MICKEY’S GONE; ANDY HARDY LIVES

         For Hicksflicks.com, April 11, 2014 Sunday night a local 10 o'clock news anchor announced the death of Mickey Rooney by saying he was famous as one...

‘CRY DANGER’

                   For Hicksflicks.com, April 4, 2014 Dick Powell is fondly remembered by audiences of a...

‘WAY OUT WEST’

               For Hicksflicks.com, April 4, 2014 Some young people have told me that the comedy of Laurel &...

‘HEART LIKE A WHEEL’

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OUTTA THE WAY, IT’S ‘CAPT. AMERICA’

                      For Hicksflicks.com, April 4, 2014 Well, actually, it's "Captain America 2,"...

HOW TO ‘SABOTAGE’ A GOOD TIME

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I’D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

                            For Hicksflicks.com, March 28, 2014 At a time when...

CHAPLAIN MUTUAL COMEDIES, PART 3

For Hicksflicks.com, March 28, 2014 If you need a laugh, the Organ Loft is the place to go tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Friday, March 28). Or if you want your kids/grandkids to...

WHAT — YOU AGAIN?

          For Hicksflicks.com, March 28, 2014 Two DVD sets released this week by independents illustrate that film/TV lovers who work at...

THE GOOD WORD VS. ‘BAD WORDS’

For Hicksflicks.com, March 28, 2014 Lots of new movies have opened in local theaters, led by the potential blockbuster "Noah," with Russell Crowe in full-on "Gladiator" mode as the...

MODS DON’T DESERVE BAD RAP

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. March 28, 2014 An interesting missive came my way last week, an email from one of my DVD contacts asking that Sony Choice Collection titles not be referred...

THE SWIMMER

              For Hicksflicks.com, March 21, 2014 The Blu-ray debut of  "The Swimmer" (M, the PG equivalent in...

CASABLANCA

                       For Hicksflicks.com, March 21, 2014 If you've never...

DISNEY'S WORLD, WE JUST WATCH IT

        For Hicksflicks.com, March 21, 2014 For Disney, 2013 was a good year. True, the Mouse House took a hit (in a bad way) with "The Lone Ranger,"...

MUPPETS, SCI-FI & ART FLIX

  For Hicksflicks.com, March 21, 2014 Two years ago Disney offered up a new Muppets movie — inventively titled "The Muppets." It was the first theatrical Muppets movie...

THE DELUDED COLLECTOR

        For Hicksflicks.com, March 21, 2014 Back in the day, I tried for a time to collect miscellaneous movie memorabilia, but it was difficult, not...

HOLLOW TRIUMPH

            For Hicksflicks.com, March 14, 2014 The 1948 black-and-white film noir thriller "Hollow Triumph" (aka "The Scar")...

THE GRAPES OF WRATH

           For Hicksflicks.com, March 14, 2014 "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940, b/w) is one of the films for which John Ford won the...

THE BOOK THIEF

               For Hicksflicks.com, March 14, 2014 I've not read Markus Zusak's novel but the movie of "The Book...

VERONICA, SPEED & SINGLE MOMS

For Hicksflicks.com, March 14, 2014 Three new movies open this weekend, though the most highly publicized is only playing in one Utah theater, and that's in Layton. "Veronica...