ANNOUNCING: Flick Nation Live! Friday, August 5th @ 8pm
Jul30

ANNOUNCING: Flick Nation Live! Friday, August 5th @ 8pm

SAVE THE DATE! For the first time ever, Flick Nation will present a LIVE interactive radio show with special guests, prizes, movie swag and…you! Join us for a fun, freewheeling conversation about everyone’s favorite subject: movies! Hosted by Dennis Willis, with Steven Kirk, Steve Wagner and Bay Area legend John Stanley. The gang’s all here and you’re invited! FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH @ 8PM, PST. CLICK HERE FOR A...

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Review)
Jul29

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Review)

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. (7/29/11; Comedy, Drama) Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton, Kevin Bacon, Julianna Guill, Josh Groban, Marisa Tomei SCR: Dan Fogelman DIR: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa MPAA: PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language. 1 hour 58 mins BOX: $78,568,802 Cal Weaver (Carell) is stunned to learn that Emily (Moore), his wife of 25 years, has slept with a co-worker (Bacon) and...

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Cowboys and Aliens (Review)
Jul29

Cowboys and Aliens (Review)

COWBOYS & ALIENS (7/29/11; Western, Sci-Fi) Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Adam Beach, Sam Rockwell, Clancy Brown, Keith Carradine SCR: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby DIR: Jon Favreau MPAA: PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference. 1 hour 58 mins BOX: $98,106,221 One would expect a movie called Cowboys...

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Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/29/11
Jul29

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/29/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the Harrison Ford-Daniel Craig western fantasy Cowboys & Aliens, the Steve Carell-Ryan Gosling comedy Crazy Stupid Love, and the 3D live action-CGI comedy The Smurfs. Hosted by Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher. CLICK TO...

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Flick Nation, Episode 13: Caped Blunders
Jul26

Flick Nation, Episode 13: Caped Blunders

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk wrap-up Comic-Con ’11 and preview Flick Nation Live, an interactive event happening August 5th. They debate superhero movie fatigue, the leaked Wonder Woman pilot, the Man of Steel moving to 2013 and the controversial DC Comics reboot; Plus, the return of the Flick Nation Home Media Guide with the latest Blu-ray, DVD and VOD titles, and reviews of Captain America: The First Avenger,...

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Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/22/11
Jul22

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/22/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the Marvel Comics adventure Captain America: The First Avenger, the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kulis sex comedy Friends with Benefits, and the French-language kidnapping thriller Rapt. Hosted by Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher. CLICK TO...

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Captain America: The First Avenger (Review)
Jul22

Captain America: The First Avenger (Review)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (7/22/11; Action, 3D) Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci SCR: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely; based on Captain America by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby DIR: Joe Johnston MPAA: PG-13 For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action. 2 hours 4 mins BOX: $173,520,394 Big-budget introduction of Marvel...

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Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/15/11
Jul15

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/15/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the blockbuster finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and discusses why the success of the Potter series might not be duplicated for a very long time. Also, the John Carpenter thriller The Ward and the traditionally-animated ‘toon Winnie the Pooh. Hosted by Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher. CLICK TO...

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Winnie the Pooh (Review)
Jul15

Winnie the Pooh (Review)

WINNIE THE POOH (7/15/11; Animation, Comedy, Musical) Voices: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Craig Ferguson, Travis Oates, Bud Luckey, Jack Boulter, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Dean Hall, John Cleese (narrator) SCR: Burny Mattinson; based on stories from Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, by A. A. Milne DIR: Stephen Anderson, Don Hall MPAA: G 1 hour 9 mins BOX: $26,644,662 Lovingly hand-drawn sequel should please even casual...

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Flick Nation, Episode 12: What Streams May Come
Jul14

Flick Nation, Episode 12: What Streams May Come

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis tells everyone to settle down about Netflix; also Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows, The Dark Knight Rises, Evil Dead, Godzilla; and a preview of Steve Wagner’s book and multimedia show More Popular Than Jesus. CLICK TO...

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Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/08/11
Jul08

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/08/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the Kevin James comedy Zookeeper, and the R-rated revenge comedy Horrible Bosses, with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. Also, an appearance by Dennis’ five-year-old son Daniel, who has opinions of his own! Hosted by Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher. CLICK TO...

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Dennis Willis on WGN Radio, Chicago – 7/08/11
Jul08

Dennis Willis on WGN Radio, Chicago – 7/08/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis guests on Chicago’s WGN Radio with Greg Jarrett to discuss the Flick Nation: 2011 Movie Guide, the imminent demise of packaged media (DVD, Blu-ray), the proliferation of streaming, and why 3D has its work cut out for itself. CLICK TO...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio’s John Rothmann Show – 7/01/11
Jul02

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio’s John Rothmann Show – 7/01/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis is the guest on KGO Radio’s John Rothmann show. In honor of Independence Day, the subject was The American Experience at the Movies: patriotic flicks, baseball, coming-of-age, war… They asked “What is your favorite American movie?” – and you answered! Thanks for all the amazing calls and feedback! DOWNLOAD/LISTEN TO PART 1 DOWNLOAD/LISTEN TO PART...

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Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/01/11
Jul01

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews on KGO Radio – 7/01/11

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reviews the Michael Bay 3D destro-o-rama sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts comedy Larry Crowne, and British crime comedy Mr. Nice. He also hypes his upcoming 7/1 appearance on the John Rothmann Show. Hosted by Bret Burkhart and Chris Brecher. CLICK TO...

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