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“Jojo Rabbit” says nothing new about Nazis

“Jojo Rabbit” says nothing new about Nazis

By Kieran Mclean, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

“There’s not much hope of us winning this war,” Rebel Wilson says to a group of Hitler Youth at summer camp at the start of “Jojo Rabbit.”

Weekend Watchlist: Spooky movies

Weekend Watchlist: Spooky movies

By Megan Williams & Ana Eberts, Staff Writers

October 24, 2019

Halloweekend part one is upon us — now it’s really time to get spooky! Here are some of our favorite spooky movies available to stream to get you ready for Halloween.

Weekend Watchlist: Movie musicals

Weekend Watchlist: Movie musicals

By The Pitt News Staff

October 3, 2019

Sometimes you just need to randomly break out into song and dance — or watch other people do it on your TV. For this week’s Weekend Watchlist, we are sharing our favorite movie musicals that are available to stream.

Review: Like a bad clown, cheap tricks are all ‘It Chapter 2’ can muster

Review: Like a bad clown, cheap tricks are all ‘It Chapter 2’ can muster

By Thomas Wick, Senior Staf Writer

September 9, 2019

Two years ago we received a fantastic adaptation of “It,” with great writing, wonderful child actors and good direction. But no amount of quality could save the sequel, “It Chapter 2,” from being a sloppy, drawn out, jump-scare-infested step down.

Satire | Movies to watch on a first date

Satire | Movies to watch on a first date

By Genna Edwards, For The Pitt News

September 5, 2019

I’ve compiled a selection of films that will clue you in to whether or not your date is a misogynist. He may not think you deserve the right to vote, but how can you figure that out without asking him outright?

Screen Time: Can Netflix save the romantic comedy?

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

July 9, 2019

Ten out of the 20 highest-grossing movies of 2018 were sequels; eight out of 20 were superhero movies; 18 were based on existing properties. In an age where movie studios are all about the blockbuster, that’s become the story of the box office.

Screen Time: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

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.

‘Toy Story 4’ entertains young and young at heart

‘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.

‘Burden of Genius’ showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

‘Burden of Genius’ showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Students at the University of Pittsburgh have likely heard the name Dr. Thomas Starzl at least once in passing or happened across the statue of him relaxing on a bench behind the Cathedral.

Top five Brad Pitt sports roles

Top five Brad Pitt sports roles

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019

Whether flashing his sword skills or brazenly managing a baseball franchise, Pitt has carved out a respectable niche for himself in the fictional athletic industry.

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