The facts and the fiction in "When the Game Stands Tall"

Reporter separates fact, fiction and outright invention for “When the Game Stands Tall” about De La Salle High’s football win streak.

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 Jim Caviezel as Coach Bob Ladouceur in "When the Game Stands Tall."

Actor heads De La Salle football’s fan club

Jim Caviezel found it easy to play the reticent, religious high school football coach whose legacy is more than a 151-game winning streak.

1 day ago

 Stephen Chbosky during the filming in Pittsburgh of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

Pennsylvania's annual $60 million film credits cap unlikely to increase this year

Between 2007 and 2012, Pennsylvania issued $298 million in tax credits among 292 productions and 500 applicants.

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  Director Antoine Fuqua on the set of "Southpaw," which just wrapped up filming in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh native Antoine Fuqua returns to direct 'Southpaw'

“There’s so much more I want to do and see here.” Scouting might mean popping into a place and realizing, “Wow, this wasn’t here before.”

5 days ago

 Jeff Bridges, left, and Brenton Thwaites star in "The Giver."

Movie Review: 'The Giver' provides deep message for all ages

Based on Lois Lowry’s best-seller, “The Giver” is both edifying and enjoyable and will appeal to entire families.

1 week ago

Oscar-winning film company will digitize 500 films made by Andy Warhol

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Museum of Modern Art will partner with MPC to make the films available in digital format.

1 week ago

 Daniel Radcliffe.

'It all clicked,' Radcliffe says of making film

Daniel Radcliffe calls “What If” a “sweet, feel-good film” that benefits from chemistry among the rom-com cast and a taste for Fool’s Gold.

1 week ago

 David and Joey Granati.

The Granatis take a side journey into ambient electronic music

Joey and David Granati put their new studio to use as The 4th Dimensional Beings.

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 Luthier/musician Raymond Morin is one of the artists featured in David Bernabo's documentary "Ongoing Box."

'Ongoing Box' explores the artistic process

In “Ongoing Box,” an artist explorers different artists’ processes as they create and execute their work.

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 Lisa Loring, who portrayed Wednesday Addams on "The Addams Family," will be at the Horror Realm convention this weekend.

Horror Realm will be a-haunting this weekend

Zombies, monsters and Addamses walk among the faithful for a weekend of thrills and chills in Bethel Park.

1 week ago

 Actress Lauren Bacall

Obituary: Lauren Bacall / Legendary husky-voiced Hollywood actress

Her husky voice and smoldering onscreen chemistry with her husband, Humphrey Bogart, made her a defining movie star of the 1940s.

1 week ago

City Calendar for the week of 08/11/14

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will conduct a free self-guided tour of the Allegheny County Jail Museum, located at 440 Ross St.

1 week ago

The Next Page / Pittsburgh, the rising entertainment industry star

With interest already high, Carl Kurlander says, the city can become more of a capital for movies, TV and digital entertainment.

1 week ago

 Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in "Get on Up".

Pandora turns up new audience for James Brown biopic

“Get on Up” about the influential performer James Brown has a clear target audience: fans of the Godfather of Soul.

1 week ago

Where did all the Mexicans go? The state of Hollywood diversity

The Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative released its annual report on diversity in the 100 top-grossing films of 2013.

1 week ago

James Franco to receive filmmaking award at Venice Film Festival

LOS ANGELES ( - James Franco is set to be honored for his contributions to cinema at the 71st Venice Film Festival, shortly

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 FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, director and actor Woody Allen appears at the French premiere of "Blue Jasmine," in Paris. Allen has added his handprints to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located in Pawtucket, R.I., but not the one in California. Allen was in town on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, filming a new movie, and he agreed to add his handprints to the small “walk of fame” in the old mill town. Allen put his prints into wet cement Thursday afternoon, and it will be installed at a later date. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Woody Allen's handprints on Pawtucket walk of fame

Legendary director Woody Allen has added his handprints to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but not the one in California.

1 week ago

Film notes: Extras wanted for 'Witch Hunter'

“The Last Witch Hunter,“ with Vin Diesel, is hunting for hip extras for a film to be shot in Pittsburgh from late summer to early December.

2 weeks ago

 LeVar Burton in TNT's "Perception."

Steel City Con brings pop culture icons to Pittsburgh

From Aug. 8-10, some of pop culture’s most beloved characters will gather to meet fans at the Monroeville Convention Center.

2 weeks ago

 Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (right) and producer Oprah Winfrey, on the set of DreamWorks Pictures' "The Hundred-Foot Journey." Being filmed on location in the south of France, the motion picture is based on the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais.

'Journey' fulfills Mirren dream: being French

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren plays the queen of the restaurant scene in a small French village in "The Hundred-Foot Journey."

2 weeks ago

The Hot List of things to do this weekend

The Butler Farm Show and the Washington County Agricultural Fair are two of the events scheduled for the coming weekend.

1 week ago

 Vin Diesel, star of the "Fast and Furious" franchise and the recent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," is set for the Pittsburgh shoot of "The Last Witch Hunter."

'Last Witch Hunter' seeking a red-haired actress

“The Last Witch Hunter” looking for a stand-in for an actress who will star alongside Vin Diesel and Michael Caine starting in September.

2 weeks ago

Sandra Bullock, with $51 million, is highest-paid actress on Forbes list

Sandra Bullock’s stratospheric paycheck for“Gravity” has launched her to the top of Forbes’ list of top-earning actresses.

2 weeks ago

 Writer/director Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy," an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if he or she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind.

It's a myth we use just 10 percent of our mind's capacity. In fact, we use it all

Humans already use all of their brains’ capacity, experts say, so don’t expect to gain super powers like “Lucy.”

2 weeks ago

 "I Origins director Mike Cahill: "Is there something beyound just the physics of our life?"

Director Mike Cahill on faith, science and his favorite movie

An interview with director Mike Cahill whose movie “I Origins” opened Friday.

2 weeks ago

 Brit Marling as “Karen,” Michael Pitt as “Dr. Ian Grey” and Steven Yeun as “Kenny” in "I Origins."

Actor Michael Pitt found ‘I Origins’ a learning experience

He said “I Origins” sometimes prompts tears but it almost always produces debate about science and spirituality.

3 weeks ago

 Lorelei Linklater, daughter of director Richard Linklater, portrays Samantha in her father's film "Boyhood" with Ethan Hawke, center, as Mason Sr. and Ellar Coltrane as Mason.,

Director Richard Linklater saw opportunity, not risk, in ambitious 'Boyhood'

The Texas filmmaker shot "Boyhood" during a 12-year period with the same core cast.

3 weeks ago

 Trainer Tyrone Taylor fed apples and carrots to the circus elephant that burst out of the Jaffa Mosque April 21, 1993.

Remembering an elephant rampage in Altoona

An Australian film company making a movie, ’Tyke: Elephant Outlaw,’ is looking for photos or video from a 1993 circus standoff in Altoona.

3 weeks ago

 Michael Keaton.

Film Notes: Michael Keaton to wing it as 'Birdman'

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton is about to have a moment (again) thanks to “Birdman,” set to open the Venice Film Festival in late August.

3 weeks ago

 Crew member Jim Ledoux puts a microphone on actor Patch Twigger, who is participating in the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. The camp is an inclusive program for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Travolta Film Camp helps pre-teens and adults get ready for their close-up

The summer camp, led by writer/director Joey Travolta, teaches those with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.

1 month ago

Movie review: Monty Python serves up usual shenanigans

G‘‍Day, Bruce! Monty Python performs together for (probably) the very last time, and many get to see it on the big screen.

1 month ago

 Jesse Andrews, Pittsburgh native and author of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," met with a group of students and recent graduates in the backyard of teacher Joe Ehman: "Writing is more important than being a writer."

Students gather to learn and laugh with novelist and Schenley grad Jesse Andrews

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” author Jesse Andrews met last week with students and faculty from Obama Academy and Schenley High School.

1 month ago


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