Writer Wes Craven died in his Los Angeles home of brain cancer.  He was 76.

Obituary: Wes Craven / ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ director

The versatile filmmaker also wrote and produced features, directed for television and wrote novels.

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 Greta Gerwig as Brooke in "Mistress America."

Movie preview: Greta Gerwig uses storytelling to express human experience

Actress and co-writer Greta Gerwig blends 1980s sensibilities with screwball comedy for “Mistress America,” set in contemporary New York.

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 From left, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) , Owen (Chris Pratt), Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) watch in terror in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic World."  The film tops the list of season's box office winners.

'Jurassic World' tops list of season's box office winners

“Jurassic World” roars to a fantastic first-place finish as the 2015 summer movie season draws to a close.

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 August Wilson's "Fences" is set in the Hill District circa 1957.

Viola Davis, Denzel Washington reportedly collaborating on 'Fences' movie

The Oscar-winning actor is slated to direct the film version of the Pittsburgh-set play by the late August Wilson.

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Hot List: Weekend of Aug. 27-30

Fairs, jazz concerts, art festivals, Tim McGraw and free films round out the last weekend of the month.

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 The inside of theater at the Southside Works Cinema. Following theater shootings across the nation, movie theaters in Pittsburgh, including Southside Works, implement heightened security measures.

Pittsburgh movie theaters the latest venues to search bags for weapons

There’s no escaping this reality — movie theaters, once havens for escapism, no longer are sanctuaries from the violence of the real world.

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 Chewbacca  - “Star Wars” lands in Orlando

5 Things We Are Loving This Week: ‘Star Wars' out in force

From a CoverGirl makeup line to new emoticons to Star Wars Day at PNC Park, “Star Wars” continues to invade our galaxy.

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Film notes: Movie theaters checking backpacks

Regal movie chain and South Side theater announce they may search filmgoers’ bags to keep patrons and their employees safe.

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 Punk rockers Social Distortion will play at Stage AE this weekend.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Social Distortion, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and lots of county fairs on tap for the coming weekend.

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 Tommy Lee Jones won the Oscar for best supporting actor in "The Fugitive."

5 things we love: Best TV series made into movies

Here are a few of our favorites that have awards to back up their placement on the list.

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 Corkey Hawkins portrays Dr. Dre in "Straight Outta Compton."

‘Straight Outta Compton’ could go straight to No. 1

Marketing could power N.W.A. film to a record-setting audience.

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 Counting Crows along with lead singer, Adam Duritz, will return to Stage AE on Sunday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Farm shows and county fairs fill up the weekend, along with shows by Counting Crows and Jimmy Buffett and benefit concerts.

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'Three Seconds' schedules open casting call in Greensburg

The production, which stars Luke Evans, will be filming prison scenes for 10 days beginning September 8-19 in Greensburg.

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 "Three Seconds" stars Luke Evans.

Hundreds of extras sought for filming of 'Three Seconds' in Greensburg

Filming “Three Seconds” in Greensburg calls for between 700-900 extras Sept. 8-19; movie features Luke Evans, Josh Brolin and Olivia Munn.

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 Ricky Schroder’s starred in the 1979 film “The Champ,” in which his father, played by Jon Voight, is a boxer who comes out of retirement and then dies from blows in the ring.

What's the saddest movie scene? Research says answer may be in 'The Champ'

A tearful clip from the 1979 movie is used to evoke sadness in labs all over the world.

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 Miles Teller, left, as Reed Richards and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm prepare for an epic battle in "Fantastic Four."

A cheat sheet on 'Fantastic Four'

Can’t tell the Thing from the Torch or anyone else in the “Fantastic Four”? Here is our 10-point cheat sheet.

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 The interior of 31st Street Studio in the Strip District is shown in January.

Officials see bigger picture for region’s film industry

A new report looks at how Pittsburgh can extend its winning streak and keep attracting movies, TV and other entertainment production.

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 Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura on the original "Star Trek," will be at Steel City Con in Monroeville this weekend.

Steel City Con features women who reach for the stars

Pittsburgh’s pop culture fest, in its 25th year, features “Batman” and “Karate Kid” reunions and female pioneers from sci-fi and fantasy.

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 Comedian Garrett Titlebaum plays the title role in "Craig Quits His Day Job."

Now 'Craig Quits' goes in search of an audience

Eric Chapman of Canonsburg uses his life savings to make the film “Craig Quits His Day Job.”

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 Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger will perform a free concert Friday at The Frick.

Hot List for weekend of Aug. 6, 2015

The 15th annual Three Rivers Storytelling Festival is just one of the activities on tap this weekend.

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