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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:16:02 CDT


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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"Rent" star Taye Diggs continues fight as AIDS Walk Wisconsin honorary chair

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Taye 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.

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A chat with "Beware the Slenderman" director Irene Taylor Brodsky

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:06:00 CDT

Before 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.

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"Need for Meat" offers compelling look at intricacies of ethical meat eating

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Marjin 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.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in October

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

You 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.

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"Life, Animated" sketches a touching tribute to finding meaning in movies

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:06:00 CDT

The 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.

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"Mr. Robot" wraps up season two with a haunting finale

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

The 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?

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Beyond popcorn: Where to eat and drink during the MKE Film Festival

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDT

The 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.

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What to see at the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:36:00 CDT

With 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.

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Milwaukee Talks: Katrina Cravy

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:57:00 CDT

When 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.

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Spicuzza reflects on her crime thriller film "The Scarapist"

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:06:00 CDT

It'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.

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"Mr. Robot" shows us that all is fair in power and war

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:06:00 CDT

This 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.

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Rahny Taylor returns to Milwaukee with morning show on 97.3 NOW

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:06:00 CDT

On 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.

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In "Sully," a miraculous moment doesn't make for much of a movie

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:16:00 CDT

It'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,"

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This "Fury Road" pre-CGI clip is better than most of 2016's summer movies

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

This 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.

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"Our Journey Home" documentary addresses the myths of public housing

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:26:00 CDT

Home: 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."

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#ThisIsGrace: Catching up with Grace Ladewig in the aftermath of "The Profit"

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:01:00 CDT

Numerous 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.

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Everyone has to answer for their sins this week on "Mr. Robot"

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:56:00 CDT

On 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.

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Things went poorly for The Soup Market on last night's episode of "The Profit"

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:06:00 CDT

It'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.

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From "Sully" to "Storks" and "Doctor Strange," a guide to the fall movie season

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

From 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.

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Katrina Cravy leaving FOX 6 after 18 years at station

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:49:00 CDT

WITI 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.

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Elliot is reaching his breaking point on "Mr. Robot"

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:06:00 CDT

Ladies 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.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces opening, closing and centerpiece selections

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 07:00:00 CDT

With 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.

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