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 In "Foxcatcher," Channing Tatum, left, as Mark Schultz gives the best performance of his career, while Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz is also at the top of his game.
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In "Foxcatcher," Channing Tatum, left, as Mark Schultz gives the best performance of his career, while Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz is also at the top of his game.

Movie review: 'Foxcatcher' presents a compelling tale of brothers drawn into a warped millionaire's orbit

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give outstanding performances in the tragic “Foxcatcher,” filmed in Pittsburgh.


 Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano star in "One Big Happy."

Tuned In: Networks roll out new shows for midseason

Broadcast networks plan for the new year, announcing new series premiere dates and series return dates, too.



 Director Bennett Miller with Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum on the set of "Foxcatcher," most of which was filmed in Western Pennsylvania.

'Foxcatcher' director energized by commitment from actors

It started with a Rupert Pupkin-style move by a stranger and ended with director Bennett Miller filming “Foxcatcher” in Pittsburgh area.



 Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed in "Wild" is the best role she has had since playing June Carter Cash.

Movie review: 'Wild' covers 1,100 miles in a journey of self discovery

Actress-producer Reese Witherspoon jumped on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir and then into her hiking boots and redemptive trip into the “Wild.”


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Family Film Guide: 'Annie' and 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'

Both PG-rated, “Annie” and “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” offer mostly family-friendly entertainment.



'Let It Snow' to film Downtown

A movie crew will let it snow, literally, for filming that is scheduled to take place Downtown on Saturday at the creche and PPG ice rink.


 

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Indigo Girls to perform with PSO at Heinz Hall in April

The concert features symphonic takes on the folk-pop duo's catalog, including "Kid Fears," "Power of Two" and "Closer to Fine."



Paul McCartney leads list of best 2014 pop concerts in Pittsburgh

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, St.Vincent top list of best concerts in 2014.


 
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Will Smith film has Pittsburgh ties

File photo of former Steeler Mike Webster.
Production has started in Pittsburgh on a new film in which Oscar nominee Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist to detect a long-developing brain injury called CTE in a former football player.

That player was retired Steelers center Mike Webster, who died in 2002 at age 50. The movie, with the working title of "Concussion,' is slated to film here through mid-January.

* The story behind Mike Webster, concussions and the new film

* A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

* David Morse to portray Mike Webster in upcoming film

* VIDEO: Casting call for upcoming film

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    Best TV Show: 'Fargo'

    With so much good TV, it's more difficult than ever to single out the truly great shows, although the No. 1 pick was an easy choice.



    Best Video Game: 'Shadow of Mordor'

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    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Michael Aram

    Renowned home decor and gift ware metalsmith Michael Aram is now a jeweler, too.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Shirley Jones

    Oscar-winning actress and singer Shirley Jones loves Pittsburgh and says if she had her druthers, she’d live here.


     

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