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.
Friday, May 26, 2017
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 -…
Friday, May 12, 2017
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…
Friday, May 05, 2017
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.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Friday, April 07, 2017
When celebrity cook/daytime TV talk show host Rachael Ray featured dogs rescued from the Baton Rouge area floods on her show last October, Mikey wasn't up for the trip to her New York studio.
The stars are coming in droves to Baton Rouge for the fifth annual Louisiana International Film Festival.
LAS VEGAS — Director Christopher Nolan has spent his career bending minds (and cities) with his films. He works on a scale that is stubbornly and obsessively cinematic. No concept — be it Batman or the multiverse or dreams — is too big for the vis…
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Louisiana Public Broadcasting and LSU Libraries will offer a preview screening of "The Great War: American Experience" at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hill Memorial Library on LSU's campus.
Friday, March 31, 2017
In German-occupied Poland during the darkest days of World War II, a zookeeper and his wife managed to save the lives of hundreds of Jewish people, many of whom were detained in the Warsaw Ghetto, by giving them shelter and refuge on the zoo groun…
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The filming of "One Nation Under God," which stars Kevin Sorbo, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Casper Van Dien, is set to begin April 8 in and around Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Iberville Parish-centered "Killing Fields," Discovery Channel's first true crime series, will return for a third season, the network announced Tuesday.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
A 1990s hit, the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" threw together five teenagers, robots and monsters. The show was violent and ridiculous, but that didn't stop it from making billions from toys, merchandise and movie ticket sales.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
The Disney "live-action" remakes, of which the new "Beauty and the Beast" is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast i…