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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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1. Milwaukee Film Festival's Cinema Hooligante lineup goes to 11
Late night is looking bright, as the Milwaukee Film Festival announced its 2014 selections for its Cinema Hooligante program, a midnight mix for fans of all things cult, crazed and - considering the after bedtime showings - caffeinated.
2. Milwaukee Film Festival announces new Art + Artists program
There's a whole lot of new coming out of the Milwaukee Film Festival this year. The festival already announced its new Film Feast program, and now comes the Art + Artists program, a collection of eight documentaries about the fascinating minds behind the work and worlds of visual and performing arts.
3. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" swings onto shelves tomorrow
When retail outlets open their doors tomorrow morning, Sony will unleash "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," and with it an incredible debate for one of the bestselling comic book characters of all time.
4. Story at the heart of Disney's "Bears"
Narrated by John C. Reilly, the story presented by Disneynature's "Bears" will keep viewers of all ages entertained and engaged in the true life survival in the Alaskan wilderness.
5. Milwaukee Film Festival announces setlists for Sound Vision, Soundtrack
Milwaukee Film continued its outpouring of outstanding movies this morning by announcing its selections for the Sound Vision music documentary program, as well as for its live music series Soundtrack, hosted by The Hotel Foster.
6. Muppets film may be most wanted in the household
Disney's latest home entertainment release, "Muppets Most Wanted," doesn't disappoint.
7. Milwaukee Film Festival serves up new Film Feast program
Have an insatiable hunger for film and food? The Milwaukee Film Festival might just have the dish. This morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival announced a new food-themed program for its 2014 edition, called Film Feast.
8. Milwaukee Film Festival announces Rated K: for Kids selections
This morning, the Milwaukee Film Festival delivered more movie-news goodness in the form of its selections for the Rated K: for Kids program.
9. Next stop for the Milwaukee Film Festival's Passport program: Mexico
Last year, the Milwaukee Film Festival set its Passport program's sights on Germany, delivering an impressively cinematic and cultural lineup of movies. This year, however, the festival is backing back to the right side - and by that, I mean the left side - of the Atlantic and getting its Passport program stamped in Mexico, its spotlight country for 2014.
10. Stunts make "Need for Speed" worthwhile
The Buena Vista Home Entertainment film "Need for Speed," based on the award-winning video game series, is being released on DVD, on demand, digital HD and Blu-ray today.
11. WLUM broadcasts live from Lollapalooza
The staff from WLUM-FM 102.1 will get out of the studio this weekend to broadcast live from the Lollapalooza 2014 music festival in Chicago.
12. Milwaukee Film announces sponsors for the 6th annual Milwaukee Film Festival
Today, Milwaukee Film announced its full slate of sponsors for the 6th annual Milwaukee Film Festival. OnMilwaukee.com is honored to once again sponsor, support and help grow the film festival.
13. Peck Flicks debuts tonight with "The Muppet Movie"
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., debuts its Peck Flicks series tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the original 1979 "The Muppet Movie."
14. 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival adds the Times Cinema
In addition to the successful rotation of the Oriental, the Downer and the Fox Bay movie theaters, the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival has recruited the Times Cinema to its Avengers team of old school Milwaukee movie houses.
15. "Appleseed Alpha" sets up animated world in spectacular detail
"Appleseed Alpha," released on DVD, digital and Blu-ray today, is as stunning in its animated detail as it is entertaining in its story.
16. "Very Good Girls" lacks anything remotely refreshing
The sort of drama as depicted in such stale blandness in "Very Good Girls" is what only kids in high school would consider the least bit compelling. To me, it nearly put me to sleep faster than a few swigs of NyQuil.
17. Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival returns for its 29th year
Summerfest may have just ended, but there is happy festival-related news to report. This morning, the LGBT Film/Video Festival officially announced its return, along with the dates - as well as a few early selections - for this upcoming year's event.
18. FOX6 sports anchor Courtney King moves on
You may have noticed someone has been missing of late from the FOX6 sports broadcast, and now Courtney King confirms that she and the station have mutually parted ways.
19. "Obvious Child" is funny and genuine for all the right reasons
Featuring an abortion in a film, especially a comedy, is a risky move simply because it's never been done before so matter-of-factly, to my knowledge at least. That was until Gillian Robespierre's feature film debut "Obvious Child," which is now playing at the Downer Theatre.
20. "A Long Way Down" takes a leap but fails to be funny
As it stands now, "A Long Way Down" is a film that should've been insightful and moving. To our great misfortune, however, it was savaged by a screenplay that should be thrown into a fire and direction that's as laughably bad as the direction of a below average community theatre production.
21. "Hellion" is bleak and full of teenage angst
"Hellion," an extension of Candler's 2012 short film of the same name, follows in familiar footsteps of working-class families that are struck with personal tragedy.
22. Catch a free, family friendly flick this summer at Peck Pavilion
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts has announced Peck Flicks at Peck Pavilion, a new free movie series for families on select Friday evenings this summer.
23. 10 kids' TV shows that don't suck
If you have kids in your life Lord knows you've seen your share of children's programming. Much of it is horrible, some of it amazing. Too much of it annoying. It's hard to do a list of the best shows for kids, so this off the top of my head list is simply some of the kids' shows that I can tolerate.
24. Time Warner Cable reaches 1 million minds
In 2009, Time Warner Cable launched its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) project to help get more young people interested in STEM - science, technology, engineering and math. Late last month the cable company reached that goal.
25. Fox News owns the shapely leg battle
Fox News is the clear leader in the cable television news race, far outpacing MSNBC and CNN. Fox also is the clear leader in legs and short skirts and it isn't getting there by accident. The orders apparently come down from the top, Roger Ailes, who founded and runs the network. Short skirts! Lots of leg!