Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Feb 4, 2010
  • Issue of
  • Feb 4-10, 2010
  • Vol. 20, No. 5


  • Permit Pulled

    DEP action halts construction of Robinson waste-coal plant
  • Olympic Mind Games

    CMU students hope to medal at international competition


  • Baba D's
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Baba D's

    Cuisine to reawaken the most jaded palate to the pleasures of Middle Eastern cuisine



  • Edge of Darkness
  • Edge of Darkness

    When his daughter is murdered, Boston detective Tom Craven (Mel Gibson) searches for who killed her and why. Assorted clues point to a politically connected defense contractor, and an ever-growing web of conspiracy. This drama, directed by Martin Campbell, is adapted from a 1985 BBC mini-series, which, I suspect, filled in a lot more detail. What the film offers is akin to a line drawing, where we see the basic plot outlines, but little color to satisfyingly flesh it out. As such, the intricacies of the plot can be a bit of a challenge to follow -- there are a lot of shadowy white guys in suits with unclear intentions to keep straight. But since nearly all of the plot and the characters are standard to thrillers, a seasoned viewer can stay on track by employing assumptions. But for chilly winter respite, Edge is entertaining enough, thanks mostly to Gibson and British actor Ray Winstone, who plays a shadowy pro operating in the dark side. (Al Hoff ) [2.5 out of 4 stars]
  • Dear John
  • Dear John

    A whirlwind romance is interrupted by the war on terror
  • When in Rome
  • When in Rome

    A magical set-up can't save this feeble rom-com




  • Theater
  • The Clockmaker

    In this fascinating play, Stephen Massicotte offers much more than what meets the eye and ear.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Theater
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Just as Demetrius is put under Oberon's spell, Pappas is touched by the spirit of vaudeville, and every slap, double-take and pratfall looks brand new among the cast's comic geniuses.
  • Theater
  • Rent

    The Pittsburgh Musical Theatre production features a first-rate cast of young performers grabbing hold of these songs and lifting them up to the rafters.


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