Summerfest 2016 to feature diverse performances

BY CAL CURRAN — Summerfest is easily one of the greatest Milwaukee traditions of all time. It is the biggest music festival in the world and is what our city is best known for, aside from being the home of the Fonz. Last year, attendees enjoyed performances from Grammy-winner Ed Sheeran and other talented musicians from every genre, and this year will feature performances that are just as exciting. Some of the biggest news surrounding Summerfest this year is the arrival of Paul McCartney, who hasn’t played in Milwaukee since his 2013 tour where he visited Miller Park. McCartney is … Continue reading Summerfest 2016 to feature diverse performances

The Big Short is deep, thoughtful, brooding

BY CAL CURRAN — The film was one of 2015’s best, with intellect and humor The Big Short was one of many movies this year that was recognized and nominated at the 88th Academy Awards. Although it didn’t bring home a gold statue, it was still one of the best movies of 2015. The movie’s director, Adam McKay, whose most recent projects, Anchorman 2, Step Brothers, and Talladega Nights, have been delightful — some could say vapid, didn’t seem the type to direct a movie like The Big Short Don’t get me wrong, I love Will Ferrell comedies, but Adam … Continue reading The Big Short is deep, thoughtful, brooding

Star Wars 7

It’s finally here! The movie that some of us have been anticipating since elementary school: the first movie to the new sequel trilogy for the Star Wars franchise: Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. The hype for this movie is like nothing anyone has ever seen. The Force Awakens is the fastest movie to earn $1 billion; it took only 12 days. It has also grossed more money in an opening weekend and in a single weekend than any other movie, with an income of $529 billion dollars. It has shattered dozens of other box office records, both world wide, and in the … Continue reading Star Wars 7

Movie blends action and legal drama

Bridge of Spies brings Cold War history to frontlines Another Cold War movie rolls into theaters, but instead of an action-packed stylish blockbuster, Bridge of Spies offers a glimpse into what life was like in the late 1950s against the backdrop of an intriguing legal drama. In Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks plays James Donovan, a New York insurance lawyer, who’s elected to represent a suspected Soviet spy, Rudolph Abel, played by Mark Rylance. After appealing a guilty verdict, Donovan is once again thrown into a hostile situation when he agrees to negotiate a trade with the Soviet Union for … Continue reading Movie blends action and legal drama

Man From U.N.C.L.E. review

The 2015 summer was that of many exciting, and exhilarating Hollywood blockbusters that cracked box office records and drained our wallets. However, The Man from U.N.C.L.E missed the summer deadline, as it bared a remarkably similar format to its predecessors. Set during the cold war rivalry between America and the Soviet Union, a criminal organization with nuclear technology surfaces with a plot to spark a global crises that is of interest to both governments. American spy Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is forced to team up with Russian KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) to bring down Victoria (Elizabeth Debicki) and … Continue reading Man From U.N.C.L.E. review