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Point Fish Fry & A Flick flips in "Jurassic Park" to replace "Fury Road"

Published Thursday, July 30

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."

"Teen Beach 2" delights in its campiness

Published Sunday, July 26

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.

As you wished: Riverside Theater to screen

As you wished: Riverside Theater to screen "Princess Bride" with star Elwes

Published Friday, July 24

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.

Local movie fans attempt to bring more lion-sanity to town with

Local movie fans attempt to bring more lion-sanity to town with "Roar"

Published Thursday, July 23

If the last two days have proven anything, it's that Milwaukee will freaking lose their mind over the mere idea of a lion. At least, local movie fans Stephen Milek and Christopher Kai House certainly hope that is the case, as the two film buffs attempt to bring the notoriously insane 1981 thriller/borderline snuff film "Roar" to town.

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Favre's audible scores, but throws WTMJ broadcast for a loss

Published Tuesday, July 21

The ceremony Saturday to retire Brett Favre's number and put him in the Packers Hall of Fame was a touching and emotional evening. It was quintessential Favre, drawing up a play in the dirt. But it was nearly ruined for the folks at home by a terribly lackluster WTMJ broadcast.

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Sports talker Steve Haywood dead at 49

Published Monday, July 20

Steve Haywood of WAUK-AM 540 ESPN knew how to stir the pot, and his passion for Milwaukee and its teams was well-known in sports circles. Haywood passed away from heart failure early Sunday morning. He was 49.

Ryan Reynolds' immortality thriller

Ryan Reynolds' immortality thriller "Self/Less" is disappointingly soul/less

Published Sunday, July 19

Tarsem Singh is a man who spent about four years and much of his own money traveling the globe's most outrageously beautiful locales in order to make his magnum opus "The Fall." So how'd he end up standing behind the camera of "Self/Less," an utterly anonymous and impact-free immortality action-thriller that - much like the fresh if not quite new bodies being peddled in the film - seems "alive only in the most basic sense"?

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Urban spelunking: Lyric Theater on Vliet Street

Published Friday, July 17

Milwaukee neighborhoods were once awash in movie theaters, as hard as that may be to imagine these days when you can count the number of non-googleplex cinemas in the city limits on one hand. While many are lost, a few remain. At 3804 W. Vliet St. is a former longtime carpet store that's been closed the past few years. But, originally, the building was home to The Lyric Theater, which operated from 1917 to 1952.

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UWM Union Theatre announces altered name, admission policies

Published Tuesday, July 14

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.

In the movie theater, film is dead Image

In the movie theater, film is dead

Published Monday, July 13

The picture we've come to know from movies no longer reflect the vulnerability that film has. And as technology has advanced, so too have Marcus Theatres.

"Terminator: Genisys": Hasta la vista, franchise reboot potential

Published Sunday, July 12

Whenever some pop cultural hallmark gets a shiny new Hollywood remake or reboot, the Internet's response is always the same, to the point that you might as well give it its own key on the keyboard: "They're destroying my childhood!" In all cases, it's complete hyperbolic fanboy spazzing - all, except for maybe the case of "Terminator: Genisys" (the silly bonus y nicely echoing my main line of thought while watching the movie).

"Magic Mike XXL": The abs-olute people-pleasing sequel of the summer

Published Saturday, July 11

Channing Tatum must've heard your laments concerning the first "Magic Mike" film and brought most of the gang back together for "Magic Mike XXL," the best possible version of the sexy, silly male stripper movie audiences thought they were getting the first time though.

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Krause, Adrian and others enter the Silver Circle

Published Friday, July 10

The Silver Circle was created by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the same academy that people thank when they get an Emmy award) to have special recognition for people in the media who have had an impact on a community. In Wisconsin, six people will be inducted this year into the circle.

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Milwaukee Film launches new granting program for local filmmakers

Published Wednesday, July 8

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.

Holy nostalgia, Batman! An original Batmobile resides in Oconomowoc Image

Holy nostalgia, Batman! An original Batmobile resides in Oconomowoc

Published Wednesday, July 8

While the campy but delightful TV show "Batman" approaches a half a century since its network debut, the Batmobile remains an "it" automobile, standing the test of time in coolness and recognizable design. Baby Boomers, Bat-Fans and beyond dream of cruising around town in style if ever given the keys to take Batman's ride for a spin. For Oconomowoc native Craig Schiefelbein, that dream is a reality, tucked away in his personal Batcave.