Archive for January, 2012

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/31/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 31 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: This week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD: Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black in the comedy The Big Year, the twisty thriller The Double with Richard Gere and Topher Grace, the Daniel Craig psychological thriller Dream House, and the similarly-titled prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing, plus more! Hosted by Dennis  [ Read More ]

Categories: Home Media Guide, KGO, Podcast

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews – 1/27/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 27 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: Reviews and coverage of the Liam Neeson survival thriller The Grey, the ensemble heist thriller Man on a Ledge, Oscar-nominated drama Albert Nobbs with Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, and the action comedy One for the Money, with Katherine Heigl. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast

Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/26/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 26 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: The Wolfpack revs up for The Hangover Part III, Steven Spielberg keeps a busy schedule, plus Star Wars Uncut! Hosted by Dennis Willis. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast

Albert Nobbs (Review)

Posted by flicknation on January - 24 - 2012

ALBERT NOBBS (12/23/11; Period Drama) Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kenned SCR: Glenn Close, John Banville; based on “The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs” by George Moore DIR: Rodrigo García MPAA: Rated R for some sexuality, brief nudity and language. 1 hour 53 mins In  [ Read More ]

Categories: Review, REVIEW-A

Dennis Willis talks 2012 Oscar Nominations

Posted by flicknation on January - 24 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: Dennis Willis reports on the 2012 Academy Award nominations, with stats, clips and complete coverage. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

2012 Oscar Nominations: Fearless Predictions – THE RESULTS

Posted by flicknation on January - 24 - 2012

Surprises! Shocks! Shutouts! It happens every year, and this year was no different. The Academy threw us some curveballs (and messed up my batting average) but the surprises were at least pleasant ones… Well, some of them. Let’s jump in: DIRECTOR Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris Michel Hanazavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin  [ Read More ]

Categories: Event

2012 Oscar Nominations: Fearless Predictions

Posted by flicknation on January - 23 - 2012

Here we go again! Since beginning my annual guess-fest some fifteen years ago, the internet has absolutely exploded with sites, blogs and columns devoted to the minutiae of predicting Oscar nominations. From how votes are tabulated to the minute-by-minute shifts in momentum, not to mention the numerous guild award nominations and critics associations, Oscar prognostication  [ Read More ]

Categories: Event

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/24/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 23 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: This week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD: Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks star in Nicholas Winding Refn’s acclaimed neo-noir thriller Drive, Hugh Jackman trains a robot to box in Real Steel, plus Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen’s dramatic comedy 50/50, Revenge of the Electric Car and more! Hosted by Dennis Willis.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Home Media Guide, KGO, Podcast

Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/19/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 19 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: Carrie Bradshaw heads back to the small screen …and so does Twilight! Plus, is Hollywood really preparing a family-friendly Expendables and Kristin Wiig-free Bridesmaids sequel? Hosted by Dennis Willis. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/17/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 17 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: This week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD: acclaimed baseball drama Moneyball with Brad Pitt, the George Clooney-directed political thriller The Ides of March with Ryan Gosling and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the action thriller Killer Elite, the Taylor Lautner action vehicle Abducted, Kevin Hart: Feel My Pain and more! Hosted by Dennis Willis.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Home Media Guide, KGO, Podcast

Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/12/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 12 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: James Bond celebrates his 50th anniversary with a 22-disc Blu-ray set, War Horse trips and stumbles, The Dark Knight Rises and sells out, and more! Hosted by Dennis Willis. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Steve Wagner on KKSF 910 Radio – 1/06/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 6 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: Steve Wagner guests with Rosie Allen on KKSF 910 AM and previews the most-anticipated releases of 2012, as well as covers the big weekend releases, including the drama Roadie, the “found footage” exorcism thriller The Devil Inside, Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In The Land of Blood and Honey, and the outstanding music  [ Read More ]

Categories: Radio

Roadie (Review)

Posted by flicknation on January - 6 - 2012

ROADIE (1/06/12; Drama) Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy, Lois Smith, Suzette Gunn SCR: Gerald Cuesta, Michael Cuesta DIR: Michael Cuesta MPAA: R for pervasive language and some drug content. Eldard is good as Jimmy Testagross, a longtime roadie for Blue Oyster Cult recently cut from the band. With no place to go, no job  [ Read More ]

Categories: Review

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews – 01/06/12

Posted by flicknation on January - 5 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: Reviews and coverage of the indie drama Roadie, the “found footage” exorcism thriller The Devil Inside, Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In The Land of Blood and Honey, and the outstanding music documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Categories: KGO, Podcast

Flick Nation, Episode 20: 2011 Over & Out

Posted by flicknation on January - 3 - 2012

CLICK TO LISTEN: On this first show of 2012, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Steve Wagner debate the results of the Producers Guild of America nominations and how they might affect what wins Best Picture at the Oscars. Plus, Paranormal Activity 4, the Blade Runner sidequel, the Dragon Tattoo sequel The Girl Who Plays With  [ Read More ]