For the past two years, Flack and I have taken the long drive up to Toronto, Canada to attend the TIFF Kids film festival to find films for the PCFF. We’ve seen some incredible films, not to mention the pleasure of reclining in the irresistibly comfy theater chairs, perusing the building’s movie bookstore, and just […]
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Two eleven year old boys (and brothers) talk about films. They love it all â€“ watching the films, making movies, reading the books that inspired them, writing screenplays, listening to the soundtracks, learning all the trivia, and interviewing people in the industry.
Movie review by Flack of FlickFlackMovieTalk.com, where two 12 year-old brothers like to talk about film. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2 1/2 Stars With his latest film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson puts on full display the best and worst of his own filmmaking styles. The film is pretentious, noisy, […]
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the satisfyingly exhilarating follow-up to The Hunger Games, is easily one of the most entertaining sequels to come out of Hollywood in a long time, thanks to Jennifer Lawrenceâ€™s riveting lead performance and director Francis Lawrenceâ€™s phenomenal adaptation of Suzanne Collinâ€™s bestselling book.
In this 13 minute video, Flick and Flack give you a sneak peak at War Horse. Filmed at a PPAC press event, this short film includes anecdotes from an interview with actor Brandon Drea and the Joey the horse puppeteers. Horse kisses, fascinating behind the scenes tidbits, the play’s trailer, and some incredible horse jumps! […]
Flick and Flack interview illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi and author Holly Black, who collaborated on the New York Times bestselling fantasy book series The Spiderwick Chronicles.
The film, Lincoln, stars Daniel Day Lewis portraying one of the most important presidents of the United States. Perfectly timed with my sons’ study of the American Civil War, directed by Steven Spielberg, one of their favorite directors, made for a fine family movie adventure. Read what young Flack thinks about the movie. – Anisa
Lincoln tells the inspiring true story of Abraham Lincoln and his attempt to persuade the House of Representatives to vote for the 13th Amendment. In doing so slavery will be abolished. If Lincoln loses the vote he will have to wait until the war is over. And if the Union wins and the South rejoins the US, the South will surely vote against the Amendment. You probably already know how the vote turns out but you donâ€™t know how Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward, and others try to persuade Democrats to help pass the Amendment. The time is mid 1860â€²s and the Civil War is almost over.
4 1/2 Stars
Looking for a holiday film? Today Flack, a young film critic, reviews Arthur Christmas. Find more reviews on flickflackmovietalk, a blog where two eleven-year-old boys talk about movies.
Arthur Christmas tells the story of the Claus family. Thereâ€™s the current Santa named Malcolm, the classic looking ho-ho ho man; thereâ€™s Steve, the modern and selfish one whoâ€™s next in line; and then thereâ€™s the Grandsanta, whoâ€™s been retired for a while but still quite lively. Of course thereâ€™s also, not surprisingly, just one Mrs. Claus and lots and lots of elves.
Last year, I asked my boys to put together a list of Halloween themed-movies. Since they love writing and reviewing movies for their film blog, FlickFlackMovieTalk.com, they welcomed the challenge to select some films beyond the obvious classics. (Itâ€™s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brownâ€”a half-hour specialâ€”is still one of our annual traditions.) Not all of their picks are about Halloween but chosen because they are either scary, have a scene with Halloween within, or have a fun yet creepy style that reminds you of the holiday.