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Actor Chris Pratt will play the voice of Mario in the new live-action movie based on the Super Mario Bros.

Editorial | Voice actors deserve more respect

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 27, 2021
Fans of the franchise feel that the choice of actor to voice Mario in the live action movie was unfair. It reflects a larger issue in the film industry of a lack of respect for voice actors. 
Opinion | ‘Stalking for love’ needs to stop

Opinion | ‘Stalking for love’ needs to stop

By Sarah Liez, For The Pitt News September 16, 2021
Mainstream media often frames a man’s obsessive, coercive or stalker-like behavior as an expression of his love and devotion.
“Army of the Dead” is the latest block-buster action feature from director Zack Snyder.

Review: “Army of The Dead” needs to tone it down a notch

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer May 25, 2021
No one watches a gory, action-packed zombie flick for its emotional range, but “Army of the Dead” has about as much heart and wit as its undead antagonists.
The Center for Creativity hosted “PITTch: The Next Step” Wednesday night as part of its PITTch project, which aims to give Pittsburghers hands-on experience pitching their movie and TV ideas to producers.

PITTch connects Pittsburgh creatives to the film industry

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer May 18, 2021
The Center for Creativity hosted “PITTch: The Next Step” last Wednesday as part of its PITTch project, which aims to give Pittsburghers hands-on experience pitching their movie and TV ideas to producers.
Hosted by Film Pittsburgh, the 28th annual JFilm Festival will take place virtually from April 22 until May 2, featuring 18 American and international films that highlight Jewish faith and culture.

JFilm festival shares Jewish culture, stories from around the world

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer April 13, 2021
Hosted by Film Pittsburgh, the 28th annual JFilm Festival will take place virtually from April 22 until May 2. The festival features 18 American and international films that highlight Jewish faith and culture.
Review | Trolls: World Tour is mindless fun

Review | “Trolls: World Tour” is mindless fun

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer April 13, 2020
“Trolls: World Tour” is one of the first films to be made available for digital home release at the same time as its theatrical release due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” follows a young aspiring painter named Marianne in 18th century France.

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sets the patriarchal roots of the film industry ablaze

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer April 1, 2020
Lesbian representation is scarcely found in cinema and global film industries still largely considered it taboo.
“Space Jam” is an iconic basketball movie and is available on Netflix.

Top 5 basketball movies to watch in quarantine

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer March 29, 2020
Day 18 without sports.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find some sort of alternative to live sports entertainment. Many innovative fans have come up with multiple ideas already, but one obvious solution is to start binging sports movies at an unhealthy rate. Right about now we’d normally be enjoying the fruits of March Madness and the conclusion of the NBA regular season, but instead we can only turn on the best basketball films available.
Lupita Nyongo in Us.

Column | Shocked but not horrified at the Academy’s nominations

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor January 16, 2020
This is another in a long line of horror movies getting completely ignored by one of the most prestigious awarding bodies in the world.
Review | Cat(s) fight : A movie that transcends critique

Review | Cat(s) fight : A movie that transcends critique

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor January 8, 2020
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Hooper’s film adapts has always been a bizarre creature of the ’80s — music and lyrics heavily inspired by a collection of T.S. Eliot poems, structured around an idea that’s referred to by some generous people as the show’s “plot.”
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