Archive for June, 2011

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (Review)

Posted by flicknation on June - 24 - 2011

CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP (6/24/11; Documentary) Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Scott Healy, Mike Merritt, James Wormworth, Jerry Vivino, Mark Pender, Richie Rosenberg DIR: Rodman Flender 1 hour 29 mins MPAA: R for language. BOX: $262,734 Fascinating peek behind the curtain at a guy who waited five years for his dream gig, only to  [ Read More ]

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Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 6/24/11

Posted by flicknation on June - 24 - 2011

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the Disney-Pixar sequel Cars 2, the raunchy Cameron Diaz comedy Bad Teacher, and the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop. He also hypes his upcoming 6/25 appearance at Florey’s Books and the recently-released Flick Nation: 2011 Movie Guide. Hosted by Bret Burkhart. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast, Press

Bad Teacher (Review)

Posted by flicknation on June - 24 - 2011

BAD TEACHER (6/24/11; Comedy) Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins SCR: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg DIR: Jake Kasdan MPAA: Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use. 1 hour 32 mins BOX: $100,292,856 Diaz devours her best role in years as Elizabeth, a gold-digging, pot-smoking  [ Read More ]

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Cars 2 (Review)

Posted by flicknation on June - 24 - 2011

CARS 2 (6/24/11; CGI Animation, Comedy, 3D) Voices: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Eddie Izzard, Jason Isaacs, Thomas Kretschmann, Joe Mantegna, Peter Jacobson, Tony Shalhoub, Guido Quaroni, Paul Dooley, John Ratzenberger, John Turturro, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Jenifer Lewis, Michael Wallis SCR: Ben Queen DIR: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis MPAA:  [ Read More ]

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By Jean Bartlett The ambient sound in Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” made film critic (and Pacifican) Dennis Willis feel like he should be dodging bullets. In the sci-fi suspense film “Moon,” directed by Duncan Jones, a man meets his clone on Earth’s only natural satellite and Willis writes in his cliff-hanging review — “the clone  [ Read More ]

Categories: Flick Nation Books, Press

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 6/17/11

Posted by flicknation on June - 19 - 2011

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the comic book adventure Green Lantern, the Jim Carrey comedy Mr. Popper’s Penguins, the Steve Coogan comedy The Trip, drama Beautiful Boy and the Norwegian mockumentary Trollhunter. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis is the guest on KGO Radio’s John Rothmann show. The subjects range from 3D movies and summer blockbusters to how streaming is changing everything about the movie industry. Willis and Rothmann also talk extensively about Willis’ recently-released Flick Nation 2011 Movie Guide! Don’t miss it! CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: Press, Rothmann

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 6/10/11

Posted by flicknation on June - 10 - 2011

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg coming-of-age sci-fi adventure Super 8, the Christopher Plummer-Ewan McGregor comedy Beginners, the popular kid adaptation Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer and quirky British comedy Submarine. PLUS: Dennis chats up the recently-released Flick Nation 2011 Movie Guide! CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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Ward, The (Review)

Posted by flicknation on June - 6 - 2011

WARD, THE [aka JOHN CARPENTER'S THE WARD] (6/08/11; Horror) Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danielle Panabaker, Jared Harris, Mamie Gummer, Mika Boorem, Reila Aphrodite, Sean Cook, Laura-Leigh SCR: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen DIR: John Carpenter MPAA: R for violence and disturbing images. Carpenter’s first film since Ghosts of Mars (2001) is a return to the type  [ Read More ]

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio – 6/03/11

Posted by flicknation on June - 3 - 2011

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the superhero prequel/reboot X-Men: First Class; also David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has a trailer, The Hangover Part III has a writer, and Terrence Malick just wants his movie projected the right way. Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher host. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast