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.

Smallville Blu-ray Review
Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season Blu-ray Review   Smallville Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/3/2010 1:07 PM EDT
Superman. The name is as well known as apple pie. Even if you know nothing about who he is or where he got his start, you at least know his name. It's surprising that a fictional character could have such a broad audience. Especially considering he started out (and still is) a comic book. Comic books, as popular as they have become over the recent ... Read More

Machete Theatrical Review
Machete Theatrical Review   Machete Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  9/3/2010 11:12 AM EDT
Three years ago, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino released Grindhouse, an homage to the B slasher/zombie movies from the 1970s. Part of that homage was including trailers for "fake" movies. One of those was Machete. However, Machete was more than just a trailer at that point.The first script for Machete was written in 1993. In fact,... Read More

Going The Distance Theatrical Review
Going The Distance Theatrical Review   Going The Distance Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  9/2/2010 5:01 PM EDT
If past history is anything that indicates the dog days of summer, it is when the films that did not make the summer blockbuster cut are dumped into theaters.Most of these movies are throw-away movies and do not deserve a second look.  However, this year seems to be the exception with many great films coming at the end of summer, and &quo... Read More

Lost DVD Review
Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season DVD Review   Lost DVD Review
(Eric English)  8/30/2010 10:32 AM EDT
The culmination of ABC's television Juggernaut, LOST, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray with the release of 6th and final season of the iconic series. Though , according to ratings, many had already jumped shipped by the time is was aired, those who remained were treated to the best of the LOST mythos and finally learned all the secrets of the Island. If ... Read More

FlashForward DVD Review
FlashForward: The Complete Series DVD Review   FlashForward DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/29/2010 12:50 PM EDT
Everyone loves a good mystery. We can't help but be curious about something we can't figure out right away. Who can say where it comes from?  It is just an innate quality that most human beings share. Lately in the entertainment world we have seen something of a rebirth of the classic mystery. Mainly it has been within the sci-fi/fantasy realm... Read More

Takers Theatrical Review
Takers Theatrical Review   Takers Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  8/26/2010 8:36 PM EDT
Forever may he be cursed.  You might not even notice, but Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II, Jumper) joins a crew mostly of his thespian superiors for Takers, a film that begins as a competently executed heist flick, and turns into something quite other than that.The trouble with all heist films is that we're expected to view the p... Read More

Escape From New York Blu-ray Review
Escape From New York Blu-ray Review   Escape From New York Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  8/24/2010 3:28 PM EDT
Back in 1981, a low-budget movie that starred Kurt Russell and was directed by John Carpenter (Halloween) entered the movie scene.  It was entitled Escape from New York. Escape from New York takes place in the future (our past now) in the year 1998.  New York has been turned into a maximum-security prison; and once you go in, th... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Blu-ray Review   Diary of a Wimpy Kid Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  8/19/2010 7:49 PM EDT
As if we wish to relive it again, we make the children of humanity grow up much as humanity itself did, steeped in superstition. We are only to be granted the ability to tell the difference between fantasy, wishes, and reality later on; hence, the creation Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kenny. The series has now been turned into a feature leng... Read More

The Switch Theatrical Review
The Switch Theatrical Review   The Switch Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  8/19/2010 2:52 PM EDT
The Switch, based on a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides, stars Jennifer Aniston (Kassie) and Jason Batman (Wally).  They are two best friends and are going through their own middle-age crises.  Aniston is anxious to move on and have a child, while Bateman is a bit of a neurotic -- trying to figure out his suppressed feelings he has for hi... Read More

The Expendables Theatrical Review
The Expendables Theatrical Review   The Expendables Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/15/2010 12:48 PM EDT
The Expendables is a no holds barred, make no apologies, straight up action flick. Within the first ten minutes of the movie we see what kind of guys we are dealing with and what we can expect from them throughout the course of the movie. We have assembled a who's who of action stars, ranging from the early eighties and right up to the present. Wit... Read More