For startersHow about dinner and a movie? That's the question I kept asking myself when I first heard about Sundance Cinemas 608, the newly opened movie theater/restaurant/coffee shop/art gallery/gift store/hangout at Hilldale Mall. >MoreSpring blossoms with music videos and explosions at Wis-KinoSince the beginning of the year, Madison's microcinema salon Wis-Kino has made itself comfortable at Escape Java Joint and Gallery on Willy Street, its contributors and fans taking over the back room
of the café complex for a movie screening every month. >MoreTickets sales open for Sundance Cinemas 608Advance tickets sales for Sundance Cinemas 608 are now available online and at theater kiosks. The new movie theater at Hilldale Mall -- featuring six screens, stadium seating, a cafe, two bars and a restaurant -- opens
officially to the public on Friday, May 11. >MoreMiss Potter lives happily ever after on DVDBut Miss Potter, the delightful new movie from Chris Noonan, the director of Babe, suggests that Potter was more like Peter than like Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. She was always getting into scrapes, somehow managing to wriggle free just in time. >MoreOut of hidingCats of Mirikitani dredges up a homeless man's past
Kent Williams on Thursday 05/03/2007,
Dec. 7, 1941, and Sept. 11, 2001 - two dates that will live in infamy. And it's hard to imagine anyone whose life has been more affected by those two infamous dates than Jimmy Mirikitani, the subject of Linda Hattendorf's fascinatingly moving documentary, The Cats of Mirikitani. >MoreStreet of dreams"You get what you want and then you don't want it anymore."
That's how French writer-director Danièle Thompson has summed up the theme of her bouncy boulevard comedy, Avenue Montaigne. >MoreLooking aheadGroundhog Day meets Minority Report in Next, a time-loop thriller starring Nicolas Cage as a Vegas magician who can see two minutes into the future. Knowing what's coming allows him to make adjustments, thereby altering the future. But wouldn't you know it, he can see that future, too. >MoreGetting the story straightLasse Hallstrom's The Hoax, which is loosely - very loosely - based on Irving's book, doesn't exactly clear things up. On the contrary, it adds whole new layers of obfuscation, layers that Irving himself might have trouble sorting out. >MorePretty lethal weaponPolice Academy, Super Troopers, Reno 911 ' there isn't exactly a shortage of cop-shop spoofs, but Hot Fuzz has a couple of things to recommend it. One, it's set in England, where cops are called bobbies and wear those cute little helmets. Two, it's made with a lot of wit and intelligence. >MoreSundance 608 nearly ready, announces films for openingSundance 608 hosted another tour for media Wednesday afternoon, revealing the slate of films planned for its grand opening on Friday, May 11 in
the process. Sundance's Nancy Gribler, who is supervising the theater's opening, also confirmed that popcorn served at Sundance 608 will
feature "real Wisconsin butter!" >More |