Film Notes: Oaks renovating to become multipurpose center

Oaks Theater to add two stages and a bar and compress seating as it evolves into a multipurpose entertainment center in Oakmont.

about 6 hours ago

 Charlton Heston, who plays an astronaut who lands on an ape-ruled planet, and Linda Harrison, as a human inhabitant, appear in a scene from the 1968 film "The Planet of the Apes."

Hollywood counting on 'Apes' to boost box office

Hollywood needs “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” to roar in a big way this weekend to help reverse the summer slump at the box office.

1 day ago

 Lisa and Vince Roskovensky of Moon, with their children, Hailey, 3, and Tyler, 6, watch "Rio 2" at the CineGrille, a dine-in movie theater, at Latitude 360 in North Fayette.

How movie theaters are changing with the times

Although big-name entertainment companies no longer are building hundreds of new theaters at a time, they continue to invest in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

 Will Smith may be in town filming a movie.

Busiest film agenda shapes up for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh all-stars add Will Smith and Vin Diesel to Russell Crowe and Jake Gyllenhaal in movies being shot in Pittsburgh in 2014.

3 days ago

 Assuming the Unknown by Alex Sansone, from the 2014 2-Minute Film Festival at Carnegie Museum of Art.

2-Minute Film Festival goes to the moon

Outer space is the theme of the 2-Minute Film Festival in at Carnegie Museum; Culture Club premieres Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

3 days ago

 Emily Peachey.

#SEENRisingStar: Emily Peachey

Pittsburgh's Emily Peachey was headed to law school when the acting bug changed her course.

5 days ago

 From left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon star in Richard Lester's "A Hard's Day's Night."

Restored 'Hard Day's Night' still magical

Beatles and fans rampage through London in the classic “A Hard Day‘‍s Night,” restored for its 50th anniversary.

1 week ago

 Directors Gab Cody, second from left, and Sam Turich, right, with the film crew.

Lawrenceville dinner inspires movie

Sam Turich and Gab Cody discuss their film “Progression,” inspired by the Lawrenceville Urban Pioneer Society‘‍s progressive dinner.

1 week ago

 Fitz and the Tantrums.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Furries hit town, the Swans perform and fireworks are popping off all over.

1 week ago

 Brian 'Astro' Bradley stars in "Earth to Echo."

Brian 'Astro' Bradley moves from rapping to acting

A director told rapper turned “Earth to Echo” actor Brian “Astro” Bradley to “just keep doing what you‘‍re doing” in movies.

1 week ago

 Novelist Anthony Breznican.

'Brutal Youth' author, New Kensington native returns to hometown

Anthony Breznican proves you can survive high school and write a novel while employed full time with the just-published “Brutal Youth.”

2 weeks ago

 Actor/director Joe Manganiello, wearing tie, poses with the La Bare dancers at the premiere of Main Street Films “La Bare" after-party on June 18 in Los Angeles.

Joe Manganiello brings his strip club documentary 'La Bare' to Dormont

Tickets are still available for the film that focuses on the legendary club in Dallas, directed by the Mt. Lebanon native.

2 weeks ago

Joe Manganiello brings 'La Bare' to local theater

Actor Joe Manganiello returns to Pittsburgh Friday to screen his documentary, "La Bare," at Hollywood Theater in Dormont.

2 weeks ago

 Eli Wallach, who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over his career, died Monday. He was 98.

Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

“The best way to honor him is to put on one of his movies,” his son said. “Put on ‘Baby Doll’ or ‘Magnificent Seven.’ Those live forever.”

2 weeks ago

Philip Roth novel 'American Pastoral' to be filmed in Pittsburgh

With Ewan McGregor in the lead, the film version of Roth’‍s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will start shooting in March.

2 weeks ago

Drum Corps ready for summer tour

Five of Drum Corps International’s top 12 corps will perform Wednesday at Gateway, one of two local competitions on the DCI summer tour.

2 weeks ago

Family Film Guide: 'Think Like a Man Too'

Sequel “Think Like a Man Too” is rated PG-13 and is suitable for mature high school students and older.

3 weeks ago

'Umbrella Man' to debut at McKees Rocks film festival

Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival will shine a light on lower budget films, including some with Pittsburgh subjects or makers.

3 weeks ago

 Co-creators Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett at the Found Footage Festival.

Found Footage Festival finds humor in discards

In the traveling Found Footage Festival, discarded videos picked up in thrift stores are turned into an entertaining show.

3 weeks ago

 Guy Pearce loved the lack of costume changes in his role in "The Rover."

Actor relishes ragtag look in 'The Rover'

By accident or design, Guy Pearce never seems to repeat himself, and he proves that again with “The Rover” opposite Robert Pattinson.

3 weeks ago

 Erich Bergen, left, as Bob Gaudio, John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi in "Jersey Boys."

Before the movie, 'Jersey Boys' took Broadway by storm

Here are 10 facts to guide viewers from the stage to the screen adaptation of the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

3 weeks ago

 LEGO characters Unikitty (voiced by Alison Brie), Benny (Charlie Day), Emmet (Chris Pratt), Batman (Will Arnett), Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) in the 3-D animated adventure "The LEGO Movie."

New to DVD this week

'The Lego Movie,' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' hit store shelves.

3 weeks ago

Row House Cinema seeks to change how Pittsburghers watch movies

Row House Cinema will offer local beers and classic movies in Lawrenceville to promote community and older, classic films.

3 weeks ago

 Series of shots showing great white shark breaching -- leaping from water to capture a wooden dummy seal in the documentary "Great White Shark."

Understanding the misunderstood great white shark

The IMAX documentary “Great White Shark” aims to dispel misconceptions about the legendary predator.

3 weeks ago

Hot list: What's happening this weekend

The weekend’s events include the Jeep Heritage Festival in Butler, violinist Lindsey Stirling, the PSO, John Legend and more.

1 month ago

Three Rivers Arts Festival films and dance schedule

Art on Film is part of Pittsburgh Filmmakers' series exploring artists and their creative process.

1 month ago

Film notes: Dirty movie festival lands in Lawrenceville

Bounced from Dormont due to its adult content, Dan Savage's traveling movie festival finds a new home in Lawrenceville this weekend.

1 month ago


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