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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 |  Madison, WI: 22.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Not with my wives you don't

In this rapidly changing world, it's comforting to know there are a few constants that have existed since we humans first dragged ourselves out of the primordial muck. Ten Canoes, though set in the ancient world of the Australian Ramingining tribe, may as well be a modern-day story for all its lessons about the value of community, the fear of strangers, the importance of the rule of law, the temptations of the fairer sex, and the madness of having more than one wife. >More
 The big thaw

 The strange journey of Massacre!: The Musical from stage to screen

"This summer has just been a great film class," says director Will Gartside. In the DIY spirit, he and the crew had to learn to mix gallons of fake blood, make intestines out of paper towels and liquid latex, develop effective lighting and camera angles, and work through several 12-hour all-night shoots. >More
 Been down this road before

It says something that the most inspired comedic performance in Rush Hour 3 comes from director-cum-fugitive Roman Polanski, whose turn as head of the Parisian police arrives midway through the film. >More
 Gal meets guy!

At the heart of this romantic comedy is Parker Posey's lovely, toned-down performance as Nora Wilder, the single, mid-30s Manhattanite. The role calls on her to utilize more of her dramatic acting chops than are usually on display in the more arch comic roles in which she's usually cast. >More
 Plain Jane

Jane Austen could spot a phony. Her novels - including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility - frequently expose impostors and the trouble they cause. As a result, Austen would not have been a fan of Becoming Jane. >More
 The Found Footage Festival returns to Madison

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have been finding videos for years, starting back in high school and subsequently growing quite extensive. "Joe and I have one big video collection that we just keep adding to," says Prueher. "It's all part of the Found Footage Festival collection, which currently spills over into my apartment, Joe's apartment and a storage locker in Queens." >More
 Post-production nearing completion on Madison

"We are in our final weeks of post-production," says Nick Langholff about work on Madison, an independent film he is producing in collaboration with its writer and director Brent Notbohm. Eight months have passed since it was shot in various locations in the heart of the city last January, thhe dark, snowy climate of a Wisconsin winter serving as an appropriate backdrop for this feature-length drama. >More
 American Idiot

ith 400 episodes (and counting) spread over 18 years, The Simpsons has gone from filler material on The Tracey Ullman Show to a hit series of its own, then became a cultural phenomenon and is now settling into legendary status, an American institution. >More
 The bad seed

Let's face it, some kids are just pure evil. But what if they're both pure evil and brilliant, perhaps even a genius? Joshua, a psychological thriller from first-time director George Ratliff, poses that question, and the answer seems to be that the little brat will systematically destroy the ties that bind. >More
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