Deciding to remake "The Magnificent Seven" with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin. John Sturges' 1960 tome, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic "Seven Samurai," is a fun confection of star power and charismatic bravado, sure…
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Manhattan Short Film Festival takes place across six continents in more than 250 cities. This year, Baton Rouge has a spot on that list.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
After we pull for the New Orleans Saints against the New York Giants today, take a breather and get ready to rally for "Roots," Audra McDonald and Steven Soderbergh.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Renée Zellweger is charming as ever in "Bridget Jones's Baby," a lively return to form for the unlikely trilogy about an ordinary woman and her professional and romantic woes.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The 160-year-old New Orleans culinary landmark Tujague's will be featured during the "Today" show's 10 a.m. hour on Tuesday.
Friday, September 09, 2016
LOS ANGELES — The movie theater calendar this fall is jam-packed with romance, spectacle and jaw-dropping true life stories.
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Actor Timon Kyle Durrett returned to his Los Angeles home well before the August floods in Louisiana, so his romantic view of rainstorms remains intact.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
The "Cajun Navy" that swung into action during the recent flooding got a much different reception from those who tried to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Chris Severio never played football growing up. He didn’t even follow the sport. So, it’s no surprise that he’d never heard of Brandon Burlsworth.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
True-crime reality series "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall" will put the magnifying glass on a Denham Springs homicide case Sunday.
After an exhausting summer buffet of set pieces, superheroes and whatever s-word you might use for "Suicide Squad," the gentle "Pete's Dragon" is a welcome palate cleanser.
Friday, August 05, 2016
NEW YORK — Football star Steve Gleason was known for throwing caution to the wind. He'd launch himself down the field with seemingly no regard for his own well-being.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Jason Bourne, as played by Matt Damon across four movies, is forever disappearing off the grid only to reluctantly resurface years later and again menace the CIA. He's the spy who came in from the cold only to return to the cold, come in again, an…
Thursday, July 28, 2016
In its early years, the Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival had trouble scrounging for enough Irish-produced films to fill its weekend schedule, according to Patricia Comeaux, the festival’s business manager.
"Captain Fantastic" is about the fantasy of being able to create a perfect world for your children, and the crushing realization that such control is ultimately impossible. Ben (Viggo Mortensen) pursues this ideal in a particularly extreme way — b…
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sports Illustrated NFL columnist Peter King called Steve Gleason's new documentary about living with ALS "as powerful a film as you'll ever encounter," in a review published Tuesday.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Victor Arroyo, of Slidell, used his tennis, memory and puzzle-solving skills to claw his way back into the 'Big Brother" house in a special episode Friday night.
Friday, July 22, 2016
The Grand Cinema will close next month for a $3 million renovation that will add recliners, a new concession area and a bar to the theater selling beer, wine and daiquiris.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
As LSU’s senior associate communications director, Bill Franques’ face is well-known to Tiger athletes and the reporters who cover them. LSU baseball fans know his deep voice in his role as public address announcer at Alex Box Stadium and as the r…
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The easy, electric chemistry of the four leads in Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” acts like a firewall against the supernatural and the adolescent, alike, in this spirited reboot of the 1984 original.
There’s a certain joy that comes from the recent additions to the Lego Video Games franchise. From “Marvel” to “Batman” to “Harry Potter,” each installment supplies a refreshing comedic take on its counterparts.
History's limited drama series "Roots," a reworking of the 1977 groundbreaking original, received several 2016 Emmy nominations Thursday morning.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Friday, July 08, 2016
Any pet owner who’s imbued their furry or feathered friends with deep thoughts and mysterious intentions will relate to the imagination behind “The Secret Life of Pets.”
During the workweek, Leonard Augustus Jr. works as an education program consultant for the Louisiana Department of Education. However, he’s best known throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area as a dancer and actor who gives unselfishly of his time …
Monday, July 04, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — It’s the middle of a recent work day inside a Hollywood-style movie studio in downtown New Orleans, and Trey Burvant turns off the lights on an empty Stage 1.
Friday, July 01, 2016
Sometimes there is the need for magic. And if magic is nowhere to be found, Baton Rouge filmmakers Clay Achee and Barton Gilley believe in creating it.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tarzan has been dusted off, his abs polished and his vocabulary spruced up in David Yates’ handsome but altogether pointless “The Legend of Tarzan,” a chest-thumping resurrection of the Ape Man that fails to find any reason for the iconic characte…
Monday, June 27, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Following big sis Britney into entertainment, Jamie Lynn Spears first appeared on TV at the tender age of 11. Success and fame for the Louisiana child star came from roles on the Nickelodeon series “All That” and “Zoey 101.” Then, everything changed.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Following Tuesday night’s premiere of the brutally frank new Steve Gleason documentary, Saints coach Sean Payton addressed the audience at New Orleans’ Orpheum Theater. Seeing “Gleason” for the first time, he confessed, had left him a little choke…
Monday, June 13, 2016
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Friday, June 03, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Imagine a beloved 1980s cartoon with a Cajun twist.That was part of Ash Reese’s thought process when he came up with “TundaMinous,” a web-series that hilariously chops up old episodes of “Thundercats” and features Cajun accents and storylines dubb…
Thursday, May 19, 2016
BEIJING — It lacks the building blocks of characters and a plot for now, but a Chinese-American studio hopes to turn the Tetris video game into a blockbuster movie.
Seth Rogen’s giggles should have been unsettling.After all, Baton Rougean Michael Papajohn’s ear had just been bitten off and a corn cob stuffed down his throat as a finale to the bloodiest battle he’d ever fought.Yet Rogen couldn’t stop laughing,…
Monday, May 02, 2016
Identical twins Max and Kolbe, 11, of the Lafayette musical group Pelican212 -- aka "The Shortest Horn Band in the World" -- recently wowed a national television audience with their rendition of "When The Saints Go Marching In."Not seeing the vide…