Milwaukee successfully blows up car, patiently awaits Hollywood’s call
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Since sifting through dull newspapers, hyperbolic blogs, and overflowing RSS feeds for meaningful news can be an arduous process, News Net catches and compiles both the amusing and the significant reports that were overlooked over the weekend. Here are some things to think about as the workweek begins.
• When future historians and/or future John Gurdas write the chapter on 21st century Milwaukee, there will be two sections: Before Boom (BB) and After Boom (AB). Over the weekend, Flipeleven Creative and NEWaukee successfully pulled off their creative exercise in civic pride, “Love MKE. Blow Up A Car,” finally bringing much-needed attention to
Milwaukee’s film scene Flipeleven Creative and NEWaukee. The Business Journal has an exclusive slideshow of the explosion, which looked remarkably explosion-y.
Now, as Milwaukee enters its bright, shiny After Boom era, the question isn’t if Hollywood will start calling us every five seconds, but when. Goodness knows Tinsel Town ’splosion masters like Michael Bay would have never, ever considered filming in Milwaukee before Flipeleven and NEWaukee’s selfless event.
• Red Letter Media reviewed Sinister and Paranormal Activity 4 in a wildly entertaining Halloween episode of Half In The Bag.
• Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel turned in an early review of the new book from Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, Sign Painters. The two authors will celebrate the release of the book this Saturday at the Sugar Maple.
• The Journal Sentinel reviewed Off The Wall Theatre’s new stage production of Trainspotting.
• The bruised and battered Green Bay Packers woke up, yawned, and stumbled around Lambeau Field long enough to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-15.
• This week’s recommended shows: Cat Power at Turner Hall Oct. 29; Prof at Mad Planet Nov. 1; Passion Pit at Riverside Theater Nov. 1; Joe Pug + David Wax Museum at Linneman’s Nov. 2; Peter Case at Shank Hall Nov. 3.