2Do this week, July 26-Aug. 1: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Poet Terrance Hayes at Writers LIVE @ CLP , “memory keep(h)er” at the Alloy Studios, Artist P. Nosa at the Mattress Factory ...

2 days ago

  Erik Shaw and his wife Kristen.  The couple married via live video satellite feed in 2005 after Mr. Shaw feared he would be killed in combat in Southern Baghdad.  Just days earlier, he suffered a traumatic brain injury during a roadside improvised explosive device attack.

Veteran's story of his 'invisible wounds' to be made into movie in Pittsburgh

The book was published by a company founded by Army Sgt. 1st Class Erik Shaw, a Pittsburgh native who started his firm to help veterans.

4 days ago

Film notes: Carnegie Science Center to host a Sci-Fi Weekend

Carnegie Science Center stages sci-fi events, Horror Realm brings notables to town and Caroll Spinney makes two appearances this weekend.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh City Council passes ordinance on filming permits

The ordinance requires a permit for major filming and directs the mayor’s office to develop regulations for processing and issuance.

4 days ago

 Zombie Betty Watson of East Liverpool, Ohio, loads the disassembled "Zombie Bridge" into a waiting van that will be transported to the Heinz History Center. The footbridge was used in the 1978 movie "Dawn of the Dead," directed by George Romero.

Zombies back in Monroeville Mall, but this time for sake of history

Zombies move last remaining set piece from 1978 horror film “Dawn of the Dead” from Monroeville Mall to the Heinz History Center.

5 days ago

 The EU Commission, which assesses antitrust matters for the 28-country EU, said today that it has sent a statement of objections to Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros regarding “contractual restrictions” that prevent Sky offering their full services to consumers in other EU nations.

EU opens antitrust case against 6 major US movie studios

European Commission said it had charged them with limiting access across the European Union to pay-TV services.

5 days ago

 Folk-rocker Tallest Man on Earth (aka Kristian Matsson) will perform at the Carnegie Homestead Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Horror Realm & Pop Expo,  Rib & Wing at Seven Springs, and two PSO events: Diana Krall on Thursday and a “Night of Symphonic Rock” Saturday.

5 days ago

 "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" debuts Wednesday on Syfy.

Sharknado 3: Everything you need to know about movie, Mark Cuban and sharks

A Pittsburgh native and ’Shark Tank’ guru in Sharknado 3, shark tacos, shark mysteries and myths — all of it in our special roundup.

6 days ago

'Jaws' success a new chapter in movie-making

For better or worse, the success of “Jaws” established the tentpole movie 40 years ago.

6 days ago

 A group of sand tiger sharks swim together at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's.

Sharks are there to get you and other myths about sharks

“Shark Week” and “Jaws” give sharks a bad rep, says Mt. Lebanon native David Shiffman. “Sharknado” films, not so much.

6 days ago

30 sharks at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

You want sharks? The PPG Aquarium and the Carnegie Science Center has sharks.

6 days ago

 The outside of the Hollywood Theater on Potomac Avenue in Dormont.

Pittsburgh art house movie theaters reinvent themselves

Art house movie theaters in the city and beyond are re-emerging as community centers.

1 week ago

Film notes: Stephen King’s ‘It’ finds new director

The film “It,” based on Stephen King’s novel, has a new director. Brendan Coyle of “Downton Abbey” fame is joining the cast of “The Rising.

1 week ago

10 Things You Should Know About Ant-Man

Here are 10 things that you should know about the half-inch-tall hero before going to the theater.

1 week ago

 Johnny Mathis will be at Heinz hall tonight for PSO's Thursday Night Icon series.

The Hot List of events for the weekend

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix takes over Schenley Park this weekend, climaxing more than a week of events with a big race.

1 week ago

 This Dec. 13, 1993, file photo shows Kurt Cobain and Nirvana performing in Seattle.

Controversial Kurt Cobain documentary has Pittsburgh connections

New Kurt Cobain documentary features Cyril Wecht and was directed by a Morgantown native whose parents live in Upper St. Clair.

1 week ago

 Amber Palfy, J.J. Lynn and Michael Gregory look at a final version of their film, "Weekend Duty".  The team, calling themselves Dynamite Carrot, had 48 hours to cast, write, shoot and edit a film for a competition.

Pittsburgh filmmakers beat the clock in 48 Hour Project

Team Dynamite Carrot — explosive and good for the eyes — makes a short film in two days as part of the 48 Hour Film Project.

1 week ago

 In this 2011 file photo, actor Omar Sharif poses during a photo call for the "Medfilm, Mediterranian Film Festival" lifetime achievement award in Rome.

'Doctor Zhivago' Omar Sharif dies at 83

The Egyptian-born actor, also known for his role in “Lawrence of Arabia,” had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and died of a heart attack.

2 weeks ago

 Roshan Seth and Sendhil Ramamurthy play father and son in "Brahmin Bulls."

Silk Screen Film Festival movies cover a lot of territory, in miles and subject matter

Here is a sampling of reviews of movies playing at the Silk Screen Film Festival.

2 weeks ago

Silk Screen Film Festival schedule

Silk Screen Film Festival opens with "Theeb" at the Regent Square Theater and closes with "Miss India America" at Melwood Screening Room.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Diana Douglas / Actress, mother of Michael Douglas

Her six-decade-long stage, TV and film career included roles opposite her first husband, Kirk Douglas, and their son, Michael.

2 weeks ago

 D-Box seats shake and move in sync with picture.

All shook up: D-Box seats vibrate in sync with a movie's action sequences

Theatergoers get immersed in the action with D-Box MFX Cinema Systems.

3 weeks ago

 In "The Last Reel," a film found in an old movie theater contains a flashback to a Khmer Rouge work camp during the time of Pol Pot.

Asian film festival picks a new season

Pittsburgh’s Silk Screen Film Festival will open with “Theeb,“ close with “Miss India America” and showcase 30 Asian features July 10-19.

3 weeks ago

 Emma Bowser, 10, holds back 700-pound Jersey cow Rapunzel, from entering the judging ring too early during a previous Big Butler Fair. Rapunzel, from Rocky Maple Farm in Slippery Rock, went on to win two blue ribbons. This year's fair opens Friday and runs through July 11.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Big Butler Fair, Kennywood fireworks, comedy and the Symphony are all on the slate for the coming holiday weekend.

3 weeks ago

 Joe Manganiello in "Magic Mike XXL."

Joe Manganiello ate like a bodybuilder for 'Magic Mike' sequel

Eating for one but ordering for two is how Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello prepared for his beekcake role in  “Magic Mike XXL.”

3 weeks ago

 Train singer Pat Monahan at the First Niagara Pavilion on Tuesday.

Train pulls into Pavilion with lively, colorful show

Picasso at the Wheel Tour is big on audience participation at First Niagara Pavilion.

3 weeks ago

 As previews roll at the Dependable Drive-In in Moon Township, lights from nearby businesses give off a faint glow behind the trees.

Brian O'Neill: Drive-ins make nice story that's more than nostalgia

No need to just be nostalgic about drive-ins when you can still go.

1 month ago