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'Imitation Game' wins Toronto prize

Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” takes People’s Choice Award at the just-concluded Toronto International Film Festival.

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 Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, center, poses for photographs on the red carpet for the new movie "The Imitation Game" during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto last  Tuesday.

Stars light up Toronto streets, shops

The Toronto International Film Festival will wrap up Sunday after screening films that will hit our local movie theaters in the future.

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 Noomi Rapace as Nadia and Matthias Schoenaerts as Eric Deeds in "The Drop."

'The Drop' actors say they prefer people on the edge

At the Toronto Film Festival, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace discuss their characters in “The Drop.”

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 Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in "Foxcatcher."

'Foxcatcher' director discusses filming in Pittsburgh

“Foxcatcher” director Bennett Miller considered the Andy Warhol Museum his refuge during filming in Western Pennsylvania

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 Actors Dax Shepard, left, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall share a laugh during  "The Judge" photo call and press conference at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday.

Duvall, Downey lay down law about 'Judge'

Casting of "The Judge" makes for strange bedfellows in a Massachusetts bed and breakfast.

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 Plutarch Heavensbee (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) and President Coin (Julianne Moore) in "The Hunger Games: Mockinjay - Part 1."

Fall movies hit theaters, many with Pittsburgh ties

Summer movie season is in the record books as fall arrives with awards bait, films with Pittsburgh connections and a wealth of choices.

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 Anthony Zigarella, 13, works the heavy bag during the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.

Movie boxing ring finds a home in the Hill District

After its use in the movie “Southpaw,” a boxing ring was donated to the Centre Avenue YMCA for a new boxing program.

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 Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher in "St. Vincent."

Let the Oscar buzz begin at the star-studded Toronto International Film Festival

Movie marathons, publicity extravaganzas, search for selfies and Oscar buzz all start at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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 Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.

Jennifer Aniston looking for roles with hard edge

After playing sweetheart Rachel on “Friends” for 10 years, Jennifer Aniston says she looks for roles with a harder edge.

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 This historic photo shows the site on the east side of Atlanta where Confederate Gen. John B. Hood blew up his munitions train on Sept. 1, 1864, as his troops fled the city ahead of approaching Union armies. This was the historical basis for the famous scene in “Gone With the Wind” that shows the burning of Atlanta.

The burning of Atlanta, seared into America's memory

The fall of Atlanta 150 years ago this week was a Civil War pivot, while 1939’s “Gone With the Wind” enshrined the event in popular culture.

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 Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy stars, from left, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Dave Bautista and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

The big summer box office winner turns out to be a surprise

It’s almost a wrap on summer 2014 when “Guardians of the Galaxy” emerged as the surprise hit, ahead of “Transformers” and “Maleficent.”

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 Maureen O'Hara and Edmund Gwenn in a scene from "Miracle on 34th Street."

Film notes: Maureen O'Hara to be honored; Dock Ellis movie to open Sept. 5

Maureen O’Hara among those who will receive Honorary Oscars, and Harry Belafonte’s trailblazing and charitable work to be celebrated.

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Paris catacombs challenge filmmaking duo

“As Above, So Below” follows two young archaeologists as they and a claustrophobic cameraman pursue a fabled philosopher’s stone.

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 "Chef" included a stop at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas.  From left, Emjay Anthony, Jon Favreau, Aaron Franklin and John Leguizamo.

Feasts on film: Food plays key role in many movies this year

This year has brought a bounty of movies that entertain and have you salivate at the same time.

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 Thousands of movie fans are expected to participate in the 20th anniversary celebration of the filming of "The Shawshank Redemption" at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, this week.

Former prison in Ohio draws captive audience, thanks to 'Shawshank Redemption'

The enduring film, released 20 years ago, was shot in the majestic former prison in Mansfield, and is helping to spark restoration efforts

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 Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins star in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption."

How 'The Shawshank Redemption' transformed from dud to fan fave

First, it was discovered on home video. Then Ted Turner’s TNT network and others picked up “Shawshank” and ran with it like a football.

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 Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died.

Actor, director Richard Attenborough dies at age 90

Mr. Attenborough won an Academy Award for best director for his brilliant film "Gandhi" in 1982.

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The facts and the fiction in 'When the Game Stands Tall'

A reporter separates fact, fiction and outright invention for “When the Game Stands Tall” about De La Salle High’s football win streak.

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 Jim Caviezel as Coach Bob Ladouceur in "When the Game Stands Tall."

Actor heads De La Salle football’s fan club

Jim Caviezel found it easy to play the reticent, religious high school football coach whose legacy is more than a 151-game winning streak.

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 Stephen Chbosky during the filming in Pittsburgh of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

Pennsylvania's annual $60 million film credits cap unlikely to increase this year

Between 2007 and 2012, Pennsylvania issued $298 million in tax credits among 292 productions and 500 applicants.

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  Director Antoine Fuqua on the set of "Southpaw," which just wrapped up filming in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh native Antoine Fuqua returns to direct 'Southpaw'

“There’s so much more I want to do and see here.” Scouting might mean popping into a place and realizing, “Wow, this wasn’t here before.”

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