THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY

              For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 26, 2014 The 1979 comedy-thriller "The Great Train Robbery" is a most enjoyable...

ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 26, 2014 The expected box-office bonanza this week is a new Denzel Washington thriller, which, believe it or not, is a remake of an old TV series, along with...

FILM CREDITS: WHO ARE THOSE GUYS? SO WHAT ON EARTH DOES A BESTPERSON REALLY DO?

  For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 26, 2014 EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Deseret News cartoonist Calvin Grondahl drew the illustration above for this Sept. 14, 1984, Weekend section cover story...

SPENSER: FOR HIRE

          For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 19, 2014 Robert B. Parker's Spenser (no first name, please) is a late-20 th century Boston gumshoe, a...

DR. STRANGELOVE

                  For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 19, 2014 Stanley Kubrick's classic anti-nuclear war satire, "Dr....

ELMER GANTRY

           For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 19, 2014 Kino Lorber is busy. The Blu-ray/DVD label is releasing new upgraded Blu-rays of vintage...

WHERE WAS IT YOU LEFT ME?

For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 19, 2014 The six movies opening in the Salt Lake area this weekend are a disparate group, including yet another teens-in-peril-in-a-bleak-future yarn, yet another...

THE ART OF THE MOVIE POSTER

                   For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 19, 2014 At the Cinemark Theaters in Draper, Utah,...

THE GREAT IMPOSTER

                For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 12, 2014 Tony Curtis was born to play "The Great Imposter" (1961,...

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR

           For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 12, 2014 Jerry Lewis followers consider "The Nutty Professor" (1963) to be the apex of his career....

THE GREAT RACE

           For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 12, 2014 The late, great Blake Edwards is most famous for the "Pink Panther" movies, although he...

2 FAMILY FILMS? SCHOOL’S IN SESSION

For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 12, 2014 It does seem ironic that we have had so many family films in local theaters over the past couple of weeks now that school's in session and families...

AS A MOVIE CRITIC, I GOT MY WIFE HOOKED ON THE FILM ESCAPE

           For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 12, 2014 EDITOR'S NOTE: I stumbled across this column that was published in the Deseret News on...

ACES HIGH

  For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 5, 2014 The World War I anti-war drama "Aces High" (1976, PG) is set primarily during one week at a British airbase in France and follows the training...

FORREST GUMP

     For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 5, 2014 "Forrest Gump" (1994, PG-13) earned Tom Hanks the second of his two back-to-back best-actor Oscars (he won the previous year...

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

                 For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 5, 2014 Just released by Kino Lorber in a new Blu-ray edition...

IS IT STILL AUGUST?

For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 5, 2014 The first week of Hollywood's fall season hasn't brought us any major studio releases, as if we were extending August until fall officially arrives...

FEW WOMEN’S ROLES, UNLESS THEY CREATE THEM ON THEIR OWN

              Annette O'Toole, left, and Margot Kidder in 'Superman III' For Hicksflicks.com, Sept. 5, 2014 EDITOR'S...

FOREVER FEMALE

                A perhaps forgotten film, the comedy-drama "Forever Female" (1953, b/w) is a good backstage tale...

GHOSTBUSTERS

               For Hicksflicks.com, Aug. 29, 2014 "Ghostbusters" (1984, PG) is one of those movies that just gets better with...