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Staff picks: Halloween movies

Staff picks: Halloween movies

By TPN Staff

October 23, 2017


Filed under Culture

With hundreds of thousands of Halloween titles to rifle through online, the thought of missing out on the spookiest movies can be frightening. And with Halloween in about a week, there isn’t a better time to sit back with friends, snack on overpriced candy from Rite Aid and nervously laugh at scary m...

Ending whitewashing is simple: just look at Ed Skrein

Ending whitewashing is simple: just look at Ed Skrein

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

September 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Hollywood has a complicated relationship with racial injustice in America, and for good reason — minority actors still struggle for representation in the industry. But when I heard controversy brewing about whitewashing yet again, I couldn’t believe that our nation hasn’t made more progress. ...

Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, Movies

Chain theaters and popular franchises are fatiguing after a while — remakes, reboots and sequels, oh my — so why not attend a classic film marathon in a single screen theater to refresh your cinematic palette. Here’s a short list of local, independent theaters that offer both mainstream releases,...

The A&E Staff picks their favorite baseball flicks

The A&E Staff picks their favorite baseball flicks

By A&E Staff / The Pitt News

April 2, 2014


Filed under Archives

With baseball season upon us, the A&E Staff celebrated the occasion by compiling a sample of our all-time favorite baseball films.“Major League” (1989)Simultaneously a satire of every underdog sports story ever told and one of the most entertaining underdog sports films of all time, “Major League” is a different ...

Hollywood’s newest trend? Young-adult novel adaptations

Hollywood’s newest trend? Young-adult novel adaptations

By Britnee Meiser / For The Pitt News

February 10, 2014


Filed under Archives

The young-adult film “Vampire Academy” was released in theaters just last week, but hype surrounding the project has been circulating pop culture forums and social media websites since production began. Anticipation for the potential blockbuster, however, had little to do with the premise of the p...

‘Lego Movie’ a stop-motion success

‘Lego Movie’ a stop-motion success

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

February 5, 2014


Filed under Archives

"The Lego Movie"Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher MillerStarring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth BanksFrom afar, “The Lego Movie” may seem like a shameless cash-in on a recognizable toy brand in the vein of the recent G.I. Joe movies or “Battleship,” but upon proper examination, the f...

‘The Wolf of Wall Street:’ Scorsese’s dumbed down ode to stock market’s criminal element

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

December 21, 2013


Filed under Archives

         “The Wolf of Wall Street”Directed by: Martin ScorseseStarring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot RobbieGrade: B-It wasn’t more than a year ago that audiences found Leonardo DiCaprio taking a high-profile step away from his now-ubiquitous heartthrob persona to play the disturbin...

‘The Counselor’ a well-acted, confused mess of a film

‘The Counselor’ a well-acted, confused mess of a film

By Ian Flanagan / For The Pitt News

November 4, 2013


Filed under Archives

Armed with an excellent cast, an experienced director, and a celebrated writer, “The Counselor” appeared to have enough resources to be a compelling adult drama, but the underused and misdirected talent led a disappointing and baffling clutter of colorful confusion.The visual panache and impressiv...

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