9 Comedy Movies with a Wisconsin Connection

There is plenty of comedy to be found in Wisconsin as well as in the lives of Wisconsinites. I’ve interviewed comedians who are from Wisconsin and always ask if there is a specific “Wisconsin-style sense of humor.” They almost always say “No, not really.” So perhaps we don’t have a particular style of funny – […]

11 Best Portrayals of Wisconsinites in Movie History

It’s not often you’ll see a movie about Wisconsin. And when you do come across such a film – you probably won’t be happy with how our state and our people are portrayed. (Check out our article on the worst depictions of Wisconsin in movies for more on that). During college, I had an internship […]

4 Worst Depictions of Wisconsin in Movie History

Let’s be honest folks, the silver screen is not always kind to Wisconsin. Sure, there are more than a few movies that do Wisconsin proud, but on the whole we’re portrayed as terrible hicks or ignored completely. But don’t take my word for it. These four movies are, for better or worse, the least realistic representations […]

Bingo Night! Filmmakers and Stars Return for the Wisconsin Film Festival

Two friends who started a filmmaking partnership while attending UW Madison are bringing their first big independent project back home. Bingo Night! is a comedic crime-drama about a trio of grandmas who take matters into their own hands when they decide to take the local bingo hall for all it’s worth. (See the trailer after the […]

14 Famous Filmmakers from Wisconsin

You may be surprised to learn that some of your favorite movies were made by filmmakers who come from Wisconsin. This list of groundbreaking movie-makers includes the men who made everything from untouchable classics and cult comedies to campy low-budget horror flicks. Grab some popcorn and check out the directors from America’s Dairyland.

Doc Moreau Tells You Why Classic Black & White TV Shows and Movies Can Still Rock Your Socks Off

WhooNEW is excited to have a special guest contributor on our site who is perfect for Halloween. Doctor J. Morbius Moreau – aka Doc Moreau – is a mad scientist, movie expert and long-time sidekick of Northeast Wisconsin’s own local late-night horror host, Ned the Dead. The Ned The Dead Show has been on an […]

13 Celebrities Who Love the Green Bay Packers

No matter where you go in America you are going to find Green Bay Packers fans. That includes celebrity circles in Hollywood. Los Angeles may seems like a strange place for fans of the Green and Gold to exist – but remember – the city hasn’t had its own NFL team in almost 20 years. […]

Die Noobs – Documentary from Wisconsin Filmmakers Puts the Spotlight on Pro Gaming

Listen up all you moms and dads who tell your kids they’ll never make anything of themselves if all they ever do is play video games. Prepare to eat a giant slice of humble pie. A documentary film set to release in spring of 2014 might prove there’s more to gaming than meets the eye. […]

‘Oconomowoc’ (the film) Comes to Lawrence University in Appleton – and Your Living Room

Going back home can be a time filled with a lot of mixed emotions. Whether it’s just for Thanksgiving dinner, or an extended stay in your parents’ basement, returning to your roots can sometimes be comforting, sometimes nostalgic and other times it’s just plain depressing. Oconomowoc, the feature-length directorial debut from Lawrence University graduate Andy […]

Table 8 Finds Success Spoofing Superheroes [Video]

It’s not easy to make a YouTube video go viral…especially if it doesn’t feature an adorable puking baby or a kitty cat playing piano. But Table 8 struck gold when the group of improv actors and local stand-up comedians released Marvel’s The Avengers (on a budget) last year. Now they’re in YouTube’s million-dollar-view club,  and […]