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“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

January 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Not so long ago in a town not so far away, I ran around the house with a blanket for a cape and a blue plastic lightsaber, pretending to be Darth Vader. My twin brother favored Luke Skywalker. We spent hours clacking our lightsabers together and waving our hands wildly at each other in a frenetic dem...

Microtransactions mar gaming experience

Microtransactions mar gaming experience

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

December 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

A short time ago in an industry not so far away, the gaming empire Electronic Arts released a video game called “Star Wars Battlefront II” — but gamers should keep their wallets handy if they want the full game experience. This sequel to the 2015 “Star Wars Battlefront” promised to add improve...

The Pitt News editors review “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

The Pitt News editors review “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

By The Pitt News Staff

January 6, 2016


Filed under Culture, Movies

Long before “The Force Awakens” hit theaters, a conflict started within The Pitt News staff the likes of which hadn’t stewed since 2005 — who would review the newest Star Wars film? After much argument and anticipation, we decided to let the every willing staffer review it, no matter if this wa...

A pop culture review of 2015

A pop culture review of 2015

By Jack Trainor / Culture Editor

January 6, 2016


Filed under Culture, Movies, Music, Television

“Back to the Future Part II” may have predicted tablets, flat screen televisions and video conferencing in 2015, but not even Doc Brown could have foreseen Jon Snow’s fate. Last year hosted many unpredictable scenarios and return-to-forms, from Justin Bieber’s chart-topping comeback to “True Detective...

The case to land Star Wars in Pittsburgh

The case to land Star Wars in Pittsburgh

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

December 14, 2015


Filed under Culture, Movies

Who says Tatooine has to stay in a galaxy far, far away? With the resurgence of the “Star Wars” franchise coinciding with Pittsburgh’s erupting big-ticket film scene, Steeltown seems as poised as any other American city to host the Millennium Falcon. From the plethora of abandoned industrial ...

Star Wars countdown: Episode VI: “Return of the Jedi”

Star Wars countdown: Episode VI: “Return of the Jedi”

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

December 14, 2015


Filed under Culture, Movies

Welcome to the “Star Wars” countdown and may the Force be with you. Each week leading up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Pitt News will retroactively review the “Star Wars” movies chronologically. The countdown concludes this week with Episode VI: “Return of the Jed...

Star Wars countdown: “Episode IV: A New Hope”

Star Wars countdown: “Episode IV: A New Hope”

By Dan Sostek / Contributing Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Culture, Movies

Welcome to the “Star Wars” countdown and may the Force be with you. Each week leading up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Pitt News will retroactively review the “Star Wars” movies chronologically. The countdown continues this week with Episode IV: “A New Hope.” ...

Star Wars countdown: “Revenge of the Sith”

Star Wars countdown: “Revenge of the Sith”

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Culture, Movies

Welcome to the “Star Wars” countdown and may the Force be with you. Each week leading up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Pitt News will retroactively review the “Star Wars” movies chronologically. The countdown continues this week with Episode III: “Revenge of the Sit...

Star Wars countdown: ‘Episode II: Attack of the Clones’

By Walter Howard

November 12, 2015


Filed under Culture, Movies

Welcome to the “Star Wars” countdown and may the Force be with you. Each week leading up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Pitt News will retroactively review the “Star Wars” movies chronologically. The countdown begins this week with “Episode II: Attack of the Clones.”...

Remembering Christopher Lee: the monster and the man

Remembering Christopher Lee: the monster and the man

By Walter Howard / For The Pitt News

June 16, 2015


Filed under Culture, Movies

On screen, he was Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Rasputin, Saruman and Count Dooku. In life, he was husband, author, singer and World War II hero as a former intelligence officer and Nazi hunter.Christopher Lee spent much of his life a living legend. Lee passed last Sunday, June 7, at age 93, a giant of the silver scre...

TPN’s gaming guru previews 2015’s most-anticipated releases

TPN’s gaming guru previews 2015’s most-anticipated releases

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

January 29, 2015


Filed under Culture, Puzzles

­­­Already, 2015 boasts a huge catalog of video games to look forward to, and the dizzying excitement makes it hard to choose what to plug into my systems.  Let me sift through some of these anticipated titles, and deliberate on what games I’m most eager to play.My Top 5:Final Fantasy XV (Square-E...

In-house ‘Star Wars’ expert weighs in on casting

In-house ‘Star Wars’ expert weighs in on casting

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

May 7, 2014


Filed under Archives

Maybe we’re finally at the point where the award-winning “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” no longer loops repetitively in our heads, so it’s time to move on to another huge undertaking.“Star Wars: Episode VII” has been cast with an admirable lack of overt-Disney cuteness, despite prior rumors after Disn...

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