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Viewers have low-cost options for TV channels

Published Wednesday, Nov. 26

Over-the-air television can be a foreign concept for some nowadays. Yet, technology has advanced with antenna systems that can pull in HD signals for free.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer to play Friday at the Majestic

Published Tuesday, Nov. 25

Bad news, Marcus Majestic employees; your Black Friday crowds are going to even bigger than usual this weekend. The Brookfield movie house is one of 30 theaters nationwide that will witness the power of a fully operational 88-second "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer.

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TV stations buck networks to run Obama's immigration speech

Published Monday, Nov. 24

When word of the national address became known, local TV stations were able to make the decision to carry the broadcast or to let it go. WISN-TV Ch. 12, an ABC affiliate, was the only local station to carry Obama's address.

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The Found Footage Festival celebrates 10 years of terrible videos

Published Monday, Nov. 24

As the creators of the Found Footage Festival, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett are no strangers to bad ideas. And they'd have it no other way. For the past decade, that's exactly what Prueher, Pickett and the Found Footage Festival have done: showing people the best of the worst cheap VHS tapes the world has to offer, videos that can often make the tape from "The Ring" seem like a blissful rom-com.

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Russian immigrant aims to tell his Milwaukee story through film

Published Sunday, Nov. 23

In 1993, Kirill Mikhanovsky moved with his family to Milwaukee's East Side from Moscow. He started out working at McDonald's near Oakland and North Avenues and went on to graduate from UWM and NYU with a degree in film. Now, he's in Milwaukee and trying to produce his film - despite encouragement not to.

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Packers trade out their helmets for harmonies in "Pitch Perfect 2" trailer

Published Thursday, Nov. 20

The trailer for "Pitch Perfect 2" came out this morning. The original cast - Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, etc. - is all here, as well as a few new faces. Among those new faces, however, is one very familiar to sports fans: Packers linebacker Clay Matthews - flanked on both sides by fellow Packers TJ Lang, Josh Sitton, Don Barclay and David Bakhtiari.

"Dumb and Dumber To" is mostly the right kind of regressive

Published Wednesday, Nov. 19

In case there was a question about this matter, "Dumb and Dumber To" is - for lack of a better word - dumb. Very dumb. There's entertainment where you turn your brain off, and then there's this, where maybe it's best if you leave your brain out of the theater altogether just in case its rollicking, unrepentant stupidity is somehow contagious. But did I laugh? Yes.

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Time Warner Cable SportsChannel adds UW-Milwaukee games

Published Monday, Nov. 17

Late last week, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel announced it will broadcast more than a dozen University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball games during the 2014-15 season. The broadcast schedule will feature nine men's and five women's games.

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Stewart makes fine move from "Daily Show" to drama with "Rosewater"

Published Monday, Nov. 17

Much like Stewart's incredibly influential television show, "Rosewater" is about navigating through troubling political times, topics and outrages with lightness, humor and humanity. And for the most part, the funnyman does a respectable job with his first go-around, his familiarity with the melding of politics and humor mostly making up for his unfamiliarity with writing and directing for the big screen.

"The Lost Missions" uncovered in new "Star Wars: Clone Wars" Blu-ray

Published Sunday, Nov. 16

"The Lost Missions" is considered Season 6 of the franchise, which aired on Disney XD and was available on iTunes. This two-disc collection is a great example why "The Clone Wars" won honors as an Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation in 2014.

Culture, tradition come alive on

Culture, tradition come alive on "Folk Fair Celebration"

Published Wednesday, Nov. 12

Recorded at last year's 70th Holiday Folk Fair International, MPTV's "Folk Fair Celebration" will entertain and inform as it brings the atmosphere of the best international bazaar in Wisconsin to television.