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Brenda Song speaks during a Pitt Program Council event Thursday night at the WPU Assembly room.

Brenda Song talks growing up in the acting industry at PPC, ASA event

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer January 27, 2023
About 300 students gathered in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room on Thursday night to welcome Brenda Song, who Pitt Program Council invited in collaboration with Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance. Song is an actress who started her career at age six as a child model.
Weekend Watchlist | Disney

Weekend Watchlist | Disney

By The Pitt News Staff September 22, 2022
As we prepare for the release of new Disney properties this year, it’s important to celebrate what’s come before, so this week the Pitt News Staff are talking about our favorite Disney shows and films.
Disney+s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” with Anthony Mackie, left, and Sebastian Stan.

Review: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ soars triumphantly into final episode

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
Initially, the show was meant to air last August, but was delayed after production stopped in the Czech Republic because of COVID-19.
Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

By The Pitt News Staff November 22, 2019
Cartoons aren’t just for kids. Here are our favorite animated TV series available to stream.
Front row, from left: Andrew Stehlin, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender in “Dark Phoenix.”

Screen Time: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers June 26, 2019
When most people think of superhero movies, they think of Marvel Studios. When most people think of Marvel Studios, they think of the Avengers — the superhero squad consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow — and their string of box office-topping and family-friendly action films. Though this team mastered the art of the comic book-to-movie adaptation, they by no means invented the art itself.
Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), right, with Forky (voiced by Tony Hale), in “Toy Story 4.”

‘Toy Story 4’ entertains young and young at heart

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer June 25, 2019
“Toy Story” has filled the imagination of children with the fantasy of toys coming to life with the famous Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang since 1995.
Disney is about to close a horizontal merger deal with Fox that began in late 2017.

Opinion | Disney-opoly and the streaming wars

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer December 4, 2018
While I absolutely love Disney and most of what it has produced, it’s dawned on me in recent years that the company feels less like a magical center of creativity and more like a capitalistic black hole — one that devours every intellectual property that makes money for it and spits out hollow, formulaic nostalgia bait.
Holly Hunter voices Helen, aka Elastigirl, in the animated film, Incredibles 2. (Disney/Pixar)

The Incredibles return without skipping a beat

After Disney-Pixar introduced international audiences to “The Incredibles” — a family of five superheroes struggling to live a super mundane life — the project’s creative linchpin, Brad Bird,...

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The death of the summer movie

By Ian Flanagan / Culture Editor July 19, 2016

This summer may go down as one of the most disappointing in recent memory — and the start of a downward trend for Hollywood in many capacities. In the 21st century, we can’t always have the critical...

Child of Light: a stunning 2D artistic achievement

‘Child of Light’: a stunning 2D artistic achievement

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer May 20, 2014

"Child of Light"Developer: Ubisoft MontrealGrade: A“Child of Light” is like a course in video game and art history.It mixes a hero’s journey with Perrault, Freud, Disney, the role-playing game and...

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