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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine



Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:16:02 CDT

 



Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Switched for Christmas"

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:16:00 CDT

What better way to keep my high from "The Christmas Train" going than "Switched for Christmas," a Hallmark holiday movie starring not just one Candace Cameron Bure but TWO Candace Cameron Bures?!


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"The Last Jedi" is the first "Star Wars" in ages to feel truly, thrillingly new

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:06:00 CDT

The future of "Star Wars" looks bright after writer-director Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi," the first entry of this new era that exhilaratingly lives up to its predecessors without merely replicating them.


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What's new on Netflix in January 2018

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:26:00 CDT

I've been dreading the first Netflix announcement of 2018. But 'tis an early Christmas miracle, because Netflix's newly released list of new additions for the start of the new year is incredibly loaded.


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Last call for "Mean Girls," "Pulp Fiction" and more on Netflix in January

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Netflix today announced its list of departing TV shows and movies for next month - and sadly, every season of the hit J.J. Abrams mystery is not amongst the survivors. And it's by no means the only big name getting kicked off the island.


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Secrets of a movie theater employee, with Molly Snyder and Shannen Oesterreich

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:56:00 CDT

With Star Wars coming out this weekend, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined on today's episode of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate by guests Molly Snyder and Shannen Oesterreich to talk about what it was like to work in movie theaters, including their best and worst memories and popcorn talk.


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5 ways to get into the "Star Wars" spirit in Milwaukee this week

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:56:00 CDT

There's a new "Star Wars" movie arriving this weekend, and if you're smart, you've already gotten your tickets. But there's plenty of other ways to geek out this weekend - and here are just a few Milwaukee bars, theaters, restaurants hoping to help out.


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Mark your calendars, here are the dates for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 07:06:00 CDT

It's never too early to start looking ahead toward the next Milwaukee Film Festival - just ask the fine folks at Milwaukee Film, who this morning announced the official dates for the 2018 edition.


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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "The Christmas Train"

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:26:00 CDT

Any misplaced enthusiasm I had for this column was dashed by "Finding Santa" last week. But let's see what "The Christmas Train" has to offer. Hold on, Dermot Mulroney, Joan Cusack and Danny Glover?! This almost looks like a real movie!


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Milwaukee Talks: Professional wrestler and model Candice Michelle

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:02:00 CDT

Depending on your pop culture perspective, you may know Milwaukee native Candice Michelle as a professional wrestler, Playboy model or the star of one-of-the-most talked about Super Bowl commercials in history. We caught up with her before she climbs into the ring for one more match.


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PODCAST: Matt and Jimmy go to the movies - holiday edition

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:19:00 CDT

In this week's episode of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss this year's slate of holiday movies, from the good ("Disaster Artist," "The Shape of Water," "Star Wars") to the not-so-good ("Pitch Perfect 3," Wonder Wheel").


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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Finding Santa"

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:16:00 CDT

I've finally encountered a Hallmark holiday movie worthy of this column's title, a movie that clogged my arteries with cheese and gave me diabetes from all the unrestrained saccharine sweetness: "Finding Santa."


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Where to find Christmas movies on the big screen this season

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:31:00 CDT

Forget chestnuts roasting on an open fire and grab some buttery popcorn freshly popped by a theater employee named Devin. Here's where to find your favorite festive films on the big screen this upcoming holiday season.


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"This Is Us" recap: All things must pass in the Randall-centric fall finale

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 01:56:00 CDT

As George Harrison delicately plucks away in the middle of last night's fall finale of "This Is Us," all things must pass away. Well, maybe not ALL things - especially that BIG thing. We're unfortunately still stuck on that big thing.


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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "The Sweetest Christmas"

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:46:00 CDT

My first excursion into the world of Hallmark Christmas movies wound up shockingly less excruciating than expected. But if that one won me over, my second serving, "The Sweetest Christmas," looked even more digestible. After all, it's about cookies!


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

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:01:00 CDT

It's that special time of year. Indeed, 'tis the season for merriment, for gathering the family together ... and for piling them into $24 movie theater seats and remain in silence while watching a big glowing screen for two hours. But what should you see, and what should you skip?


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WISN 12 leads all weekday evening newscasts

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:30:00 CDT

With one day remaining in the November ratings period, WISN 12 draws the top weekday news audiences at 5, 5:30, 6 and 10 p.m. among southeastern Wisconsin households. "WISN 12 News" at 6 p.m. draws the No. 1 audience among all weekday evening local newscasts.


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"This Is Us" recap: Heartbreak, hope and Kleenex abound in Kate's solo episode

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:56:00 CDT

For about 45 minutes of "Number Two" - the second of the "This Is Us" solo episodes focused on individual members of the Big Three, this time on Kate - my face was shockingly dry. That did not last very long.


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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: And the winner is ...

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:41:00 CDT

It's been a long ride, but Tuesday night, "Dancing with the Stars" crowned its latest king of the dance floor, its newest master of the mirror ball trophy. Would it be the favorite Jordan Fisher? Or Lindsey Stirling? Or an upset by Frankie Muniz?


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Tis the season: A guide to the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movie lineup

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:06:00 CDT

For many, the Christmas season has already started, even if we're still several weeks away ... from Thanksgiving. In fact, for some especially Christmas-craving folk, the best part of the holiday season has already begun: the Hallmark Channel original movies.


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What's new on Netflix in December 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:56:00 CDT

Today Netflix released its final list of new arrivals leading into the new year - as well as leading into what looks like a new era for Netflix. Here's everything coming to Netflix in December.


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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Did anybody do enough to beat Jordan Fisher?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:56:00 CDT

Four judges. Three dancers left standing at the end of the episode. Two nights. One mirror ball trophy. And only one question left remaining headed into the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars": Can anyone even come close to Jordan Fisher?


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Last call for "It's Always Sunny," "Pirates" and more on Netflix in December

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:26:00 CDT

Does Netflix understand the concept of Christmas. How else can you explain that, on during this season of giving, the streaming service will remove the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" and these other movies and TV shows in December?


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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Miss Christmas"

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:56:00 CDT

For my first Hallmark movie torture session, I thought it would be best not to stray too far from my comfort zone - and what would be better than a Hallmark movie that takes place in Wisconsin!


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"This Is Us" recap: "Number One" gives Kevin the spotlight and a little sympathy

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:06:00 CDT

I got my wish, as "Number One" started off a three-episode run with each show dedicated to an individual member of the Big Three. WOO! Annnnd we're starting with Kevin. Well, you can't get everything you want.


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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: The final four - and why each will or won't win

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:56:00 CDT

Who will win next week in the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars"? I went through each remaining contestant to see why they've got a chance and why they'll come up short. The results ... really shouldn't surprise you.


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Join Lakefront Brewery and Tom Hanks (kind of) for "Hanksgiving" at the Avalon

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Why celebrate a regular Thanksgiving with the usual relatives when you can celebrate Hanksgiving with your relatives, friends AND America's dad, the one and only Thomas Jeffrey Hanks?


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The opening credits roll tonight on the new Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 15:16:00 CDT

According to a new study, the Milwaukee film industry is five times bigger than the Brew City's beloved beer industry. And the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance, launching tonight, hopes to make the growing community even bigger and better.


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"This Is Us" recap: The Pearsons have their day in court

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 02:41:00 CDT

Something's wrong with this world. I know because, in Tuesday night's episode of "This Is Us," the stuff involving Toby was some of the most enjoyable material of the hour. This is not normal; do not normalize this.


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The Times Cinema will bring "My Friend Dahmer" to town for Thanksgiving

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 19:56:00 CDT

It likely won't be the most appetizing holiday movie, but The Times Cinema has booked screenings of "My Friend Dahmer," the new independent film about the teenage years of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 22.


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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: So we all know who's going to win, right?

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 11:16:00 CDT

I never thought I'd be upset about a Packers game preempting the star of "Agent Cody Banks" dancing for my amusement, but thanks to how awful and despairingly hapless Green Bay looked on Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions, here we are.


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New LocaMojis include "The Morning Blend," David Gruber and more

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:22:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee and LocaMoji have released five new Milwaukee-themed emojis featuring local celebrities of all shapes, sizes, colors and renown, from TV hosts to famed local lawyers and more.


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The day I fell down a Sesame Street Twitter rabbit hole

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 18:02:00 CDT

Like a proper working adult, I fell down a Sesame Street social media rabbit hole this afternoon after discovering today marks Cookie Monster's birthday. Can you tell me how to get my attention back to my work?


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PODCAST: Let's talk all about "Stranger Things" season 2

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 17:18:00 CDT

The thrilling Netflix original "Stranger Things" dropped its much-anticipated second season on Oct. 27, and we thought five days was more than enough time to let people watch before we breathlessly dissected it on the pod. Did we like it? Yes. Did we have issues? Yes.


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"This Is Us" recap: A trip to the Big Three's 20s is no trick, all treat

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 03:26:00 CDT

Let's not get distracted by the great Halloween costumes and lose sight of what really made this hour of "This Is Us" soar: Mandy Moore knocked Tuesday night's one-off trip to 2008 out of the goddamn park.


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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Halloween Night comes with a killer twist

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 02:46:00 CDT

Which survivors look secure coming out of Halloween Night and which ones should remain scared for the next week? The judges had their say, but here's our take on last night's spooky steps on "Dancing with the Stars."


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"Stranger Things" season two succeeds yet again at making the familiar fresh

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:46:00 CDT

As the first season showed, "Stranger Things" is pretty good at turning its familiar references and inspirations into something fresh and fun - and season two mostly pulls off the same trick, taking the old and making it new again. Or at least new enough.


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Hmong community members praise TV show highlighting "invisible community"

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Nyob Zoo Milwaukee TV - nyob zoo means "hello" in Hmong - is the first over-the-air Hmong news show in Milwaukee and the only such show in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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Where to find scares on the big screen this Halloween

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:46:00 CDT

It's the time of year for fear, meaning there's plenty of eerie entertainment and chill-inducing cinema available on screens big and small. Here's a breakdown of what to see and where to be scared this Halloween weekend.


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What's new on Netflix in November

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:16:00 CDT

Our national nightmare is finally over: "Chappie" is coming to Netflix in November. Oh, and also the highly anticipated period drama "Mudbound," the latest Marvel TV show, a new Margaret Atwood adaptation and more. But mostly "Chappie."


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Last call for "Matrix," "How I Met Your Mother" and more on Netflix in November

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:56:00 CDT

You can't say we didn't warn you. Netflix recently announced its monthly list of movies and shows leaving the popular streaming service, and unfortunately "How I Met Your Mother" has met its end on the Big Red TV Giant.


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"This Is Us" recap: Oh brother, they just dropped another twist on us

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 02:46:00 CDT

At some point, they're going to run out of cliffhanger twist endings on "This Is Us" or resort to some contrived, lame attempts at shocking or surprising the audience. It's doomed to happen at some point ... just not in last night's episode.


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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Movie Night brings good drama, better dances

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:36:00 CDT

The stars were shining, both on the dance floor and off. The drama was kicked up a notch. Indeed, it must've been A Night at the Movies on "Dancing with the Stars" this week.


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From cell calls to casting calls: Local engineer stars in new Verizon ad

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:00:00 CDT

Daniel Schmidt is not an actor. The last time he can remember taking the stage was in grade school. But tonight the system performance engineer's face will be seen across millions of televisions across the country in a new commercial for Verizon.


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Milwaukee Film announces new attendance record, audience award winners

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:26:00 CDT

Anyone who attended the Milwaukee Film Festival earlier this month knows it was a hit. Today, however, Milwaukee Film released the official numbers to prove it, breaking records in attendance and sellouts.


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"This Is Us" recap: The Pearsons battle chicken pox, racism and a big new twist

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:46:00 CDT

"Still There" was unfortunately the kind of episode that made me wary of watching "This Is Us" in the first place. But even when "This Is Us" is being very "This Is Us"-like, it can still result in a pretty good hour of TV.


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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Disney Night delivers the first perfect dance

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:01:00 CDT

Who conjured some Disney magic on Corporate Synergy Night, and who was a "Mars Needs Moms" or "John Carter"-level disaster? The judges had their say, but here's our scores from Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars."


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Where to watch 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival movies now

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:01:00 CDT

The 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival may be done (*sheds tear*), but that doesn't mean the movies playing there for the past two weeks will disappear. Here's where you can find some of the festival picks you might've missed.


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MFF's closing night pick "Landline" dials up a quality comedic connection

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:36:00 CDT

The results of "Landline," the second pairing of writer-director Gillian Robespierre and Jenny Slate, are almost as messy as the discombobulated clan in the middle of it all - but thankfully just as funny, honest and endearing too.


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Milwaukee Film Festival flicks to pick: Day 15

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:36:00 CDT

How ... how is the Milwaukee Film Festival ending already? Well, what better way to end the festival than with a movie pick that exemplifies just one of the lovely roles Milwaukee Film plays for film fans in the city: "Landline."


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TV's "Food Paradise" scheduled to film later this month at Good City Brewing

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:45:00 CDT

It's autumn, and the folks from Travel Channel's "Food Paradise" are making their annual October pilgrimage to the Cream City for more must-try eats and one-of-a-kind dining experiences. This time, they'll be visiting Good City Brewing.


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