Ones to Watch

Don’t miss Carnegie Mellon’s alumni on the big screen this spring.

Patrick Wilson (A’95) plays the paunchy Dan Dreiberg (aka Nite Owl II) in Watchmen, which was released in March. The mystery adventure film – based on the Watchmen comic book series – is set in an alternate 1985 America where the “Doomsday Clock” permanently displays five minutes to midnight and costumed crime-fighters roam the streets.

Directed by Greg Mottola (A’86), Adventureland was released in April. This semi-autobiographical comedy hilariously details the highs and lows of Mottola’s experiences working at an amusement park in the mid ’80s. And it was filmed at Kennywood in Pittsburgh.

Star Trek – starring Zachary Quinto (A’99) as Spock – will be released in May. It’s set in the early days of the original Star Trek saga and revolves around the initial meeting of Spock and Captain Kirk. After graduating from Starfleet Academy, the two are sent on their first space mission.

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