Star Wars: Episode VIII Production Announcement
Feb15

Star Wars: Episode VIII Production Announcement

Star Wars: Episode VIII has begun production, under the direction of Rian Johnson, and today we get the first glimpse behind-the-scenes! Don’t get too excited. It’s only a few seconds. But it’s a very key few seconds and a familiar location. About the only thing to keep in mind is that all of this footage was likely shot back in September, which means the last few seconds of The Force Awakens were also likely at that...

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Matthew McCanaughey Circling Man in Black?
Nov17

Matthew McCanaughey Circling Man in Black?

Greetings Flick Nation. That headline you see is what we writers call “click bait” and chances are, you’ve been hooked. See, what I wrote there makes you think maaaaaybe Matthew McConaughey will be in a Men in Black movie or maaaaaybe he’ll be portraying Johnny Cash. Fortunately for you, it’s neither of these things but is much better and also: made you look! Anyway… I think I’ve noted it here...

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Huge Info Dump in Regards to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Oct19

Huge Info Dump in Regards to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Look people, here’s some hard and fast information about what could potentially be the biggest cinematic event ever. It’s in regards to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and most official info dropped this weekend. Pay attention, Fuzzballs. Yesterday (Sunday) the official poster for Episode V11 (that’s SEVEN for the Roman Numerically Impaired) was released and it’s wonderful. That’s it down below there. We get a good look at many...

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Cuss Yeah!! A New Wes Anderson Stop-Motion Film is Coming!
Oct13

Cuss Yeah!! A New Wes Anderson Stop-Motion Film is Coming!

Many people will say that Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of his best films and, I agree. I’d also take it a step further and say it’s one of the best films of the past decade. It’s imminently watchable, masterful in its story and design and simply, well, fantastic. However stop-motion animation is time consuming and expensive and many thought Anderson would be one-and-done with stop motion. Well throw that idea to the dogs!...

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Listen to Sam Smith’s SPECTRE theme
Sep25

Listen to Sam Smith’s SPECTRE theme

For the die hard James Bond fans, there is a similar march that happens every time a new film is upon us. The title is revealed  globally through some clever means, and we are treated to bits and pieces of information from the shoot through vlogs, posters, trailers – by now, you know his name. Invariably, we always arrive here. The world premiere of the brand new James Bond theme. How special is this day? Well, there really have...

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Bryan Singer Goes 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Sep18

Bryan Singer Goes 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

When X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer recently said he was pretty much done with the mutants many wondered what he might do next. Here was a guy who burst on the scene with The Usual Suspects and then did some Nazi type stuff…errr….Nazi type FILMS like The Apt Pupil and Valkyrie, both of which, while quite good, were fairly overlooked. His Jack the Giant Slayer was also overlooked which made many people wonder if he could do...

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We Know What the New Christopher Nolan Film (Won’t) Be
Sep10

We Know What the New Christopher Nolan Film (Won’t) Be

Look, a lot of the cool-guy blogs out there are trying to make blind guesses as to what the newly announced (set for July 21, 2017) Christopher Nolan film will be. We here at Flick Nation are going to do you one better. We’re going to name some films it certainly will NOT be. Here goes… It won’t be a Batman movie. Nolan said he‘s done with that and Affleck has the next one as director. It won’t be a remake of Annie because that just...

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Cate Blanchett, Set to Have a Ball
Sep08

Cate Blanchett, Set to Have a Ball

Luuuuucy, I’m looking for an Oscaaaaaar nomination!! O.K., maybe I should at least wait until the new biopic about Lucille Ball starring Cate Blanchett and written by Aaron Sorkin has, you know, a director before hedging bets on the films Oscar chances but, c’mon. That’s quite a dangerous duo of filmmaking awesomeness right there. Oh, what’s that? You don’t know what the hell I’m talking about? Sorry, getting way ahead of myself all...

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Josh Gad Goes Thumbs-Up
Sep02

Josh Gad Goes Thumbs-Up

So, I had no idea this was happening but apparently there’s a movie being made called Russ and Roger Go Beyond which details the (in)famous collaboration between America’s most beloved film critic, Roger Ebert, and one of America’s most notorious schlock masters, Russ Meyer. For those who were unaware Ebert, unlike most film critics, actually has a screen credit to his name and it’s for being the co-screenwriter of Beyond the Valley...

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“Goonies” House Owner Says “DIE!” to Fans
Aug19

“Goonies” House Owner Says “DIE!” to Fans

I’m going to get something out in the open before delving into this sad and frustrating story. I loved Goonies as a kid but it’s a classic case of a film that didn’t age along with me. Star Wars saga, yes. The Princess Bride, yes. Goonies, no. I have a kid of my own now and am looking forward to showing it to her someday but I also fully expect she will not get it. The reason is: it’s not a very good film but many adults have...

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New Star Wars Details and Pics
Aug15

New Star Wars Details and Pics

Lots of Star Wars news dropping at D23 this weekend. Among the tidbits: Star Wars: The Force Awakens will run 124 minutes (That a good thing. It’s not bloated, like the prequels) TWO MAJOR THEME PARK ATTRACTIONS Star Wars-themed lands are headed to Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Both areas will be fully immersive attractions that transport guests...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Says, “Say My Name”
Aug12

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Says, “Say My Name”

This weekend Disney’s answer to Comic-Con, “D23” takes place in Anaheim, CA. It’s an event where fans, journalists and lonely people who love standing in lines to be sold movies they were going to see anyway get together to see what The Mouse House has planned for the near future. In light of that, Entertainment Weekly is trotting out some primo Star Wars: The Force Awakens goodies today. First off, there’s news about their cover...

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Suddenly Bustin’ Makes Bill Murray Feel Good
Aug10

Suddenly Bustin’ Makes Bill Murray Feel Good

A few weeks back, Flick Nation reported the news that Dan Aykroyd would be in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters movie. But over the weekend, news broke that the one and only Bill Murray was seen on the set which means he too will be in the movie. However…as has been much publicized for years, he’s hesitant to reprise his role as Peter Venkman. I’ve never looked at Murray as a paycheck guy but maybe the price was finally right....

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Is The Gunslinger Really Coming to the Big (and Little) Screen?
Aug05

Is The Gunslinger Really Coming to the Big (and Little) Screen?

I’m a really, really big Stephen King fan. As such it’s been a pretty tumultuous few years in terms of his movie projects. The Carrie remake wasn’t very good and then all us King fans had the rug pulled out from under us when Cary Fukunaga jumped ship on the It adaptation. But on the plus side, Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is all over doing The Stand and as such it seems headed in the right direction. Now news of The Gunslinger...

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Stonewall- Trailer
Aug04

Stonewall- Trailer

Last week we brought you the trailer for Michael Bay’s upcoming film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi in which I begged the question of whether or not we realllllly want Michael Bay being the filmmaker to bring the intricacies of Benghazi to the big screen. No sooner did that rhetorical question go unanswered when today the trailer for Roland Emmerich’s film Stonewall, which focuses on the Stonewall riots of 1969 in which...

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Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces List Is Up
Jul23

Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces List Is Up

Psst…don’t tell anyone but, I’m an indie film nerd. See, I got my start in all this film writing and filmmaking stuff by volunteering at Sundance. I did that for ten years and as such, got to see many of the world’s best new directors when they were just fresh faced kids on the rise. So when Filmmaker Magazine does their annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” I look forward to it like a football fan does draft day. I have to...

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BBC ONE! BBC TWO! BBC TOP 100!!
Jul21

BBC ONE! BBC TWO! BBC TOP 100!!

The BBC has dropped the results of their “Top 100 American Films” of all time and, like any list…it’s pretty infuriating as well as kind of neat. Lists, man. They’re the way to go when you want to spark a conversation! I won’t reveal what parts are cool and which parts are infuriating, click the link and gauge your own fury and thrill. According to the site the rules and how this list was created are as follows: “What defines an...

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Pacific Rim 2 News and a Possible Title
Jul21

Pacific Rim 2 News and a Possible Title

The highly underrated Guillermo del Toro film Pacific Rim didn’t really manage to turn a lot of heads (or dollars) when it hit theaters in 2013 but some how, some way, there’s going to be a sequel. This is great news because I am a fan of anything GdT, even the misguided Mimic. The fine folks at Birth.Movies.Death are reporting that Pacific Rim 2 will start shooting in November after the whirlwind of del Toro’s Crimson Peak dies down....

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The Good Dinosaur – Official US Trailer
Jul21

The Good Dinosaur – Official US Trailer

After sitting out 2014, Disney-Pixar will release two non-sequel films this year. The first, Inside Out, has garnered some incredible reviews and will soon become Pixar’s second-biggest release ever. And now, we have our first good luck at The Good Dinosaur. Mired in creative struggles, the cute prehistoric tale is finally emerging from the shadows. “The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that...

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“It” May Not Die in A Sewer Afterall
Jul16

“It” May Not Die in A Sewer Afterall

A collective sigh (or in my case, an audible moan) echoed through the land of Stephen King fans when in May, True Detective Season One director Cary Fukunaga decided he wouldn’t be able to make the big screen adaptation of King’s It due to some last minute studio feet dragging on the budget. This was a huge bummer because the original TV miniseries, while it indeed gave us Tim Curry as evil clown Pennywise, definitely hasn’t aged well...

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