On screen

New father Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes on 'The Walk'

Written by Phil Thompson,
The Interview Feed
Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:15

It's a good time to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The 34-year-old actor has recently become a first-time father, will portray Edward Snowden in an Oliver Stone biopic this December, and is currently preparing for the release of his next film, "The Walk," in which he plays a high wire walker who traversed the distance between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Defying Hollywood conventions in ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’

Written by Lindsay Bahr,
AP film writer
Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:19

Director Marielle Heller’s debut The Diary of a Teenage Girl depicts a ‘70s San Francisco teen exploring her sexuality — from her point of view.
—Photo: Sony Pictures Classic

When you make a film where a 15-year-old girl sleeps with her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend, a few things are certain: You’re going to make some people uncomfortable and you’re going to get feedback. A lot of it.

Roland Emmerich returns to 'Independence Day' franchise

Written by Phil Thompson,
The Interview Feed
Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:08

Independence Day took the world by storm as efficiently as the alien invaders it depicted. Twenty years later, director Roland Emmerich will return to the world he nearly destroyed, for Independence Day: Resurgence, the long-delayed sequel.

David Duchovny steps back into cop's shoes with 'Aquarius' and upcoming 'X-Files' reboot

Written by Phil Thompson,
The Interview Feed
Thursday, 23 July 2015 08:05

Having completed seven seasons on Showtime’s Californication as womanizing author Hank Moody last year, David Duchovny returns to network television as the star of the period crime drama Aquarius.

Review: 'Grandma' is brisk, bittersweet and totally Tomlin's film

Written by The AP Tuesday, 18 August 2015 14:21

A scene from Grandma.

A movie about a wisecracking grandma and her teen granddaughter, racing around in a beat-up car to find $600 by nightfall. You might think it sounds like any number of mediocre road comedies out there, full of trite generational gags and sporting a sappy, all-is-forgiven ending.

Lady Gaga begins shooting 'American Horror Story: Hotel' on Aug. 10

Written by Alicia Rancilio,
AP writer
Sunday, 09 August 2015 06:36

-PHOTO: Lady Gaga/Facebook

Lady Gaga is going from pop star to the hospitality industry — she’ll be playing a hotel owner in American Horror Story: Hotel.

Ratings take a bite, but ‘Sharknado 3’ still a success

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 29 July 2015 17:54

Fearsome sharks rained down once more in the latest Sharknado TV movie, but they didn’t create the ratings deluge of last year’s installment.

Woody Allen’s latest is a meditation on meaning and murder

AP National Writer
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 08:33

Woody Allen has always been interested in man’s search for meaning in life — a search he clearly sees as futile. Who can forget the young woman in “Play it Again, Sam,” staring at a Jackson Pollock painting and seeing “the hideous lonely emptiness of existence, nothingness, the predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity”? That’s not even the whole quote — but it could be Allen’s mantra.

The director has also mined the themes of crime and punishment, including murder — think “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Match Point.” All these threads — plus, of course, love and seduction — come together in his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” which may not be his very best recent work, but is by far not his worst, either.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's 'Boeing Boeing' a funny farce that stays right on schedule

Written by Matthew Reddin,
Staff writer
Monday, 17 August 2015 13:36

In Boeing Boeing, running through Aug. 30 at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, there's not a moment out of sync as this farce about an American bachelor with three flying fiancees whirls into organized chaos.

Kermit and Miss Piggy split, but team up on new ABC comedy

Written by Alicia Rancilio,
Associated Press
Thursday, 06 August 2015 10:41

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who have been on-again, off-again for years, have now called it quits. But they're vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy, The Muppets, premiering Sept. 22 on ABC.

Meryl Streep rocks harder than ever in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

Written by Jan Janssen,
The Interview Feed
Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:21

Ricki and the Flash opens in wide release on Aug. 7.

She’s become a Hollywood legend for playing great women, mastering accents and generally making her mark as the greatest actress on Earth. But now it seems that Meryl Streep is enjoying a second life as a musical performer. 

‘Tangerine’ a vital peek into unseen LA street lives

Written by Sandy Cohen,
AP entertainment writer
Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:33

Caitlyn Jenner and her glamorous Vanity Fair cover brought unprecedented visibility to transgender women. Laverne Cox, the first transgender actress to win an Emmy Award, fronted Time magazine, an image of grace and growing acceptance.

The transgender women at the heart of Tangerine come from the opposite end of the spectrum — the invisible and maligned. They’re sex workers who troll the streets of Hollywood, turning tricks in parked cars. Their hangout is an all-night doughnut shop. They keep company with pimps, druggies and the overlooked.