Film

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100 good movies you can watch on Netflix while stuck at home

Published Aug. 1, 2020

To help your social distancing go as entertainingly as possible, here's a list of 100 good movies - from awesome action flicks to cool choices for children to stellar sports stories and more - you can currently find on Netflix.

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100 good movies you can watch on Hulu while stuck at home

Published Aug. 1, 2020

To help you find your new favorite movie - or at the very least find you a solid streaming option for your next night in - here are 100 good movies you should check out on Hulu to keep you staying home, staying healthy and staying entertained.

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What's new on Netflix in August 2020

Published Aug. 1, 2020

The summer movie season has officially been canceled. But thanks to Netflix, you'll at least have some films, old and new, to help you beat the heat and keep you inside - albeit at home, not the local movie theater.

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Now showing at MKE Film's Sofa Cinema

Published July 31, 2020

The next time you're looking for an escape from the news and quarantine life, and you've already binge-watched that sitcom beginning to end 17 times, try one of the following Sofa Cinema options.

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Everything leaving Netflix in August 2020

Published July 31, 2020

Bad boys, bad boys; whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when the rights holders of your first two movies come for you? Leave Netflix next month, as it turns out - they and many others, according to the newly announced list.

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And action! A guide to Wisconsin's drive-in movie theaters

Published July 31, 2020

Now that they've got the green light, we can hopefully expect to roll film on going to the movies again soon. And when that happens, here are several Wisconsin drive-ins still keeping the glorious tradition of movie-going - both retro and current - alive.

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Oriental Theater is using shutdown to complete some much-needed work

Published July 29, 2020

In late June, Milwaukee Film announced that The Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., will remain closed until at least autumn, due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that it will use the time to make the next leap forward in its ongoing work to renovate and restore the 1927 movie palace.

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Disney+'s "Hamilton": Is being in the room where it happens enough?

Published July 20, 2020

This month, Disney+ delivered the ultimate cure for "Hamilton" FOMO with a filmed version of the stage show, one that sates just about every craving a "Hamilfan” could have, even if the movie itself thrills more as a victory of access than of its own particular artistry.

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Local filmmaker remembers the late great comedy legend Carl Reiner

Published July 10, 2020

Carl Reiner leaves behind an impressive legacy as an entertainer, but also as one of the truly good guys in Hollywood, a person who everyone has a good story to tell and a kind thing to say. One of those people is Milwaukee filmmaker Steve Boettcher.

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What's new on Netflix in July 2020

Published June 30, 2020

I'll be honest with you all: Netflix is losing a lot of great movies next month, and I don't know how the company intends on making me feel better about the grim state of (*notices "Airplane!" is being added in July*) NEVER MIND, ALL IS WELL!

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Everything leaving Netflix in July 2020

Published June 30, 2020

"Twister" is blowing away. "Back to the Future" is going back on the shelf. "Inglourious Basterds" will fight the good fight elsewhere. And that's just a few of the movies leaving next month.

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My first time going to a drive-in movie theater

Published June 22, 2020

Time for me to hand in my movie nerd membership card: Until this month, I'd never been to a drive-in movie theater. I've fixed that now, though, and learned a lot about movie-going in the time of COVID-19.