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Flick Nation remembers Robin Williams

Posted by flicknation on August - 13 - 2014

by Steve Wagner For the past two days, like most everyone I imagine, I have been simply devastated by Robin Williams’ passing. This one hit hard. It is always more difficult to lose the clown—the person of mirth and laughter who we rely on to take OUR pain away—and Robin was THE clown for our  [ Read More ]

FREE MOVIE SCREENING – THE TRIP TO ITALY – August 19th

Posted by flicknation on August - 13 - 2014

IFC FILMS and FLICK NATION are proud to present the San Francisco premiere of THE TRIP TO ITALY, the sequel to the 2010 comedy THE TRIP with STEVE COOGAN and ROB BRYDON. If you’d like to attend this FREE SCREENING on Tuesday, August 19th at the AMC METREON 16 in San Francisco, you must do  [ Read More ]

Robin Williams 1951-2014

Posted by flicknation on August - 11 - 2014

Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk react to the shocking death of multi-talented Oscar-winner Robin Williams, why he was important to the Bay Area and why his apparent suicide should spark an honest conversation about depression.

Commentary: Fixing Spider-man

Posted by flicknation on August - 11 - 2014

With The Amazing Spider-man 2 now available on home media, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Steve Wagner debate all the ways the powers that be at Sony can reverse the diminishing financial and creative direction of the franchise, if they really wanted to.

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 8/12/14

Posted by flicknation on August - 10 - 2014

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton are vampires, Woody Allen is John Turturro’s pimp, and the Toy Story gang is trapped in a creepy motel. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Interview: John Turturro (Fading Gigolo)

Posted by flicknation on August - 6 - 2014

Steve Wagner chats with actor-writer-director John Turturro (O Bother, Where Art Thou, Quiz Show, The Big Lebowski) about his latest film Fading Gigolo, a comedy featuring Woody Allen in a rare starring role as the pimp to Turturro’s gigolo. Fading Gigolo is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 8/05/14

Posted by flicknation on August - 4 - 2014

The Muppets and Marlon Wayans star in sequels to better movies, and the iconic TV mystery Twin Peaks returns in the ultimate HD collector’s box set. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 8/01/14

Posted by flicknation on July - 31 - 2014

Marvel’s long-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy blasts off and it’s a huge crowd-pleaser with attitude! Hosted by Dennis Willis.  

Instant Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by flicknation on July - 31 - 2014

It’s the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to Marvel’s latest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, minutes after seeing it.

Interview: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Posted by flicknation on July - 29 - 2014

Steve Wagner chats with acclaimed director Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused, Bernie) about his landmark film Boyhood, spending 12 years on one project, the memory power of pop music, and how Bernie is doing.

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 7/29/14

Posted by flicknation on July - 28 - 2014

Shailene Woodley is Divergent, Russell Crowe is Noah, and Aaron Paul needs a new agent, er, Speed. Hosted by Dennis Willis.

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 7/25/14

Posted by flicknation on July - 24 - 2014

Scarlett Johansson plays a woman who unlocks 100% of her brain in Luc Besson’s crazy action flick Lucy, Colin Firth and Emma Stone verbally joust in Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, and Michael Douglas stars with Diane Keaton for the first time in director Rob Reiner’s comedy And So it Goes. Hosted by Dennis  [ Read More ]

Instant Review: Lucy

Posted by flicknation on July - 24 - 2014

It’s the return of the most honest review you can find: in the car on the way home! Dennis Willis and Steve Wagner’s immediate reaction to Luc Besson’s thriller Lucy with Scarlett Johansson, minutes after seeing it.

Review: Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Posted by flicknation on July - 24 - 2014

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Simon McBurney, Antonia Clarke, Jeremy Shamos, Erick Lantin, Valérie Beaulieu SCR/DIR: Woody Allen MPAA: Rated PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout Sony Pictures Classics by Steve Wagner Ever since his 1978 O. Henry Award winning  [ Read More ]

Interview: Rob Reiner (And So It Goes)

Posted by flicknation on July - 23 - 2014

Steve Wagner interviews Hollywood legend Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me, The Bucket List) about his latest comedy And So it Goes, working with good friend Michael Douglas, and why he likes telling the same story. Taped 6/20/14 in San Francisco.