M_012_NM_04235rv3_rgb-webThe November Man

An important mission brings an ex-CIA agent (Pierce Brosnan) back in the game. The mission pits Brosnan’s character against his former pupil. There are high-level CIA officials and Russians aplenty. Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey, Eliza Taylor and Will Patton also star. Roger Donaldson helmed the film. 108 min. Rated R.

 As Above, So Below

Universal Pictures takes you on a terrifying treasure hunt as two archaeologists search below Paris for a lost fortune. In their search they uncover the dark city below the city. Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge and Perdita Weeks star with John Erick Dowdle as director. 93 min. Rated R.

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maze-featuring-frankie-beverly-534f12045c1008.28523994-webMaze is bringing some soul and funk to New Orleans this weekend with Frankie Beverly. Their slow jams will take over this Sunday, August 31 at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Doors open at 6pm and the show kicks off at 7pm. Maze will also be accompanied by songstress Pattie LaBelle, and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard.

For more information visit www.arenaneworleans.com

There’s more!

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FIRST LOOK: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

by Michelle Preau on August 28, 2014

ahs_freakshow_a_l-webFrom the looks of all the teasing clips and images we’ve seen, it is certain that co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have some really freaky things in store for fans of American Horror StoryFreak Show.

“It’s darker than Coven; it feels very unique,” Murphy exclaimed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I directed the first one and I haven’t done that since the very first one of season one. It feels like a Douglas Sirk movie; it’s very 1952 presentational and then the horror is an unexpected jab. As opposed to last year, which was crazy camera work and comedy. This year feels different.”

Season four begins in Jupiter, Florida in the year 1952. Emmy winner Jessica Lange is Elsa Mars, the German expat manager in charge of the last remaining freak shows. Emma Roberts stars as Maggie, Sarah Paulson is Bette and Dot Tattler, the two headed lady, Kathy Bates is a bearded lady named Effil Darling, Michael Chiklis plays Wendell Del Toredo, the strong man, Angela Bassett is Desiree Dupree and Evan Peters is Jimmy Darling. Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch,, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle, and Jyoti Amge, the world’s smallest living woman, also star.

“At every freak show, you have the tropes but there’s some [that are] unique and weird,” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s about something: It’s about outcasts and how society at that time…true stories about circus performers who were cast aside. The story in many ways dovetails with Asylum, because they leave one era and you can see many of them in real life were put into asylums. There’s a great symmetry we’ve come up with that’s rewarding.”

“This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amid the dying world of the American carny experience,” was the official description for the fourth season of this FX series. You can be sure all of the freaks are coming out to this show.

Below is the cast art for American Horror Story: Freak Show with the bottom hashtag reading #WirSindAlleFreaks, meaning “we are all freaks.” Don’t miss all the freaky fun when season four premieres Wednesday, October 8 on FX.

 

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards: Winners and Nominees

by Arthur Vandelay on August 26, 2014

jessica-lange-copy-webHere are the 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominations. American Horror Story: Coven and True Detective are big. We’ve noted some of the Louisiana and Hollywood South connections below.

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Louie • FX
Modern Family • ABC – Winner
Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Silicon Valley • HBO
Veep • HBO

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC – Winner
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
House Of Cards • Netflix
Mad Men • AMC
True Detective • HBO – Set and shot in New Orleans

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston / Breaking Bad – Winner
Kevin Spacey / House Of Cards
Jon Hamm / Mad Men
Jeff Daniels / The Newsroom
Woody Harrelson / True Detective – Set and shot in New Orleans
Matthew McConaughey / True Detective – Set and shot in New Orleans

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Michelle Dockery / Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies / The Good Wife – Winner
Claire Danes / Homeland
Robin Wright / House Of Cards
Lizzy Caplan / Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington / Scandal There’s more!

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Justified star and Scene Magazine partner AJ Buckley received more than one challenge to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He met that challenge. Dressed as a penguin.

Buckley challenged Game of Thrones director David Nutter and his team on North of Hell: Katherine Heigl, Jordana Brewster, Kevin McKidd, Jim Belushi, Chi McBride and director Anthony Burns.

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NOLA Fashion Week Founder Andi Eaton to Publish New Book ‘New Orleans Style’

by Susan Ross

NOLA Fashion Week founder and Scene contributor Andi Eaton has just finished a new book. Entitled New Orleans Style, the fashion tome from the New Orleans-based fashion writer and designer will hit bookstores this October. “The book focuses on both historic style – jazz-era legends, Carnival couture and traditional southern dressing, for example – all […]

Jake Owen at Champions Square | Bold Sphere Music | Presented by Bud Light

by Arthur Vandelay

Jake Owen is heading to the Big Easy this weekend. He will be performing Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square in New Orleans on Saturday, August 23 as part of his Days of Gold Tour. “I love throwing parties! This tour is going to be one big party and everyone is invited,” says Owen. ” […]

‘True Blood’ Series Finale Airs Sunday

by Michelle Preau

The final season of the popular HBO series True Blood is sadly coming to an end this Sunday. This season kicked off with the biggest premiere of the series bringing in 5.8 million views. The series has been a high point of HBO’s original programming since it premiered on September 7, 2008. True Blood, which […]

IN THEATERS: ‘If I Stay’, ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’, ‘When the Game Stands Tall’

by Michelle Preau

If I Stay Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Mia Hall, a young girl with a dream to pursue music. But a car crash wakes her: into a world between life and death. Mireille Enos, Llana Liberato and Jamie Blackley also star. R.J. Cutler helmed the film. 106 min. Rated PG-13.