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Pittsburgh movie star Bill Nunn dies

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh resident Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the "Spider-Man" movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as ...

Review: 'Storks' is a weird, wacky bundle of animated joy

Welcome to the very strange, and strangely moving, world of "Storks." Writer-director Nicholas Stoller, known for his more adult comedies, such as "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" ...

Review: This 'Magnificent Seven' is more like mediocre

Seven warriors fight for the vulnerable, in a formula that bears revisiting in "The Magnificent Seven." Akira Kurosawa's 1954 masterpiece, "Seven Samurai," begat the classic ...

Jared Leto set to star as Andy Warhol in biopic

LOS ANGELES — Jared Leto is set to star as eccentric pop art icon Andy Warhol in an upcoming biopic. Leto's representative has confirmed a Hollywood ...

Review: Tedious family dysfunction dramedy 'The Hollars' chokes on feel-good treacle

You know that feeling after stuffing yourself with way too much chocolate ­— bloated, slow-witted and mean, you have this taste at the back of ...

Review: 'Blair Witch' goes back into the woods, in search of scares

According to legend, the witch who haunts Maryland's Black Hills Forest is so scary that anyone who so much as looks at her immediately drops ...

The end of Brangelina — Angelina files for divorce

Brangelina is no more. Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to one of the world's most star-studded, tabloid-generating ...

Review: 'Bridget Jones's Baby' is a charming return to form for the series, star Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger is charming as ever in "Bridget Jones's Baby," a lively return to form for the unlikely trilogy about an ordinary woman and her ...

Review: 'Snowden' is the Hollywood version of events in NSA leak case

"Snowden" opens with the caveat that this is a "dramatization" of events between 2004 and 2013. It's an important message to keep in mind as ...

Review: 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week' offers spirited look at Fab Four

With hindsight, it's hard to see the Beatles as anything other than the prolific legends they became. But Ron Howard's 99-minute documentary "The Beatles: Eight ...

Review: Eddie Murphy returns to the big screen in 'Mr. Church'

When preteen Charlie discovers that her family's new cook has prepared eggs, steak and grits for breakfast, she's not impressed. She wanted Apple Jacks, she ...

Traveling with Tom Hanks? Watch out

Say you find yourself as a character in a Tom Hanks movie plot. Congratulations! What an opportunity. But just be careful to steer clear of all ...

Review: 'Sully' gets lift from Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood and strong script

Films based on real events and characters have not drummed up much box-office business. When audiences know how the story ends, they're hesitant to plop ...

Review: 'The Wild Life' is 'Robinson Crusoe' from the animals' perspective

It's no great shock when a movie based on a beloved book falls short of the original, but few fail as confoundingly as "The Wild ...

Review: A chameleonic Rachel Weisz invigorates twisty 'Complete Unknown'

"Complete Unknown" opens with a dazzling series of brief, interconnected flashbacks, quick glimpses of a series of radically different women. But are they so different ...

First images released from Pittsburgh-shot 'Fences' film

Paramount Pictures has released the first images from Denzel Washington's "Fences," which was shot in Pittsburgh. The film, based on the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony ...

Documentary on 9/11's impact on Somerset to air

Somerset native Laura Beachy's documentary, "We Were Quiet Once," about the events surrounding the crash of Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 in Shanksville, will ...

Review: 'Morgan' goes from great to grisly in second half

It wouldn't be fair to compare father and son, but Ridley Scott's progeny, Luke Scott, takes on some similar themes to his father's work in ...

Review: Flaws sink visually stunning 'Light Between Oceans'

"The Light Between Oceans," Derek Cianfrance's adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel, crashes into the shores of its own strange story, pummeling the audience with ...

Review: '9th Life' drowns dark premise in whimsy

A comatose boy communicates telepathically with his doctor in the mystery "The 9th Life of Louis Drax." Adapted from a 2004 novel by Liz Jensen, ...