Spectators near the Carnegie Science Center watch fireworks explode over the Ohio River July 4 holiday.

Summer Times 2015: Your official guide to Pittsburgh's festivals, concerts and events

The Post-Gazette has compiled the best bets for entertainment in the Pittsburgh area this season.

3 days ago

 Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle in the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper."

New on DVD: 'American Sniper' and 'Hot Tube Time Machine 2'

"American Sniper" tells the straightforward tale of Chris Kyle; "Hot Tube Time Machine 2" can’t drum up the few laughs the original did.

3 days ago

 Paul Rudd suits up as a Marvel superhero, portraying Scott Lang in "Ant-Man."

Movie madness: A blockbuster (or two) every week

A quick look at the summer movies set to dominate the box office.

3 days ago

 McFarland, USA, is one of the movies that will be shown in the parks this summer.

Free movies: Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park

Free movies from Citiparks are screened in the great outdoors.

3 days ago

 Betty Rockwell with a David Smith sculpture in the Modern Sculpture exhibition at her Outlines gallery.

'Tracing Outlines' documentary debuts locally Thursday

“Tracing Outlines,” a film about a gallery that championed avant-garde art in 1940s Pittsburgh, debuts locally at The Carnegie this week.

4 days ago

Film notes: Cinemark brings back G-, PG-rated series

Summer Movie Clubhouse returns to Cinemark theaters with family-friendly features on select mornings for $1 a person.

4 days ago

2Do this week, May 17-23: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The Frank L. Melega Art Museum has special events planned for this last day of the National Road Festival.

1 week ago

 Mel Gibson as Mad Max and Tina Turner as Aunty Entity in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" from 1985.

The 'Mad Max' series has spawned its own genre

Mad Max rides again, although he is now played by Tom Hardy from “The Dark Knight Rises” instead of Mel Gibson who originated the role.

1 week ago

Cannes: Harvey Weinstein vows Jake Gyllenhaal will get Oscar nomination for ‘Southpaw’

Mr. Weinstein said it was an outrage that Jake Gyllenhaal was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,”

1 week ago

‘Tomorrowland’ eyes $50 Million Memorial Day weekend opening

Disney’s “Tomorrowland” is lining up to win the Memorial Weekend box office despite the fact that the movie is so shrouded in mystery.

1 week ago

 A scene from "D Day: Normandy 1944."

Filmmaker brings 'D-Day: Normandy 1944' to the Omnimax at the Science Center

Feature film doubles as a thank-you from France to its liberators and answers key World War II questions along the way.

1 week ago

Film Notes: Pittsburgh actress Margot Bingham cast in 'Barbershop 3'

Plus: Parkway Theater in Stowe will launch “Asian Movie Madness“ series; lineup announced for the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.

1 week ago

Former Showcase Cinemas North shutting its doors

Rave Pittsburgh 11, once home to Showcase Cinemas North along McKnight Road, will have its last picture show Thursday night.

1 week ago

 Emjay Anthony as Percy Casper, John Leguizamo as Martin, Jon Favreau as Carl Casper, and Sofia Vergara as Inez in "Chef."

Some of Sofia Vergara's other movie roles

”Hot Pursuit” star and “Modern Family” mainstay Sofia Vergara is often cast as the femme fatale, ex-wife or girlfriend on the big screen.

2 weeks ago

Film notes: Sunday Night Series lines up classics

As time goes by, these quotable American classics just get better, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will showcase a handful on Sunday nights.

2 weeks ago

Film Notes: Pump House films focus on labor, topical issues

Provocative panels and films, including “Norma Rae,” will be the focus of monthslong program at the Pump House in Munhall.

2 weeks ago

Grateful Dead farewell to be broadcast in Pittsburgh-area theaters

The concerts will be held at 8 p.m. July 3 through July 5. The July 5 concert is billed as the last time the band will play together.

2 weeks ago

 R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills in “Classic Music Series: R.E.M. by MTV,” a documentary by Alexander Young, the son of Edward and Rosemary Young of Chippewa, and a graduate of Blackhawk High School and Penn State University. It screens in theaters May 19.

Film notes: R.E.M. documentary gets special screenings

An R.E.M. documentary, Hollywood Theater fourth birthday party and a film about the Bhutanese experience are on tap for May.

2 weeks ago

Remembering Orson Welles

Nearly 100 years after his birth, Orson Welles endures a sharp rise to fame and sharp fall from Hollywood grace to ultimately stay on top.

3 weeks ago

Comic-book artists' original Avengers pages exhibited at the ToonSeum

The exhibition starts at the beginning, with a page by Jack Kirby of the Marvel superheroes’ first appearance.

3 weeks ago

Filmmaker finds Carnegie a good place to shoot short film 'Transience'

About 40 young people shot footage for a short film titled “Transience” behind and near the Third Street Gallery.

3 weeks ago

 Jake Gyllenhaal stars in "Southpaw."

Summer movie season brings waves of remakes, reboots and sequels

Scores of movies, including the made-in-Pittsburgh "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and "Southpaw," are headed our way for summer.

3 weeks ago

Family Film Guide: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron

In the latest ‘Avengers,’ there isn’t much sex or language, but fights, epic battles, airborne and landlocked chases, and explosions abound

3 weeks ago

 From left, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator and J.K. Simmons plays Detective O'Brien in "Terminator Genisys."

'Whiplash' actor J.K. Simmons teams with Terminator

After his Oscar win for “Whiplash,” J.K. Simmons will appear in “Terminator Genisys” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and franchise newbies.

3 weeks ago

 On Sunday at 7 p.m., a rare showing of “Bayou Maharajah,” a new documentary on the late pianist James Booker, at the Hollywood in Dormont. It will be prefaced by a Terrance Hayes poetry reading and live piano music by Tom Roberts.

Film Notes: Jimmy Stewart Museum to honor Caviezel; 'Bayou Maharajah' to screen Sunday

Also: “Aspie Seeks Love” returns, “Crocodile Gennadiy” inks deal, and a one-time showing of doc “Bayou Maharajah” at Hollywood Theater.

1 month ago


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