VINTAGE COLUMN: OLD CARTOONS BETTER, FUNNIER THAN THE ONES THAT ARE SHOWN ON TELEVISION TODAY

         For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 21, 2014 EDITOR'S NOTE: Some things never change. "The Simpsons" notwithstanding, this Deseret News column from...

SILVER BEARS

        For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 14, 2014 Out of print since the late 1980s when it received a VHS release, the crime comedy "Silver Bears" (1978)...

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

             For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 14, 2014 There are many pleasures in Tim Burton's delightful comedy-fantasy "Edward...

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

                     For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 14, 2014 Filmmaker Frank Capra had an amazing run in...

THE SUBLIME AND THE RIDICULOUS

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 14, 2014 Comic commentator Jon Stewart's highly anticipated writing/directing film debut opens this week, along with a sequel to a popular farce from 20 years...

VINTAGE COLUMN: DISNEY, SPIELBERG IN A ’TOON WAR WITH HOLIDAY FILMS

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 14, 2014 EDITOR'S NOTE: With Disney's "Big Hero 6" in theaters now and Dreamworks' "Penguins of Madagascar" due in a couple of weeks, it's the annual...

SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM

               For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 7, 2014 Universal's Vault Series of manufacture-on-demand DVDs continues to...

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

        For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 7, 2014 "The Glass Menagerie" (1950, b/w) is the first of several film/TV versions of Tennessee Williams' classic...

CROSBY: SILVER SCREEN COLLECTION

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 7, 2014 Fans of Bing Crosby may find themselves tempted to plunk down the cost of a pricey new box set of the crooner's early movies, no less than 24 on 13 discs,...

NEW FILMS: SCI-FI, ’TOON, FAITH, XMAS

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 7, 2014 In a week with no less than 10 movies opening, the big dogs are two sci-fi yarns, one of them animated. But it's also interesting to see no less than three...

VINTAGE COLUMN: SORRY, GEORGE, I WON’T BUY ANOTHER ‘STAR WARS’

          For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 7, 2014 EDITOR'S NOTE: With Christmas approaching and all kinds of box sets being released to tempt...

LAST EMBRACE

  For Hicksflicks.com, Oct. 31, 2014 There are too many Hitchcock-wannabe thrillers out there to count, and most of them are disappointing or awful. But some are surprisingly good (see...

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

          For Hicksflicks.com, Oct. 31, 2014 Jack Skellington is back with "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993, PG), Tim Burton's blend of...

THE VANISHING

                     For Hicksflicks.com, Oct. 31, 2014 With its new Blu-ray upgrade ...

TRUE STORIES, WEIRD STORIES

For Hicksflicks.com, Oct. 31, 2014 This week's stars are Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Michael Keaton and Jake Gyllenhaal, each in a new film that opens today all over the valley ...

VINTAGE COLUMN: VILLA THEATRE DOESN'T DESERVE TOP 10 ACCLAIM

            For Hicksflicks.com, Oct. 31, 2014 EDITOR'S NOTE: Back on Nov. 30, 2001, this column for the Deseret News lamented the...

TOP GUN

             From the May 16, 1986, Deseret News TOP GUN — Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards; rated PG...

‘WKRP,’ ‘BATMAN’ DEBUT ON DVD

For Hicksflicks.com, Oct. 24, 2014 This has been quite a year for vintage TV shows being released on DVD for the first time, from samplers like "The Best of the Danny Kaye Show" to...

PSYCHO

        One of Alfred Hitchcock's biggest hits and arguably his most enduring classic is "Psycho" (1960, b/w), famous for its shocking shower scene, the...

MILLION DOLLAR ARM

              For Hicksflicks.com, Oct. 24, 2014 "Million Dollar Arm" (PG), newly released on Blu-ray and DVD , is a terrific family...