John Carpenter

In Halloween, John Carpenter’s franchise returns for its 11th outing. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises brave babysitter Laurie Strode, survivor of Michael Myers’ slasher rampage. Read more

Film Clips

68-year-old John Carpenter’s first-ever tour was a multi-media experience that drew a passionate, cultishly devoted crowd. Read more

Concert Reviews

Summerfest may be over, but that isn’t stopping big names from coming to Milwaukee this week. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

 TheDirector Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen is a record of conversationsbetween author Rose Eichenbaum and some 35 film, theater and televisiondirectors. She also takes their pictures. The beautifully produced bo.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

 Notmany film directors write the scores for their own movies. John Carpenter is anexception; his soundtrack for his 1980 film The Fog has been reissued on CD bythe Silva Screen label with a second disc compiling everything omitted fr.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

According to the documentary Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (out on DVD), horror debuted in American cinema with the 1910 Edison Studio version of Frankenstein. The monster flopped at the box office. Not until the horror of World War I and the.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

On one level, Escape from New York (1981) was a revenge fantasy for the sort of people who nowadays would affiliate themselves with the Tea Party. Set in futuristic 1997, the film (reissued in a DVD/Blu-ray set) imagines un-American Manhattan tra.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Some of the most exotic creatures on Earth are found not on land but in the sea. The visually stunning IMAX documentary Under The Sea travels to the Great Barrier Reef, South Australia, and the Coral Triangle islands to film some of Read more

Today in Milwaukee

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Best of Milwaukee 2009

The Milwaukee Bucks face off against the Atlanta Hawks tonight at a 7 p.m. game at the Bradley Center.,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Baroque opera needs an especially inventive director to relate to contemporary audiences. Semele ,Classical Music/Dance Read more

Classical Music

Old-school metalheads Dave Ellefson and Jimmy DeGrasso-who both did time in Megadeth's rhy The Reckoning ,CD Reviews Read more

Album Reviews

A small circle of admirers mourned H.P. Lovecraft’s death in 1937, many of them pulp fiction writers familiar with his stories from horror and science fiction magazines. Seventy years later he was recognized as one of the 20th century’s most impo.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood