Movies

'Keanu' is a real film — and funny, too

If you watched the trailer for "Keanu" — starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central's beloved series "Key & Peele" — and wondered ...

Hollywood is pushing reset button on video-game adaptations

At long last, it seems Hollywood has pushed the reset button on its approach to video-game adaptations. From the reviled 1993 live-action rendition of "Super ...

Poor production of 'Papa' blunts an incredible story

Ernest Hemingway must have gotten boatloads of fan mail, and every once in a while, he may have replied. That's how journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc became ...

Review: Melodramatic thriller 'Pali Road' takes us on a scenic ride to nowhere

What if you were told that the person you love is just in your imagination? That's the premise of the 92-minute psychological thriller "Pali Road." ...

Review: 'Ratchet & Clank' jumps from video games to big screen

Based on a popular Playstation game, the sci-fi animated feature "Ratchet & Clank" seeks to capture the kid-friendly audience as well as the gamer crowd ...

Review: 'Mother's Day' aims to ruin another holiday

It seems there's no stopping Garry Marshall's terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation's treasured holidays. Having ruined both "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve" with ...

Oakmont film festival to showcase Pittsburgh talent

The Indie Oaks Film Festival will feature an all-local lineup of 14 short films April 30 at Oakmont's Oaks Theater. "Indie Oaks is an offbeat celebration ...

How Key and Peele got Keanu Reeves to voice a cat in 'Keanu'

At first, he said no: No, Keanu Reeves did not want to partake in a movie about an adorable cat with his name. Or at least ...

Review: In 'Green Room,' a punk band faces the truly hard-core

"Play your early stuff," is the advice given to the punk band The Ain't Rights when their dirt-broke, gas-siphoning tour lands a last-minute gig at ...

In portraying jazzman Miles Davis, Don Cheadle took his cues from his subject

The ghost of Miles Davis has been haunting Don Cheadle for almost 20 years. But the actor — who learned to play the trumpet for ...

Review: Feminism freezes over in 'Huntsman' sequel

"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory. It's more than a little odd that the filmmakers here decided ...

Cast of 'Everybody Wants Some!!' forged a team — on, off screen

The three 20-something dudes sitting across from me on a couch in a Washington, D.C., hotel room don't look like movie stars. Although the guy ...

Review: 'They Will Have to Kill Us First' looks at fight for music in Mali

What happens when music is outlawed? That's not the plot to a new young-adult novel but what really happened in the nation of Mali a few ...

Review: 'Everybody Wants Some' is Richard Linklater's portrait of the artist as young frat boy

"Everybody Wants Some!!" is Richard Linklater's self-described spiritual sequel to "Dazed and Confused," and, somewhat miraculously, the spirit has remained intact. It's been 23 years ...

Review: 'Miles Ahead' masterfully improvises its tune

Don Cheadle took to crowdfunding to get his Miles Davis biopic, "Miles Ahead," onto the big screen, and the liberty from traditional modes of Hollywood ...

Review: Hanks scores in likable 'Hologram for the King'

God bless Tom Hanks. Can I get an amen? He's one of Hollywood's most talented and popular actors in the golden years of a landmark ...

Review: 'Elvis & Nixon' revisits a bizarre piece of pop-political ephemera

In December 1970, Elvis Presley paid a visit to Richard Nixon in the White House, offering his help in the president's nascent war on drugs ...

Review: Holocaust survivor with dementia hunts fugitive Nazi in 'Remember'

What separates the truth from a lie that's been told so many times that it's inextricably woven into the fabric of the subconscious? That question echoes ...

Review: 'My Golden Days' dives into life

Yes, "My Golden Days" is a prequel, but it isn't necessary to know Arnaud Desplechin's "My Sex Life ... or How I Got Into an ...

'Ip Man 3,' 'Silicon Valley' highlight week's DVD releases

"Ip Man 3": There are two elements of a martial arts movie necessary for it to be entertaining: strong fight scenes and an engaging star. ...