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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:16:02 CDT


"Almost Sunrise" director talks bringing vets' trek back home to the big screen

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:56:00 CDT

On 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.

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From "Girl on the Train" to "Inferno": Which movies to watch this October

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:16:00 CDT

It'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.

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Adversity-filled "Speed Sisters" story makes for a great Sportsball! film

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.

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"Rent" star Taye Diggs continues fight as AIDS Walk Wisconsin honorary chair

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Taye 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.

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A chat with "Beware the Slenderman" director Irene Taylor Brodsky

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:06:00 CDT

Before 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.

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"Need for Meat" offers compelling look at intricacies of ethical meat eating

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

Marjin 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.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in October

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

You 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.

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"Life, Animated" sketches a touching tribute to finding meaning in movies

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:06:00 CDT

The 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.

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"Mr. Robot" wraps up season two with a haunting finale

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

The 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?

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

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:01:00 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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What to see at the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:36:00 CDT

With 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.

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Milwaukee Talks: Katrina Cravy

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:57:00 CDT

When 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.

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Spicuzza reflects on her crime thriller film "The Scarapist"

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:06:00 CDT

It'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.

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Award winners and comedy stars highlight Milwaukee Film Festival's guest list

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:06:00 CDT

Oscar 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.

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"Mr. Robot" shows us that all is fair in power and war

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:06:00 CDT

This 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.

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Rahny Taylor returns to Milwaukee with morning show on 97.3 NOW

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:06:00 CDT

On 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.

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In "Sully," a miraculous moment doesn't make for much of a movie

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:16:00 CDT

It'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,"

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This "Fury Road" pre-CGI clip is better than most of 2016's summer movies

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

This 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.

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"Our Journey Home" documentary addresses the myths of public housing

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:26:00 CDT

Home: 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."

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#ThisIsGrace: Catching up with Grace Ladewig in the aftermath of "The Profit"

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:01:00 CDT

Numerous 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.

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Everyone has to answer for their sins this week on "Mr. Robot"

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:56:00 CDT

On 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.

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Things went poorly for The Soup Market on last night's episode of "The Profit"

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:06:00 CDT

It'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.

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From "Sully" to "Storks" and "Doctor Strange," a guide to the fall movie season

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 16:56:00 CDT

From 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.

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Katrina Cravy leaving FOX 6 after 18 years at station

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:49:00 CDT

WITI 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.

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Elliot is reaching his breaking point on "Mr. Robot"

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:06:00 CDT

Ladies 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.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces opening, closing and centerpiece selections

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 07:00:00 CDT

With 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.

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Gene Wilder, one of film's funniest men, dies at 83

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:06:00 CDT

Regardless 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.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in September

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:06:00 CDT

The 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

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"Mr. Robot" delivers a few more shocks in the name of fsociety

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:06:00 CDT

Now 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.

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Oscar winner John Ridley joins Milwaukee Film Board of Directors

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:18:00 CDT

Milwaukee 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.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces Cream City Cinema program lineup

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:56:00 CDT

This 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.

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Pabst Theater hosts a conversation with Bryan Cranston on Oct. 22

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:01:00 CDT

This 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.

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No one saw what "Mr. Robot" had coming this week

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:36:00 CDT

This 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.

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Milwaukee Women's Film Festival brings new voices to the big screen

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:06:00 CDT

Beginning 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?

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Why Brendan Dassey deserves release - and why Avery's case is far different

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:36:00 CDT

A 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?

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Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned in Halbach murder

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:46:00 CDT

A 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."

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"Mr. Robot" switches things up with a dash of '90s

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:01:00 CDT

So ... 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?

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces lineup for first Cine Sin Fronteras program

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:56:00 CDT

This 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.

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The Fonz visits The Fonz

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 13:56:00 CDT

Henry "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.

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He's "not your guru," but he's well worth your time

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 07:08:00 CDT

You'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.

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces movie picks for two new programs

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 07:00:00 CDT

This 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.

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Milwaukeean Linda Marcus makes new season of "Project Runway"

Mon, 8 Aug 2016 16:44:00 CDT

Milwaukee'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.

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"A Billion Lives" global vaping doc makes U.S. premiere in Milwaukee

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 16:46:00 CDT

In 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."

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As you wish: Pabst Theater reschedules "Princess Bride" showing with star Elwes

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 05:00:00 CDT

This 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.

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Elliot's logic bomb explodes this week on "Mr. Robot"

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 15:06:00 CDT

The 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!

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Milwaukee Film Festival announces selections for Black Lens lineup

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:56:00 CDT

Milwaukee 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.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in August

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:06:00 CDT

Say 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.

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USA Network's "Mr. Robot" continues to reveal multiple masks

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:56:00 CDT

On 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?

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Milwaukee Blacksmith to star on new History Channel TV show

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:56:00 CDT

We 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.

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"Justice League" actually looks ... fun? What to know from Comic-Con 2016

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:56:00 CDT

Comic-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.

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