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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
"The Hate U Give" begins with a scene at the family dinner table where a father is giving his young kids "the talk" — the one in which he explains to his 9-year-old daughter, Starr, and toddler son exactly what to do when they're pulled over by a …
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
It's been six years since the Bayou Corne sinkhole appeared. The result of a collapsed salt dome cavern, the sinkhole grew from one acre to around 34, swallowing whole trees in its path and releasing methane gas.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
There are countless ways to celebrate Halloween. So stop listening to “Monster Mash” for the 879th time and turn on Amazon Video’s “Lore” to put you in the spooky spirit.
Horror movies in the 2000s weren't scary. Instead, hits like "Saw" and "Hostel" tortured audiences with gore, blood and jump-scares.
It's hard not to go into "A Star Is Born" without a lot of prejudgments. Even if you haven't seen the other three versions, the mere fact that they exist, and with such formidable talent, is enough to make anyone scoff at the fact that Hollywood k…
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Baton Rouge native Louis Herthum as recurring character Pat Halstead will be featured on NBC series "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med" on Wednesday night as part of the new season's first three-show crossover.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
You instantly know the green skin, the flat-top and the bolts in the neck. Frankenstein's creature (he's not a monster, just misunderstood) is one of the most recognizable parts of the horror canon. Hell, he's even a rockabilly icon.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Growing up in Baton Rouge in the 1970s, Karey Kirkpatrick spent his afternoons with Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The 10-year-old hero at the center of the film "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" likes to look up words in the dictionary, like "foreboding" and "indomitable." He might want to be familiar with the term "execrable" — that's a good one for this movie.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Predators are personal for Shane Black. He was hacked apart by one of the fearsome alien hunters in the first "Predator" movie 31 years ago and now returns to sit in the director's chair for the latest in the franchise.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Louisiana actor-singer-filmmaker John Schneider will be taking to the dance floor for the 27th season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
"On the Case with Paula Zahn" will examine the 1990 murder of Tammy Laine Bowers, who was kidnapped from outside a Dutchtown convenience store.
Friday, September 07, 2018
An open casting call for background actors for Kirsten Dunst's new YouTube Premium series will take place Monday at South Slidell Library's meeting room, 3901 Pontchartrain Drive in Slidell.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
NEW YORK — Burt Reynolds, whose credits included acclaimed films such as "Deliverance" and commercial hits like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died.
A decaying and haunted manor in the post-World War II English countryside, a grieving family on the verge of madness and class divisions make "The Little Stranger" a darkly intriguing specimen. But the Lenny Abrahamson-directed adaptation of the S…
Kristen Bell in “The Good Place” is what I aspire to be in my own afterlife: She’s feisty. She’s snarky. She can’t stop cursing.
In 90 minutes, with the use of three iPhone 7s and a brilliant performance from Claire Foy (also seen on Netflix's "The Crown"), director Steven Soderbergh made a smaller but still essential movie in "Unsane."
Monday, September 03, 2018
Friday, August 31, 2018
In the teen sci-fi thriller "Kin," a shy 14-year-old kid finds unearthly powers in the vacant warehouses of Detroit — an intriguing if standard young-adult premise that dissolves before your eyes in this inept and erratic directorial debut.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Thursday, August 23, 2018
It's almost reassuring that in today's often sanitized, assembly-line mainstream moviemaking that a film can be as crude, as off-brand and as bad as "The Happytime Murders." Almost.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
This might be sacrilege to say, but a good movie trailer can get me interested in a book. That's certainly the case with “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han, released this month as a Netflix original movie.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
You think you've heard it all. You can't fathom hearing, reading or seeing something truly unbelievable anymore. Then along comes "Three Identical Strangers" to yell, "Hold my beer."
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Thursday, August 09, 2018
LOS ANGELES — It's been 25 years since a major Hollywood studio released an English-language film with a primarily Asian cast. The last was Wayne Wang's adaptation of the generational tear-jerker "The Joy Luck Club," which was released in 1993.
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Thursday, August 02, 2018
It's hard to think of Robert Downey Jr. playing anything but Tony Stark. However, before he could reach his peak in the "Iron Man" movies, Downey had to rebuild his career.
I've thoroughly established how much I love crying, so when I tell you to watch Netflix's reboot of "One Day at a Time," I do it not because I want you to cry with me — except I want you to cry with me.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
In his late 50s, Tom Cruise is one of the last true American movie stars. At this stage in his career, though, he's less an actor and more a U.S. version of Jackie Chan.
The trip from downtown Baton Rouge to Dublin may be far — 4,300 miles, to be exact — but you can get a bit closer to the European island during this weekend's Irish Film Festival.