Archive for May, 2011

Dennis Willis talks 3D Movies on KGO Radio – 5/30/11

Posted by flicknation on May - 30 - 2011

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis joins KGO Radio’s Noon News to talk about the reasons behind 3D’s diminishing returns. Is there a future in 3D movies or will the trend vanish once again? Jon Bristow and Chris Brecher host. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/27/11

Posted by flicknation on May - 27 - 2011

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the comedy sequel The Hangover Part II, the family sequel Kung Fu Panda 2, vigilante flick Hobo With a Shotgun; and Mickey Rourke’s Passion Play, which might possibly be the worst movie of all time. Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher host. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast

Hangover Part II, The (Review)

Posted by flicknation on May - 26 - 2011

HANGOVER PART II, THE (5/26/11; Comedy) Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor, Jamie Chung, Bryan Callen, Mason Lee SCR: Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong, Craig Mazin DIR: Todd Phillips MPAA: R for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images. 1 hour 42 mins  [ Read More ]

Categories: Review, REVIEW-H

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/20/11

Posted by flicknation on May - 20 - 2011

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the blockbuster sequel Pirates of the Caribbean:On Stranger Tides, and offers a peek at the summer movie season with previews of Cars 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Hangover Part II and Green Lantern. Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher host. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast

Elephant White (Review)

Posted by flicknation on May - 17 - 2011

ELEPHANT WHITE (5/17/11; Action, Thriller) Kevin Bacon, Djimon Hounsou, Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul SCR: Kevin Bernhardt DIR: Prachya Pinkaew MPAA: R for strong violence, language, sexual content, some nudity and drug material. 1 hour 31 mins Sometimes you see a movie with established filmmakers and actors that goes straight to video and wonder why nobody had enough  [ Read More ]

Categories: Review

Bridesmaids (Review)

Posted by flicknation on May - 13 - 2011

BRIDESMAIDS (5/13/11; Comedy) Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Ben Falcone, Jill Clayburgh, Jon Hamm (uncredited) SCR: Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig DIR: Paul Feig 2 hours 4 mins Originally promoted (and likely pitched) as the female version of The Hangover, Bridesmaids is an inventive creation better than  [ Read More ]

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/13/11

Posted by flicknation on May - 13 - 2011

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the Kristin Wiig/Maya Rudolph comedy Bridesmaids, Will Farrell’s dramatic turn in Everything Must Go, the big-budget 3D opus Priest, and the Joseph Gordon-Levitt dark comedy Hesher. Jon Bristow and Chris Brecher host. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast

FLICK NATION: 2011 MOVIE GUIDE Cover and Specs

Posted by flicknation on May - 13 - 2011

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: FLICK NATION: 2011 MOVIE GUIDE, Dennis Willis’ annual compendium of capsule movie reviews will be released in June and feature 825 current reviews (including nearly 100 direct-to-video releases not covered in other books), Oscar commentary, box office, and rare trivia. Also featuring a one-of-a-kind rating system specially designed for 21st century  [ Read More ]

Categories: Flick Nation Books

Everything Must Go (Review)

Posted by flicknation on May - 12 - 2011

EVERYTHING MUST GO (5/12/11; Drama) Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Laura Dern, Christopher Wallace, Jr., Stephen Root, Glenn Howerton, Michael Peña SCR: Dan Rush; based on the short story Why You Don’t Dance by Raymond Carver DIR: Dan Rush MPAA: R for language and some sexual content. 1 hour 36 mins Nick Halsey (Farrell) is fired  [ Read More ]

Categories: Review

Hobo with a Shotgun (Review)

Posted by flicknation on May - 8 - 2011

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (5/06/11; Action) Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Molly Dunsworth, Brian Downey, Robb Wells SCR: John Davies DIR: Jason Eisener MPAA: Unrated 1 hour 25 mins A homeless man (Hauer) wanders into the most depraved city on Earth and does the right thing, vigilante style. Blood-soaked exploitation flick was the second feature hatched  [ Read More ]

Categories: Review