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Review: 'Star Trek Beyond' brings a fast and furious aesthetic to a familiar franchise

To any connoisseur of the original "Star Trek" television series, the sight of Capt. James T. Kirk in a torn shirt will feel as familiar ...

Chris Colfer lands 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie role

Chris Colfer did something when he was younger that, while it worked out for the best in the end, he would not have the courage ...

Review: 'The Fits' mesmerizes with sound and movement

Watching "The Fits," a 72-minute debut from filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer, is a disorienting experience, and it's meant to be; the eerie, metallic soundtrack vibrates ...

Review: 'Lights Out' uses a simple yet effective trick to elicit frights

For a movie that relies so heavily on a single, not especially groundbreaking visual effect — now you see the bogeyman, now you don't — ...

Review: 'Hillary's America' timely but incoherent

Dinesh D'Souza picked a perfect time to release the documentary "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party," coming out on the heels of ...

Review: 'Ice Age' franchise on joyless, predictable 'Collision Course'

There's a meteor headed for Earth and the wisecracking mammals of the "Ice Age" franchise in the series' fifth installment. It doesn't take long into ...

Review: Giddy, glorious 'Ab Fab' is big-screen fun

If you enjoyed the brash British sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous," you will have a blast at the film. Of course, sweetie darling, you could be one ...

'Star Trek' boldly marking 50 years

On Sept. 8, 1966, the starship Enterprise began a five-year mission "to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to ...

'Beyond' cast happy to be part of enduring 'Star Trek' legacy

The crew of the USS Enterprise is back for more space adventures. In "Star Trek Beyond," Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto return as the younger ...

Paramount announces 4th 'Star Trek' film, Hemsworth return

Hemsworth set for next sequel Paramount Pictures has announced a fourth "Star Trek" film with Chris Hemsworth returning to the rebooted franchise. The studio ...

Pittsburgh-filmed 'Fences' movie will open Dec. 25

Pittsburghers will be receiving a Christmas gift from Paramount Pictures. The Denzel Washington-Viola Davis movie version of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Fences" will open in ...

Goldie Hawn to attend Bethlehem Haven benefit in Pittsburgh

Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn will be in town Sept. 20 at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown, for "Be Inspired," hosted by Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh ...

Indie fest to screen Greensburg producer's acclaimed 'Driving While Black'

Patrick DiCesare Jr. caught the film bug while working in real estate in California. But the Greensburg Central Catholic graduate who grew up in Penn ...

Bryan Cranston graduated to movies, but his latest one shows why TV is better

We're used to seeing Bryan Cranston breaking laws, but in "The Infiltrator" he's one of the good guys. Real-life hero Robert Mazur was a Customs ...

Review: 'Ghostbusters' is sublimely silly

Sunny, slimy and profoundly silly, the reboot of "Ghostbusters" immediately silences the backlash and bluster that's preceded it. Never deigning to take the skeptical and ...

Review: 'De Palma' is a treasure trove for film buffs

His friends Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg became legends. And while he never equaled their huge fan bases, director Brian ...

Review: Filmmaker Solondz serves up his usual fare with 'Wiener-Dog'

"Wiener-Dog" isn't so much a cohesive movie as a collection of four disjointed shorts. Divided into two groups of two by a jaunty musical intermission, ...

Review: 'The Infiltrator': An undercover-cartel-bust story that couldn't be made up

In the 1980s, Customs agent Robert Mazur posed as a money launderer with mob ties to get inside the Colombian drug cartels that were then ...

Review: Sam Neill anchors hilarious, touching New Zealand odyssey 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'

Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. ...

Reitman says wait and see on new 'Ghostbusters'

Paul Feig's new "Ghostbusters" movie has been one of the most scrutinized of the year, with a flood of pre-release debate over the need for ...