The 27th New Orleans Film Festival has announced its lineup of feature films in competition. The festival runs Oct. 12-20 at venues throughout the city.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Andy Griffith always denied that his hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina was the model for Mayberry, the fictional location of "The Andy Griffith Show."
Friday, August 05, 2016
New Orleans’ own Aaron Neville stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night to perform his newest single.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Remember flamboyant news anchor Ron Hunter of WVUE’s Newscene 8, who drove his car off the Causeway into Lake Pontchartrain for a ratings period bonanza?
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.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
History's limited drama series "Roots," a reworking of the 1977 groundbreaking original, received several 2016 Emmy nominations Thursday morning.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
“The High Priestess of Dark Alley,” a contemporary New Orleans drama from writer Jackie Alexander (“Brothers from the Bottom”), opens this weekend at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré.
“My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse),” a devastating romance from French writer-director Arnaud Desplechin, unreels in three distinct, unequal acts. Part one recounts the tortured, tragic childhood of Paul Dédalus. Act two details a da…
The French Film Festival returns to New Orleans this summer for its 19th year. In the midst of New Orleans’ intense summer heat, the festival gives film fans a chance to slip into a cool theater and experience cinéma à la Françoise.
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.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
“What do you believe, Grace?” Lady Mae Greenleaf pointedly asks her daughter.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Thirteen years after Pixar Animation Studios’ “Finding Nemo” made a huge splash, a not-so-splash-worthy sequel docks in theaters this weekend.
Katie Cokinos, a filmmaker and Texas native who has roots in New Orleans, considers the city her second home. Her mother is from New Orleans and, Beaumont being not so far away, Cokinos’ family visited the Crescent City often during her childhood.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
The magician heist movie “Now You See Me 2” disappears with not a poof, but in a hyperkinetic blur of hectic plot mechanics, ceaselessly nattering characters and so many ploys of misdirection that the film’s own direction got lost up someone’s sle…
Monday, June 06, 2016
Whether it’s an intricate chase scene in “NCIS: New Orleans” or a second-line with 700 extras for a big-budget film, location managers and scouts must wrangle street closures, rent homes and figure out where everything will be shot.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Monday, May 09, 2016
New Orleans native and actor Anthony Mackie plugged his hometown on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last week, calling New Orleans “the best city in the world.”Mackie, who still lives in New Orleans, was on the show to promote his new movie, …
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
If you happened to be in the right place at the right time in New Orleans last week, you might have seen actor William Baldwin riding a bike down Royal Street, taking a break from shooting the psychological thriller “Cut Off.”
Saturday, April 09, 2016
A decade passed between U.S. Supreme Court oral-argument questions from Clarence Thomas. The streak — February 2006 to February 2016 — made him all the more interesting to New Orleans’ Wendell Pierce, who portrays Thomas in the HBO movie “Confirma…
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
“The Passion,” a two-hour live musical event from New Orleans, will air on Fox on Palm Sunday, March 20, Dick Clark Productions announced Tuesday.
A documentary about Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
We’re living in the moment of Peak TV, the specter of which hangs over anybody trying to pick the top shows of the year. More than 400 scripted series aired in 2015, a ridiculous and magnificent glut ranging in quality from “True Detective” (dreck…
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
“American Idol” launches its farewell stretch of live episodes at 7 p.m. Thursday on WVUE, but judge Harry Connick Jr. won’t hurt for activity after the show reaches its mid-April finale.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Action-packed but chained to a tangled and confusing cops-and-corruption tale, “Triple 9” leaves few bodies standing once the credits roll.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
“Togetherness,” the Duplass brothers’ modern-love dramedy, returns to HBO for its second season at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The story restarts on location in New Orleans, where a quartet of entwined characters resumes exploring almost-midlife work, famil…
Monday, February 22, 2016
True to its classic source, a new film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” paints a tragic portrait with artful strokes of bloody violence and brooding intimacy.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass work much the same way they did when they first started using their dad’s camcorder to make little movies at home. Their screen product is the definition of hand-held -- quick, efficient, economical – with lots of d…
Saturday, February 06, 2016
The Chicago Bears’ 1985 Super Bowl shuttle deposited them in New Orleans for a showdown with the New England Patriots, though the outcome of the big game — XX, for the record, played on Jan. 26, 1986 — appeared to be a foregone conclusion, at leas…
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — The box-office duo of James Bond and Charlie Brown again dominated North American movie theaters over the weekend, while Angelina Jolie Pitt’s “By the Sea” made barely a ripple.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
A Berwick native and Nicholls State University graduate, Julie Hébert packs a list of TV credits that includes some of the medium’s finest and most successful recent dramas. As writer, director or producer — sometimes all three — she’s contributed…
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Set in the South during the Civil War, the taut and suspenseful “The Keeping Room” pits three women, living alone on an isolated farm, against seemingly unavoidable destruction. British filmmaker Daniel Barber directs the Gothic Western with elega…
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” the concluding movie of four films adapted from novelist Suzanne Collins’ internationally popular “Hunger Games” trilogy, debuts in theaters Friday.
When Eugenie Bondurant got a callback for a part in the upcoming and final film in “The Hunger Games” series, it was her first audition in six years. The part was unconventional, but so is Bondurant.
Once upon a time in America, record stores were popular and profitable. Those were the days when people bought recorded music in physical formats.
“The Hunger Games,” a trilogy in its original book form but an overstretched quartet in movie form, concludes with some padding but also in-the-line-of-fire action and suspense and big, impressive special effects. Best of all, Jennifer Lawrence co…
The Prytania Theater will screen “An American in Paris,” the 1951 musical starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, in tribute to victims of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in the French capital.