On screen

Fall movie season brings a wealth of quality LGBT feature films

Written by Jake Coyle,
AP Film writer
Friday, 04 September 2015 20:10

Eddie Redmayne as a transgender woman in 'The Danish Girl'

Ellen Page was first approached about the true-life gay rights drama Freeheld when she was 21, just coming off her breakthrough in Juno. It was seven years before the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a right, and six before Page, herself, came out.

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.

Spielberg plunges into the Cold War
An interview with the director

Written by JAKE COYLE,
AP writer
Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:04

The nearly three year wait since Steven Spielberg’s last movie (2012’s “Lincoln”) comes to an end this October with the spy thriller “Bridge of Spies.”

Good news for moviegoers: There won’t be another gap like that for a while. Having just locked “Bridge of Spies,” Spielberg is already editing his next film, Roald Dahl’s “The BFG,” and is in pre-production on “Ready Player One,” a sci-fi adventure from Ernest Cline’s best-seller.

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.

Steve Jobs seen as brilliant, brutal in new documentary

Written by By Jill Serjeant,
Reuters
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 06:50

Steve Jobs: Bold. Brilliant. Brutal. — PHOTO: Reuters

Four years after his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still fascinates the public, with two major new films this fall analyzing his life and career.

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.