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As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.



Recent Articles
 
 Movies & TV - March 26, 2015
 "Jodorowsky's Dune" finds hope and success in a Hollywood failure
 By most definitions, director Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's "Dune" to the big screen in the mid-'70s was a failure. The filmmaker's furiously inventive and imaginative movie never made it to the big screen, but man ... what a trip it would've been, at least certainly judging by Frank Pavich's hypnotically fascinating documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune," showing tonight at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre.
 
 Movies & TV - March 25, 2015
 "'71": Punishment for its star, pulse-pounding thrills for its audience
 I'm starting to get concerned about Jack O'Connell. First there was "Starred Up," in which he plays a violent prison inmate; then he starred in the two-hour beatdown-palooza that was "Unbroken." And now there's "'71," which doesn't even get five seconds in before it's punching O'Connell in the face and dragging him through mud. If he insists on essentially self-flagellating on screen, though, at least it's in the service of a quite good movie.
 
 Music - March 25, 2015
 50 years of Pink Floyd: Revisiting "The Dark Side" and more with Brit Floyd
 2015 is shaping up to be a world tour of beloved classic rock stars. The Rolling Stones are expected to announce a Milwaukee stop ... at some point. Ringo Starr is heading to the Riverside in October, the same month The Who will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Also celebrating 50 years of existence: Pink Floyd, hitting the Riverside stage Thursday and Friday night. Well, kind of - in the form of tribute band Brit Floyd.
 
 Movies & TV - March 23, 2015
 "Insurgent" rebels against originality and the audience's intelligence
 If "Divergent" was like "The Hunger Games" took a brick to the head, then "Insurgent" plays like "The Hunger Games" got lost in a brick hail storm. The sequel doubles down on the idiocy, incoherence and creative kleptomania the first film struggled through. Part one made it palatable; part two makes it laughable.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - March 21, 2015
 Getting the dirt on the Rep's "Low Down Dirty Blues" with Felicia Fields
 Early on in the 2014-15 season, the Milwaukee Rep staged "The Color Purple." It's a show actress Felicia P. Fields knows very well; after all, her turn as Sofia in the Broadway musical scored her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical back in 2006. It's another familiar show, however, that brings Fields back to Milwaukee: "Low Down Dirty Blues," a celebration of classic blues at its deepest and dirtiest.
 
 Movies & TV - March 21, 2015
 "What We Do in the Shadows" - Meet some bloodsuckers that don't suck
 Vampires have gotten a bad rap over the last decade or so,but while the recent vampire trend has provided some pretty craterous, sell-out lows, it's also spawned a fair amount of impressive highs for the notorious neck-nibblers. For example: "What We Do in the Shadows," a hilarious New Zealand import that gushes goofy laughs like a comedy hemophiliac.
 
 Bars & Clubs - March 19, 2015
 Whisker war: A night at Uptowner's third annual beard contest
 The Uptowner was packed and not just for a late Sunday afternoon. Jock Jams blared from the speakers, and anticipation was in the air. On two TVs at separate ends of the bar, the Wisconsin-Michigan State game was coming down to the wire. But that wasn't the contest the excited and eager crowd was here to see. No, the main event was the Uptowner's third annual beard competition.
 
 Movies & TV - March 19, 2015
 Neeson runs out of gas in "Run All Night"
 "Run All Night" has little interest in just simply delivering B-movie thrills; it wants to be taken seriously. It wants to be a drama about men - about fathers and sons, about the family we choose and the family we're stuck with - and sins and regrets. Unfortunately, more just results in less in "Run All Night," with the dour drama and B-movie action combining to make a movie that feels more like "Amble All Night" or perhaps "Dawdle Through Dusk."
 
 Music - March 17, 2015
 Ringo Starr returns to Milwaukee for Riverside show in October
 Days before the Rolling Stones are expected to announce some concert related news, a Beatle beat them to the punch. The Riverside announced this morning that famed Beatles drummer, Mr. Conductor himself Ringo Starr is coming to Milwaukee in October to play the Riverside Theater.
 
 Music - March 17, 2015
 A chat with Mike Rutherford of Mike + the Mechanics and Genesis
 Ever since touring in support of the group's biggest album "The Living Years" in 1989, Mike + the Mechanics - a rock group founded by Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford - has stayed over in Europe. That changes this week, as Rutherford and company come to Milwaukee, along with Milwaukee-born Genesis/Phil Collins guitarist Daryl Stuermer as their special guest, for a show Thursday, March 19 at The Pabst Theater.
 


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