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Published: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:16:02 CDT


"Bachelor in Paradise" recap: Not this again

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:16:00 CDT

Tuesday night's episode was the biggest trainwreck in this unending montage of self-inflicted trainwrecks, a night where the show attempted to distract audiences from sexual assault allegations by throwing a wedding and a baby at them.

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Milwaukee Film Festival adds Cream City Cinema picks and more to 2017 lineup

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:19:00 CDT

After announcing its Black Lens and Cine Sin Fronteras selections last week, the Milwaukee Film Festival today added yet another collection of movies to its ever-expanding lineup - and these come from right next door.

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"Bachelor in Paradise" recap: Dean the deceitful

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:56:00 CDT

The season's still struggling to maintain enough interest to avoid becoming background noise to an exhilarating round of solitaire, but Monday night at least inched toward interesting - mostly by turning a fan favorite into a villain.

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"Game of Thrones" recap: A bad idea goes even worse in "Beyond the Wall"

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:06:00 CDT

For years now, Jon Snow has stood as the biggest true hero on "Game of Thrones" - and on Sunday night's penultimate episode of season seven, he also staked his claim as its biggest true moron.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces its 2017 Cine Sin Fronteras selections

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:36:00 CDT

Milwaukee Film is on a roll with its rollout of movie selections for the upcoming festival coming to a theater near you next month, today unveiling the selections for the sophomore year of its Cine Sin Fronteras program.

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"Bachelor in Paradise" recap: All that buildup for a bizarre bore

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:46:00 CDT

The lone positive to come from the first four hours of "Bachelor in Paradise" is that, finally, the show is moving on from the allegations, meaning now it can focus its energy on its other major problem: It's really, really, phenomenally boring.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces its 2017 Black Lens selections

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:16:00 CDT

Ever since its inaugural year in 2014, the Black Lens selections at the Milwaukee Film Festival have been some of the event's most recognized and most lauded. And this year's picks - just announced today - look no different.

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"Bachelor In Paradise" recap: The premiere refuses to let the clouds pass

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:56:00 CDT

For some odd reason, "Bachelor in Paradise" wanted to linger on the alleged sexual misconduct that took place between DeMario and Corinne during its season premiere Monday night, sucking any fun out of this summer sleaze.

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"Game of Thrones" recap: "Eastwatch" takes a breather - barely

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:56:00 CDT

After the fire and brimstone last week, it makes sense that "Game of Thrones" would take a bit of a breather. But with only two episodes left in the season, even the breather episodes - like Sunday night's "Eastwatch" - felt like a sprint.

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Milwaukee Film Festival adds ramen, award winners and alien lovin' to its lineup

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Milwaukee Film's rollout of festival picks continues with another nine movies added to the annual fall cinema celebration - complete with global award-winners, chickens, a "ramen western" and a love story between a man and the alien that abducted him.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Rachel gets her man, but loses some fans

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 01:16:00 CDT

No matter what thoughts I have about who Rachel should've picked here in the end, the only person whose final decision matters is Rachel's. And now that that's out of the way: WHAT THE HELL, RACHEL!?

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PODCAST: Dragon! A "Game of Thrones" halftime report

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 20:01:00 CDT

Should you bring a crossbow to a dragon fight? Is Jamie Lannister dead? Will the Stark children ever smile? How obnoxious is Bran? Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss last night's "Game of Thrones" episode, "The Spoils of War," and where we stand a little more than halfway through the seventh season.

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"Man v. Food" kicks off new season tonight with three Brew City restaurants

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 12:08:00 CDT

"Man v. Food," will make its comeback tonight after a five-year hiatus. And the show will kick off its new season in Milwaukee with a brand new host, Casey Webb, will continue Richman's quest to conquer larger-than-life eating challenges.

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"Game of Thrones" recap: A massive battle lights up the show's shortest episode

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:56:00 CDT

Sunday night's episode maybe have been low on running time, but it was high on the big thrills audiences have been waiting for from TV's biggest show - namely thanks to an outstandingly fiery final 15-minute epic battle.

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Summer movie preview: What you'll be watching on the big screen in August

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 18:56:00 CDT

August isn't known as the best month for film. But here are all the big releases for the month that will hopefully prove me wrong about this time of year being a cinematic graveyard - and also "The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature."

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Milwaukee Film Festival adds "Purple Rain," "Aladdin" and more to 2017 lineup

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 10:46:00 CDT

It's a new month, and Milwaukee Film has happily rung it in with style by announcing nine more selections that will screen as a part of next month's 2017 film festival, including animated classics, iconic screen actors and more.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: The men tell all - and tell Lee off

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:56:00 CDT

Monday night's "Bachelorette" Men Tell All was a lot of bickering, but it was bickering with a purpose - and that purpose was dragging a racist guy on television and forcing him to own up to his ugly statements and behavior. WOO!

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"Game of Thrones" recap: Ice meets fire

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 01:56:00 CDT

It finally happened. No, not discovering Ed Sheeran's fate - instead, the show's literary namesake, fire (Daenerys) and ice (Jon Snow), finally met face to face. And it was a reception much more chilly than warm in episode three of "Game of Thrones."

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What's new on Netflix for August 2017

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:56:00 CDT

I'll be real with you all: August at the movies looks pretty horrible. So why not stay home and binge some Netflix - especially with the lineup coming next month, featuring big hits like "The Matrix," "Sing" and "Marvel's The Defenders."

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Engagement enragement

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:06:00 CDT

Bryan, Eric and Peter meet Rachel's family, the fantasy suite dates begin, and Peter and Rachel debate the definition of engagement on a packed episode of "The Bachelorette" Monday night.

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Last call for "Superbad" and more on Netflix in August

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:06:00 CDT

School may be shortly around the corner in August, but for two beloved modern high school movies, the final bell is about to ring on its time on Netflix. Here's everything leaving the streaming service next month.

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"Game of Thrones" recap: Allies come together, while Dany's plans fall apart

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:19:00 CDT

Just when you thought it was another nice episode of "Game of Thrones," in a furious explosion of fire, water and blood, Sunday's episode flipped the table over - at least for Daenerys and Tyrion. Here's our recap.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: The hometown dates get heavy

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:56:00 CDT

They say there's no such thing as bad press, but after the past season of controversy - whether it's Lee's racism, the "Bachelor in Paradise" debacle or Dean's hometown date last night - I have to wonder if it's all been worth it for ABC.

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Three local businesses to be featured on Lifetime's "Married At First Sight"

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:30:00 CDT

The Brewhouse Inn and Suites, Brenner Brewing Co. and Fun Beer Tours Milwaukee will be featured on Lifetime Network's hit TV series "Married At First Sight."

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"Game of Thrones" recap: Daenerys and season seven are ready to begin

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 03:46:00 CDT

Well, you can't say season seven of "Game of Thrones" got off to a slow start, as the premiere episode - "Dragonstone" - opened with a great Arya sequence before putting its many pieces back on the board.

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Shorewood singer battles for "Boy Band" fame on ABC reality competition show

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:56:00 CDT

There's a One Direction-shaped hole in the world of pop music right now, and ABC producers thinks they're the ones to help fill it - possibly with the help of a young Shorewood singer.

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Milwaukee Film announces Dontre Hamilton doc as 2017 festival centerpiece

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:36:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Film Festival today announced its first film selection: Milwaukee filmmaker Erik Ljung's feature-length documentary "The Blood is at the Doorstep," about the aftermath of the Dontre Hamilton shooting.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Who the heck are Adam and Matt?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:36:00 CDT

I don't know if this counts as a scoop - I definitely haven't seen much about it - but did you know there were two contestants named Adam and Matt still on "The Bachelorette"? I know; me neither!

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Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" will screen at the Marcus Majestic in 70mm

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 17:02:00 CDT

When "Dunkirk" opens in theaters on July 21, according to The Playlist, it will include the largest 70mm film release in 25 years, hitting 125 screens across the nation - including Milwaukee's Marcus Majestic Cinema.

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Summer movie preview: What you'll be watching on the big screen in July

Mon, 3 Jul 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Summerfest may be hogging all the headlines right now, but the summer movie season is still roaring on. Here are the movies you'll be seeking out at the big screen, from swinging superheroes to wartime epics - both historical and fictional

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Rachel's running out of guys

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:56:00 CDT

Four hours is a lot of "Bachelorette" for one week. But you know what: If it involves Lee getting punted off my television set, abandoned in the Norwegian wilderness, consider it time very well spent.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Kenny versus the snake

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:02:00 CDT

I never thought I'd say this, but thank the holy heavens we've got two episodes of "The Bachelorette" this week. This season's been a wild improvement over last year - but it NEEDS Lee to leave, preferably via dropped from a helicopter.

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What's new on Netflix for July 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:01:00 CDT

Music festivals are probably dominating your summer nights right now, but in case you need a night to rest up your voice, Netflix announced a harmonious heap of new movies and TV shows coming to the streaming service next month.

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Oscar-winning composer Hurwitz brings "La La Land" back to where he grew up

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Before the curtain rises on the MSO's live performance at the Riverside, we chatted with Oscar-winning "La La Land" composer Justin Hurwitz about learning and loving music in Milwaukee, as well as making a musical movie sensation.

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Last call for "Blazing Saddles," "Batman" and more on Netflix in July

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:06:00 CDT

From comedy classics to Oscar winners and campy comic book originals, here's the full list of all of the movies those sidewindin', bushwackin', hornswagglin', cracker croakers at Netflix are getting rid of next month.

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Behind Milwaukee Film's big move to the Oriental Theatre

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:56:00 CDT

We chatted with Milwaukee Film executive and artistic director Jonathan Jackson to learn when and why the organization decided to expand, its plans for the Oriental - on screen and off - and, most importantly, if "Rocky Horror" will survive the swap.

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88Nine Radio Milwaukee starts first all-local music radio channel and stream

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:16:00 CDT

This morning, starting at 6 a.m., 88Nine officially brought on air, a new HD2 broadcast channel - as well as mobile and online stream - entirely dedicated to playing Milwaukee music.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Blimps, spelling bees and big drama

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:46:00 CDT

The NBA Finals may have delayed the new episode of "The Bachelorette" for just a week, but it sure felt longer. The show came back Monday night, though, with big blimps, big boats and big drama.

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Milwaukee Film will operate the Oriental Theatre starting in July 2018

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:56:00 CDT

This morning, Milwaukee Film announced that the organization acquired a 31-year lease for the Oriental Theatre, with plans to begin operating the legendary local movie palace as a year-round, non-profit cinema in July of 2018.

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Behind the scenes of PBS's "Ask This Old House" in Bay View

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:56:00 CDT

The long-running home improvement show "Ask This Old House" came to Bay View on Tuesday afternoon to shoot a new segment, in what was almost certainly the most exciting plumbing visit in the city's history.

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After seven seasons, it's "fin" for Point Fish Fry and A Flick

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:56:00 CDT

It's been a bad summer for movies - both in Hollywood and now in Milwaukee, as Point Fish Fry and A Flick, an outdoor movie series and community dinner hosted on the Lakefront by Discovery World, announced that it will not return for 2017.

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"Wonder Woman" finally wrangles a win for DC

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:56:00 CDT

An important movie is not always the same as a good movie. Thankfully, "Wonder Woman" qualifies as both, standing as a firm step forward for female representation as well as just a really entertaining, well-crafted time at the theater.

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Some Milwaukee local news history quietly happened last night

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 18:26:00 CDT

If you tuned into the 10 p.m. sports news last night, you witnessed a Milwaukee media milestone - no matter what station you watched. For the first time in the local market's history, all four 10 p.m. news broadcasts featured female sports anchors.

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Netflix to stay the night at Shaker's for new travel show

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 12:56:00 CDT

Get ready for some Netflix and spine-chilling. Shaker's Cigar Bar, famously the home of several haunted tours and supposedly a few supernatural guests, has been selected by Netflix for an upcoming travel series.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Horses, big hands and a rough second hour

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 03:56:00 CDT

Rachel dropping fire on dopey dudes. Annoying idiots who needed to go NOW actually getting eliminated. Ellen DeGeneres! For an hour, last night's episode of "The Bachelorette" was pretty great. Sadly, "Bachelorette" episodes are two hours long.

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Amy Taylor talks work, triplets, weight loss and her stint in soap operas

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Radio and TV personality Amy Taylor is a night owl who's excelled in a career based on early mornings, the mother of triplets despite infertility and a diligent practitioner of health and fitness after years of evading self care. And she's willing to talk about all of it. Openly.

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Alohomora! The Harry Potter concert series returns with "Chamber of Secrets"

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 05:01:00 CDT

This morning, the Riverside announced that the Harry Potter Film Concert Series will return this winter with part two of the beloved movie series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."

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"Monty Python" comedy legend John Cleese comes to the Riverside on Oct. 7

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 05:01:00 CDT

John Cleese, one of the comedic geniuses behind "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "The Life of Brian" and many more, will take the Riverside stage for a special night of laughs and lively conversation on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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Summer movie preview: What you'll be watching on the big screen in June

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 18:56:00 CDT

May was a rough month for blockbusters, but thankfully, it's now in the rearview mirror - and June has a surprisingly intriguing lineup of new flicks to check out, from superheroes to supernatural baddies and silliness for all ages.

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"The Bachelorette" Rose Rundown: Dogs, dunks and DeMario's deception

Tue, 30 May 2017 02:56:00 CDT

I assumed this season of "The Bachelorette" would be better than Nick's "Bachelor" run because, well, nowhere to go but up! Even just two episodes in, though, Rachel's season is demolishing last season like everybody demolished Lee in basketball.

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