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Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 7/29/14

Posted by flicknation on July - 28 - 2014

Shailene Woodley is Divergent, Russell Crowe is Noah, and Aaron Paul needs a new agent, er, Speed. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 7/25/14

Posted by flicknation on July - 24 - 2014

Scarlett Johansson plays a woman who unlocks 100% of her brain in Luc Besson’s crazy action flick Lucy, Colin Firth and Emma Stone verbally joust in Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, and Michael Douglas stars with Diane Keaton for the first time in director Rob Reiner’s comedy And So it Goes. Hosted by Dennis  [ Read More ]

Instant Review: Lucy

Posted by flicknation on July - 24 - 2014

It’s the return of the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to Luc Besson’s thriller Lucy with Scarlett Johansson, minutes after seeing it.

Review: Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Posted by flicknation on July - 24 - 2014

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Simon McBurney, Antonia Clarke, Jeremy Shamos, Erick Lantin, Valérie Beaulieu SCR/DIR: Woody Allen MPAA: Rated PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout Sony Pictures Classics by Steve Wagner Ever since his 1978 O. Henry Award winning  [ Read More ]

Interview: Rob Reiner (And So It Goes)

Posted by flicknation on July - 23 - 2014

Steve Wagner interviews Hollywood legend Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me, The Bucket List) about his latest comedy And So it Goes, working with good friend Michael Douglas, and why he likes telling the same story. Taped 6/20/14 in San Francisco.

Instant Review: Boyhood

Posted by flicknation on July - 22 - 2014

Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner dig deep to analyze the film-making process, thematic meaning and lasting effects of Richard Linklater’s slow-churning masterpiece Boyhood.

Interview: Paul Haggis (Third Person)

Posted by flicknation on July - 18 - 2014

Steve Wagner chats with Oscar-winner Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Casino Royale) about his latest film Third Person, working with a large A-list cast, and reinventing 007 for the 21st century.

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 7/18/14

Posted by flicknation on July - 16 - 2014

Zack Braff challenges the status quo with his Kickstarter-funded drama Wish I Was Here, Richard Linklater brings his masterpiece Boyhood to San Francisco with a series of exclusive Q&A sessions, and the SF Symphony presents Pixar in Concert. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Commentary: Money for Nothing

Posted by flicknation on July - 16 - 2014

Popular celebrities asking fans to pay for their movies? The horror! But something else is going on here. Dennis Willis and Don R. Lewis debate the rise of funding Hollywood films via crowd-funding, and how $60,000 for potato salad just might ruin the whole arrangement. Also, an update on Lewis’ own crowd-funded documentary Culling the  [ Read More ]

Richard Linklater Q&A in San Francisco Friday

Posted by flicknation on July - 15 - 2014

Director Richard Linklater will by stopping by various San Francisco theaters on Friday for Q&A sessions following his movie BOYHOOD, moderated by Flick Nation’s Steve Wagner. So, if you’re thinking of seeing the movie this weekend, make sure you buy the right ticket! SUNDANCE KABUKI 1881 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 7:00PM Buy tickets  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 7/15/14

Posted by flicknation on July - 15 - 2014

Scarlett Johansson comes from outer space, and former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a solid character actor. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Interview: Zack Braff (Wish I Was Here)

Posted by flicknation on July - 13 - 2014

Dennis Willis interviews Zack Braff (Wish I Was Here) about the evolution of content creation and crowd-funding, what he wanted to say as a writer, and the benefit of a good movie cry. Taped 6/24/14 in San Francisco.

News: Emmy Nominations, Transformers 4, Alien: Isolation

Posted by flicknation on July - 10 - 2014

The results of the Emmy Award nominations, Transformers 4 might be the biggest movie ever released in China, but will it last in the US, and why did the cast of 1979′s Alien reunite? Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Instant Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Posted by flicknation on July - 10 - 2014

It’s the return of the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes minutes after seeing it.

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 7/11/14

Posted by flicknation on July - 9 - 2014

Andy Serkis dominates the soulful, thrilling sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Hosted by Dennis Willis.