NOFF: ‘Plaquemines’ Wins $50,000 #CreateLouisiana Filmmakers Grant

by Arthur Vandelay

One of the great new additions to the New Orleans Film Festival this year was the creation of the Create Louisiana Filmmakers Grant. This year’s winner, the first ever, was announced during the height of the festivities. Find all the details in the press release below. ————— Director Nailah Jefferson and Producer Jon Wood Awarded $50,000 2015 […]

WINNERS: 2015 New Orleans Film Festival

by Arthur Vandelay

The awards for the 2015 New Orleans Film Festival were announced over the weekend. Here’s the press release with all the details. New Orleans Film Festival Announces 2015 Jury Award Winners NEW ORLEANS, La. (October 18th, 2015)—The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) is excited to reveal its 2015 Jury Award Winners. This morning, hundreds of […]

HBO Now Arrives on the Roku

by Arthur Vandelay

HBO Now, the stand-alone streaming service, just announced a Roku app for its customers. Roku remains one of the most versatile over-the-top boxes, featuring virtually every streaming product with the exception of Apple exclusives. HBO Go had previously been available on Roku, but not HBO Now. HBO continues to move closer to Netflix’s business model, just as […]

TRAILER: Bryan Cranston is ‘Trumbo’

by Arthur Vandelay

Here’s a longer look at Trumbo, the new film from director Jay Roach that stars Bryan Cranston as the titular screenwriter who famously fought being blacklisted by doing what he knew best: writing. Cranston is joined by Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk, John Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg. The film opens on November 6.

IN THEATERS: The Martian, Sicario

by Arthur Vandelay

Two great films hit theaters this weekend. Ridley Scott is back in space with The Martian and the excellent director Denis Villeneuve is back with Sicario. The weather outside is beautiful, but don’t forget to check out both of these movies in theaters now. The Martian During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead […]

IN THEATERS: Pawn Sacrifice, Captive, The Green Inferno, The Intern, Hotel Transylvania 2, Stonewall

by Arthur Vandelay

Awards season begins this weekend. Pawn Sacrifice promises a great performance from former Spiderman Tobey McGuire. Here’s the movies you can see in theaters this weekend: Pawn Sacrifice Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire. 114 min. Rated […]

TRAILER: ‘The Big Short’

by Arthur Vandelay

Director Adam McKay’s dramatic turn The Big Short got its first trailer today. Based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis, the film stars Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. The Big Short was shot in New Orleans. It will debut in theaters on December 11.

WINNERS: 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards

by Arthur Vandelay

Here are the nominees and winners of the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired last tnight. The full list is below with Louisiana and Georgia connections noted in blue. American Horror Story remains an Emmy favorite, this time earning nominations for its latest installment Freak Show, including New Orleans-based casting direction Meagan Lewis, who won for the first time […]

REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road

by Micah Haley

Micah and David review Mad Max: Fury Road, the new film that stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Directed by George Miller. The SceneCast is the official podcast of Scene Magazine, the entertainment magazine. Find out more at Email us at SHOW NOTES 0:53 – Intro 3:25 – A […]