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Published Dec. 6, 2013
For about its first hour, I was fairly on board the new Rust Belt drama "Out of the Furnace." But then I realized where the movie was going. The path - one of cliché and mildly ridiculous revenge thriller pulp - became clear and obvious, and I couldn't have wanted it to stop more. But it didn't. Now, I'm left with a movie that's by no means bad but disappointing, a passable waste of exceptional potential.
Published Dec. 4, 2013
It's Christmas time, and that means it's time for cinemas and televisions across the nation to overdose on holiday specials. There are seemingly hundreds of Christmas movies scattered across the entertainment world come November and December. Some are silly. Some are serious. Almost are sappy. But a few manage to become true classics, beloved for years. Here are the OnMilwaukee.com staff's personal favorites.
Published Nov. 28, 2013
"Philomena" may be modest, but that modesty is surprisingly striking and rewarding. After my original screening, I found myself having a hard time putting the movie down in my head. I had to see it a second time, and that second look confirmed my lingering suspicions: It's a damn fine movie.
Published Nov. 27, 2013
Most of the pre-movie Disney or Pixar shorts serve as a nice, tasty appetizer before the main course, but "Get a Horse!" - Mickey Mouse's first theatrical animated short since 1995's nightmare-inducing, childhood-ruining "Runaway Brain" - seems perfect and almost integral for "Frozen." It delightfully sets the stage for what the feature presentation is about to do: take Disney's old traditions and bring them to fresh, blissful new life.
Published Nov. 25, 2013
When most movie fans hear the phrase "found footage," they normally cringe in fear. It's a gimmick now down to death in Hollywood. The good ones are hard to find; the bad ones are far too easy to find. That's not what the Found Footage Festival, returning to Milwaukee Friday night at the Turner Hall Ballroom, is about at all. Their collection of actual found VHS tapes is bad alright, but the best, most hilarious kind of bad.
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On July 3rd 2013 I went to see the first showing of Despicable Me 2 and at my theatre they had a Minion Photo Booth (Also its free!) where I dressed up as a minion and got my picture taken in front of the photo booth and it was coool! Now I got there early so I got the best seat in the ho...
Saturday October 6th, 2012 – Des Plaines, IL There’s nothing like having done something yourself to generate a special appreciation of those who are doing it now. Those who were waiters or waitresses themselves tend to tip bigger in bars and restaurants because they kn...
Denzel Washington seems to have perfected the art of playing the “hardened and cynical mentor with an aversion to authority” foil to earnest, pretty boy recruits. Rookies who still believe in a clear-cut system of right but wrong, but probably won’t by the end of the...
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN is a good film but is slighted by the fact that it could have been a great one.
A very welcome, darker, more sinister addition to the Snow White franchise, SWATH stars Kristen Stewart as the titular character flanked b...
"Nonames", an independent film shot entirely in Central Wisconsin is now available on dvd at http://nonames-movie.blogspot.com/ and through Amazon, Four Star Video, Charter On Demand and other selected retail outlets. "Nonames" was screened at the Wisconsin Film Festival ...
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