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Mads Mikkelsen stars as the titular character in NBC’s “Hannibal.”

Weekend Watchlist: TV shows gone too soon

By The Pitt News Staff October 11, 2019
Shows get canceled. It’s a fact of life. It’s also a fact that some shows should not have been canceled. Period. Here are some of our favorite shows available to stream that the television powers-that-be decided to end prematurely. Gone too soon, but never forgotten.
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 25, 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.
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.
Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade film a segment of Fox & Friends in March 2017. (Photo by Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Editorial: In age of ‘fake news’ we must hold the president accountable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 11, 2017

Fake news is like a bad game of telephone — one source reports their truth, then everyone else runs with it, imparting their own spin upon it. Serious problems arise when people get their news from just...

Empire pushes against TVs status quo in dynamic, entertaining ways

‘Empire’ pushes against TV’s status quo in dynamic, entertaining ways

By Jack Shelly / For The Pitt News February 4, 2015

"Empire"Wednesdays, 9 p.m. on FoxFour episodes viewed for reviewAfter a brutal fall season of underperforming debuts, Fox finally has a new hit on its hands.The network’s newest primetime drama “Empire”...

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