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1. First "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2" teaser is here ... as if you needed it
You probably didn't need much of a teaser trailer to start getting excited about "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2." But here's one anyways, released today by returning director James Gunn, and it certainly doesn't hurt!
2. MPTV "The Arts Page" show features OnMilwaukee's Locamoji
This weekend, The Arts Page, with host Sandy Maxx, tells the story of Locamoji and shows how our team spearheaded by creative director Jason McDowell designs, develops and deploys the Locamojis. The episode is called "arts in a flash."
3. The 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival by the numbers
As anybody who attended even just one of the 283 films scattered about the city over the previous two weeks can attest, the Milwaukee Film Festival had another great year in 2016. And now, the numbers are in to statistically prove it.
4. There's a new Jeffrey Dahmer movie coming out ... with a Disney star in the lead
With true crime stories all the rage in Hollywood, it's actually surprising that it has taken this long to get around to a new movie about the case of Milwaukee's own Jeffrey Dahmer. But we're finally here - and with a surprising face in the lead.
5. Charlie Sykes will leave his radio show at the end of the year
WTMJ host Charlie Sykes will step away from his daily radio show and weekly television show at the end of 2016. Jeff Wagner will move up to 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
6. Art doc "Yarn" disappointingly fails to make the most of its material
There are a lot of exciting, creative and vibrant things happening in the world of yarn. You just unfortunately wouldn't get that impression walking out of "Yarn," one of the Art & Artists documentary selections at this year's Milwaukee Film Festival.
7. Inspiring "Ovarian Psycos" sideswipes intimacy
The Milwaukee Film Festival documentary Ovarian Psycos introduces a bandana-wearing "bicycling brigade" from L.A. that provides a sense of empowerment for women in Los Angeles. It screens again tonight at 9 p.m. at The Times Cinema.
8. This "Fury Road" pre-CGI clip is better than most of 2016's summer movies
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.
9. Katrina Cravy leaving FOX 6 after 18 years at station
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.
10. Oscar winner John Ridley joins Milwaukee Film Board of Directors
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.
11. Milwaukee Film Festival announces Cream City Cinema program lineup
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.
12. Pabst Theater hosts a conversation with Bryan Cranston on Oct. 22
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 Q&A on Saturday, Oct. 22.
13. Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned in Halbach murder
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."
14. Milwaukee Film Festival announces lineup for first Cine Sin Fronteras program
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.
15. The Fonz visits The Fonz
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.
16. He's "not your guru," but he's well worth your time
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.
17. Milwaukee Film Festival announces movie picks for two new programs
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.
18. Milwaukee Film Festival announces selections for Black Lens lineup
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.
19. A goodbye to Garry Marshall
2016 tragically claimed yet another entertainment giant Tuesday, as television and film writer-producer-director Garry Marshall passed away in Burbank, Calif., at the age of 81, from complications of pneumonia following a stroke.
20. It's official: Get ready for season two of "Making a Murderer"
Deadline Hollywood reported this morning that Netflix ordered another season of the now Emmy-nominated docu-series and that it is currently in production under the watch of returning executive producer/director tandem Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.
21. "Slenderman," new sports doc program highlight second wave of festival films
A documentary about the infamous Slenderman stabbing in Waukesha, as well as a whole category dedicated to sports, highlight the Milwaukee Film Festival's latest unveiling of selections for this fall's upcoming cinema celebration.
22. Here are the first 8 selections for the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival
You probably thought the opening of Summerfest was going to take up all of the festival spotlight this week. But the joke's on you, as in swoops Milwaukee Film, revealing the first eight highly anticipated selections for this year's festival.
23. Milwaukee Film announces return of Brico Forward Fund program
For the second year in a row, applications are now open for Milwaukee Film's Brico Forward Fund, an annual granting program offering local filmmakers the funds and tools necessary to create and complete worthy filmmaking projects.
24. Lil Wayne suffers seizure on flight out of Milwaukee
According to a report from TMZ, rapper Lil Wayne's private jet from Milwaukee to California had to make an emergency landing today in Omaha, Neb., after the rapper suffered a seizure mid-flight.
25. Say it ain't so, Screech: Dustin Diamond jailed again
Indeed, the "Saved by the Bell" child star and now Port Washington resident Dustin Diamond was taken back into custody yesterday afternoon by the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, detained on a "probation violation."