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"Wild" is a rich, wonderfully natural trek into the woods

Published Dec. 21, 2014

The bad news for "Wild": Director Jean-Marc Vallée, at least three films into his career this side of the Canadian border, specializes in making Oscar bait. No, wait; don't run away quite yet, because the flip side is that Vallée has mastered the art of making Oscar bait that doesn't feel like it. And now he's pulling off the same trick with "Wild."

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"The Interview" died; what comes next might be worse

Published Dec. 19, 2014

"The Interview" was canceled this past week amongst hack attacks and terrorist threats. It doesn't matter that this happened to THIS particular movie. What matters is what this means for ALL movies. And what this moment represents is a terrible precedent for the future of film and art altogether.

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Capra classic "It's a Wonderful Life" jumps from screen to stage

Published Dec. 16, 2014

The story behind "It's a Wonderful Life" is now almost as well-known as the story of George Bailey himself. The movie performed below expectations back in 1946, but several decades later, as the movie made its way into the public domain, "It's a Wonderful Life" grew into a holiday classic. Now there's many renditions of the story, including a staged radio show version - complete with old school sound effects - coming to the Marcus Center.

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Chris Rock gets close to top form in "Top Five"

Published Dec. 15, 2014

Fans have been routinely left waiting for a Chris Rock movie that truly plays up to the standard of Chris Rock. Luckily, the wait is over with the arrival of "Top Five," a loose-limbed comedy about celebrity that feels like a movie worthy of its star - in both its voice and its significant supply of laughs.

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10 movies to look forward to in 2015

Published Dec. 13, 2014

2015 is absolutely stacked with big movies. You'd have to be a mad man to try to narrow down the plethora of exciting new movies into a list of merely 10. Luckily, OnMilwaukee.com happens to have two such insane individuals: movie guys Matt Mueller and Colton Dunham. The choices weren't easy - we won't say tears were shed, but yes, tears were shed - but here are the 10 movies you should be already buying tickets for in 2015.

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NONAMES The Film

‎"Nonames", an independent film shot entirely in Central Wisconsin is now available on dvd at http://nonames-movie.blogspot.com/ and through Amazon, Four Star Video, Charter On Demand and other selected retail outlets. "Nonames" was screened at the Wisconsin Film Festival ...

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