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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:16:02 CDT


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

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 19:16:00 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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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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"This Is Us" recap: "Deja Vu" opens up about opening up - and also Sly Stallone

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:26:00 CDT

"Deja Vu" was a really good episode for "This Is Us" - and an even better episode for Sylvester Stallone, who guest stars this week as Kevin's fellow actor in a war movie. But the real war is inside Kevin and Jack.

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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Dance, sob, score a 24, repeat

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:36:00 CDT

Which tearjerking tandem topped the list on Most Memorable Year Week on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night? The judges had their say, but here's our rankings from a sob-filled showcase.

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The man versus machine board game battle doc "AlphaGo" comes out a winner

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 13:30:00 CDT

A board game may not be the fiery robo-pocalypse hellscape you were expecting for the latest cinematic battle between man and machine, but "AlphaGo" still packs plenty of big ideas for the future's potential - both tantalizing and terrifying.

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"The Blood is at the Doorstep" cuts deep into the full Dontre Hamilton story

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 15:26:00 CDT

The Dontre Hamilton case receives an essential outlet in "The Blood is at the Doorstep," shining a light into one of the city's darkest chapters and trying to find something resembling clarity amongst the murk.

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"The Blood is at the Doorstep" director talks shining a light on a dark chapter

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 17:46:00 CDT

Milwaukee filmmaker Erik Ljung aims to fix much of the misinformation and confusion about the Dontre Hamilton case that with his documentary "The Blood is at the Doorstep" - and he doesn't expect it to be easy.

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"This Is Us" recap: "Landslide" brings it down as "The Manny" returns

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 02:36:00 CDT

The second episode of "This Is Us" season two was a pleasantly rare non-twist entry in the series - unless you count the return of "The Manny," which "Manny say whaaaaaa?!" indeed.

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"Manlife" explains Lawsonomy through the eyes of a passionate follower

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 08:04:00 CDT

Remember driving by the "Lawsonomy" sign on I-94? There's a fascinating story behind it. Check it out during the Milwaukee Film Festival.

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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Guilty Pleasures Night makes for a good time

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 03:16:00 CDT

"Dancing with the Stars" picked a good night to have one of its season's best, most entertaining shows - complete with one of the season's best, most entertaining routines. The judges had their say; here's our rankings.

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"New Chefs on the Block" is a foodie must-see at MKE Film Festival

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 14:01:00 CDT

"New Chefs on the Block" offers an authentic glimpse into the lives of two young chefs -- Aaron Silverman of Rose's Luxury in Washington D.C. and Frank Linn of Frankly... Pizza! in Kensington, Maryland -- who've chosen to make the sacrifices and put in the sweat equity it takes to own their own restaurants.

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A conversation with Larenz Tate of "Love Jones" and "Girls Trip"

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 12:56:00 CDT

Two decades after its release, "Love Jones" still lives on in viewers' hearts - and at the Milwaukee Film Festival, where the movie celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday night at the Oriental - complete with star Larenz Tate in attendance. We chatted with him about the movie's lasting appeal, Hollywood and "Girls Trip."

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Robin's picks: Milwaukee Film Festival edition

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:46:00 CDT

There's still a lot of great live entertainment and events going on in the city - but with the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival up and running for the next two weeks, I'd be remiss if I didn't give you my picks for the festival!

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5 reasons to drink in "Schumann's Bar Talks" during the MKE Film Festival

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:03:00 CDT

In a city with a burgeoning cocktail scene, it's worthwhile to take note when the U.S. premiere of a cocktail-related film comes to town. But, that's not the only reason to get your tickets to see one of two showings of "Schumann's Bar Talks" at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

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MFF opening night pick "Stumped" finds the humanity in a medical miracle

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:13:00 CDT

It's not every movie that gets to capture a real-life miracle, but that's exactly what happens in Robin Berghaus's sensitive and unassumingly astonishing documentary "Stumped," Thursday night's opening selection for the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival.

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My very rational, super sensible 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival schedule

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Every year, I tell myself I'll be smart about how many Milwaukee Film Festival movies I can cram into 15 days and still exist as a living, breathing human being. And every year, I end up lying to myself. Here's everything I hope to catch at this year's fest.

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Director Robin Berghaus brings inspirational "Stumped" to the MFF big screen

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:06:00 CDT

A young man comes into the hospital with a supposed pulled muscle that ends up requiring his arms and legs all amputated. But that's just the first act of Will Lautzenheiser's story in the Milwaukee Film Festival opening night pick, "Stumped."

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"This Is Us" recap: Now that we know how Jack died ... how did Jack die?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:02:00 CDT

Monday night's season premiere of NBC's tear-jerker hit "This Is Us" finally (seemingly) answered the question of how Jack died. But how exactly did Jack die? Meanwhile, Randall's storyline is still the best of the The Big Three.

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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Another celeb sashays away on Latin Night

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:56:00 CDT

Who's dancing on thin ice, and whose footwork is already on fire? The judges had their (sometimes incomprehensible) say, but here's our take on Latin Night on "Dancing with the Stars."

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

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:02:00 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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"Dancing with the Stars" recap: The first dancer bites the dust

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:16:00 CDT

The judges had their say last night, but what did we think of Ballroom Night on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday evening? Put on your best Mark Ballas face; it's time for our rankings!

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10 Milwaukee Film Festival must-sees

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:21:00 CDT

While we're all assembling our screening schedules, I'd like to do my part in helping you find the cinematic gems, both obvious and obscure, at the Milwaukee Film Festival with my 10 must-see screenings.

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Here are all the stars and special guests headed to the MKE Film Festival

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Audiences' eyes may be glued to the big screen during the Milwaukee Film Festival, but the two-week explosion of cinema doesn't begin and end just there. Here are all the special guests headed to Cream City cinemas during the two-week festival.

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