Flick Nation, Episode 8: Citizen Stanley
Mar28

Flick Nation, Episode 8: Citizen Stanley

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis welcomes Bay Area broadcasting legend John Stanley (“Creature Features”) for a conversation that covers John’s career and current projects, as well as candid stories from his 40-years on the entertainment beat. You won’t want to miss this rare chat with the successful author, critic and TV personality who drank with Jackie Gleason, heard first-hand from Lucille Ball the real reason Star Trek wasn’t...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 3/25/11
Mar25

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 3/25/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the much-debated Zack Snyder action fantasy Sucker Punch, and the Paul Giamatti comedy Win Win; also, is there any truth to the rumor that Tyler Perry will replace Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross? Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher host. CLICK TO...

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Flick Nation, Episode 7: The King of Content
Mar23

Flick Nation, Episode 7: The King of Content

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner discuss Hollywood train wrecks Men in Black III, Mars Needs Moms and Yellow Submarine. Also, an in-depth look at Netflix and AMC/Regal acquiring original content, and the risks and rewards associated with how rapidly the world of TV and movie distribution is changing. Plus, a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor. CLICK TO...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 3/18/11
Mar18

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 3/18/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the hilarious alien comedy Paul, the Matthew McConaughey legal thriller The Lincoln Lawyer, and the Bradley Cooper fantasy thriller Limitless; Also, the latest details on Netflix’ plunge into original programming with the Kevin Spacey-David Fincher series House of Cards. Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher host. CLICK TO...

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Girl Walks into a Bar (Review)
Mar11

Girl Walks into a Bar (Review)

GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR (3/11/11; Drama, Comedy) Carla Gugino, Zachary Quinto, Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Robert Forster, Alexis Bledel, Aaron Tviet, Amber Valetta SCR/DIR: Sebastián Gutiérrez MPAA: Unrated 1 hour 20 mins An undercover ex-cop posing as an assassin (Gugino) meets a dentist (Quinto) in a Los Angeles bar. He wants his wife dead because she’s having an affair, but doesn’t have the...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 3/11/11
Mar11

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 3/11/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the alien invasion thriller Battle: Los Angeles, the motion-caption animated film Mars Needs Moms, the indie comedy Happythankyoumoreplease and the teen horror romance Red Riding Hood. Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher are the hosts. CLICK TO...

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Battle: Los Angeles (Review)
Mar11

Battle: Los Angeles (Review)

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (3/11/11; Sci-Fi, Action) Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Will Rothhaar, Bridget Moynahan, Jim Parrack, Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Michael Peña, Lucas Till, Ne-Yo, Joey King, Aisha Tyler SCR: Christopher Bertolini DIR: Jonathan Liebesman MPAA: PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language. 1 hour 56 mins BOX: $83,441,876 This second of two concurrently-released...

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Elektra Luxx (Review)
Mar11

Elektra Luxx (Review)

ELEKTRA LUXX (3/11/11; Comedy, Drama) Carla Gugino, Timothy Olyphant, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Malin Åkerman, Adrianne Palicki, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Marley Shelton, Kathleen Quinlan SCR/DIR: Sebastian Gutierrez MPAA: R for strong sexual content, nudity and language. 1 hour 37 mins Sequel to Women in Trouble (2009) follows the exploits of the titular former porn star (Gugino), now pregnant and teaching sex classes at a community center....

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Happythankyoumoreplease (Review)
Mar08

Happythankyoumoreplease (Review)

HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE (3/04/11; Comedy, Drama) Malin Åkerman, Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan, Michael Algieri, Tony Hale, Josh Radnor, Pablo Schreiber SCR/DIR: Josh Radnor MPAA: Rated R for language. 1 hour 40 mins BOX: $216,110 At first glance, it seems as if this New York-based comedy about an ensemble of twentysomethings would be the kind of Woody Allen knockoff that burned itself out in the 90s. But this first film from writer-director...

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Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 3/08/11
Mar07

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 3/08/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: This week on DVD, Blu-ray and available to stream: The Next Three Days, Morning Glory, Jackass 3D, Inside Job; Coming Soon: The Lord of the Rings: Extended Director Edition Blu-rays, etc. Hosted by Dennis Willis. Hosted by Dennis Willis. CLICK TO...

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Beastly (Review)
Mar04

Beastly (Review)

BEASTLY (3/04/11; Fantasy) Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Peter Krause SCR/DIR: Daniel Barnz MPAA: PG-13 for language including some crude comments, drug references and brief violence. 1 hour 35 mins BOX: $28,834,009 Kyle Kingson (Pettyfer) is a rich good-looking A-hole who enjoys mocking fellow high school students whom he considers “aggressively unattractive.” He...

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Adjustment Bureau, The (Review)
Mar04

Adjustment Bureau, The (Review)

ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, THE (3/04/11; Sci-Fi, Romance) Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly, John Slattery, Anthony Ruivivar, Terence Stamp SCR/DIR: George Nolfi MPAA: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image. 2 hours 4 mins BOX: $60,735,145 David Norris (Damon) is a politician derailed on Election Day by some old college photos. On the verge of delivering a concession...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 3/04/11
Mar04

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 3/04/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the Johnny Depp animated western Rango, the 80s-themed comedy Take Me Home Tonight and the Matt Damon-Emily Blunt sci-fi romance thriller The Adjustment Bureau. Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher are the hosts. CLICK TO...

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Flick Nation, Episode 6: Oscar the Grouch
Mar02

Flick Nation, Episode 6: Oscar the Grouch

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis, Steve Wagner and Steven Kirk do a post-mortem on the Oscars and discuss the stupidity of The King’s Speech new PG-13 rating, the dissing of David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western, Tim Burton’s version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and potential sequels to The Fighter and Dumb and Dumber. CLICK TO...

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Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 3/01/11
Mar01

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 3/01/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: This week on DVD, Blu-ray and available to stream: Love and Other Drugs, Burlesque, 127 Hours, Faster, Fish Tank, Bambi, etc. Hosted by Dennis Willis. CLICK TO...

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