‘JACK RYAN’ LEADS NEW MOVIES

For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 17, 2014 With the Sundance Film Festival in town, the Broadway and Tower are tied up with those movies, so no new art-house openings this week, although...

ARE ALL THE BEST MOVIES RATED R?

For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 17, 2014 Nine movies received best-picture nods Thursday when the 2014 Academy Award nominations were announced, and six are rated R. Only "Captain Phillips,"...

SALVAGE 1

    For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 10, 2014 Andy Griffith initially rose to prominence in his first TV appearance, a one-hour comedy titled "No Time for Sergeants" (1955),...

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 10, 2014 It's so popular now and has been so fully embraced by a couple of generations since it was initially released that there's probably not a lot new...

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL

For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 10, 2014 "Separate But Equal" (1991) is an excellent true story, a two-part TV movie (or miniseries, if you prefer) about the Brown vs. the Board of...

MUSCLES AND ART FILMS

For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 10, 2014 This week's new films are led by a pair of so-called "art-house" pictures, a pair of action movies about guys with muscles and an Italian drama. ...

IN THE GOOD OLD, BAD OLD DAYS

For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 10, 2014 One of the frustrations of being a local movie critic in a town like Salt Lake City is that, despite the local audience being recognized as...

SONJA HENIE MOVIES

For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 3, 2014 Ice-skating phenom Sonja Henie was a three-time Olympic champ and had won more world titles than any other female skater when she hung up her...

BIG

For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 3, 2014 When I reviewed "Big " for the Deseret News in 1988, I wrote that Penny Marshall's second directing effort showed much more promise than her first...

BARNEY MILLER, PERRY MASON

    For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 3, 2014 Fanatical fans of the beloved "Barney Miller" sitcom that starred Hal Linden and ran for eight seasons (1974-82) probably...

2 NEW MOVIES, LOTS OF XMAS FLICKS

    For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 3, 2014 The films released over the holiday season continue to dominate the box office, so much so that only one wide-release movie has...

POSH & PLUSH IN HENDERSON, NEV.

     Joyce took the photo on the left before the show started; yes, I was awake. For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 3, 2014 During our holiday vacation down South —...

LOTS OF FAN FAVES ON DVD THIS YEAR

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 20, 2013 There was plenty of good news and occasional bad news among vintage movies that came to Blu-ray and/or DVD for the first time this year. The...

PSYCH: THE MUSICAL

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 20, 2013 Fans of USA cable channel's comedy-mystery series "Psych" have been psyched for months about the prospect of a musical version of the show that would...

XMAS FILMS NOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 20, 2013 Lots of new movies have opened and are opening over the holidays, beginning on Wednesday of this week and continuing through Christmas Day next...

REBECCA, LAWRENCE & BILLY JACK

    For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 20, 2013 Three movie icons from three different eras died last weekend, so we should promote an end-of-the-year moment of silence for Joan...

STELLA DALLAS

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 13, 2013 After having been out of print for several years, "Stella Dallas" (1937) makes its return to DVD this week, part of Warner Home Video and Warner...

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 13, 2013 If you've never seen "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946, b/w) on a movie screen, now's your chance. Yes, that "It's a Wonderful Life," the classic...

MARY POPPINS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 13, 2013 Like "The Wizard of Oz," Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" (1964) is one of those movies that everyone sees as a child … or should. Julie Andrews in...

GET OUT OF THE HOBBIT'S WAY

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 13, 2013 Four movies opened today, and even though it's Friday the 13 th , none of them are horror films. And three of are being marketed to specialty...