Dennis Willis talks 3D Movies on KGO Radio – 5/30/11
May30

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

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...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/27/11
May27

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/27/11

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...

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Hangover Part II, The (Review)
May26

Hangover Part II, The (Review)

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 “Part II” suggests a continuation, an ongoing tale with new details that...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/20/11
May20

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/20/11

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...

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Elephant White (Review)
May17

Elephant White (Review)

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 faith in the project to release it theatrically. But when a movie like...

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Bridesmaids (Review)
May13

Bridesmaids (Review)

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 the sum of its parts. It’s part chick flick, part...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/13/11
May13

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/13/11

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...

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FLICK NATION: 2011 MOVIE GUIDE Cover and Specs
May13

FLICK NATION: 2011 MOVIE GUIDE Cover and Specs

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 viewing! Flick Nation is an indispensable viewing...

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Everything Must Go (Review)
May12

Everything Must Go (Review)

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 from his job, the result of one too many drinking incidents. He goes home to find all his worldly...

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Hobo with a Shotgun (Review)
May08

Hobo with a Shotgun (Review)

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 from a fake trailer (following 2010’s Machete), and hiring legendary B-movie tough guy...

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Beaver, The (Review)
May06

Beaver, The (Review)

BEAVER, THE (5/06/11; Drama) Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Riley Thomas Stewart, Zachary Booth, Cherry Jones SCR: Kyle Killen DIR: Jodie Foster MPAA: PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing content, sexuality and language including a drug reference. 1 hour 31 mins It’s hard not to think about Gibson’s personal troubles when he floats across the screen in a swimming pool, fully dressed, with a...

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Beaver, The (Review)
May06

Beaver, The (Review)

BEAVER, THE (5/06/11; Drama) Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Riley Thomas Stewart, Zachary Booth, Cherry Jones SCR: Kyle Killen DIR: Jodie Foster MPAA: PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing content, sexuality and language including a drug reference. 1 hour 31 mins It’s hard not to think about Gibson’s personal troubles when he floats across the screen in a swimming pool, fully dressed, with a...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/06/11
May06

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 5/06/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the big-budget comic book movie Thor, Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster’s dark comedy drama The Beaver, and the provocative Keira Knightly drama Last Night. Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher host. CLICK TO...

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