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Scatterbrains podcast: Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D. Image

Scatterbrains podcast: Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D.

Published Friday, April 18

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. For the second episode of the Scatterbrains Podcast, besides promising to stop talking in the third person (seriously, no clue) I bring to you, the people, Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D. Or, as everyone else knows her, "Dr. Chauntelle." Besides being a kickass brunch companion, her sociological research on the adult entertainment industry is significant to our ever-changing culture. Yet is highly underrated, degraded, and unfunded.

Arnie's comeback turns ugly in

Arnie's comeback turns ugly in "Sabotage"

Published Tuesday, April 15

"Sabotage" finds Arnold Schwarzenegger briefly pushing his persona in a new direction. It's not simply that the film is unexpectedly more murder mystery than action thriller; "Sabotage" is easily the meanest, most vulgar and most violent movie on Arnold's resume. Credit where credit is due for trying something new, but considering the film's brainlessly scummy ugliness, it qualifies merely as a not-quite-noble failure.

"Rio 2" is yet another enjoyably forgettable animated adventure

Published Sunday, April 13

Much like the first movie, "Rio 2" is colorful and vibrant and cracks a few good jokes here or there. It's a generally enjoyable film, albeit one that feels like several animated features audiences have seen and forgotten long before.

"Draft Day" is a nice football movie for people who don't like football

Published Friday, April 11

"Draft Day" is an ad, less for the NFL Draft - though it is conveniently coming up in just a month - and more for the league itself. It's a hopeful attempt to get people to mindlessly consume a sport that's becoming more and more difficult to mindlessly consume. The mildly impressive thing is that, under "Ghostbusters" helmer Ivan Reitman's eye, the light, fluffy football trifle goes down almost as easily as designed.

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With Colbert in for Letterman, local late night landscape shifts

Published Friday, April 11

This week, CBS announced that Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman when he retires his "Late Show" sometime next year. It's this latest move that creates an opportunity to look at the unique Milwaukee history with the TV shows on after the late local newscasts.

25 years later, Corbin Bernsen reflects on

25 years later, Corbin Bernsen reflects on "Major League"

Published Tuesday, April 8

It's hard to believe that the classic baseball comedy, "Major League," is 25 years old. Filmed largely in Milwaukee, everyone here of a "certain age" seems to have a story to tell about the making of the movie.

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Badgers fans help break cable ratings record

Published Monday, April 7

Turner Sports' and CBS Sports' presentation of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Semifinals on TBS, TNT and truTV, created history with the two most-watched college basketball telecasts in cable television history.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" doesn't chill Marvel's hot streak

Published Friday, April 4

It'd be easier to be cynical toward Marvel's current calculated money-printing scheme - especially when they come out saying they already have films planned through 2028 - if only the product, like "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," wasn't so consistently entertaining.

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36th Latin American Film Series screens nine movies for free

Published Thursday, April 3

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UWM Union Programming, Union Theatre and The Department of Film present the 36th annual Latin American Film Series, April 4-10, at UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

"The Pirate Fairy" is a fun, new tale from Neverland

Published Monday, March 31

On Tuesday, Disney releases "The Pirate Fairy" on a Blu-ray, DVD and digital combo pack, telling another tale from a place that's beyond the second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Show looks at risk, reward for Milwaukee viewers Image

Show looks at risk, reward for Milwaukee viewers

Published Monday, March 31

Some cable business outlets just cover the news of the day but Fox Business Network's Deirdre Bolton knew she wanted to do more than just deliver information on the markets.