The film about the first black player to break the color barrier in baseball offers lessons for all ages.
Richard Konzen at Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh Glass Center summer lecture series, Pittsburgh Film Office discussion and more.
No one is idle in "Star Trek Into Darkness," not when J.J. Abrams takes the con and makes actress Zoe Saldana as Lt. Uhura speak Klingon.
The Iceman cometh and he probably has a gun or other lethal weapon in his hands as he kills 100 people in this true-life tale.
Plsu: 'Glimmer' casting; Free film; BET Awards; Silk Screen adds showing.
Pittsburgh native Zachary Quinto sprints deeper into stardom with his second turn as Spock in J.J. Abrams' sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness."
"Poppy Hill": Tame but tender Japanese film beautifully evokes life and love in 1964.
Documentary tells tale of Pittsburgh marble shooters competing at National Marbles Tournament.
"Cloud Atlas," "Texas Chainsaw" and "Beware of Mr. Baker."
"Into Darkness" gains most of its PG-13 rating from its violent and scary situations.
Silk Screen Film Festival transports moviegoers to the "Valley of Saints" and desperate, duplicitous corners of New Delhi in "B.A. Pass."
East meets Pittsburgh in robust second batch of "Silk Screen" film festival features showing today through Sunday night at four venues.
The second J.J. Abrams prequel plunges Kirk & Co. into an action-packed adventure while revamping some established "Trek" lore.
"Can You Do That In Public?," a talk on public art; writer Nathaniel Philbrick at Writers LIVE; "Wake Up and Dream" with Bridgette Perdue...
A Carnegie Mellon faculty member's movie script about a wedding planner looking for the perfect date was the winner at a competition.
At work on his new novel, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" author Stephen Chbosky still has Pittsburgh on his mind.
Summertime and the living is loud and heroic, based on the six dozen movies (at least) coming our way through Labor Day.
Free movies offered in the Pittsburgh parks.
"The Great Gatsby" is aimed at a new generation happy to mix hip-hop, handsome leads, 3-D and a contemporary vibe to the 1920s classic.
It's a new twist on meeting the parents but starring Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier and set in the tony Hamptons.
"Gatsby" stands unchallenged as the purest expression of America's promise of success, the hope that drove Jimmy Gatz to become Jay Gatsby.
Forum focuses on black issues; 'Hangover' ending earlier; 'Star Trek' at Science Center
The actress talks about Daisy Buchanan, designer dresses and how lucky she was that "The Great Gatsby" isn't a fatter, out-of-print novel.
Hypejar is a virtual crystal ball for pop culture. Amazon Originals web TV pilots are worth tuning in. Grooveshark a boon for Web DJs
The author talks about his breakthrough book and the movie based on it that is opening the Silk Screen film festival in Pittsburgh.
"No One Lives" but no one may care when it comes to this R-rated film about a couple who don't want any trouble but get and give plenty.
Free movies during Three Rivers Arts Festival will visit or revisit activist Ai Weiwei, "mad man" Bert Stern and memorable Vanka murals.
Silk Screen Film Festival opens Friday with gala Downtown setting stage for annual event stretching to May 19 and occupying four venues.
The Asian film festival opens in Pittsburgh with wealth of movies with variety.
'Jack Reacher' and 'Safe Haven'
The online video has more than 36,000 views on YouTube in its first six days and reminds us that we sometimes take local beauty for granted.
It's the tax credit that really sweetens the pot, in many cases making the difference between shooting here or elsewhere.
"Star Trek Into Darkness," sequel to 2009 hit, will boldly go into theaters a day earlier than planned, on May 16, Paramount announces.
Mike Gray, a writer and filmmaker who tackled thorny contemporary issues in his work, died at age 77.
Spielberg to tackle the story of U.S. sniper Chris Kyle as his next directorial project. Bradley Cooper will star.
Also: Fred Rogers movie report draws perplexed response from his company; Oaks Theater ready to roll out Moonlit Matinee Film Festival.
"Disconnect" is a cautionary tale about cyberbullying, connecting online with strangers and staring at screens instead of your loved ones.
Setting aside stacks of comic books and years of reading, a fan looks at "Iron Man 3" and finds the superhero universe is strange.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy in a movie supposedly loaded with signs and symbols, "Room 237" claims about "The Shining."
The third outing takes some nifty twists and proves better than the second installment, but it's not as memorable as the first movie.
Five short films will have their Pittsburgh premieres at the second annual Robinson International Short Film Competition.
Welcome to summer. It arrives at 9 tonight, the earliest time many theaters will show "Iron Man 3."
'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'Not Fade Away,' 'The Guilt Trip'
Fetch the popcorn and butter and cue the superheroes, it's summer movie season, and it starts today with "Iron Man 3" flying high.
Since the fall of communism, the former Soviet Union has been redefining class, and Pitt's Russian Film Symposium follows suit.
The 15th annual event at University of Pittsburgh kicks off today on campus with "Chapiteu-Show I." Wednesday night: "Kokolo" at Melwood.
Hollywood's current Spock co-stars with Cherry Jones when the show transfers to New York in September.
Dave Grohl films a love letter to the studio that's home to Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Nirvana.
The Richland performer turns 13, appears with Jose Carreras and makes her big-screen debut as Robert Redford's daughter.
Anthony Mackie focused on building bodies, camaraderie and a character based on a real death row occupant, plus what August Wilson told him.
Matthew McConaughey, James McDaniel and Lynn Whitfield experience their own pain and gain in two new movies.
Regal, AMC and Cinemark movie chains reach deal with Disney to show "Iron Man 3," first expected blockbuster of summer season.
The Sapphires turn back the clock to 1968 when an aboriginal girl group heads to Vietnam to sing, dance and delight American soldiers.
Three movies opening today are reviewed from a family perspective.
Robert Redford is a fugitive turned small-town lawyer with Shia LaBeouf as a cocky young newspaperman on his trail.
Silk Screen draws from across the Asian world and the United States for its eighth film festival in Pittsburgh, May 10-19.
Here comes the bridegroom and ensemble comedy overload, but not too many laughs, in "The Big Wedding," adapted from 2006 French comedy.
Mark Wahlberg, The Rock and Anthony Mackie star in a brutal action flick that, alas, is based on a true story out of Miami.
Filmmaker Ken Loach lifts a glass to rare Scottish whisky and the power of second chances for petty criminals in "The Angels' Share."
Gathr Films' membership program offers sneak previews of first-run movies before they open in Los Angeles and New York.
"Promised Land," "The Impossible," "Gangster Squad"
The two largest U.S. theater chains have stopped advance sales for the potential blockbuster in a dispute over revenue sharing.
In "To the Wonder," director Terrence Malick's exquisite images get the better of Ben Affleck's romance.
CMU grads, including Zachary Quinto minus his Mr. Spock ears, return to campus for sneak preview of comedy "Breakup at a Wedding."
New web series brings the world of video games to life. Twitter debuts new music site. The Webby Awards launch an archive of past winners.
Lightwave International provides lasers for rockers, welcomed "Dark Knight Rises" with the bat symbol and lines up lasers for "Oblivion."
It's end of the world as we know it (again) in sci-fi adventure starring Tom Cruise as one of the last men on war-ravaged Earth.
"Injustice: Gods Among Us" breaks video game conventions.
The official list of selected films includes work from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and Point Park University:
JFilm festival schedule through April 21.
"Django Unchained," "The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia" and "One Day on Earth"
Plus: Chaplin films with live piano at Manor; Steeltown Film Factory semifinalists; "Stooge Fest" Sunday; Movies and Martinis on Wednesday
Carnegie Mellon hosts Pittsburgh's first intercollegiate film festival.
Bert Stern is the man who loved women and it shows in his iconic ads and photographs, including of Marilyn Monroe in her final sessions.
Movie ratings to give parents more information about whether content is suitable for children.
"Scary Movie 5" comes up short in every way imaginable.
Jamie Foxx will receive the "Generation Award" at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards airing at 9 tonight.
"Back to the Square" -- as in Tahrir: Not quite square one, but still nowhere near the finish line in documentary of Egypt's Arab Spring.
"42" takes a swing at the Jackie Robinson story and connects, thanks to strong performances and a sense of history.
Pittsburgh Courier photos by Charles "Teenie" Harris capture Jackie Robinson's many stops in Pittsburgh in the '40s and '50s.
Jackie Robinson isn't THE only subject on theatrical lineup card, with new movies starring Ryan Gosling, James McAvoy and Elle Fanning.
The director got a behind-the-scenes look at art auction houses and pricey painting heists as part of making thriller "Trance."
The Bloomfield DVD store managed to survive for 10 years in an industry that's increasingly gone digital.
Filmmaker Chris Nicholson will be showing "Haunted States of America," a film that explores the library's haunted stories.
Actress Ashley Tisdale plays "the blonde" who likely will stare death in its familiar face in "Scary Movie 5."
"Hyde Park on Hudson," "Howdy Kids," "Boss: Season 2" and "Into the Cold."
A film traces how famous violinist Huberman saved Jewish musicians in Poland and how Joshua Bell acquired Huberman's once-stolen Strad.
JFilm festival opens today on a light note before delving into a range of subjects, some serious, some laced with music or food, some grim.
Italian Film Festival USA screens romcom tonight while CMU's International Film Festival winds down with three diverse documentaries.
Defiance, desperation, deathbed wish and delightful food and romance among themes of opening week movies of Pittsburgh's JFilm festival.
Mongolia rocks and Pittsburgh-based documentary maker Lauren Knapp will tell you how in free sessions today and Thursday.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial assessments turned film reviewing into a sport, died at age 70.
A 12-year-old African girl is kidnapped and forced to become rebel soldier in the Oscar-nominated drama "War Witch."
The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective:
Two decades after the world lined up to see wondrous "Jurassic Park," Steven Spielberg's dinosaur epic roars back to life.
Laura Dern enlightens us on "Jurassic Park" in 3-D.
Warner Bros. launches its own movie and TV streaming service. Amazon adds X-Ray for TV for Kindle users. Concert Vault debuts new iPad app.
"Evil Dead" remake goes back into the woods where demons still lurk decades after Sam Raimi's camp classic but this time it's much gorier.
After break for holidays, CMU's International Film Festival returns with another round of provocative features plus short film competition.
'John Dies at the End,' 'Hemingway & Gellhorn,' 'Dirk Gently'