Sign in | Register now Like us on FacebookLike Us | Follow us on TwitterFollow Us

Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Tue
Hi: 64
Lo: 47
Wed
Hi: 65
Lo: 49
Thu
Hi: 63
Lo: 52
Advertise on OnMilwaukee.com

More Content In Movies & TV

"Dolphin Tale 2": unnecessary sequel still makes a small, sweet splash

Published Sunday, Sept. 14

It's hard to imagine there was much clamoring for a sequel to "Dolphin Tale." The first film was a modest early fall success back in 2011, but even then, Winter the dolphin's story was already fairly thin dramatic material, serving as little more than a nice pleasant aside. Still, somebody thought it was a good idea to head back to the well, and surprisingly - judging from "Dolphin Tale 2" - that person wasn't wrong.

10 new TV shows to watch this fall Image

10 new TV shows to watch this fall

Published Saturday, Sept. 13

A slew of promising new television shows of all sorts of genres will be premiering in the upcoming weeks. Each has their own goal to thrill, enlighten, sadden or even shock audiences. Of course, during every pilot season, there are shows that seem more promising than others and below are my picks of shows that seem the most likely not to get cancelled half way through the first season (but yet, you still never know).

WTMJ-AM earns top radio award Image

WTMJ-AM earns top radio award

Published Friday, Sept. 12

It is all the aspects WTMJ-AM does in Milwaukee that contributed to the nation's top award in radio - the Marconi - being awarded to the station on Thursday night.

"Bedknobs and Broomsticks" entertains 43 years after original release

Published Thursday, Sept. 11

In late 1971, Disney released the part animation, part live-action film, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." Using state-of-the-art special effects of the time, this colorful, funny tale still holds up in story and song if it fails on the now-cheesy light parade.

Local Spanish announcer lands Bears gig Image

Local Spanish announcer lands Bears gig

Published Wednesday, Sept. 10

Andy Olivares is taking his experiences with him as he heads south to do radio play-by-play of the Chicago Bears on WLEY-FM "La Ley" 107.9.

Urban Spelunking: The Modjeska Theater Image

Urban Spelunking: The Modjeska Theater

Published Wednesday, Sept. 10

Once upon a time, The Modjeska Theater, 1134 W. Mitchell St., was a neighborhood movie palace, the big daddy of Mitchell Street, the second busiest thoroughfare in Milwaukee after Wisconsin Avenue. Now, after four dormant years, and decades after it ended its run as a movie house, Mitchell Street Development Opportunity Corporation is cleaning it up, with an eye toward re-opening in spring with a mix of movies, concerts and other live performances.

Milwaukee producers share last interview with Robin Williams Image

Milwaukee producers share last interview with Robin Williams

Published Monday, Sept. 8

Milwaukee-based Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein -- the award-winning team behind the "Pioneers of Television" series -- had the vision to produce "Robin Williams Remembered," which will air on PBS on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

10 Milwaukee Film Festival must-sees Image

10 Milwaukee Film Festival must-sees

Published Monday, Sept. 8

The good news? As with every year, the lineup of movies are the Milwaukee Film Festival is overflowing with terrific options. The bad news? Unfortunately, save for some kind of planetary revolution halt, divine intervention or new time machine development, there are only so many hours in the day. So here are some picks for the film festival selections you should definitely make the time to see.

Rivers, dead at 81, was a game changer Image

Rivers, dead at 81, was a game changer

Published Friday, Sept. 5

Joan Rivers was known for picking on herself as much as she picked on others. She was able to connect with her audience with her wit and sharing stories about style, plastic surgery, blemishes and a neurotic nature.

Milwaukee Film Festival announces its complete 2014 lineup Image

Milwaukee Film Festival announces its complete 2014 lineup

Published Friday, Sept. 5

After slowly teasing its complete lineup for the past several weeks, the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival finally revealed the entire cinematic buffet it's assembled for film fans - both hardcore and casual - this morning. And my friends, it looks absolutely delicious.

"Shark Tank" is a great deal for my kid and yours

Published Thursday, Sept. 4

The premise of "Shark Tank" is simple. Entrepreneurs make business presentations to a panel of potential investors. It's entertaining, real, honest and fun. And, it's a great watch for kids.

"The One I Love" offers a cleverly mind-bending take on marriage

Published Wednesday, Sept. 3

"The One I Love" is a film that cannot be easily described, no matter how hard you tried. At the forefront, the film does begin as a straightforward drama about a young couple's failing marriage, which, really, we've seen plenty of times before. However, it takes a clever turn and sweepingly twists genres together by throwing in a little mystery and a large dab of fantastical sci-fi.

Milwaukee Film Festival announces a star-studded stockpile of tributes  Image

Milwaukee Film Festival announces a star-studded stockpile of tributes

Published Wednesday, Sept. 3

The main draw of the Milwaukee Film Festival is right there in the title: the films. But every year, just off to the side of the main event, Milwaukee Film also wrangles together some really awesome people from the world of cinema, hands them a stage and pays fitting tribute to them. This year's lineup is no less spectacular, bringing in a diverse group of accomplished people in the business to share their film expertise and their love of movies.

Freeman hosts new Packers radio show Image

Freeman hosts new Packers radio show

Published Wednesday, Sept. 3

Good Karma Brands' ESPN Wisconsin and Destination Kohler are teaming up to present a new radio show featuring former Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame wide receiver Antonio Freeman.