Published: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:16:02 CDT
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:30:00 CDTWith 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.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:16:00 CDTNetflix'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.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:06:00 CDTThe local news ratings for November have been released, with WISN 12 at the top of the charts for the period.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:16:00 CDTChristmas 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.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:46:00 CDTDisney'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.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:46:00 CDTWho'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.
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:26:00 CDTWe 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.
Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:06:00 CDTIf 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:56:00 CDTIt'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.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:16:00 CDTFor 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.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:56:00 CDTOf 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.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:46:00 CDTSome 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.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:06:00 CDTYou 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!
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:56:00 CDTI 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.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:00:00 CDTThis 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."
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:13:00 CDTIn 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!
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:54:00 CDTAs 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.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 12:56:00 CDTWith 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.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:16:00 CDTWith 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.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 17:56:00 CDTAlmost 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.
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 11:11:00 CDTWTMJ 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.
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:56:00 CDTHaving "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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:06:00 CDTThere 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 12:45:00 CDTThe 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 18:56:00 CDTIn 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."
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:56:00 CDTOn 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDTIt'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.
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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDTTaye Diggs is the honorary chair for Saturday's 2016 AIDS Walk Wisconsin at the Summerfest Grounds - not an unfamiliar role for the TV, film and Broadway performer who starred in "Rent," the hit musical that helped push HIV and AIDS awareness into the public eye.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:06:00 CDTBefore its final Milwaukee Film Festival showing on Wednesday, Oct. 5, we chatted with director Irene Taylor Brodsky about her harrowing doc "Beware the Slenderman" - and why true crime has become such a pop culture sensation.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDTMarjin Frank is a self-described meat junkie. And her compulsion to continue eating meat is the topic of this frank documentary, which engagingly tackles the cultural symbolism, ethics and (often) hypocrisy involved in the decision to eat meat.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDTYou would think Netflix would spend October stocking up some horror flicks in time for the Halloween season. And oddly, you would be thinking wrong. But at least Netflix has a strong supply of originals and classics coming your way in October.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:06:00 CDTThe 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival opened Thursday evening much the way the last rendition closed: with a documentary tribute to finding meaning at the movies, this time via "Life, Animated," a sweet and lovely moving picture - in all meanings of the phrase.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDTThe second season of Mr. Robot was a bit of genius, filled with twists and turns that we all never saw coming. Questions were answered, yet now we're left with even more to deal with - plus the biggest question of all: What's next?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDTThe Milwaukee Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, and, unless you want to subsist for days on theater popcorn, Whoppers and bad nachos, it's probably worth your time to think about where you'll dine before and after your trips to the movies.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:36:00 CDTWith almost 300 movies set to screen during the Milwaukee Film Festival, it can be almost impossible to figure out what to see. OnMilwaukee film critic Matt Mueller is here to help, breaking down each day with what you must see.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:57:00 CDTWhen Katrina Cravy signs off from FOX 6 on Oct. 12, it will mark the end of a 20-year chapter in her life, but another one is about to open. While the 46-year-old anchor, reporter and host has been a fixture at her station for almost 18 years, she's preparing to embark on a career at a media relations consultant, speaker and author.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:06:00 CDTIt's been a year since former Milwaukeean Jeanne Marie Spicuzza screened her full-length film "The Scarapist" at the Oriental Theatre. OnMilwaukee checked in with her to find out how the film panned out and what her plans are for the future.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:06:00 CDTThis season of USA Network's "Mr. Robot" has been a confusing, satisfying and exciting one. This week's preamble to the season finale gave a few answers, yet still left us in the dark. But it wouldn't be "Mr. Robot" without that type of suspense.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:06:00 CDTOn Thursday, Rahny Taylor returns to Milwaukee radio as morning host at 97.3 NOW, replacing the syndicated "Elvis Duran Show." It's been a secret Taylor's been keeping for a while. Unlike his last gig in town with Wes McKane and Ally Faith, he's doing this one solo.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:16:00 CDTIt's no wonder Hollywood would want to adapt the Miracle on the Hudson River into a movie. But while director Clint Eastwood works the landing to the best his late-career abilities, it's the rest of the movie around the crash that proves catastrophic for "Sully,"
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDTThis summer sucked. But this glorious behind-the-scenes YouTube clip of the pre-CG stonework in last year's insta-classic "Mad Max: Fury Road" almost manages to make up for the last three to four months. Almost.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:26:00 CDTHome: a small word that has an infinite number of definitions. But for many, finding home can be a challenge often unseen by outside eyes. However, on Tuesday night, three of those small, untold stories of struggle and triumph will be brought to the big screen with "Our Journey Home."
Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:01:00 CDTNumerous readers have asked about Grace Ladewig, the mysterious employee featured on Tuesday night's episode of "The Profit," so we caught up with her to chat about what's transpired since her appearance on the popular show.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:56:00 CDTOn this week's episode of USA Network's "Mr. Robot," everyone's skeletons are finally being revealed - and they're all catching up to them a lot faster than expected, putting some of our favorite fsociety hackers in some serious trouble.
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:06:00 CDTIt's safe to say things did not go according to plan on last night's Soup Market-centric episode of "The Profit" - unless you're CNBC, which, in that case, you found a whole vat of simmering drama cooking up in the back of the local soup business.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDTFrom sci-fi thrillers and wizarding returns to the latest projects from Clint, Ang Lee, Zemeckis, Gibson and Beatty (wait, really?! Gibson and Beatty!?), the fall actually has something for everything - if that something is promising material.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:49:00 CDTWITI FOX 6 announced that the station's Contact 6 Reporter Katrina Cravy has decided to leave FOX 6 to pursue a career outside of television. Jenna Sachs will replace her as the new Contact 6 reporter.
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:06:00 CDTLadies and gentlemen: Elliot has officially cracked. I repeat, Elliot has officially cracked. I say this because, on this week's episode of USA Network's "Mr. Robot," for the first time, Elliot - not Mr. Robot - has become a liability.
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 07:00:00 CDTWith the program books set to release into our eager hands this weekend, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced one of its remaining categories: the Spotlight Presentations, including this year's opening night, closing night and centerpiece picks.