Film and Television Reviews

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.

Secretariat Theatrical Review
Secretariat Theatrical Review   Secretariat Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/7/2010 10:44 AM EDT
Ayla examined her son again, trying to remember the reflection of herself.  My forehead bulges out like that, she thought, reaching up to touch her face.  And that bone under his month, I've got one too.  But he's got brow ridges, and I haven't.  Clan people have brow ridges.  If I'm different, why shouldn&#... Read More

Three Kings Blu-ray Review
Three Kings Blu-ray Review   Three Kings Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/7/2010 9:57 AM EDT
Some movies don't hit the mark the second they hit the theaters. For whatever reason people just don't gravitate towards, it could be the trailer, the actors in the film or the plot, but it just never gets off the ground the way it should. What ends up happening sometimes is that same movie will develop a following after the Blu-ray release and slo... Read More

Let Me In Theatrical Review
Let Me In Theatrical Review   Let Me In Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/6/2010 11:14 PM EDT
There are a lot of movies right now about vampires. So much so that it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed by all of it. So it is refreshing to find a movie that steps a little bit out of the standard vampire myth and instead gives us a commentary on relationships. Let me in was originally a Swedish movie about a young boy whose neighbor, a young ... Read More

The Social Network Theatrical Review
The Social Network Theatrical Review   The Social Network Theatrical Review
(Stpehen Compall)  10/1/2010 8:06 AM EDT
What most surprised me regarding The Social Network was the degree to which I sympathized with its subject, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg, Zombieland, Solitary Man).  I've followed the recent controversy surrounding Facebook's poor privacy and found their response entirely lacking, if not surprising.  But this film is ... Read More

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review   Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/28/2010 10:49 AM EDT
Back in the 1980's Oliver Stone made a movie called Wall Street which was a social commentary of the way American business operated during that generation. The character of Richard Gekko (Michael Douglas) was a personification of that time and culture. His speech about greed being good perfectly encapsulated the thought process of that decade. Now ... Read More

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review   Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/28/2010 10:45 AM EDT
Legend of the Guardians is based on a book series of the same name. It is about a young owl named Soren who dreams of one day becoming a guardian of Ga'Hoole and fighting noble battles. Naturally these books were adapted into a movie. Directed by Zack Snyder of 300 fame, the trailers for the movie came off a bit difficult to translate if you weren'... Read More

You Again Theatrical Review
You Again Theatrical Review   You Again Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  9/24/2010 10:36 AM EDT
It's good to see Kristen Bell getting work. I've liked her ever since Veronica Mars and her natural charisma lights up the screen when she's on it. When you throw in Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis (who play the 'grown ups' in the movie) you have a cast that ought to be solid gold. Unfortunately, it's not. "You Ag... Read More

Devil Theatrical Review
Devil Theatrical Review   Devil Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/21/2010 10:29 PM EDT
A few years ago we saw the first of many M. Night Shyamalan movies, The Sixth Sense. That movie came out of left field and astounded audiences with the deep well of emotion from all the characters and also the final surprise ending. As time passed more movies from him cropped up and it seems as though he has become a one trick pony. His most recent... Read More

Chuck Blu-ray Review
Chuck: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review   Chuck Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  9/20/2010 7:06 PM EDT
There's nothing quite so compelling of excellence from humanity than impending doom.  From followers of Rapture theology, it breeds a love/hate relationship with apocalypse.  To corporate takeover specialists, it provides an effective tool to keep newly-acquired managers delivering profits for the new big brother.  What else can ... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy Season Two Blu-ray Review   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  9/20/2010 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