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1. Point Fish Fry & A Flick flips in "Jurassic Park" to replace "Fury Road"
This morning, the summer cinematic lakefront tradition announced a change to their four-film lineup. Instead of ending the season with a screening of the new insane action blockbuster "Mad Max: Fury Road," Fish Fry & A Flick will now end its 2015 go-around with the beloved dino classic "Jurassic Park."
2. "Teen Beach 2" delights in its campiness
When the original Disney Channel film "Teen Beach Movie," did well for the cable outlet, the young singing stars were bound for a sequel with all of the dance numbers and songs you'd expect from a production aimed at pre-teens. When "Teen Beach 2" aired in June, it brought in 13.5 million viewers. Now, it is available on DVD.
3. As you wished: Riverside Theater to screen "Princess Bride" with star Elwes
As you (almost certainly) wished, the Riverside Theater announced this morning that the venue will play host to "The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes," a special screening of the beloved 1987 Rob Reiner classic "The Princess Bride" on Sunday, Nov. 22 - complete with Westley himself actor Cary Elwes in attendance.
4. Jordan Lee named program director at non-comm 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Assistant Program Director and morning drive-time host Jordan Lee has been named program director of non-comm 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.
5. UWM Union Theatre announces altered name, admission policies
The new school year is approaching, and like many students, the UWM Union Theatre is showing up on the first day with some changes picked up over the summer - namely an altered name and some new admission policies.
6. Milwaukee Film launches new granting program for local filmmakers
This morning, Milwaukee Film announced the creation of the Brico Forward Fund, a new granting program with the aim to help fund opportunities for local filmmakers and provide the necessary financial and technical needs of promising film projects.
7. Petrie joins WTMJ's "Wisconsin Morning News"
Late Monday evening, WTMJ announced that Bonnie Petrie will join "Wisconsin Morning News," serving as anchor alongside host Gene Mueller.
8. Kidd O'Shea leaving 99.1 The Mix
Kidd O'Shea knows where his roots are. And that is why he got a bit teary this morning. On the "Kidd and Elizabeth Show" on WMYX-FM, O'Shea announced that he was leaving the station.
9. 88Nine names Ken Sumka as afternoon drive-time host
88Nine Radio Milwaukee named veteran music DJ Ken Sumka as the new host for the station's afternoon drive-time slot, running from 3 until 6 p.m. on weekdays.
10. Updated: Bike-in movie series is back
UPDATED June 18, 2015: The first movie is a go, but future showings are still in question.
11. "McFarland, USA" tells a true story of Americana
In the Blu-ray combo pack that came out on Tuesday, Kevin Costner offers an outstanding performance in "McFarland, USA," telling the true story of a coach and his cross country runners becoming champions.
12. Star-Lord under the stars: Point Fish Fry & A Flick returns with four movies
The new summer tradition of Fish Fry & A Flick returns to Discovery World for its seventh year of delicious food and equally delectable films.
13. "Strange Magic" casts no spell
"Strange Magic," a music-filled fairy tale animated in perfection, is a prime example of because you have the ability to make it, does not mean it is going to be good.
14. Announcing sweeps winners isn't easy
Numbers are what they are. They allow for a way to communicate a level of measurement of something. At its very core, mass media obsesses over the numbers related to everything.
15. McKee out at WISN-TV 12
WISN-TV Ch. 12 announced Monday that evening anchor Craig McKee is headed to Cincinnati. According to Jan Wade, president and general manager, McKee's last day on the air in Milwaukee will be Friday.
16. Milwaukee Film Festival adds Avalon Theater to roster of venues
This morning, Milwaukee Film announced that the newly renovated Avalon Theater in Bay View will be added to the lineup of venues for its upcoming seventh annual film festival.
17. Review: Not all Disney princesses the same
"Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" is a feature-length adventure that ultimately illustrates how unselfishly putting the needs of others before oneself can be truly magical.
18. The shows I watch and why
For me, watching "TV" is a matter of time management. I find time for things that provide value and create entertainment value in my life. I think you should too. So, here's a list of what I watch and why.
19. Get to know Gortimer Gibbon
Seeking a new family show to watch this past weekend Jeff Sherman did some searching and reading on Twitter, and found the Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street."
20. "Wild Tales" is a bitterly entertaining six-course meal of sweet revenge
The opening credits may prattle off stills of beasts - lions, zebras, cheetahs and the like - in the wild. They've got nothing, however, on the civilized animals of the deliciously devious Argentinean anthology - and 2015 Best Foreign Film nominee - "Wild Tales," their claws all out and bloody for revenge. And as the famous phrase goes, revenge is a dish best served six times and mercilessly. Or something like that.
21. 'Into The Woods' a musical that misses the mark
Let's start out with the obvious, and the best part of the film. Anna Kendrick as Cinderella is the perfect casting.
22. "Undocumented Executive" adds dash of hot sauce to predictable tale
"Undocumented Executive," recently released on iTunes, takes the traditional fish out of water story and adds a dash of hot sauce. Perhaps the more interesting story here, however, is behind the camera.
23. Timber! "Serena" cuts Lawrence and Cooper's star power down to Earth
There's a movie out in theaters starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, and nobody cares. This seems impossible. And then I actually saw "Serena," and ooooooh, it all makes so much sense now.
24. Milwaukee Film open call for entries for 2015 festival
Attention, Milwaukee filmmakers. Milwaukee Film is now accepting entries for the seventh annual Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs Sept. 24-Oct. 8. For the fourth year in a row, the festival is offering free submission for all films and is promising to award at least $16,000 in cash awards this year.
25. "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.