Flick Nation Radio – The Lion King, Shazam! and Moon movies
Jul17

Flick Nation Radio – The Lion King, Shazam! and Moon movies

It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Dennis Willis has some advice on what to watch to mark the occasion (it’s probably not what you think). He also breaks down the brand confusion between Captain Marvel and Shazam (which is new to video) – and talks about some movie nobody’s ever heard of that has lions in...

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Flick Nation Radio – Yesterday, The Avengers return, and … Escape Plan 3?
Jun27

Flick Nation Radio – Yesterday, The Avengers return, and … Escape Plan 3?

Dennis Willis talks about Yesterday, the new romantic comedy that asks what if nobody remember The Beatles? Also, did you know that Sylvester Stallone made two sequels to Escape Plan? Plus, the Avengers assemble once again to defeat their greatest threat: James Cameron’s...

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Flick Nation Radio – Shaft and MIB reboot, plus The Dead Don’t Die
Jun12

Flick Nation Radio – Shaft and MIB reboot, plus The Dead Don’t Die

Dennis Willis looks at the history of Shaft, and why the comedic 2019 edition is the perfect version for these politically-correct times. Also Men in Black International reboots the comedy franchise with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie (you read that correctly) The Dead Don’t Die, and the political sci-fi allegory Captive...

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Flick Nation Radio – Dark Phoenix, The Secret Life of Pets 2 + Home Media Guide
Jun06

Flick Nation Radio – Dark Phoenix, The Secret Life of Pets 2 + Home Media Guide

Dennis Willis questions why we need the umpteenth X-Men movie Dark Phoenix, explains exactly why The Secret Life of Pets 2 exists, tells you how you can see Echo in the Canyon director Andy Slater and Jakob Dylan in the city this weekend. Plus, A Madea Family Funeral and the amazing Apollo 11 drop on...

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Flick Nation – Reviews: Godzilla, Rocketman, Echo in the Canyon
May31

Flick Nation – Reviews: Godzilla, Rocketman, Echo in the Canyon

Dennis Willis reviews the music biopic Echo in the Canyon and the summer monster mash Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the Elton John biopic fantasia Rocketman takes off. Also, TRIGGER ALERT: Captain Marvel is available on...

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Watch the trailer for Avengers: Endgame
Mar14

Watch the trailer for Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Endgame which will be released on April 26th, 2019. Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, with half of the universe killed in an event dubbed “The Decimation”, the universe lies in shambles and the remaining Avengers and their allies must reassemble to repair the damage caused by Thanos and bring harmony back to the universe. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo The cast...

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Flick Nation Preview: Captain Marvel
Jan09

Flick Nation Preview: Captain Marvel

Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck The cast includes: Brie...

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Dennis Willis talks Golden Globes on KCBS Radio
Jan06

Dennis Willis talks Golden Globes on KCBS Radio

http://flicknation.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/KCBS-Golden-Globes-1.06.19.mp3 Dennis Willis joined Peter Finch on San Francisco’s KCBS radio, following the 2019 Golden Globes to talk about Bohemian Rhapsody‘s surprise win and it’s Oscar chances moving forward, A Star Is Born‘s momentum, and … is that the way Christian Bale really talks? Check it...

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Watch the New Teaser Trailer for Season 2 Of Marvel’s The Punisher
Jan03

Watch the New Teaser Trailer for Season 2 Of Marvel’s The Punisher

Premise: In the first season, Frank Castle, known throughout New York City as “the Punisher” after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his family, uncovers a larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family. The second season sees Castle, who has been living a quiet life on the road, drawn into the mystery surrounding the attempted murder of Amy Bendix, forcing him to decide if he should...

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Dennis Willis on KGO Radio: Best Films of 2018
Dec28

Dennis Willis on KGO Radio: Best Films of 2018

Ronn Owens and KGO film critic Dennis Willis talked about some of the best movies they enjoyed this year. Included were Roma, Black KkKlansman, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Black Panther, Mission Impossible – Fallout, The Death of Stalin, Creed II, A Quiet Place, and Incredibles...

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2019 Movie Preview
Dec18

2019 Movie Preview

Ronn welcomed his regular film critic Dennis Willis to the first of two reports this holiday season. This time, Ronn and Dennis decided to look forward before looking back as they came up with some movies to look for as potential hits in 2019. Some of the choices include Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Avengers: Endgame, Glass, the sequel to both Unbreakable and Splitwith...

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Bohemian Rhapsody – Review
Nov02

Bohemian Rhapsody – Review

The long-awaited Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody arrives with a lot of baggage – years spent in development, tumultuous debates about whether the tone of the film should be somber or celebratory, and director Bryan Singer, who was fired mid-production. Dennis Willis examines the film that emerges from all this drama and finds new things to dislike about it, while also admitting that as big screen entertainment goes, is a huge...

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A Star is Born – Review
Oct03

A Star is Born – Review

Do we really need a fourth version of A Star Is Born? Film Critic Dennis Willis considers that relevant question while also trying to make sense of just how good it is in his latest review below. From Bradley Cooper’s stunning directorial debut to his complete onscreen transformation, this oft-told melodrama might very well be the best version to date in his opinion – and is certainly the best in half a century. Oh, and did we...

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Bad Reputation – Review
Sep26

Bad Reputation – Review

Film critic Dennis Willis dives into the world of 70s punk and the indie rock scene of the 80s for a look at the new Joan Jett documentary, Bad Reputation. Jett’s a pioneer, a music and social icon, and a flat-out legend. But would you believe 23 labels turned her down — even after her tenure in the landmark all-girl rock band The Runaways? Bad Reputation deals head-on with the patriarchy of the rock scene, and the fact that Jett...

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The King – Review
Sep09

The King – Review

“The King” is searing documentary that goes beneath the surface of Elvis Presley’s legend to reveal a different side of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s impact on culture music and America, for better or worse. It’s a challenging work that examines Elvis’s mythos from a wide range of perspectives, and Dennis Willis found a lot to admire, and a lot to pick apart. Listen to his review below to find out if the movie about one of Hollywood’s...

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40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie – Review
Aug31

40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie – Review

Between 1970 and 1976, Magic Music was the hottest band in Boulder, Colorado. They never recorded an album and disappeared overnight. Forty years later, TV producer Lee Aronsohn set out to find out what happened. In the podcast below, Dennis Willis takes a look at the documentary that attempts the near-impossible: to reunite the group for their first concert in nearly half a...

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Mission Impossible: Fallout – Review
Jul27

Mission Impossible: Fallout – Review

http://flicknation.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Mission-Impossible-Fallout-Review.mp3 Dennis Willis reviews Mission impossible: Fallout, the sixth installment of the venerable Tom Cruise franchise, as well as what chapter to start the re-watch at, and why these movies are still a hit with audiences 22 years...

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2018 Summer Movie Preview
May18

2018 Summer Movie Preview

Dennis Willis chats with KGO Radio’s Ronn Owens about the 2018 Summer Movie Season, the fallacy of Moviepass, and why Avengers: Infinity War may not be the biggest movie ever. Including in the discussion: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Oceans 8, Incredibles 2, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again and Won’t You Be My...

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Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/16/18
Jan16

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/16/18

Dennis Willis spotlights the latest rental, sales, and streaming titles – including David Letterman’s return to TV, on the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Katt Williams: Great America (Netflix), and the streaming debut of the shark thriller 47 Meters Down. New releases available for rental include the comedic horror movie Happy Death Day, the landmark animated film Loving Vincent, and the tone-deaf drama...

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Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/09/18
Jan09

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/09/18

Dennis Willis chats with KGO Radio’s Brian Copeland about the divided audience over Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Netflix comedy-thriller The End of the F***ing World, the digital premieres of Blade Runner 2049 and Stephen King’s It, and whether Dunkirk works when you watch it on a...

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