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40 years later ‘Halloween’ gets proper sequel

In 1978, director John Carpenter’s “Halloween” kicked the legs out from under the horror genre. The film signified a pivot for the industry, bringing with it a trove of tropes that filmmakers employ to this day. For four decades, Carpenter’s inexorable killer, Michael Myers, has ...

Rocky Bleier bringing his one-man show to Pittsburgh stage

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh Public Theater is thrilled to welcome back former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier to perform his one-man show, “The Play,” live on the O’Reilly Theater stage. Based on Bleier’s life story, “The Play” was written by Gene Collier, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ...

‘Snatchers’ combines teen pregnancy and aliens in Sundance horror-comedy

The horror-comedy series “Snatchers,” premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is about a teenager who gets a surprise pregnancy after having sex for the first time. The surprise: that the baby is not a human, but an alien who attacks people and takes over their bodies. ...

New documentary shows Al Gore hasn’t given up on climate concerns

Al Gore is the primary focus of “An Inconvenient Sequel,” but the new documentary, which debuted Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, doesn’t feel like a vanity project. Gore and his relentless passion to communicate the dangers of climate change and enact policy to diminish its ...

10 most anticipated films at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Editor’s Note: This story is provided by the Salem News’ sister paper in Provo, Utah, the Daily Herald. Utah’s most prestigious arts event, the Sundance Film Festival, kicks off Thursday in Park City. This year’s festival includes 120 feature-length films — 103 of which will be ...

Some of Sundance’s most successful films

Over the years, the Sundance Film Festival has showcased a wealth of films that went on to widespread critical and commercial success. These success stories have bolstered Sundance’s status as one of the premiere film festivals in the United States. Take a look at some of the Sundance films ...