Archive for November, 2014

Watch: Clay Matthews in ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

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“I could be the ham in that man’s sandwich,” says Rebel Wilson in the trailer for “Pitch Perfect 2.” Her remarks are on the occasion of Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews flexing his guns, and tearing his shirt in the process.

Watch it below.

The periodic table of David Bowie

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David Bowie is the artist and the canvas. And both are on display in “David Bowie Is.”

But if you can’t get to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to see the touring exhibit of his life and work, there’s good news.

The film of the “David Bowie Is” exhibit comes to you, at 7 p.m. tonight – Wednesday, Nov. 19 –  at the Oriental Theater.

Bowie is more than a prolific, iconic and charismatic musician – although he is all that. From his characters, his costumes and his concerts he absorbed, reflected and predicted the course and evolution of 20th century popular culture.

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“Car Talk” lives on after death of Tom Magliozzi

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Despite the death of its co-host Tom Magliozzi, “Car Talk” lives. The garrulous older member, with his curmudgeonly brother Ray, 65, of the duo also known as Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, died Nov. 3, at age 77, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. But neither brother had been active in the show since 20012, when Tom was diagnosed.

The show has been in reruns for the past two years, and after Tom’s death was renamed by National Public Radio as “The Best of Car Talk.” The show is still heard on Wisconsin Public Radio, at noon Saturdays, and on WUWM-FM (89.7) in Milwaukee, Saturday at 9 a.m., and Sundays at 11 a.m. WPR “plans to continue airing” it “while exploring new options for weekend programing,” said Michael Arnold, Wisconsin Public Radio director of content.

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The Fantastic Mr. Foxcatcher

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If there was a mashup of Wes Anderson’s delightful animated forest fable “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” and the acclaimed upcoming drama “Foxcatcher,” about the murderous millionaire wrestling coach, played by likely Oscar nominee Steve Carrell, it might look like this. ”

Foxcatcher” is due to open in Milwaukee on Dec. 19.

No movie reviews will run in the Journal Sentinel

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It’s likely that “Rosewater” will be the last film to receive a locally written review in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The review of the Jon Stewart film, along with reviews of “Dumb and Dumber To” and “Beyond the Lights,” ran in the paper’s Friday Cue section.

But management decided locally written movie reviews, by myself or by freelancers, will no longer run in the paper, in anticipation, no doubt, of the merger with the E. W. Scripps chain in 2015. My last day was Friday.

The argument is that movie reviews fail to generate enough traffic on line to continue running them and that there is so much entertainment coverage online that locally produced reviews have no impact.

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