Milwaukee Film Fest announces documentary and music line-ups
The Milwaukee Film Festival announced the line-up for its music documentary showcase, Sound Vision, as well as Soundtrack, its second annual live music series.
"Paranoia" - the fear of yet another boring action thriller
"Paranoia," the new techno-thriller from "Legally Blonde" and "The Ugly Truth" director Robert Luketic, is the most difficult kind of film to write a review for. It's not a good movie or even a particularly entertaining one, but at the same time, it's hard to feel any spite or anger toward the movie. Hell, it's hard to feel anything toward "Paranoia." It's a product of apathy that, in turn, inspires more apathy.
"Kick-Ass 2" feels more like a kick to the teeth
What was once fun in Vaughn's hands, however, has turned ugly and mean-spirited in "Kick-Ass 2." If "Kick-Ass" was a spirited, invigorating kick in the rear, round two is a rough kick to the teeth, complete with an ensuing bad taste in my mouth.
GSN now in WTMJ-TV's slot on Time Warner Cable
Now three weeks into the block-out of Journal Broadcast Group stations on Time Warner Cable, both sides have been active in lobbing shots at each other in the past 24 hours.
Milwaukee Film Fest announces Rated K: For Kids line-up
The Milwaukee Film Festival has announced its Rated K: For Kids line-up for this year.
Disney's "Planes" never takes off
Are you tired of animated movies yet this summer? Well, if you weren't already suffering from animated movie exhaustion, here comes Disney's - not Pixar's - "Planes" to finish the job with a supersonic snore. Younger kids may enjoy it, but parents, be warned: This one's more like "Planezzzzz" (I'll be here all week, folks).
"We're the Millers" an amusing trip with its share of potholes and plot holes
"We're the Millers" is deeply committed to following the road trip formula. If the film was a driver, it'd have its eyes firmly glued to its Garmin, attentively listening to the creepy robotic voice's directions. But it's amazing how much forgiveness an unassuming, by-the-books comedy like "We're the Millers" can generate with some solid laughs and an enjoyable cast.
My Packers on Telemundo idea added fuel to the fire
A couple of days ago, I brought up the idea of catching tonight's preseason Packers football game (broadcast on WTMJ, but blacked out on Time Warner Cable) by watching it on Telemundo Wisconsin. Then the idea spread.
Milwaukee Film Festival unveils line-up for Passport program: Germany
Milwaukee Film Festival's 2013 Passport program is featuring Germany. Films by German directors will be featured as well as a lecture on German cinema.
Morning show changes at KISS FM
If you follow the morning show on WXSS-FM 103.7 Kiss FM in Milwaukee, then late yesterday you may have caught wind of a staffing change.
Spend some time with the characters of "Cedar Cove"
You may be missing out on one of the best, light hearted, romantic and character-driven shows on television. Based on the writings of Debbie Macomber, "Cedar Cove" is the first original primetime series produced by the Hallmark Channel.
Don't look so blue, parents: "The Smurfs 2" isn't that terrible
It's hard not to cringe at the existence of "The Smurfs 2." That's why it's so surprising to report that "The Smurfs 2" isn't as bad as you'd expect it to be (don't expect to see that glowing recommendation as a pull quote on any TV ads or DVD box art).
Ribeiro attempts to escape the Carlton
In today's Kramp Cast I talk to Alfonso Ribeiro about hosting Spell-Mageddon, his days on "Silver Spoons" and "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" and how frequently he's willing to break out and do the Carlton.
Perry, Cravy and Kramp to lead Fox 6's "Studio A"
"'Studio A' will focus on what's happening and what's current in our area, as well as what makes Milwaukee such a vibrant place to live and raise a family," WITI-TV Fox 6 said in a release Monday.
"The Wolverine" brings a new edge to the character's claws
The story goes that when director and series newcomer James Mangold ("Walk the Line," "3:10 to Yuma") received the script for "The Wolverine," the first thing he did was write five words on it: "Everyone I love will die." Thankfully, Mangold's goal for a more confined, character-focused and humanized Wolverine is firmly implanted on "The Wolverine" like adamantium on the popular mutant's bones, much to its benefit.
CBS uncovers musical cellar in Racine
"Why not pick up some of this junk and make it look like a movie palace," said Fred Heremes, who built a home theater in his Racine home to feature his Wurlitzer with balcony seating.
"Mike & Molly" star brings his stand-up show back to Milwaukee
In today's Kramp Cast comedian/actor Billy Gardell of CBS's "Mike & Molly" joins me to talk about going to Graceland with his dad, getting in trouble as a kid and hanging out on Milwaukee's historic Brady Street.
Rockwell helps "The Way, Way Back" make a sweet splash
Sam Rockwell served as the uncontrollable sparkplug of chaos in last year's "Seven Psychopaths," and he now plays a similar burst of life in the warm growing-up tale "The Way, Way Back," one more smartly contained yet still undeniably electric.
"Red 2" provides same old killers, same old shenanigans
Some movies are made to be remembered, to leave their mark on viewers for better or worse. Others are made to exist, make money and get tossed away like an empty bucket of popcorn as soon as the credits roll. "Red 2" is in the latter category.
"20 Feet from Stardom," "Unfinished Song" hit a pleasant chord
Did the end of Summerfest leave you frantically scratching at your arms, searching for your next hit of music-related entertainment? Well, then you probably have a serious problem, but luckily the Oriental Theatre seems more than eager to feed your horrible tune addiction with a combo of music-related features: the rock doc "20 Feet from Stardom" and the old-folks-that-rock tearjerker "Unfinished Song."
Lehman plays a female cop that is fun to watch
In today's Kramp Cast I talk with Kristen Lehman of ABC's "Motive" about having the same birthday, hanging out with her friends from AMC's "The Killing" and I'll try to get some answers about where both shows are heading this year.
Wauwatosa writer shares "Dirty Wars" on Colbert
Investigative journalist, and 1992 graduate of Wauwatosa East, Jeremy Scahill, appeared on Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" on Monday night.
Hicks of FOX 6 chases stories and a cure for ALS
Brad Hicks of Milwaukee's FOX 6 News and talk about how we got to know each other, his passion for yoga and how it has helped him be a better newscaster, plus we talk about his brother who suffers with ALS and the Chasin' A Cure benefit that happens this Friday July 19th at Miller Park.
"Hostile Corporate Takeover" rolls with laughs from comic ensemble
For an ensemble record, this one flows like you were in attendance at a small-venue comedy club.
"Grown Ups 2" somehow finds a new low for Sandler and company
I have a habit of perhaps getting a bit long-winded with some of my reviews (if I'm going to say someone's million-dollar creation is or is not worth $10 and two hours of your time, however, I feel the need to explain myself in full). So let me put my feelings toward "Grown Ups 2" as clearly and as upfront as possible. Don't. See. This. Movie.