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"The Purge: Anarchy" gets a bit more out of its killer concept

Published Tuesday, July 22

"The Purge: Anarchy" finds DeMonaco coming closer to turning a good premise into an actually good movie. The sequel still feels like a missed opportunity for something smarter, sharper and just overall better, but hey, at least he made a decent horror thriller this time.

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2014 Milwaukee Film Festival adds the Times Cinema

Published Tuesday, July 22

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.

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Renovations change movie-going experience

Published Monday, July 21

The new seats, sound system and other renovations - all of them for the better - have completely changed the movie-going experience at Marcus Theaters.

"Planes: Fire and Rescue" is an improvement, but only technically

Published Monday, July 21

Thankfully, "Fire and Rescue" is a step above its predecessor, if only because the movie was actually made for big screen consumption this time. Gone is the stiff, antiseptic joylessness of the first film, now upgraded to mere bland competence. If "Planes" was like eating cardboard, "Fire and Rescue" is slightly more digestible cardboard. So progress?

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Second season of "Cedar Cove" debuts this weekend

Published Friday, July 18

When the Hallmark Channel tackled an adaptation of Debbie Macomber's series of books last year, I wrote that it was important to create niche content to build an audience. It seems that Hallmark has found a popular niche.

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Molitor's streak is the focus of TWC Sports feature

Published Wednesday, July 16

In Milwaukee 27 years ago, there was just one story that was important enough to hold onto the national media's attention. Milwaukee Brewers infielder Paul Molitor put his name in the record books for a 39-game hitting streak.

"Very Good Girls" lacks anything remotely refreshing

Published Sunday, July 13

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.


Sweet "Begin Again" attempts to make "Once" happen twice

Published Saturday, July 12

It only makes sense that, after seven years and a few projects reaching no further past his home country's shores, John Carney would want to see if the magic of "Once" could happen twice with "Begin Again." His attempt at an encore comes cleaned up of the original's homemade, lo-fi authenticity and complete with a new starry sheen. The heart and charm are still there, though.

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Rutkowski's promotion follows 8 years at WLUM

Published Friday, July 11

Eght years ago, Michelle Rutkowski came to WLUM-FM 102/1 to work the night shift at the alternative rock station. Earlier this week, Rutkowski was named the new programming director at the Milwaukee market leader.

"Bachelorette," "Shark Tank" come to Milwaukee

Published Wednesday, July 9

Waukesha's Nick Viall, a contestant vying to marry "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman, brought the production crew from the show to Milwaukee recently. Contestant Nick showed off some favorite spots from around the city, apparently stopping in at Lakefront Brewery, among other places.

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Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival returns for its 29th year

Published Monday, July 7

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.


Songwriter: "American Idol" isn't real

Published Friday, July 4

"American Idol," as a singing competition reality show goes, is fun to watch. However, singer and songwriter Linda Perry says the situation behind the show is anything but real.