Kramp Cast: This "Mistress" gets down and dirty
In today's Kramp Cast I talk to Jes Macallan of ABC's "Mistresses" about daily romps on the desk at work, doing gymnastics while riding horses, and whether or not jean shorts are a passable wardrobe item.
HBO's 'True Blood' offers more than just bloody vampires
From HBO's True Blood Chris Bauer who plays Sheriff Andy Bellefleur joins today's Kramp Cast to talk about having half-fairy quadruplets while trying to protect the city of Bon Temps from vampires, werewolves, fairies, shape-shifters, demons and more.
"Avengers" assemble for the start of Point Fish Fry & A Flick's 2013 lineup
Point Fish Fry & A Flick announced Marvel's 2012 comic book magnum opus would start the fifth year of their outdoor movie series on Aug. 30.
This Is The End: The party to end all parties
OnMilwaukee.com's Matt Mueller joins today's Kramp Cast to discuss the apocalyptic comedy This Is The End
Adventure lovers should set sail for "Kon-Tiki"
As it turns out, Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" wasn't the only recent Oscar nominee with its eyes set on the high seas. In the Best Foreign Film category, there was Norway's "Kon-Tiki." And while there might not be any disgruntled tigers in sight, the real-life journey of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his motley crew is just as beautiful and wondrous to behold. I guess there's enough ocean in the world for two great waterlogged adventures.
Melissa McCrady leaving Ch. 4
After spending time reporting and at the anchor desk, Melissa McCrady will be leaving WTMJ-TV Ch. 4 at the end of the month.
"Love Is All You Need" needs some new material
A movie called "Love Is All You Need" is clearly a movie that does not mess around. Most films may try to weave the message or theme into the story with some nuance, but not "Love Is All You Need." It's right there in the title: The characters in this movie will learn that love is, in fact, all you need. With a blunt title like that, what else could you possibly expect? Not much apparently.
"Mud" finds greatness in gritty, grimy growing-up tale
"Mud" serves as the third film for writer-director Jeff Nichols, but this one comes with something new: expectations.
No second season of DIY's "Made in Milwaukee"
According to the crew at Flux Design in Milwaukee, its half-hour reality program on the DIY Network isn't moving ahead with a second season.
Kramp Cast: Getting Dirty With The Turtleman
Catching turtles isn't the easiest job, but Ernie Brown Jr. has made a living out of it and you can see him in action on Animal Planet's Call Of The Wildman now in its 3rd season.
Visually impressive "Epic" tells a moderately sized story
Another month, another big, flashy celebrity-filled animated feature hoping to snag a slice of the oh-so-predictable children's movie box office pie. The most recent colorfully drawn entry is "Epic," which comes from director Chris Wedge, the brains behind the original "Ice Age." And, much like its title, "Epic" is oddly bold and bland at the same time.
Silly magician heist thriller "Now You See Me" shouldn't be seen
The star-studded cast of "Now You See Me" almost manages to sell the film's absurdity, but director Louis Leterrier ("The Incredible Hulk," the "Clash of the Titans" remake) and his trio of writers are never willing to leave stupid enough alone. It's a dim bulb slight of hand that'll likely leave viewers feeling slighted.
Shyamalan's "After Earth" shows no signs of life
It's gotten so rough that "After Earth," the Smith family sci-fi project that's too scared to come out as a M. Night Shyamalan movie, comes as a genuine sign of progress for the former Oscar nominee simply because it's not an unequivocal disaster. No, it's merely bad.
"At Any Price" an engrossing look at the seedy side of the corn business
In a summer season filled with superheroes, intergalactic adventurers and Baz Luhrmann at his Baz Luhrmann-iest, I wouldn't blame you for overlooking the tiny corn industry indie "At Any Price." For audiences looking for a respite from the usual testosterone-filled summer chaos, however, director Ramin Bahrani's modest movie might just fit the bill.
"The Hangover Part III" can't recover from rough second outing
Let's not mince words: "The Hangover Part II" was awful. Shamelessly abysmal. So yeah, "The Hangover Part III" is better than "Part II," but we're not exactly talking about a monumental achievement. There are a few more laughs this time around (a.k.a. more than one), but it's still clear that what happened in Vegas four years ago shouldn't have gone any further.
Lauren Holly, Will Ferrell and more
Actress Lauren Holly talks about her new ABC show called Motive. She gets tested with "Dumb And Dumber" movie trivia and explains why she's promoting energy drinks with Darth Vader. Plus stories about where Will Ferrell slept when he was in town filming the Old Milwaukee commercials. And I hit up the most essential items needed for camping.
WISN-TV Ch. 12 wins ratings sweep
More viewers in southeastern Wisconsin have chosen to watch WISN-TV Ch. 12 newscasts more than the others. The ABC affiliate won ratings races for the 10, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.
Big balls: Wipeout's Jill Wagner
Actress and co-host of ABC's "Wipeout," Jill Wagner may not yet be a household name, but she isn't someone that you would kick out of your house either.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" both a rollicking and rocky mission
With all of that in place, it would seem the sequel's phasers would be all set to stun. But something's off. There's a sequence where the starship Enterprise is flying at warp speed when a big, clunky-looking vessel comes up from behind and nudges it off its exhilarating track. That's pretty much "Star Trek Into Darkness" in a nutshell, except replace the big, clumsy vessel with a big, clumsy story.
I watched the series finale of "The Office" last night, but before I did, I had to blow through the previous five episodes gathering dust on my DVR. In the end, it was worth the night of marathon television, but when I think about the entire final season of "30 Rock," also unwatched on my DVR, I wonder when I'll get around to it.
Kramp Cast: Angela turns off the lights at "The Office"
Tonight, the Office doors at Dunder Mifflin finally close. I had a chance to talk to Angela Kinsey who has portrayed accountant Angela Martin on NBC's "The Office" for the past nine seasons. In every office there is going to be a cat lady and someone that needs to plan the parties!
Gwen Moore rides fake Harley on Colbert Report
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, represents the 4th District in Congress and on the "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central.
Brush up on your McCartney this week, Milwaukee
With a return by Paul McCartney on tap this summer at Miller Park, the arrival of "Rockshow," is well-timed. The film, which screens at the Bayshore iPic at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, was filmed on the same 1975-76 U.S. tour that led to Paul McCartney & Wings' triple-live album, "Wings Over America."
"The Great Gatsby" gets drunk on its own intoxicating excess and flash
Now there's Baz Luhrmann's rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," done up as the big, loud extravagant 3-D summer blockbuster I doubt Fitzgerald had in mind when he wrote his time-honored critique of the vapid lifestyles of the rich and the growing emptiness of the American dream. The end result feels a bit too much like one of Gatsby's parties: a whole lot of razzle dazzle with a hollow emotional core.
Reporter Clark leaving "Real Milwaukee"
This week, Tony Clark, who serves as the reporter about town on WITI-TV Fox 6 mid-morning show "Real Milwaukee," announced he was leaving the station.