flickflack news

Posted on | December 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

We are starting flickflack news that is about everything related to film. You can get an inside look at the best new movies, and we have given you links to interviews and interesting web sites to give you the behind scenes look at interesting film news.

NOTE: The DC comics’ books are about comics not movies but we have decided to include the books because there have been many DC comics turned into movies.


Learn about the new book written by Paul Levitz, 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking: Wham! Wow!: DC Comics at 75 with Tom Ashbrook on NPR’s On Point Radio.

Book: DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle

Book: The Sounds of Star Wars. Listen to an interview with Ben Burt about ‘The Sounds Of Star Wars,’ Now At Fans’ Fingertips on NPR’s Weekend Edition.


American Film Institute (AFI) announces top 10 movies of 2010

Upcoming Films:

Tintin-Movie-Pictures-First-Look-Captain-HaddockTintin: The Tintin comic book series is being turned into a movie, directed by blockbuster directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Due out at the theaters 2011. Learn more about Tintin on Wikipedia and in Empire Magazine.

2010_tron_legacy-wideTron Legacy: The sequel to TRON will be in theaters Friday. Visit the official website to look at games, videos, cast, characters, and everything else you can possibly imagine about the new movie, TRON Legacy. Read about it in Empire Magazine.

tumblr_lbwhwmOeRz1qz4teno1_500Pirates of the Caribbean: The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides will be released. Watch the trailer here: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=29718

Save the date:

Providence Children’s Film Festival will be in Providence February 18 – 22, 2011.

2010 Oscar Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 27, 2011. The hosts will be Anne Hathaway and James Franco.

Movie magazines!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on | May 10, 2010 | Add Comments

empireSoon (thanks to our grandfather) we will be getting a subscription to Entertainment Weekly, a movie magazine. It is not only about movies though; they also talk about music, TV, video games and books. Some of the best movie Entertainment Weekly’s have been about the Oscars, the 2010 Alice in Wonderland, and ninety-six new Summer movies.

On Saturday I bought a magazine called Empire at Borders, which is only about movies, movies and movies.  I like it a little better than Entertainment Weekly.  This issue of Empire is about summer movies.  There are 3 main articles about Robin Hood, Ironman 2, and Prince of Persia.  There’s a crossword puzzle, movie reviews and some DVD reviews.  You might not find it at most magazine shops because it’s from England.

Empire is 162 pages and Entertainment Weekly is only about 100, so Empire has many more articles and facts.  Entertainment Weekly obviously comes out weekly and Empire comes out Monthly.

Batman: 1966 (Flack’s Review)

Posted on | January 30, 2010 | 3 Comments

Flack’s Rating: 5 out of 5

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This movie, based on a comic book and TV show, is about Batman and Robin. When they find out The Riddler, Joker, Catwoman, The Penguin, and a band of pirates have joined forces, Batman and Robin go on adventure like no other. In this adventure they find out Catwoman is a spy. In action scenes and funny sequences Batman and Robin fulfill their adventure with the help of Albert, their helper.


My favorite part is at the end when Batman and Robin fight The Riddler, Joker, Catwoman, The Penguin, and the pirates in a sword fight and a punching fight on a boat because I like the action and the animated action words printed on the screen like  “BOOM”, “KAPOW”, “OUCH”, “KERPLOP”, and “SPLOSH”.

My favorite character is Robin, the boy wonder because I like his suit and when he is in action sequences because he is brave, he saves people and he is cool. He is my favorite Superhero and I even dressed up as Robin for fun adventures at home.

MPAA Raing: Rated PG

My rating is PG for mild violence and action scenes, romance, a bad word, and explosions. This is not as violent as the new Batman movies at all. This is appropriate for ages 5 and up. This may have too much action for some kids, parents judge for yourself.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writers: Lorenzo Semple Jr. (written by)
Bob Kane (characters)
Website: http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0060153/
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Family

Adam West:  Batman / Bruce Wayne
Burt Ward:  Robin / Dick Grayson
Lee Meriwether:  The Catwoman / Kitka
Cesar Romero    :  The Joker
Burgess Meredith:  The Penguin
Frank Gorshin:  The Riddler
Alan Napier:  Alfred
Neil Hamilton:  Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp:  Chief O’Hara
Madge Blake:  Aunt Harriet Cooper
Reginald Denny:  Commodore Schmidlapp
Milton Frome:  Vice Admiral Fangschliester
Gil Perkins:  Bluebeard
Dick Crockett:  Morgan
George Sawaya:  Quetch

George Lucas’s BLOCKBUSTING book

Posted on | January 11, 2010 | Add Comments


George Lucas has a new book called George Lucas’s Blockbusting. All about movies and their trivia. Listen to the podcast on Fresh Air NPR here with David Bianculli and George Lucas.