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5 takeaways from the finale of "Big Little Lies" season two

Published July 22, 2019

Let's talk about the biggest revelations and takeaways from the finale - and the entire second season as a whole - from courtroom fireworks to batting practice and an ending that sure doesn't feel like an ending.

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5 takeaways from a disco-dancing episode of "Big Little Lies"

Published July 1, 2019

"She Knows." You don't get much more ominous than the title of Sunday night's new episode of "Big Little Lies." But who is the "she"? And what does she know? Well, here's what we know after passing the halfway mark of the second season last night.

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Today's Oscar nominations put "La La Land" firmly in the lead

Published Jan. 24, 2017

Can anything stop "La La Land"? That's the question on everyone's lips after the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, handing the bright-hued Hollywood musical 14 nominations - tied for the most for a single movie.

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LISTEN: Packers win, Golden Globes lose and OnMilwaukee gets nostalgic

Published Jan. 9, 2017

In episode 13 of The Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss the Packers' playoff win over the Giants, look ahead to Dallas and argue that Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are actually good. Then, they recap the Golden Globes. Also, tune in for OnMilwaukee radio jingles from 1999!

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The real winners and losers of the 2017 Golden Globes

Published Jan. 9, 2017

Last night, the Golden Globes officially kicked off awards season, announcing its bizarre yet not bizarre enough to be all that interesting winners. But who really won and lost at Sunday night's ceremony? Let's break it down.

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Songs and performances cast a worthy spell in "Into the Woods"

Published Jan. 1, 2015

There are many morals taught and learned over the course of "Into the Woods." Look at the world through others' eyes. Let your children into the world. Stop giving Johnny Depp roles involving goofy hats. However, the ultimate overarching lesson is be careful what you wish for, one that was all too prescient for fans of the beloved musical concerned about Disney's big screen adaptation. For fans, however, this story ends with a "happily ever after."

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"The Giver" clumsily and coldly conforms to the YA adaptation norm

Published Aug. 21, 2014

About 20 years later, Jeff Bridges has finally gotten "The Giver" to the big screen, and for a project with clearly some passion behind it, the final result is bafflingly inert, as though the film itself has been sampling the characters' daily emotional sedation.

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"Hope Springs" a charming, safe movie

Published Aug. 8, 2012

Movies love the "ride off into the sunset"-style ending. Few, however, get into what happens on the other side of that horizon, and even fewer tackle how the two fare once twilight sets in. "Hope Springs," on the other hand, devotes a whole movie to it.

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Metcalf's Screening Room: Milwaukee Film Festival

Published Sept. 26, 2009

In this edition of the Screening Room, OnMilwaukee.com movie expert Mark Metcalf takes a look at a handful of movies showing at the Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 4. One of the films Metcalf looks at is "Theater of War," which was produced by Whitefish bay native Jack Turner and stars Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (pictured).