Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Marco Chacon

Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classics.

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy Season Two   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/20/2010 1:23 PM EDT
With Season 2 of the Sons of Anarchy we are back in the small (fictional) town of Charming where we see the Sons of Anarchy Season 2 gang as both the problem and the solution to violent crime.  This muscular, motor-cycle drama keeps its Shakespearian tragedy overtones as the group hurls towards bloody, self-destruction for another knuckle-biti... Read More

White Collar Blu-ray Review
White Collar: The Complete First Season   White Collar Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/05/2010 5:09 PM EDT
The story is one that has become popular these days; it is one of an eccentric genius who teams up with law enforcement to solve crimes. In this case, the genius is Neal Caffrey (the dashing-as-required, Matthew Bomer) who we first meet in prison as he is a jack-of-all-trades super thief. After executing an effortless breakout of a f... Read More

Despicable Me Theatrical Review
Despicable Me   Despicable Me Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/14/2010 3:12 PM EDT
According to voice actor, Steve Carell (The Office) Gru sounds like a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi.  He is a bald-headed, pointed-nosed super villain who carries out astounding thefts and is gearing up for his biggest triumph yet -- stealing the moon.  However, life as a super villain is not all it could be.  Of co... Read More

The A-Team Theatrical Review
The A-Team   The A-Team Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/29/2010 7:48 AM EDT
When I heard Hollywood was once again plundering my childhood memories with a movie revival of an old TV show, I thought "you can have it". I was mildly interested that MMA fighter Quentin 'Rampage' Jackson would be starring as Mr. T, so to speak. I wondered if there was any remote possibility he could act -- not that there are su... Read More

Supernatural Blu-ray Review
Supernatural Season One   Supernatural Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/18/2010 12:35 AM EDT
It is a simple concept…we join the younger brother who is resentful of having his normal life taken away by the family “business”, and the older, more handsome brother, who fully embraces that same destiny, as they drive the great highways of America. They are on a road trip to fight supernatural evil. They are looking for anothe... Read More

The Karate Kid Theatrical Review
The Karate Kid   The Karate Kid Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/10/2010 11:22 PM EDT
The Karate Kid of 1984, featuring Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio, on which this remake is based, is a classic coming of age story, despite the principals' lack of familiarity with any of the vagaries of the martial arts they pretended to practice.  When I heard they were remaking it, I couldn't imagine why, but for the usual cynical reasons. Lea... Read More

Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review
Shrek Forever After   Shrek Forever After Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/24/2010 8:52 PM EDT
The fourth, and at this point, I would hope the final chapter in the Shrek saga gives us Shrek Forever After. Shrek is the CGI Ogre from Dreamworks who originally made fun of the Disney franchises and gave us a crude, tough (if only cartoonishly), lovable lout of a main character. The first Shrek movie was an outside-the-box experience; and after t... Read More

Prison Break Digital HD Review
Prison Break: Season One   Prison Break Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/24/2010 10:10 AM EDT
Prison Break is a fairly straightforward idea: an innocent man is imprisoned due to a large and unlikely political conspiracy, and sentenced to die. His brother, a genius structural engineer, tries to free him legally, but then finally decides to get arrested in order to break his brother out from the inside. The brother, a brooding Wentworth Mille... Read More

Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review
Iron Man 2   Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/09/2010 9:39 AM EDT
Iron Man 2 was a bit of a hard sell. I very much liked the first one, but what I liked about it was the general sense of joy that Downey brought to the role. In Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark, billionaire weapons dealer, who is captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan and then builds himself a suit of high-tech armor so he can escape. ... Read More

Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review
Doctor Zhivago   Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/05/2010 7:19 PM EDT
Warner Brothers has now fully jumped into digital video distribution using iTunes -- This time out, its Dr. Zhivago, the 1965 romance/war drama that now comes to your computer via the Internet. The movie itself is definitely a classic! It takes place just before and during the Russian Bolshevik revolution and involves a sprawling love story over th... Read More



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