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Flick Nation: At the Movies – 3/20/15

Posted by flicknation on March - 19 - 2015

The whole gang is back in the Divergent sequel, Sean Penn guns for a new action franchise, and Wild Tales is exactly that. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Review: Insurgent

Posted by flicknation on March - 17 - 2015

by Dennis Willis Movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent are frustrating. Buoyed by the success stories of The Hunger Games, and (gasp) the Twilight series, studios have been falling over themselves trying to find the Next Big Thing with a built-in audience. The formula: cast a bunch of good-looking inexpensive up-and-coming actors exactly as the  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 3/17/15

Posted by flicknation on March - 15 - 2015

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence’s third movie together bypasses theaters, Angelina Jolie’s directorial effort Unbroken sprints home, and The Hobbit is finally completed … until the inevitable director’s cuts come out. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Merchants of Doubt: Pretend Experts Cause Real Damage

Posted by flicknation on March - 14 - 2015

The documentary film Merchants of Doubt exposes deceptive corporate media spokesmen who essentially lie for a living. ***** by Steve Wagner Kurt Vonnegut, in the introduction to his 1961 novel Mother Night, offered a moral to the story he was about to tell. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation Interview: Robert Kenner (Merchants of Doubt)

Posted by flicknation on March - 13 - 2015

Steve Wagner interviews filmmaker Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) about his latest documentary, Merchants of Doubt.  

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 3/13/15

Posted by flicknation on March - 11 - 2015

Lily James and Cate Blanchett star in Kenneth Branaugh’s live action Disney redux, Liam Neeson goes up against mobster Ed Harris in Run All Night, and the Merchants of Doubt change the way you think. Hosted by Dennis Willis

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 3/10/15

Posted by flicknation on March - 8 - 2015

Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson dazzle in the hilarious Top Five, Night at the Museum throws in the towel, and Exodus: Gods and Kings parts the dread sea. Hosted by Dennis Willis.   ALSO IN STORES: The Sound of Music The Liberator Pioneer

The Wrecking Crew: The Sonic Building Blocks of the Wall of Sound

Posted by flicknation on March - 6 - 2015

by Steve Wagner As I am clearly a passionate music guy (just talk to me for 30 seconds and it becomes obvious), I am frequently asked who my favorite band is. As the Beatles would be my somewhat clichéd but true answer, I often confound by answering, “The Wrecking Crew.” After I get that long  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 3/03/15

Posted by flicknation on March - 2 - 2015

Steve Carell creeps in Foxcatcher, Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei charm in The Rewrite, and Al Pacino gets his mojo back with poor Greta Gerwig in The Humbling. Hosted by Dennis Willis.   ALSO IN STORES: Barbie in Princess Power The Better Angels The Captive CHiPs: The Complete Third Season The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part  [ Read More ]

by Steve Wagner The creative triumph of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood will likely be acknowledged, perhaps emulated, by filmmakers for years to come. As auteurs study the structural genius of Linklater’s masterpiece they may also draw inspiration from the type of story he decided to tell, and become familiar with other films that seek the same  [ Read More ]

Dennis Willis pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Posted by flicknation on February - 27 - 2015

Dennis Willis joins the KGO Afternoon News to discuss the passing of Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy.  

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 2/27/15

Posted by flicknation on February - 26 - 2015

Will Smith and Margot Robbie plays con artists in Focus; and director John Boorman delivers his final film – the sequel to his 1987 classic Hope and Glory. Hosted by Dennis Willis.  

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 2/24/15

Posted by flicknation on February - 23 - 2015

The Oscars are now history! But if you are still catching up, or want to see what all the fuss was about, we have good news for you! Hosted by Dennis Willis.  

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 2015 Oscars Edition

Posted by flicknation on February - 19 - 2015

Hot Time Time Machine 2 goes head-to-head with Fifty Shades of Grey, but nobody cares about that! It’s all about the Oscars, baby! Boyhood vs. Birdman. Keaton vs. Redmayne. Julianne Moore vs… well, nobody! Hosted by Dennis Willis.  

Steve Wagner interviews Mary Dore, director of the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, which chronicles the events, the movers and the shakers of the feminist movement from 1966 to 1971. Taped 2/05/15 in San Francisco.