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Published May 1, 2015
It's easy to forget that, before it became the franchise model for everything, "The Avengers" didn't sound like a great idea.Yet Marvel and Joss Whedon took a pile of potential excess and smoothly honed it into a burst of pop entertainment. And amazingly, they've managed to make it all work yet again with "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," assembling a ton of moving parts into another thoroughly fun - if not quite as effortlessly harmonious - blockbuster.
Published April 30, 2015
Tonight, people across the country will feast their eyes on the first big blockbuster of the summer season, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." But that's just the gigantic, explosion-filled appetizer for the upcoming summer banquet of movies to come. But which ones are looking bright, and which ones are looking a little cloudy? Allow me to put on my movie weather man cap and provide you with a seven-day forecast (more like four-month, but whatever).
Published April 26, 2015
Adapted from the 2005 memoir of the same name, "True Story" plays like an intriguingly well-paved road to nowhere. The movie certainly presents plenty of interesting pieces: two actors - Jonah Hill and James Franco - playing against type but perfectly cast, a post-Oscar nomination Felicity Jones and a bizarre real story. Part by part, it's fairly engaging, but when it comes time to add everything together, the final sum is as nondescript as its title.
Published April 24, 2015
Wisconsin native Holly De Ruyter recently completed the documentary "Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club." The film is now available for purchase and will be screened in Milwaukee later this year.
Published April 22, 2015
I've had some less than flattering things to say about found footage in recent years, calling it things like "the worst of today's low budget Hollywood filmmaking" and "a thing that shouldn't exist anymore." So let's all take a moment and marvel at the fact that in the new techno-horror flick "Unfriended," the found footage-esque visual gimmick not only works, but it's the best part of the movie. The result isn't much for scares, but it is scarily entertaining.
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On July 3rd 2013 I went to see the first showing of Despicable Me 2 and at my theatre they had a Minion Photo Booth (Also its free!) where I dressed up as a minion and got my picture taken in front of the photo booth and it was coool! Now I got there early so I got the best seat in the ho...
Saturday October 6th, 2012 – Des Plaines, IL There’s nothing like having done something yourself to generate a special appreciation of those who are doing it now. Those who were waiters or waitresses themselves tend to tip bigger in bars and restaurants because they kn...
Denzel Washington seems to have perfected the art of playing the “hardened and cynical mentor with an aversion to authority” foil to earnest, pretty boy recruits. Rookies who still believe in a clear-cut system of right but wrong, but probably won’t by the end of the...
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN is a good film but is slighted by the fact that it could have been a great one.
A very welcome, darker, more sinister addition to the Snow White franchise, SWATH stars Kristen Stewart as the titular character flanked b...
"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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