Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/31/12
Jan31

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

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 Willis. CLICK TO...

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Dennis Willis Movie Reviews – 1/27/12
Jan27

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews – 1/27/12

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...

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Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/26/12
Jan26

Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/26/12

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...

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Albert Nobbs (Review)
Jan24

Albert Nobbs (Review)

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 19th century Dublin, Albert Nobbs (Close) is a woman comfortably living and...

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Dennis Willis talks 2012 Oscar Nominations
Jan24

Dennis Willis talks 2012 Oscar Nominations

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

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2012 Oscar Nominations: Fearless Predictions – THE RESULTS
Jan24

2012 Oscar Nominations: Fearless Predictions – THE RESULTS

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 Scorsese, Hugo Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life I got FOUR OUT OF FIVE here. Allen,...

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2012 Oscar Nominations: Fearless Predictions
Jan23

2012 Oscar Nominations: Fearless Predictions

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 has practically joined Fantasy Football as a sport that...

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Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/24/12
Jan23

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

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. CLICK TO...

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Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/19/12
Jan19

Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/19/12

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...

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Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/17/12
Jan17

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

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. CLICK TO...

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Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/12/12
Jan12

Flick Nation Entertainment Report – 1/12/12

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...

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Steve Wagner on KKSF 910 Radio – 1/06/12
Jan06

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

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 documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone. CLICK TO...

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Roadie (Review)
Jan06

Roadie (Review)

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 prospects, and no real skills outside of being a roadie, Jimmy returns to his childhood home in Queens,...

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Dennis Willis Movie Reviews – 01/06/12
Jan05

Dennis Willis Movie Reviews – 01/06/12

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...

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Flick Nation, Episode 20: 2011 Over & Out
Jan03

Flick Nation, Episode 20: 2011 Over & Out

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 Fire, The Avengers‘ surprise villain, and a look back at the best and worst of 2011, from Charlie Sheen to 3D...

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Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 01/03/12
Jan02

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 01/03/12

CLICK TO LISTEN: This week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD: the all-star Steven Soderbergh-directed virus thriller Contagion, the Guy Pierce-Katie Holmes haunted house remake Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, horror flick Shark Night 3D, Sarah Jessica Parker comedy I Don’t Know How She Does It, the Irish comedy The Guard, and more! Hosted by Dennis Willis. CLICK TO...

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Flick Nation: Box Office Report – 1/02/12
Jan02

Flick Nation: Box Office Report – 1/02/12

CLICK TO LISTEN: A look at the top films at the weekend box office, along with totals, factoids and commentary. Hosted by Dennis Willis. CLICK TO...

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