It’s Time for the Mill Valley Film Festival
Oct09

It’s Time for the Mill Valley Film Festival

The 38th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival kicked off last night featuring Tom McCarthy’s film Spotlight as it’s main premiere. While I won’t be in attendance until next week friend and colleague David Templeton said the film was “brilliant [expletive removed]-ing brilliant.” Strong words for what will probably be an Oscar contender come spring. Which brings me to my pre-festival review of the Mill Valley Film Festival. As a filmmaker...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Flick Nation Radio leaps to Web Talk Radio
Jun18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Flick Nation Radio leaps to Web Talk Radio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2013 BAY AREA-BASED FLICK NATION RADIO PROGRAM LEAPS TO MATRIX MEDIA’S WEB TALK RADIO San Francisco, California (6/19/13) – Award-winning Bay Area film critic Dennis Willis is taking his show to a bigger stage. His weekly Flick Nation Radio program joins Matrix Media’s Web Talk Radio on July 8, 2013. “We’ve been searching high and low for the right media partner and have...

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Dennis Willis talks Movies on Portland’s KXL-FM News
Aug17

Dennis Willis talks Movies on Portland’s KXL-FM News

Dennis Willis joins Greg Jarrett on Portland’s KXL 101.1 FM to talk about the latest releases, upcoming fall releases, superhero flicks and lowbrow movies. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD...

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The Amazing Spider-man: Reboot This!
Jul13

The Amazing Spider-man: Reboot This!

It’s a foregone conclusion that the major Hollywood studios responsible for the majority of what floats across multiplex screens look no further than what they already own for the next blockbuster. That’s why the summer movie season is often a bottomless pit of prequels, sequels, remakes and reboots. To a certain degree I can understand why remakes happen, and even at the frequency in which they occur. Generations pass,...

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KGO Radio “Brave” with Dennis Willis – 6/22/12
Jun24

KGO Radio “Brave” with Dennis Willis – 6/22/12

KGO Radio’s Kim McCallister interviews Dennis Willis about the new Disney-Pixar movie Brave and how appropriate it is for younger members of the audience. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD...

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Rock in a Hard Place
Jun19

Rock in a Hard Place

Last weekend, Rock Of Ages arrived with a thud. The spirited jukebox musical, an adaptation of an off Broadway sensation, made a scant $15 million from its 3470 screens. By Monday, the loudest Hollywood pundits were all asking the question: “Can Tom Cruise still open a movie that doesn’t have Mission Impossible in the title?” That’s not the question to be asking. It should be: who the hell decided to release...

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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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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 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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