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"The Wolfpack" captures a fascinating burning fuse of family, fear and film

Published Aug. 1, 2015

Like a real-life version of the 2010 Greek film "Dogtooth," six boys and their little sister weren't allowed to leave their drab New York City apartment for almost all of their young lives thanks to their parents' rules. First-time director Crystal Moselle certainly stumbles onto a fascinating story for her doc "The Wolfpack," and she doesn't waste it either, absorbing the viewer into a bizarre and often unsettling psychological experiment playing out right in reality.

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

Published July 30, 2015

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."

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

Published July 24, 2015

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.

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

Published July 23, 2015

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

Published July 19, 2015

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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UWM Union Theatre announces altered name, admission policies

Published July 14, 2015

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.

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In the movie theater, film is dead

Published July 13, 2015

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.

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

Published July 12, 2015

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).

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

Published July 11, 2015

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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Milwaukee Film launches new granting program for local filmmakers

Published July 8, 2015

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.

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"Lava" director James Ford Murphy draws a path from Marquette to Pixar

Published June 28, 2015

If you've seen Disney/Pixar's latest animated hit "Inside Out," there's a good chance a certain song has been rattling around in your mind ever since. No, not that TripleDent gum jingle, but the chorus to "Lava," the brief and beautifully rendered short about a volcanic island looking for love. While the short takes plenty of inspiration from Hawaii, as it turns out, Murphy's journey to get there made a stop right here in Milwaukee.

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All the feels: The emotional powerhouse "Inside Out" is a paragon of Pixar

Published June 23, 2015

Let the debate begin on whether "Inside Out" is the best Pixar film - my vote: it's up there - but it certainly might be the most Pixar film, an exemplar of the studio's signature combination bright, brilliant creativity and ageless, profound emotional deftness working in glowing harmony.

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French crime drama "The Connection" efficiently sells a familiar saga

Published June 20, 2015

The odds are good you've seen "The Connection" before - and not just because of its titular and topical relationship to William Friedkin's award-winning action hall of famer "The French Connection." Still, while the French true crime drama wears old threads, much like its award-winning retro-brand star Jean Dujardin, at least it wears them well.

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Outdoor movies light up the greater Milwaukee summer: 2015

Published June 16, 2015

The drive in movie may be a dwindling beast, but in greater Downtown Milwaukee the growth of the outdoor movie is on the upswing. New, free outdoor movies are coming to the Marcus Center and more. Read on for our summer outdoor movie guide.