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 “Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in "Nightcrawler," written and directed by Dan Gilroy.
“Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in "Nightcrawler," written and directed by Dan Gilroy.

Movie review: Jake Gyllenhaal throws ethics to the wind as a videographer in 'Nightcrawler'

Jake Gyllenhaal looks haunted and hungry in “Nightcrawler” in which he plays a petty thief turned amoral freelance news photographer.

  • 'Nightcrawler' movie trailer


  •  In a movie he is shooting in Pittsburgh, Will Smith will star as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a former Allegheny County pathologist who first discovered CTE in the brain of the late Steelers center Mike Webster.

    Will Smith movie shooting in Pittsburgh

    Will Smith movie will film in Pittsburgh through mid-January with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse and Paul Reiser.



    WQED-TV shows to focus on veterans

    WQED announces programming to honor veterans.



    Film series inspired by Billy Strayhorn to start Tuesday

    Kelly Strayhorn honors life and legacy of Billy Strayhorn with its “My People: A Film Series in Color” on Tuesdays in November.


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    Fall arts preview

    The Black Keys members Dan Auerbach (front) and Patrick Carney.
    There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the autumn season.

    From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

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    Tuned In: Attention to detail helps 'Olive Kitteridge'

    The slow TV movement gets a boost from HBO’s character-driven miniseries “Olive Kitteridge;” WPCB adds digital subchannel.



    TV review: 'McCarthys' has oldie-moldy feel

    Genial new CBS sitcom "The McCarthys" has some strong comedic moments but falters with stale stereotypes.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Barry Williams

    Best known for playing Greg Brady on the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” Barry Williams is just happy to be a working actor.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Gen. David Petraeus

    U.S. retired Army general and former CIA director David Petraeus has found civilian life a stimulating alternative to the military.


     

    Art & Architecture


    South Side man goes creative with bones of dead animals

    Bill “Biilzebub” Wilson aka The Bone Collector creates his art and gives new life — and beauty — to that which is already dead.



    Art notes: Duane Michals opens at The Carnegie; more Teenie Harris photos

    Duane Michals, Charles “Teenie” Harris and Charles Courtney Curran shows open.


     

    Celebrities


    People: Kevin Feige, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan James, Taylor Swift and more!

    Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel unit outlined plans for superhero movies through 2019, including two more “Avengers” films and a third “Thor.”



    PEOPLE: Mama June, Taylor Swift, Judd Nelson and more!

    Child protective services could investigate Mama June from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” due to her relationship with a convicted sex offender.


     

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