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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:16:03 CDT


Milwaukee Film Festival alum "Big Sonia" is a lovely little gem

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:46:00 CDT

The documentary "Big Sonia" - an alum of the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, now screening at The Times Cinema - warmly takes after its subject's unrelenting bright spirit, paying touching tribute to its haunted but unhindered petite powerhouse.

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"This Is Us" recap: Mallrats, missing cats and macaroons

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:56:00 CDT

After more than a year of dancing around the topic, Monday night's episode of "This Is Us" was finally ready to answer the question that's been on everybody's mind: So what ever did happen to William's cat?

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Did Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" dig up treasure in Lake Park?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:02:00 CDT

On Wednesday night, the Travel Channel will air an episode of its series "Expedition Unknown" that was filmed in part in Milwaukee. In the episode, host Josh Gates attempts to unearth the unsolved mystery of Byron Preiss' cult puzzle book "The Secret," published in 1982.

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"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: The women wrestle for Arie's affections

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:56:00 CDT

Monday night's episode of "The Bachelor" was one of the cruelest chunks of television I've sat through, as almost every amusing personality was sent home - that's right, all two of them - or given a mostly silent cameo.

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"Riff Raff" reflects on 40 years of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:05:00 CDT

Forty years ago, The Oriental Theatre hosted the first screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Jan. 7, 1978. On Saturday, Jan. 13 the theater will host an anniversary show, featuring live actors, including Nick Iannone who plays "Riff Raff."

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18 movies to look forward to in 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:01:00 CDT

"The Incredibles 2." A new Mary Poppins movie. The latest from Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Alfonso Carol and Peter Jackson. And those are just the movies that DIDN'T make my list of 18 movies to be excited about in 2018.

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"Ask This Old House" Bay View visit scheduled to premiere on PBS this month

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:06:00 CDT

Last summer, OnMilwaukee got to go behind the scenes as PBS's "Ask This Old House" dropped into Bay View to film one of two Milwaukee-based segments for the long-running home improvement show. And now you'll finally be able to see the final product.

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"This Is Us" recap: NBC's family drama returns with one of its best moments yet

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:01:00 CDT

We should've known Tuesday night's mid-season premiere of "This Is Us" was going to be a tough watch when the first shot was the Pearsons playing Monopoly. Nothing good ever comes from playing Monopoly.

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"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: A date at the demolition derby

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 02:46:00 CDT

Barely a handful of hours into this new season of "The Bachelor," one of his dates already met Arie's parents and got a tour of his hometown. Did we skip, like, half the season accidentally?

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William Shatner will beam to the Riverside for a screening of "Wrath of Khan"

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 15:16:00 CDT

Set your phasers to stun this winter, as Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner, will come to Milwaukee's Riverside Theater on Saturday, March 24, for a special screening of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" at 7:30 p.m.

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The real winners and losers of the 2018 Golden Globes

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:26:00 CDT

By now you've probably already read who won the Golden Globes awards - but who REALLY won and lost last night? Who's looking good going into Oscar season? Who became a meme in a good way? Who became a meme in the worst way?

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Oprah opens her epic Golden Globes speech with a Milwaukee shoutout

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:49:00 CDT

In case you didn't hear, Oprah won the Golden Globes last night with her rousing, triumphant and essential speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. And it all started with Milwaukee.

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Predicting the film winners and losers at the 2018 Golden Globes

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 12:39:00 CDT

The upcoming Oscar race is gearing up to be one of the most wide open contests in years. And Sunday night's Golden Globes ... will provide absolutely no help in clearing any of it up. But let's make some guesses anyway!

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Watch Jimmy Fallon dress up like WTMJ's Gene Mueller on "The Tonight Show"

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 08:16:00 CDT

620 WTMJ morning host Gene Mueller often jokes that he has a face made for radio, but apparently somebody somewhere thought he might have a face for late night television, sending in an old photo to Jimmy Fallon and "The Tonight Show" last month.

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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Royal New Year's Eve"

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:56:00 CDT

My final trip into Hallmark hell is "Royal New Year's Eve," the story of a lowly magazine assistant falling in love with a prince and ... wait, did I just get tricked into watching Netflix's "A Christmas Prince" again?!

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6 things you may not know about Rodgers' rumored new girlfriend Danica Patrick

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 17:56:00 CDT

The Packers are making all sorts of off-the-field moves this offseason - and allegedly so is star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, rumored to have been seen dining with star race car driver Danica Patrick. So here are some random factoids for the offseason.

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"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: Meeting dozens of women but few characters

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 02:16:00 CDT

On the season premiere of "The Bachelor," former heartbroken contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr. was introduced to more than two dozen women, but viewers really only met about one or two real characters.

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What's new on Netflix in January 2018

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:56:00 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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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "A Christmas Prince"

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 21:46:00 CDT

What if the most popular Hallmark holiday movie of the Christmas season ... wasn't on the Hallmark Channel? Can Netflix's "A Christmas Prince" outdo the festive film network at its own game?

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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Christmas in Evergreen"

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:56:00 CDT

Can my latest trek into Hallmark holiday movies keep my spirit burning like chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Or would "Christmas in Evergreen" ruthlessly kill it like that time I tried to cook the turkey for Christmas dinner?

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

Fri, 22 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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Hey Wisconsin, Frankie is back!

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:01:00 CDT

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

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Podcast: Answering our "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" questions, with Andy Tarnoff

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:01:00 CDT

In today's episode of the Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by OnMilwaukee publisher Andy Tarnoff to talk "Star Wars" and answer all of our questions about "The Last Jedi," like what's next for the franchise, is Kylo Ren the best villain and what's up with that green milk?

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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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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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