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The Wags Wire: Golden Clarity

Posted by flicknation on January - 12 - 2015

by Steve Wagner The Oscar-mometer just peaked at tepid, and that is where it is likely to stay through the end of Oscar 2015. This year looked to be a pile of question marks, with a few somewhat front-runners, but most categories in serious play. Last night’s Golden Globes, aside from once again delivering a  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/13/15

Posted by flicknation on January - 12 - 2015

Did Ben Affleck kill his wife in Gone Girl? Alfred Molina and John Lithgow anchor the ensemble Love is Strange, and Liam Neeson plays a bad guy for hire in A Walk Among the Tombstones. Hosted by Dennis Willis. ALSO IN STORES: Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season DuckTales, The Movie: Treasure of the Lost  [ Read More ]

When Elvis Met Nixon: Happy Birthday, King!

Posted by flicknation on January - 11 - 2015

by Steve Wagner As we all know, Elvis never really left the building.  Fully deified by the end of the 1950s, Presley is the original mythic archetype of the “rock star,” and his image, music, and influence is still ubiquitous in western culture. Elvis would have turned 80 on January 8th, and beyond the somewhat  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 1/09/15

Posted by flicknation on January - 8 - 2015

Liam Neeson and his particular set of skills return in Taken 3, Joaquin Phoenix leads a cast of crazies in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, and Selma expands onto more screens.  

Trailer: Ant-Man

Posted by flicknation on January - 6 - 2015

After a small teaser – very small – Marvel has released the first full-length trailer for their next D-List superhero saga. Hey, it worked by Guardians of the Galaxy! Peyton Reed directed the film, with Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi  [ Read More ]

Trailer: The Peanuts Movie

Posted by flicknation on January - 6 - 2015

Not much is known about the The Peanuts Movie, but the more we see, the more it looks like Blue Sky has captured the essence of Charles M. Schultz’ original art, as well as the spirit of the classic animated specials. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their  [ Read More ]

2015 PGA Nominations shed light on Oscar race

Posted by flicknation on January - 5 - 2015

by Dennis Willis The concept of Best Actor, Actress and Director are easy to understand. Everyone knows what those people do, so there is rooting interest and inherent sexiness, even with all the pre-Oscar kudofests (Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, etc.). But why should we care more about the Producer’s Guild? Simple. Because “Best Picture”  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 1/06/15

Posted by flicknation on January - 5 - 2015

Richard Linklater’s masterpiece Boyhood comes home, Chadwick Boseman plays the Godfather of Soul, and Dan Stevens leaves Downtown Abbey far behind. Hosted by Dennis Willis. ALSO IN STORES: Atlas Shrugged: Part III Girls: The Complete Third Season Glee: The Complete Fifth Season Horns The Houses October Built Left Behind The Longest Week No Good Deed  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation Interview: Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year)

Posted by flicknation on January - 1 - 2015

Steve Wagner interviews actor Oscar Isaac (Drive, Inside Llewyn Davis) about his breakthrough role in JC Chandor’s 1981-set crime drama A Most Violent Year – as well as his process of character discovery and a little future project called Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 12/30/14

Posted by flicknation on December - 29 - 2014

Denzel shoots blanks, Stephen King hides a killer, and Justin Long turns into a … well, you just have to see it. Hosted by Dennis Willis. ALSO IN STORES: Banshee: The Complete Second Season Elsa & Fred Kelly & Cal Last Weekend Reach Me Shameless: The Complete Fourth Season

Flick Nation Interview: David Oyelowo (Selma)

Posted by flicknation on December - 26 - 2014

Steve Wagner interviews actor David Oyelowo about his powerful turn as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, depicting the icon as a man, the ironic connection between Selma and Spielberg’s Lincoln, and how the recent events in Ferguson are a sobering echo of the past.

Flick Nation: At the Movies – Christmas Edition

Posted by flicknation on December - 23 - 2014

The Interview makes a surprise appearance, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp go Into the Woods, Selma makes a bid for Oscar history, and the SFFCC’s choice for best film of the year is now available.  

Steve Wagner’s Top Ten Films of 2014

Posted by flicknation on December - 22 - 2014

by Steve Wagner Before we gaze into the crystal ball of films-recently-past and honor the best of 2014, I want to admit that one of the best times I had at the movies all year was watching It’s a Wonderful Life on television the other night. It had been at least 20 years since I  [ Read More ]

Flick Nation: At the Movies – 12/19/14

Posted by flicknation on December - 18 - 2014

The Hobbit calls it a (very long) day, A Night at the Museum bids farewell to Robin Williams, and it’s a hard-knock life for remakes of beloved musicals.  

Flick Nation: Home Media Guide – 12/16/14

Posted by flicknation on December - 15 - 2014

SNL’s Tine Fey, Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader get serious, Emma Stone and Colin Firth’s sleight-of-hand is sleight of heart, and the Bluth family returns! Hosted by Dennis Willis. ALSO IN STORES: The Americans: The Complete Second Season At the Devil’s Door Cam2Cam The Devil’s Hand Extant: The First Season Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever  [ Read More ]