From left, Louis C.K. stars as Arlen Hird and Michael Stuhlbarg stars as Edward G. Robinson in Jay Roach’s "Trumbo."

Michael Stuhlbarg plays Edward G. Robinson in 'Trumbo'

Michael Stuhlbarg tried to make himself as “small and squat” as possible to play Edward G. Robinson in “Trumbo” opposite Bryan Cranston.

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 Saoirse Ronan as Eilis in "Brooklyn."

Saoirse Ronan moves into more grown-up roles in 'Brooklyn'

Not everyone may know how to pronounce actress Saoirse Ronan’s name, but they recognize her face, talent and burgeoning fame.

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 Michael Keaton as Walter "Robby" Robinson and Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes work on an investigation into the cover-up of child abuse by Catholic priests in Boston in "Spotlight."

Movie review: 'Spotlight' shines light on excellent ensemble cast

Actors including Michael Keaton dig into their roles as members of a Boston Globe investigative team and its story about clergy sex abuse.

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 Liam Hemsworth, front left, Sam Claflin, back left, Evan Ross and Jennifer Lawrence star in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2."

Movie review: 'Hunger Games' finale stays true to source

The film franchise based on Suzanne Collins’ novels comes to an end in a serious manner.

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 Among cast members of "Spotlight" are, from left, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton and John Slattery.

Newsroom drama tells real story behind the print

From the unglamourous clothing and goodbye cakes to the occasional smell of a dead rat, “Spotlight” gets it right.

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 Julia Roberts portrays a distraught detective in "Secret in Their Eyes."

Movie review: 'Secret in Their Eyes' not so thrilling

“Secret in Their Eyes,” a Hollywood remake of an Oscar-winning foreign thriller, misses the mark.

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 Elizabeth Banks, left, portrays Effie Trinket and Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games Mockingjay -- Part 2."

Family Film Guide: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2' and 'Secret in Their Eyes'

The “Hunger Games” finale is PG-13, for tweens and up; “Secret in Their Eyes,” also PG-13, is suitable for mature high schoolers and older.

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 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Seth Rogen star in "The Night Before."

Movie review: New comedy is an instant Christmas classic: naughty, but nice

“The Night Before” is a holiday hybrid and a funny one, thanks to its leading men Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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West Mifflin bargain theater to be renovated, revamped

The former Maxi Saver 12 will reopen under new management as Century Square Luxury Cinemas and will feature 10 auditoriums.

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 From left, David Gross, Jeff Arkuss and Jesse Shapira.

Pittsburgh native had hand in producing 'Room'

Producer Jesse Shapira returns to Pittsburgh for screening of Oscar bait “Room” at his hometown theater.

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 Jessie Nelson, director for the Pittsburgh-based film "Love the Coopers," poses for a portrait at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.

‘Coopers' director Jessie Nelson aimed for realistic family portrait

“Love the Coopers,” shot in Pittsburgh and opening today, unwraps family, food, comedy, a dash of drama, musical merriment and holiday joy.

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  Bailey Conner sits in the director's chair on the set of "Love the Coopers," which was originally named "Let It Snow."

Murrysville girl has part in holiday movie 'Love the Coopers'

Bailey Conner, 6, is an extra in the film, which opens today in theaters.

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 A limited number of tickets are on sale for $99 for the Dec. 17 advance screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The price includes popcorn, a commemorative item and photo “on the film office red carpet.”

Advance screening of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' set at Waterfront

The screening will take place Dec. 17 at AMC-Loews at The Waterfront in a special screening to benefit the Pittsburgh Film Office.

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Check out the schedule for the second weekend of the Three Rivers Film Festival

The 34th annual Three Rivers film Festival continues through Sunday at four locations.

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 From left, Violet Miller (Anne-Marie Duff) and Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) campaign for women’s voting rights in director Sarah Gavron’s "Suffragette."

'Suffragette' writer blends fact, fiction in film

“Suffragette” writer Abi Morgan blended fact and fiction in the story of British women attempting to gain the right to vote.

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Steeltown program introduces first class of filmmakers

Steeltown Entertainment Project introduces its first class of grant recipients and mentors to make their projects a reality.

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 Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in "Spectre."

5 Things We Are Loving This Week, Nov. 7

Agent 007 swings into action, Timberlake and Stapleton wow the country crowd, and we sing the praises of Indian summer and Mr. Sax.

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 Daniel Craig is back as James Bond in "Spectre."

Movie review: Bond is as bold as ever in film that delves into past and present

“Spectre,” starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux, raises ghosts from James Bond’s past in grand, globe-trotting style.

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 "Court," starring Vira Sathidar as the poet Kamble, will screen at 7 tonight at Waterworks Cinemas as part of the Three Rivers Film Festival.

Movie reviews: Three Rivers Film Festival is off to rousing start

“Court,” “In the Shadow of Women” and “Influenza” are among the four dozen films to be screened during the Three Rivers Film Festival.

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 Gennadiy Mokhnenko is the subject of  "Crocodile Gennadiy," made by two Pittsburghers and helping to open Three Rivers Film Festival.

Three Rivers Film Festival kicks off with pastor's fight for homeless addicted children in Ukraine

After a triumphant debut at Tribeca Film Festival, “Crocodile Gennadiy,” a documentary made by Pittsburghers, will help open the festival.

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Actor Will Smith watched autopsies for 'Concussion'

Will Smith watched autopsies in preparation for filming “Concussion,“ while new trailer shows David Morse as Mike Webster.

2 weeks ago

 Rick Neumann of Penn Hills had his 1982 DeLorean modified to look exactly like the one in the "Back to the Future" films.

Penn Hills man goes 'Back to the Future' with 1982 DeLorean

Rick Neumann’s souped-up vehicle resembles the car that traveled through time in 1985 hit movie.

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Family film guide: 'Spectre'

Family Film Guide:  “Spectre”

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 Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang (Franklin, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty and Sally) revel in a snow day.

Charlie Brown and the 'Peanuts' gang celebrate 65 years with new 3-D movie and TV special

Comic strip inspired books, toys, animated specials, Broadway musical, Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloons and more.

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 Penelope Spheeris and Eyeball.

Movie preview: Director Penelope Spheeris restores 'The Decline of Western Civilization'

Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris will appear at Hollywood Theater in Dormont with the trilogy capturing the LA punk and metal scenes.

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 Star Wars fans dressed as biker scouts "arrest" Rob Fanell, 19, of Plum in front of PNC Park in August.

Theaters to Star Wars fans: Bring the Force, leave the blasters

‘Star Wars’ fans will have to leave behind the masks, makeup and fake weapons when the hottest movie of the franchise opens in December.

3 weeks ago

 Anastasia Hill and Benedict Cumberbatch in National Theatre Live's "Hamlet."

Shows on the go: Some productions appearing on new platforms

Consumers can follow the path of new technology to creative platforms for experiencing entertainment.

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 Disney's "Ratatouille": serve it up

Ten of the best films with or about food

If Bradley Cooper’s “Burnt” whets your appetites for more movies featuring food, here are enough titles for a 10-course cinematic meal.

3 weeks ago

 Meryl Streep as Julia Child in "Julie & Julia."

Cinematic feasts where food is the star

The movies might be trite but they leave you craving the delectable preparations.

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 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will hold a Dec. 17 concert of "Star Wars" music by composer John Williams.

PSO will perform 'Star Wars' music to herald 'The Force Awakens'

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Dec. 17 comes mere hours before the eagerly anticipated release of “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

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Court to decide whether Buck Rogers will fly again in the movies

The Dille Family Trust threatened to sue a film producer after he announced he was going to make a movie based on "Armageddon 2419 A.D."

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