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 […]

Intermission Report for Austin City Limits

by Alx Bear

It’s a given that at a large music festival people will rave about the headliners. But for the not-so-commercial music lovers and rock ballad enthusiasts, here is your guide to the second weekend of C3 Presents’ Austin City Limits. Ben Howard Time: Sunday, October 11th from 4:30-5:30pm Stage: Samsung About: English folkstar, Ben Howard, takes festival-goers on a […]

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.

‘Stage Kiss’ Q&A with Aimee Hayes & Trey Burvant

by Micah Haley

Aimee Hayes and Trey Burvant are currently appearing in Southern Rep’s production of Stage Kiss, a comedy by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Jason Kirkpatrick, the play also stars Richard Hutton, Madison Kerth, John Niesler, Matthew Thompson and Kirstin Wittershein. The play is running now through October 10. Tickets and more info are available here. In Stage Kiss, Aimee […]

Southern Love at Landmark Music Festival

by Alx Bear

During the first weekend of fall Washington, D.C.’s West Potomac Park played host to the inaugural Landmark Music Festival. The festival drew musical acts from around the country, including D.C. local Ex Hex, Los Angeles based The Mowgli’s, New York City’s The Strokes and New Orleans’ locals, Dr. John. & The Nite Trippers. The two-day event, […]

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.