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The Pitt News

This image released by Amazon Studios shows Taylor Zakhar Perez, left, and Nicholas Galitzine in a scene from Red, White & Royal Blue.

Red, White, and Royal Blue comes short of book’s success, still heartwarming

By Srinidhi Gopalan, Staff Writer August 27, 2023
Staff writer Srinidhi Gopalan reviews the film adaptation of popular queer romance novel “Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston.
This image released by Nintendo and Universal Studios shows Mario, voiced by Chris Pratt, left, and Luigi, voiced by Charlie Day, in Nintendos The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Review | ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ smashes all haters, exceeds expectations

By Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer April 13, 2023
“The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” released on April 5, is the product of unmatched writing, animation and casting. Despite the expectations of failure, writer Matthew Fogel delivered a heartwarming story that is worth the wait.
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Florence Pugh, left, and Harry Styles in a scene from Dont Worry Darling.

Review | ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ — it was a movie

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer September 25, 2022
The problem with “Don't Worry Darling” isn’t its actors or behind-the-scenes controversies, but its poor direction and lackluster finish.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Austin Butler in a scene from Elvis.

Review | ‘Elvis’ — A Film in Two

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer June 29, 2022
For all its dazzle "Elvis" can’t decide if it wants to be about the singer or his career.
“Lost Girls” release poster.

Review | “Lost Girls” demands to be seen

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2020
Now streaming on Netflix, the new film “Lost Girls” from director Liz Garbus asks us to reconsider our preconceived ideas of these women and their work.
“Detective Pikachu” production still.

’Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ exceeds fans’ expectations

By Sara Nuss, For The Pitt News May 15, 2019
While the goal of the protagonists is serious, “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” is a wholesome and hilariously fun movie.
“Fighting with My Family” release poster.

‘Fighting with My Family’ leaves out the fight, waters down Paige

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer February 26, 2019
The new film “Fighting with My Family” takes on the challenge of portraying the deep emotional highs and lows of WWE superstar Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh) — who is known simply as Paige in the ring.
Louis Ashbourne Serkis in the film The Kid Who Would Be King.

“The Kid Who Would Be King:” A familiar, but heartwarming story

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer January 28, 2019
On the surface, “The Kid Who Would Be King” seems to fit the bill of kitschy family film shunted into the January dump of films, but it offers much more.
Ewan McGregor plays Christopher Robin and Tim Cummings is the voice for Winnie the Pooh in the family-friendly film released Aug. 3. (Photo via TNS/Disney)

‘Christopher Robin’ is unoriginal but uplifting

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor August 20, 2018
The drama-fantasy is a somewhat slow and cliche, yet heartwarming and beautiful continuation of A.A. Milne’s stories.
Newest Thor installment shows Marvels second phase will keep pace

Newest Thor installment shows Marvel’s second phase will keep pace

By Ian Flanagan / For The Pitt News November 7, 2013

“Thor: The Dark World”Directed by: Alan TaylorStarring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston, Tom HiddlestonGrade: BMarvel Studios continues their unmatched streak of dependably...

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