At the top of June, The New York Times published a list of the Top 25 Films of the 21st Century So Far.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
New Orleans native and actor Denzel Johnson will portray “Trevor” in Wednesday night's episode of "Queen Sugar," the second of a two-night, second-season premiere for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) drama series.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
An image of Vacherie's Oak Alley Plantation used during "Wheel of Fortune's" Southern Charm Week created a stir recently when viewers complained it depicted slaves working outside the mansion.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Demetrius Shipp Jr. never acted before playing Tupac Shakur in "All Eyez on Me." But his connections to the rapper, and to acting, go back to his childhood.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Friday, June 09, 2017
Former WAFB-TV anchor Andre' Moreau has been named Louisiana Public Broadcasting managing editor and anchor of "Louisiana: the State We're In," LPB announced Friday.
"It Comes at Night" has the title of a horror film and, at times, the mood of one, but it is far too restrained to get the juices of the genre crowd going.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
The story of Baton Rouge drug smuggler-turned-government informant Adler “Barry” Seal appears in theaters Sept. 29, but a movie trailer released this week gives an action-packed preview of the film.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Based on a true story, “Megan Leavey” is a story of heroism, sacrifice and connection forged on the battlefield, but it’s remarkable in how the story it tells is so deeply personal that it obfuscates the political. The focus is on the troops, as i…
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Lamar Advertising's digital billboards will promote Paramount Pictures' new "Transformers" movie by flashing personalized messages to oncoming cars in select markets.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Friday, June 02, 2017
"Wonder Woman" has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it'd be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there's actually a movie meant to entertain.
Friday, May 26, 2017
A weary, battered fifth chapter — "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" — lumbers into theaters this summer high on GCI tricks but with a hopelessly muddled plot and recurring characters basically running on fumes.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
NEW YORK — Brad Pitt and Gen. Stanley McChrystal — the inspiration to Pitt's four-star Afghanistan commander in the upcoming Netflix war satire "War Machine "— would seem to be worlds apart. One, an affable member of Hollywood's elite; the other a…
Ah, the siren song of John Denver. Who among us can resist it? Certainly, not the crew of the Covenant, a vessel powered by a golden sail cruising through space with 2,000 "colonists" in hyper sleep and years to go until they reach their destination.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Fresh off wins at the "38th Blues Music Awards" in Memphis, Tennessee, last weekend, local artist Kenny Neal will be featured on WLPB's "Art Rocks!" Friday night.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Frost native Hunter Plake sailed into the top eight on NBC's "The Voice" last week with his stripped-down interpretation of Steve Winwood's 1986 hit "Higher Love."
Friday, May 12, 2017
It's that time of year again: Next week kicks off the 2017 broadcast upfronts, in which NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS and CW officially announce their new fall schedules. An antiquated practice in the age of streaming and year-round premiere dates? Perhaps -…
Not long into the film "The Wall," two U.S. soldiers find themselves pinned down by sniper fire in a remote part of Iraq. One gets on the radio and screams, "Requesting extraction!" You'll know the feeling.
Friday, May 05, 2017
While blockbusters increasingly dot the movie calendar year-round, the 2017 summer movie season still packs plenty of punch.
In James Gunn's sequel to his swashbuckling space Western, the Guardians of the Galaxy do their version of "The Empire Strikes Back," complete with daddy issues but with a considerably more anarchic spirit and enough acerbic interplay among its in…
LOS ANGELES — Ridley Scott insists he is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn't know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar. Not only are audiences getting another "Alien" movie, "Alien: Covenant," on May 19, but also a long-time-coming "Blade …
LOS ANGELES — In 2000, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in "The Mummy Returns" and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no id…
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
After writing and directing feature films and documentaries, Zack Godshall has created his first web series. The LSU screenwriting teacher will preview the first season of “Hogwash” next week with public screenings in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Ne…
Monday, April 24, 2017
With a game plan, a new haircut and his first uptempo song, Louisiana singer Hunter Plake performed as a top 12 finalist on "The Voice" Monday night.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers will attend a free screening of his new documentary "Rikers: An American Jail" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America’s greatest female poets. But that’s what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in …
During a lifetime of music, Baton Rouge resident Clarence Fountain co-founded the world-famous Blind Boys of Alabama gospel group, won five Grammy Awards and starred with Morgan Freeman on Broadway and TV in “The Gospel at Colonus.”
The Louisiana International Film Festival is already underway, with movies being screened at Cinemark Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge. The event runs through Sunday and features film presentations, gala receptions and mentorship programming.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Louisiana singer Hunter Plake returns to NBC's "The Voice" at 7 tonight, where live playoffs which are trimming the contestants from 24 to a dozen continue.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Kaylee Hartung, a Baton Rouge native and Episcopal High graduate, joined CNN on Monday as a news correspondent based in Atlanta, the network announced.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Two Louisiana chefs will be among the 13 battling it out in the kitchen on this season's "Food Network Star" premiering June 4.
The main goal behind the Louisiana International Film Festival? To bring people together.