more proof that the war genre has been done to death, here’s “Fury,” a handsomely made, decently...

New musical 21 explores life and mystique of Clemente

New musical ’21’ explores life and mystique of Clemente

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer October 15, 2014

It took Alki Steriopoulos more than 30 years to transform the inspiration from his near-death experience into a full-blown musical. But now that his musical, “21,” is slated to premiere at Pittsburgh...

Destiny nails gameplay, flubs storyline and social experience

‘Destiny’ nails gameplay, flubs storyline and ‘social experience’

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer October 15, 2014

"Destiny"Released: Sept. 9, 2014Available on: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox OneDeveloper: BungieGrade: BA tiny, gray, multifaceted Ghost flies through the ruins of the Cosmodrome in Old...

Downey, Duvall carry compelling The Judge

Downey, Duvall carry compelling ‘The Judge’

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer October 15, 2014

"The Judge"Directed by: David DobkinStarring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera FarmigaGrade: A-A judge is entrusted to dish out consequences for illegal actions. But life has a funny way of deciding...

Pittsburgh Supervillain: Anthony Jeselnik talks evil persona, death and Twitter

Pittsburgh Supervillain: Anthony Jeselnik talks evil persona, death and Twitter

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor October 13, 2014

Anthony Jeselnik, the man, couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. But, Anthony Jeselnik, the performer, wants that same group to hate his guts.“The persona...

Twenty years later, Clerks the definitive workplace comedy

Twenty years later, ‘Clerks’ the definitive workplace comedy

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor October 13, 2014

Who ever said that the ultimate workplace movie had to be set in an office?For many millennial college graduates, their first job out of school might be behind a counter — not suffocating in a cubicle....

Pittsburgh musicians set to celebrate Oaklands 175th birthday at Oakland Forever festival

Pittsburgh musicians set to celebrate Oakland’s 175th birthday at Oakland Forever festival

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer October 8, 2014

A local paper, called the Harris’ Intelligencer, dubbed a neighborhood just outside of Pittsburgh “Oakland” for the numerous oak trees that lined its hills ­— 175 years ago.Now, that once-rural...

Love Is Strange an honest, graceful modern romance

‘Love Is Strange’ an honest, graceful modern romance

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer October 8, 2014

"Love Is Strange"Directed by: Ira SachsStarring: Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Marisa TomeiGrade: B+Movies that grapple with the subject of love often struggle to depict it honestly, and “Love Is Strange”...

Friday Night Lights just as relevant in current football climate

‘Friday Night Lights’ just as relevant in current football climate

By Richard Koppenaal / Staff Writer October 8, 2014

In 1988, H.G. Bissinger moved to Odessa, Texas, to study and report on the town’s people and politics. But his coverage of the local high school football team, the Permian Panthers, overshadowed the...

Finchers Gone Girl an effective, tight-lipped thriller with bite

Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ an effective, tight-lipped thriller with bite

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer October 6, 2014

"Gone Girl"Directed by: David FincherStarring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick HarrisGrade: B+ In film, the characters often know less than the audience, because the audience has the privilege...

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