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Screen Time: A definitive subjective ranking of “Emma” adaptations

Screen Time: A definitive subjective ranking of “Emma” adaptations

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Nadiya Greaser has seen four movies, a TV series and a musical based on Jane Austen's "Emma" — and she's ranking them all.

Screen Time: How female directors are portraying masculinity onscreen

Director Marielle Heller, left, and Tom Hanks on the set of

By Emily Wolfe, Digital Manager

February 10, 2020

The protagonists of “Little Women” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” — writers Jo March and Lloyd Vogel, respectively — struggle with similar issues of anger, resentment and loneliness.

Screen Time: Our best & worst TV finales

“Game of Thrones” production still.

By The Pitt News Staff

October 14, 2019

All good things must come to an end. This includes long-running television series, though sometimes they may not end the way we would like them to. In this week’s edition of Screen Time, TPN staffers share what they believe are some of the best and worst television finales.

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’

Front row, from left: Andrew Stehlin, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender in “Dark Phoenix.”

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers

June 26, 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.

Screen Time: Curse of the video game adaptation

“Detective Pikachu” production still.

By Thomas Wick, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

Once upon a time in the year 1993, an abomination crawled out from the darkest depths of the underworld and into the light of our Earth: the first film adaptation of a video game. The movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” turned the villain of the video game series it was based on, Bowser, from a vicious fire-...

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