Flick Nation, Episode 23: Wonder, Conned

LISTEN: The Expendables II gets a rating, John Carter lays a $200 million egg, Prometheus rises, Michael Bay alienates Ninja Turtles fans, a Spielberg classic gets the 3D treatment, and Val Kilmer performs in a cemetery! Plus, a complete WonderCon wrap-up from Steven Kirk. Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner host. (39:15)

PICK A SECTION:

ACT 1: CELEBRITY NEWS
Gary Busey, Val Kilmer and Jeff “The Dude” Bridges are in the news! Find out why.

ACT 2: WONDERCON REPORT
Hollywood reporter Steven Kirk gives us the lowdown on WonderCon and why it’s the second biggest pop culture gathering on Earth.

ACT 3: PROMETHEUS / JOHN CARTER
How can one Sci-Fi flick generate so much heat when another is responsible for losing $200 million?

ACT 4: TEENAGE ALIEN NINJA TURTLES: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?
Michael Bay has incurred the wrath of TMNT fans by making a few changes. From Superman’s trunks to 007’s blonde hair, how much is much ado about nothing?

ACT 5: HOME MEDIA GUIDE / MOVIE NEWS
The Expendables II, A Spielberg classic in 3D, Woody Allen’s latest comedy and a second helping of 21 Jump Street.

Author: Dennis Willis

Dennis Willis is an award-winning producer, TV host, producer, director, editor (he preferred Avid until a torrid affair with Adobe Premiere, and the rest is history), author and film critic (print and radio). Dennis produced and hosted the TV programs Reel Life, FilmTrip, Soundwaves (1983-2008) and produces the annual Soundwaves Xmas program. He is currently the film critic on KGO Radio in San Francisco, and a member of both the San Francisco Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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  1. WE ALWAYS SEE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY BEFORE PLUNKING DOWN A HALF A DAY’S WAGES FOR US TO GO TO THE MOVIES.
    THANKS…MIKE AND FAMILY

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