RAMBLINGS ABOUT FAVORITE FLICKS

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 13, 2013 I went to the dentist last week and filled out more forms than I have teeth. And I have almost all my teeth. One of the questions at the end of a...

DANNY KAYE: THE GOLDWYN YEARS

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 6, 2013 Danny Kaye's movies have been slow to come to DVD and the titles his fans most want to see on their shelves are his earliest, the five he made for...

A MAN CALLED PETER

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 6, 2013 If you'd like to see an excellent faith-promoting movie on a big theater screen, you can hardly do better than "A Man Called Peter" (1955), the fine...

THE GATHERING/THE GATHERING II

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 6, 2013 "The Gathering" is a made-for-TV movie that initially aired on ABC in 1977, one of those wonderful little pictures that has flown under the radar in...

BOX OFFICE CATCHES FIRE

    For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 6, 2013 It's a slow week for new movies, as the season's biggest hits continue to steamroll the box office, led by "The Hunger Games: Catching...

SAVING, CATCHING, HOBBITING

For Hicksflicks.com, Dec. 6, 2013 The two biggest movie seasons are summer and the holidays, specifically the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's. The difference is that...

THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING CASE

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 29, 2013 Long before he earned an Oscar as Hannibal the cannibal in "Silence of the Lambs" (1991), Anthony Hopkins won an Emmy for his portrayal of a...

RIFFTRAX: SANTA CONQUERS MARTIANS

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 29, 2013 If you're a fan of the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" spoofs — the TV show where a human and a pair of robots in outer space making make fun of bad...

BILL COSBY … FAR FROM FINISHED

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 29, 2013 At the beginning of his new stand-up (or rather, sit-down) comedy special, Bill Cosby jokes about being on Comedy Central, more famous for showcasing...

I'M DREAMING OF A ...

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 29, 2013 When I was a boy growing up in Los Angeles County I was a Danny Kaye fanatic. Loved his TV variety show and whenever he had a new film opening, my...

THE TAMARIND SEED

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 22, 2013 Here's a genuine surprise. One of the films I have been asked about often over the years — as in, why isn't that movie on DVD? — is Blake Edwards'...

POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 22, 2013 Frank Capra, the filmmaker whose romantic comedy-dramas became hugely popular in the 1930s — "It Happened One Night," "Mr. Deed Goes to Town," "You...

HERE'S EDIE: EDIE ADAMS TV COLL.

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 22, 2013 If you've watched any of the black-and-white Ernie Kovacs shows from the 1950s and '60s that are floating around on YouTube and elsewhere on the web,...

LET THE HOLIDAY RUSH BEGIN

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 29, 2013 On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, no less than six films opened, and the one that is most likely to be overlooked, since all the others are...

MERRY CRASS-MISS

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 22, 2013 Looking around for a mid-week movie, my wife and I settled on the new sequel "The Best Man Holiday," primarily because we had both heard/read good...

THE LETTER

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 15, 2013 Even today, some 73 years after its debut, the opening scene of "The Letter"  (1940) is a shocker — which I won't describe here because I don't...

JACK BENNY'S BIG-SCREEN MOVIES

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 15, 2013 The announcement this week that the manufacture-on-demand DVD label Warner Archive has just made available two of Jack Benny's most famous movies, ...

LEIGH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 15, 2013 Vivien Leigh is best known for her starring role in her first American movie, the most popular film of all time. No, not "Titanic" (1997), and not ...

3 NEW MOVIES, NO BLOCKBUSTERS

    For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 15, 2013 Only three movies opened this week, and the most talked about is on the art-house circuit, playing exclusively in Salt Lake City's...

INCURABLE COCKEYED OPTIMISM

      Freeman, Kline, De Niro in "Last Vegas," and Redford in "All Is Lost." For Hicksflicks.com, Nov. 15, 2013 Like Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific," I really am...