"Stop Making Sense" made perfect sense
The 1984 concert movie "Stop Making Sense" featuring the Talking Heads, returned to the Oriental last night as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival's Sound Vision series. We walked into the theater with one question on our minds: would it be "same as it ever was"?
Keep your Milwaukee Film Festival stub and save
Experience the greatness of the Milwaukee Film Festival and save with your stub, too.
"Insidious: Chapter 2" mixes chilly scares with silly schlock
Pianos play without anyone sitting at the keys. Babies' toys keep moving on their own. People use the phrase "astral projection" with a straight face, and the violins on the soundtrack are violently spazzing out like there's a stubborn bee perched on each of their bows. Yep, it must be time for a new "Insidious" film.
Living without cable not all bad
I've been kicking it old school the last couple weeks when it comes to television, hooking up the bunny ears to the TV to retrieve the over-the-air signal as opposed to using a provider. It hasn't been as bad as I thought it might be.
"Lore" depicts a dark, post-war fable
From the beginning, "Lore," which takes place in Germany immediately following World War II, is set in chaos, heartbreak and violence. It will air three times during the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival.
Marcus Theatres offers big screen alternative programs
Sometimes, even with huge flat screens at home, things just look better on the big screen. Marcus Theatres has taken that feeling to heart with the Theatre Entertainment Network.
Did your picks win? The complete list of 2013 Emmy Award winners
CBS aired the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, 2013. Here's a complete list of the winners.
Ashley and J.P. from "The Bachelorette" stop in Milwaukee, stay at The Pfister
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum from season seven of ABC's "The Bachelorette," Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum, were in Milwaukee this weekend for a friend's wedding.
The complete list of 2013 Emmy Award nominees
The 65th annual Emmy Awards will air at 7 p.m. Sunday on WDJT-TV CBS 58. Here's a list of nominees.
Ten things a "Breaking Bad" fan learned from RJ Mitte's appearance at Marquette
"Breaking Bad's" RJ Mitte was at Marquette University Thursday night. Jeff Pawlinski, a big fan of the show, was there and offers ten take aways.
"The Family" a band of not-so-goodfellas
For over a decade, Luc Besson's been putting together indie projects, prestige biopics and animated kids movies that rarely bothered to make the trip across the Atlantic to America. But now, Besson has popped back into the director's chair in the hopes of showing his disciples - one of whom has the surname Megaton and the violently caffeinated style to match - how it's done. Or at least that's how the story of "The Family" should've gone.
Hasselbeck joins "Fox & Friends" crew on Monday
On Monday morning, the "Fox & Friends" show on the Fox News Network will undergo a transformation. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former "Survivor" contestant and long-time host on ABC's "The View," is joining the cast.
"You're Next," "The Conjuring" and the resurrection of horror
Cut to the beginning of 2013, a simpler time when "srsly" was a phenomenally lazy misspelling rather than an actual Oxford-approved word and Colin Kaepernick had yet to haunt Packer fans' nightmares. Back then, I rang in the new year with a little countdown column about five film resolutions I had for myself. Some have gone well. Some ... less so. But one of my resolutions has earned a big, solid checkmark: See a good horror movie.
Milwaukee Film announces panel line-up for 2013 festival
The news from 2013's incarnation of the Milwaukee Film Festival keeps coming, as this morning the topics and speakers for its upcoming panels were announced.
Cheese curds at AJ Bombers get TV treatment
On Thursday, a camera crew from "Discover Wisconsin" will be filming at AJ Bombers in Madison to feature the eatery's use of Wisconsin Cheese Curds.
"Riddick": made by Vin Diesel, for Vin Diesel
Star Vin Diesel and writer-director David Twohy clearly love Riddick. You don't dig up an old franchise character that no one remembers that much without some sort of emotional attachment or care. What's less clear is if the creative duo knows why anyone else likes the character. Diesel and Twohy are driving the Riddick bandwagon, and they don't seem to care if anyone else bothers to hop on. It'd seem nobler if the movie wasn't such a slog.
10 Milwaukee Film Festival must-sees
It's now an annual tradition that in early September, I wonder about how the Milwaukee Film Festival could possibly outdo their line-up from the previous year ... and then they proceed to do exactly that. If you need a little guidance - and with 240 films, it's easy to be a little intimidated - here are the ten selections I'm most excited about (my editor wouldn't let me do 50).
Journal, Time Warner Cable have sit-down meeting
This past week, representatives from Journal Broadcast Group and Time Warner Cable met to reboot stalled retransmission talks.
"This is Us" a dark trip to the heart of ... Nah, it's just a One Direction ad
Those already converted to the Church of the Melodious Swoopy Hairs will have much to praise "This is Us" for. They'll be screaming. Everyone else, however, will likely be left snoring through what amounts to an exceptionally produced - and exceptionally shallow - ad.
Brewers' Segura and Maldonado launch show on Telemundo
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura and catcher Martin Maldonado are working together for a new show that will run on Telemundo Wisconsin stations in Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay.
Milwaukee Film Festival announces Cream City Cinema line-up
The Milwaukee Film Festival has announced the line-up for this year's Cream City Cinema.
WITI-TV Fox 6 ready to launch "Studio A"
Anchors Katrina Cravy and Ted Perry will host WITI-TV Fox 6's "Studio A" from the station. Brian Kramp, the former morning show host on WLUM-FM 102.1, and podcaster with OnMilwaukee, will be the entertainment reporter assigned to the hour-long show that will air at 4 p.m. weekdays.
Milwaukee Film announces opening night party details
The Milwaukee Film Festival's Opening Night Party is Thursday, Sept. 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Discovery World.
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.