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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:16:02 CDT


"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: Corinne is totally the worst - and maybe the best

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:56:00 CDT

I don't want to say Corinne is everything wrong with "The Bachelor" ... but Corinne is everything wrong with "The Bachelor." But also everything right? I know; I'm confused too. Let's talk about last night's new episode.

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Milwaukee Talks: WISN meteorologist Jeremy Nelson

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:04:00 CDT

We sat down with WISN meteorologist Jeremy Nelson for a Milwaukee Talks as he prepares to say goodbye to Brew City. Nelson's last day on air here - before leaving for a job as chief meteorologist at Channel 12's sister station in Savannah, Georgia - is Friday.

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"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: A hero and a villain emerges

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:06:00 CDT

A frontrunner busted out of the pack while a serious villain emerged on the second episode of "The Bachelor" last night. Here are our contenders and pretenders from Monday night's new chapter in Nick Viall's dating life.

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Longtime TMJ4 weatherman John Malan announces retirement

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:56:00 CDT

Adding to the list of retiring familiar local news faces, longtime TMJ4 weatherman John Malan announced today that he will sign off, with March 1 marking the final day of his 36-year career in the Milwaukee area.

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It's Aaron Rodgers versus his fans tonight on ABC's new show "Big Fan"

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 15:36:00 CDT

Aaron Rodgers was able to defeat the New York Giants yesterday, 38-13, in the NFC Wild Card game. Tonight, however, on the premiere of the new trivia show "Big Fan," Rodgers will face off against an even more daunting opponent: his fans.

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The real winners and losers of the 2017 Golden Globes

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:56:00 CDT

Last night, the Golden Globes officially kicked off awards season, announcing its bizarre yet not bizarre enough to be all that interesting winners. But who really won and lost at Sunday night's ceremony? Let's break it down.

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Pay tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds with HBO's doc "Bright Lights"

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 13:26:00 CDT

The loving tributes to dearly departed Hollywood legends Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are still flowing in - including the unfortunately timely documentary "Bright Lights," premiering tonight at 7 p.m. on HBO.

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Predicting the film winners and losers at the 2017 Golden Globes

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Will "La La Land" dance onto the Golden Globes stage several times Sunday night? Will the clock strike midnight on "Moonlight" and its awards season run? Pop culture editor Matt Mueller makes his predictions for Sunday night's show.

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17 movies to look forward to in 2017

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:16:00 CDT

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for 2017, but at the top of the list - or at least right below "It's not 2016" - is the number of exciting, potential-rich movies coming out in the next 359 days. Here are the 17 we're most excited about.

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Veteran FOX6 sports anchor Tom Pipines announces retirement

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:06:00 CDT

FOX6 announced today that veteran sports anchor Tom Pipines will retire in February after 32 years at the station. Pipines marks the third big name - after Vince Condella and Katrina Cravy - to retire from FOX6 in the past year.

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"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: Meeting Nick (again) and the ladies

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:23:00 CDT

Despite the all-red cavalcade on last night's premiere of "The Bachelor," a few of the contestants managed to make strong impressions on both Nick and viewers - for both the better and the worse. Here are my early contenders and pretenders from episode one.

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Play along with "The Bachelor" in ABC's Bachelor fantasy league

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 17:26:00 CDT

"The Bachelor" returns to TV tonight - with a familiar face for both fans of the long-running dating reality show and Milwaukee residents in tow. Tune in at 7 p.m. on ABC to see how Day 1 goes for Nick Viall - and tune in tomorrow for our thoughts!

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A thank you to Carrie Fisher

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:56:00 CDT

To say Carrie Fisher is a part of modern Americana would be an understatement. Well, her character Princess Leia, at least. But it's Carrie Fisher who has kept the princess a reality for billions.

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Remembering Carrie Fisher, "Star Wars" icon

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:46:00 CDT

Yet another beloved, influential and inspirational celebrity was tragically added to the list of those taken from us in 2016, as the news broke this morning that actress and "Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher died after suffering a massive heart attack.

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Off of work? Here's what to see at the movies this week

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:06:00 CDT

Off of work this next week and need something to do other than pick at Christmas leftovers and mess with your new gifts? Here are all the movies currently playing in theaters for you to enjoy this holiday season. Happy movie watching!

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Remember "Shazaam"? Well, you shouldn't

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:36:00 CDT

Getting nostalgic for childhood movies is nothing new on the internet. However, in the case of "Shazaam," it's a little more curious - mainly because "Shazaam" doesn't actually exist.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in January

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:56:00 CDT

Guess who's ready to end 2016 and move onto 2017? Well, yes, pretty much everybody, but especially Netflix, which jumped the gun on the new year by announcing its new entertainment offerings - and dearly departeds - for January.

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From "Phantom" to "Force," the "Star Wars" movies, ranked

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:56:00 CDT

In honor of this weekend's release of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," OnMilwaukee pop culture editor and expert Matt Mueller went about the task of ranking the seven "Star Wars" movies. Safe to say the prequels did not fare well.

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Wisconsin, Frankie is back!

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Frankie MacDonald, who has autism, gives a weather warning in a boisterous fashion (via YouTube) that I cannot stop smiling at. And, he's just in time for our first snow event of the season.

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A guide to the naughty and the nice coming to theaters this Christmas

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:26:00 CDT

To help tell which new movies are brand new iPhones and which ones are re-gifted fruitcakes, we've put together this Christmas preview of the naughty and the nice heading to theaters this holiday season.

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Author Jason Diamond searches for John Hughes, finds own memoir instead

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:06:00 CDT

Author Jason Diamond went to find '80s film icon John Hughes and write his biography. He came back with his own personal memoir, "Searching for John Hughes," instead. We chatted with the author about Hughes, his beloved movies and nostalgia.

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The beautiful but limited world of 4K

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:12:00 CDT

I wasn't really in the market for a new TV, but like so many others, I got suckered into buying a huge one on Black Friday. I was lured by the low, low prices, but also the idea of having a super-sharp 65-inch television that would be ready for 4K.

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Is it finally time to cut the cord?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:30:00 CDT

With almost everything available on-demand online, cable and satellite TV are pretty archaic. Today, ATandT acknowledged this by unveiling DIRECTV Now, a streaming service that will go head-to-head with cable (and its own soon-to-be-discontinued U-Verse), for $35 a month.

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"Gilmore Girls" returns with the wit you remember, but an ending to forget

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:16:00 CDT

Netflix's much-anticipated "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" premiered this holiday weekend, and, while most of the show played like a sloppy but warmly satisfying Thanksgiving dinner, the ending left an uneasy aftertaste.

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WISN 12 wins November local news ratings race

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:06:00 CDT

The local news ratings for November have been released, with WISN 12 at the top of the charts for the period.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in December

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Christmas has come early for Netflix subscribers, as the service announced its new arrivals for December - including "Captain America: Civil War," only the biggest movie of the year. And that's far from all. Here's everything coming and going next month.

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Watch the ravishing trailer for Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast"

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:46:00 CDT

Disney's done a pretty respectable job with their live-action rehashings ("Cinderella" is still a genuine enchantment) and today's newly released "Beauty and the Beast" trailer would only seem to solidify that.

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"Beware the Slenderman" finally gets HBO premiere date and trailer

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:46:00 CDT

Who's in the mood for a horrific story about children, a brutal stabbing and a faceless nightmare monster from the internet - all based in Wisconsin? No? Well, you've got time to get ready, as "Beware the Slenderman" will premiere on HBO on Jan. 23.

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Cure your Election Day stress by watching ... The Weather Channel?

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:26:00 CDT

We feel you, guys. No matter who you're rooting for in today's election, you're stressed out as hell. Well, as it turns out, an unusual source is doing its patriotic duty to sooth the American public and calm us right the hell down tonight: The Weather Channel.

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Wizards and demigods and aliens, oh my! A preview of November's movie mayhem

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:06:00 CDT

If it wasn't enough that it's the holiday season, it's also Oscar season, and that means all the big names are coming out this November - from Marvel to Harry Potter, from Ang Lee to Robert Zemeckis - and the returns of Mel Gibson and Warren Beatty.

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Where to find scares on the big screen this Halloween weekend

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:56:00 CDT

It's scary movie season, so to help guide you through the ghoulish shocks and surprises on screen this year, here's a breakdown of what to see and where to be scared this Halloween weekend.

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"Muppet Babies" returns to television with CG animated series

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:16:00 CDT

For a generation of kids, the only thing better than The Muppets was "Muppet Babies," the animated series from the '80s and early '90s. Now, Disney is hoping to make that happen again for a new generation with an upcoming CG reboot.

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"Walking Dead" wrapped up its garbage cliffhanger with a garbage season premiere

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:56:00 CDT

Of all the doomed characters on last night's season premiere of "The Walking Dead," the one with truly the least hope of making it out unscathed was the AMC show itself. And it sadly lived down to expectations.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in November

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:46:00 CDT

Some months, it feels like there's nothing for anybody being added to Netflix. November will not be one of those months, with "The Jungle Book," "The Crown," "Gilmore Girls" and "Boyhood" headed your way. Here's what to expect - and what to watch while you can.

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First "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2" teaser is here ... as if you needed it

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:06:00 CDT

You probably didn't need much of a teaser trailer to start getting excited about "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2." But here's one anyways, released today by returning director James Gunn, and it certainly doesn't hurt!

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Where to watch Milwaukee Film Festival movies now

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:56:00 CDT

I hit 23 movies at the Milwaukee Film Festival this year. I know: WEAK. But luckily for me, and all the other film festival junkies out there looking back regretfully at the screenings we missed, many of the selections are still out there. Here's where to find them.

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MPTV "The Arts Page" show features OnMilwaukee's Locamoji

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:00:00 CDT

This weekend, The Arts Page, with host Sandy Maxx, tells the story of Locamoji and shows how our team spearheaded by creative director Jason McDowell designs, develops and deploys the Locamojis. The episode is called "arts in a flash."

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Reviewing MKE Film Festival's first Sportsball! program, ranking the selections

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:13:00 CDT

In its eighth and ultimately most-attended year, the Milwaukee Film Festival in 2016 presented Sportsball!, a new category comprising six feature-length documentaries that aimed to "showcase the sporting life." They succeeded. Here's our ranking and reviews of Sportsball!

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The 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival by the numbers

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:54:00 CDT

As anybody who attended even just one of the 283 films scattered about the city over the previous two weeks can attest, the Milwaukee Film Festival had another great year in 2016. And now, the numbers are in to statistically prove it.

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There's a new Jeffrey Dahmer movie coming out ... with a Disney star in the lead

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 12:56:00 CDT

With true crime stories all the rage in Hollywood, it's actually surprising that it has taken this long to get around to a new movie about the case of Milwaukee's own Jeffrey Dahmer. But we're finally here - and with a surprising face in the lead.

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Is "The Bachelor" filming in Milwaukee tonight?

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:16:00 CDT

With a dedication normally reserved for the Zapruder film, there are plenty of blogs searching and hunting for clues to filming locations and possible plot developments for "The Bachelor." And according to several of them, they've found Milwaukee is the next stop tonight.

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An inconceivable conversation with "Princess Bride" star Cary Elwes

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 17:56:00 CDT

Almost 30 years after its original release, Westley himself, Cary Elwes, is sharing his experiences with fans young and old with a stop at the Riverside. We got to chat with the actor to get a sneak preview of some of his insider insights on the film.

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Charlie Sykes will leave his radio show at the end of the year

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 11:11:00 CDT

WTMJ host Charlie Sykes will step away from his daily radio show and weekly television show at the end of 2016. Jeff Wagner will move up to 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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"Blind Side" star Quinton Aaron chats about his new film and bowling in Montfort

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:56:00 CDT

Having "The Blind Side" as your first leading Hollywood role is, as star Quinton Aaron calls it, "a blessing," but he also wants to make sure it's just the beginning. "Halfway," one of the Milwaukee Film Festival's selections, is a part of that mission.

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Art doc "Yarn" disappointingly fails to make the most of its material

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:06:00 CDT

There are a lot of exciting, creative and vibrant things happening in the world of yarn. You just unfortunately wouldn't get that impression walking out of "Yarn," one of the Art and Artists documentary selections at this year's Milwaukee Film Festival.

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Inspiring "Ovarian Psycos" sideswipes intimacy

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 12:45:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Film Festival documentary Ovarian Psycos introduces a bandana-wearing "bicycling brigade" from L.A. that provides a sense of empowerment for women in Los Angeles. It screens again tonight at 9 p.m. at The Times Cinema.

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"Almost Sunrise" shines honest and hopeful light on post-war hurt

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 18:56:00 CDT

In 2013, two Milwaukee Iraq War vets packed up and took to the road for a trek across the country - both for their injured mental health and the health of others struggling like them. Three years later, their journey still has legs thanks to "Almost Sunrise."

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"Almost Sunrise" director talks bringing vets' trek back home to the big screen

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:56:00 CDT

On Aug. 28, 2013, two Iraq War veterans took the first steps of an incredible walk of physical endurance and emotional healing. On Saturday night, their journey returns to where it started with "Almost Sunrise," the Milwaukee Film Festival's centerpiece selection.

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From "Girl on the Train" to "Inferno": Which movies to watch this October

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDT

It's scary movie season, with a sequel to "Ouija" and the most frightening horror of them all - Madea - all making their way to the big screen this October. Here's what to keep your eyes out for this month at the movie theater.

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Adversity-filled "Speed Sisters" story makes for a great Sportsball! film

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:09:00 CDT

"Speed Sisters," one of the films in the Milwaukee Film Festival's new Sportsball! series, knows great sports movies are about more than just competition. This one tells of the first all-female race car team in the Middle East, focusing on the people, their lives, adversity and triumph.

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