Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:16:02 CDT
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 17:06:00 CDTOscar winner John Ridley, "Arrested Development" star Mae Whitman and "Silicon Valley" star Martin Starr are just a few of the many filmmakers, film subjects and performers heading to the Milwaukee Film Festival starting next Thursday.
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.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:06:00 CDTRegardless of one's taste in comedy, it's hard to imagine someone not having a place in their laugh-loving heart for Gene Wilder, the Milwaukee-born comedy legend and big screen star who sadly passed away today at the age of 83.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:06:00 CDTThe common complaint is that Netflix's movie collection isn't what it used to be. But with September serving as the start of the streaming company's new deal with Disney, we may have to hush about its failure to get good new big releases
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:06:00 CDTNow that we know that Elliot is in jail, I'm sure fans of USA Network's "Mr. Robot" are wary of what we see. Thankfully, we got a break this week as Elliot was nowhere to be found in this episode; instead, it was Darlene on center stage in last night's shenanigans.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:18:00 CDTMilwaukee Film announced today that Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley has joined the organization's Board of Directors. He will also serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:56:00 CDTThis morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced its latest program lineup, this time for the homegrown Cream City Cinema category. From docs to music videos to dramas to shorts and more, here's what to expect at this year's fest.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:01:00 CDTThis morning, The Pabst Theater announced that Walter White himself, "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston, will come to Milwaukee for a special conversation and audience QandA on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:36:00 CDTThis week's episode of USA Network's "Mr. Robot" caused a flurry of emotions for fans. As it turns out, we don't like being lied to - even though we spent most of season one being lied to. But Wednesday night's episode? This was different.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:06:00 CDTBeginning Friday night, the inaugural Milwaukee Women's Film Festival will present a three-day big screen showcase for women's stories. The project, created by Andrea Thompson, started with a simple question: What are you doing?
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:36:00 CDTA U.S. Magistrate judge's stunning decision overturning the Brendan Dassey conviction got Jessica McBride thinking. Will we see a Lawrencia Bembenek outcome here? And what does this decision mean for the still-imprisoned Steven Avery?
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:46:00 CDTA federal judge today overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was found guilty of being an accessory to Teresa Halbach's 2005 murder and served as one of the subjects in the hit Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer."
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:01:00 CDTSo ... about last night's episode. USA Network's "Mr. Robot" surprised us all this week with an unusual switch up, starting not as a dark drama about the world of hackers to ... a pleasant sitcom from the '90s. Complete with Alf?
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:56:00 CDTThis morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced yet another new program for the upcoming 2016 edition: Cine Sin Fronteras, which features six feature and documentary films highlighting the stories and experiences of the Latinx diaspora.
Tue, 9 Aug 2016 13:56:00 CDTHenry "The Fonz" Winkler is in Milwaukee today for tomorrow night's Wisconsin State Fair "Happy Days: Live" main stage show. So what does The Fonz do to kill some time in the city that helped make him famous? We'll give you one guess.
Tue, 9 Aug 2016 07:08:00 CDTYou'll be skeptical, I'm sure. But I think you'll love the new Nexflix documentary "Tony Robbins: I'm Not Your Guru." It's an amazing look at motivational speaker and his team as they hold one of his marquee events in Boca Raton, Fla.
Tue, 9 Aug 2016 07:00:00 CDTThis morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced its selections for its brand new sports-themed program, Sportsball!, as well as its new United States of Cinema program, a category dedicated to showcasing American independent cinema.
Mon, 8 Aug 2016 16:44:00 CDTMilwaukee's iconic Marcus family will be featured in the new season of "Project Runway," as Linda Marcus has landed a spot as a contestant on the Heidi Klum-hosted show. The next season begins Sept. 15 on Lifetime.
Fri, 5 Aug 2016 16:46:00 CDTIn just a few years, Milwaukee filmmaker Aaron Biebert has gone from mocking e-cigarette users and vapers to fighting for their cause, landing right in the middle of the ongoing smoking/vaping debate with his upcoming documentary, "A Billion Lives."
Fri, 5 Aug 2016 05:00:00 CDTThis morning, The Pabst Theater announced that "The Princess Bride" screening with Westley himself Cary Elwes was an event only half-dead, as the showing and live QandA has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.
Thu, 4 Aug 2016 15:06:00 CDTThe latest episode of USA Network's "Mr. Robot" featured many unanswered questions, and our BFF Elliot isn't letting us in on all the secrets. But let's not be too hard on him -- he doesn't know all the secrets himself!
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:56:00 CDTMilwaukee Film added to the 16 selections announced last month with the eight movies making up this year's Black Lens program, a category dedicated to African-American filmmakers and stories rooted in the black community and the black experience.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:06:00 CDTSay goodbye to "The Sandlot" and "Inside Man," and say hello to "No Country for Old Men" and "The Fast and the Furious." That's right: It's time to see what's coming and going from Netflix in the month of August.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:56:00 CDTOn this week's episode of "Mr. Robot," we learn about the origins of Mr. Robot - and Elliot attempts to get rid of his nefarious alternate personality for good. But can he really do it? And who will come out the winner?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:56:00 CDTWe here in the Cream City certainly know Kent Knapp, the Milwaukee Blacksmith. Now, thanks to a new History Channel TV show, the entire nation will know about him. Watch the first preview for his new reality-based show right here.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:56:00 CDTComic-Con had a lot to reveal this past weekend, from Marvel and DC, to movies and television, "The Walking Dead" and Netflix's superhero shows, a new Blair Witch and some insanely vulgar food. Here's the important stuff to know.