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Happy 30th, Back to the Future!

Posted by flicknation on July - 3 - 2015

Back to the Future. Its very name evokes a feeling, a sense, a quality, a cinematic shorthand. Back to the Future wasn’t just the first of a damn near perfect trilogy (watch them all in one sitting if you doubt that, and see how well they line up) – but it changed time travel movies  [ Read More ]

Deja View: Terminator vs. Jurassic World

Posted by flicknation on July - 3 - 2015

One is a global smash, the other a critical punching bag. What gives? Two movies, both sequels to beloved classics. Nobody was particularly waiting for either one. Both early trailers were greeted with sighs of “Meh.” Both were sequels as well as reboots. Both pretended that the last couple of sequels didn’t exist. Expectations were  [ Read More ]

Review: Jurassic World

Posted by Don Lewis on July - 2 - 2015

Earlier this summer, Carl’s Jr., venerable fast-food challenge eaters, added the “Most American Thick Burger” to their menu. If you haven’t seen the latest bird flip to America’s obesity problem, you should check it out. It’s a fully loaded cheeseburger but with a twist; it has a halved hot dog atop the steamy processed cheese  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: At the Movies – Terminator: Genysis

Posted by flicknation on July - 1 - 2015

He said he’d be back, and for better or worse, he is! Terminator: Genysis reboots the franchise and sends it in a new direction, with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the glue holding the various timelines together. But is it best to compare it to James Cameron’s originals or maybe just the other summer sequels? Hosted by  [ Read More ]

Steve Jobs – Official Trailer

Posted by flicknation on July - 1 - 2015

Aaron Sorkin wrote the brilliant 2010 adaptation that became The Social Network, and Steve Jobs might as well be it’s sequel. Once again, Sorkin shines a light on a revered public figure who changed the world, but might not have been such a prince behind the curtain. We’re not sure about Michael Fassbender in the  [ Read More ]

Watch the trailer for Rocky spin-off Creed

Posted by flicknation on June - 30 - 2015

Warner Bros., MGM and New Line Cinema have released the first trailer for the Rocky spin-off Creed, which returns Sylvester Stallone to his iconic role in a film directed by the Friutvale Station team of director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan. The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 6/30/15

Posted by flicknation on June - 29 - 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes the zombie apocalypse personal, Sean Penn is The Gunman, and House of Cards serves up a twisty third season. Hosted by Dennis Willis. ALSO OUT: Childless Danny Collins Get Hard Jupiter Ascending Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Last Knights While We’re Young

Flick Nation: At the Movies – Ted 2

Posted by flicknation on June - 25 - 2015

Mark Wahlberg and his foul-mouthed teddy bear are back in the inevitable sequel, which finds time for a plot that involves freedom, equality and killer weed. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 6/23/15

Posted by flicknation on June - 22 - 2015

Liam Neeson and Ed Harris to head-to-head, John Travolta battles the mob and his hair, and Kumiko goes searching for buried treasure and hope to avoid finding a woodchipper. Hosted by Dennis Willis. ALSO OUT: An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success If There Be Thorns Marfa Girl Pound of Flesh Ripper Street: Season 3  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 6/16/15

Posted by flicknation on June - 14 - 2015

Michael Douglas plays the Most Dangerous Game, and The Wrecking Crew hide in plain sight … and sound … for decades. Hosted by Dennis Willis. ALSO OUT: Bravetown (R) Chappie (R) The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) The Newsroom (2012): The Complete Third Season Old Fashioned (PG-13) Playing it Cool (R) Run All Night (R) Two and  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: At the Movies – Jurassic World

Posted by flicknation on June - 10 - 2015

Dennis Willis returns to Isla Nublar to find genetically-modified dinosaurs, Chris Pratt the Dino Whisperer, and 65 million years worth of stupid.

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 6/09/15

Posted by flicknation on June - 8 - 2015

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence rely on much-needed star power for their latest movie together, Kristin Wiig is powerful and brave in the little-seen Welcome to Me, and The DUFF proved a lot more controversial than it should have been. Hosted by Dennis Willis. ALSO OUT: All Relative Cas & Dylan Kingsman: The Secret Service  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: At the Movies – Entourage

Posted by flicknation on June - 3 - 2015

Vince, E, Turtle, Drama and Ari are back in a fitting, raunchy continuation of the hit HBO Hollywood-set comedy. Hosted by Dennis Willis

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 6/02/15

Posted by flicknation on June - 1 - 2015

Dark futures, robots and monsters dominate the week’s releases. But the best of the bunch is the 20th anniversary edition of Apollo 13. Hosted by Dennis Willis. Also out: Camp X-Ray Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season Focus Jupiter Ascending Justified: The Complete Final Season Killing Jesus McFarland, USA Monsters: Dark Continent Parks & Recreation:  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 5/26/15

Posted by flicknation on May - 25 - 2015

Spike Lee’s latest joint is a deeply weird crowd-funded thriller about an addiction to blood, Cut Bank brings together a who-who of tough guys, and the less said about Strange Magic, the better. Hosted by Dennis Willis. Also out: Ballet 422 Bob’s Burgers: The Complete 4th Season Cut Bank Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Hope  [ Read More ]