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.

Salt Theatrical Review
Salt Theatrical Review   Salt Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  7/23/2010 2:20 AM EDT
Salt may be a spy movie, but we begin by eschewing the spy movie form in favor of the slightly awkward introduction of plot device Mike (August Diehl, Inglourious Basterds), followed by headlong ascent into what seems to be a fugitive film.  In pursuit of Salt (Angelina Jolie, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, A Mighty Heart) seem to be exactly the cha... Read More

Clash of The Titans Blu-ray Review
Clash of The Titans Blu-ray Review   Clash of The Titans Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M rose)  7/21/2010 1:40 PM EDT
Battling it's way onto Blu-ray and DVD this summer, comes Warner Bros' remake of Clash of the Titans. The ultimate struggle for power pins men against kings, and kings against Gods. But the war between the Gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a God, but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington), is helpless to save his family f... Read More

The Losers Blu-ray Review
The Losers Blu-ray Review   The Losers Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  7/20/2010 1:30 PM EDT
It is unbelievable, but since its theatrical release only two months ago, The Losers, will be debuting and coming to Blu-ray this July. Based on the comic book of the same name, The Losers is an explosive tale of double cross and revenge. "The Losers" centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jun... Read More

Cyrus Theatrical Review
Cyrus Theatrical Review   Cyrus Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  7/17/2010 10:53 AM EDT
The film sub-genre of Mumblecore has been around since 2002.  They are characterized by improvised scripts spoken by un-proven actors on shoestring budgets.  The plots are simplistic, people talking about what people talk about as they would normally talk.  Nothing particularly spectacular happens and it's okay.  Slowly, the dir... Read More

Inception Theatrical Review
Inception Theatrical Review   Inception Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  7/17/2010 9:17 AM EDT
I did not intend to write a review for Inception.  I didn't want to.  If I plan on writing about a film, I take my notebook and write my notes by glow of the silver screen.  However, when I entered the midnight showing, I went empty handed.  I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the ride.  The lights dimmed; the film played; ... Read More

Despicable Me Theatrical Review
Despicable Me Theatrical Review   Despicable Me Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  7/14/2010 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 Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review   The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  7/13/2010 9:55 AM EDT
Get ready for some true Disney magic this summer with the Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer release, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.  It is directed by the National Treasure Director, Jon Turteltaub, and stars Nicolas Cage, (Con Air, The Rock), Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon), Monica Bellucci (Matrix Relo... Read More

Predators Theatrical Review
Predators Theatrical Review   Predators Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  7/12/2010 11:12 PM EDT
Do you realize how great things are now? No longer are we bound by the conventions of cinema to listen to Jesse Ventura wax metaphor on his sexual prowess. The adhocracy of special effects devices has been banished in favor of computers, and shall ever be unmourned. The false camaraderie of impossible men is replaced by the true mutual mistrust of ... Read More

Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray Review
Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray Review   Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  7/12/2010 1:56 PM EDT
The 1980s are back with a bang this summer as the quirky spring 2010 comedy hit, Hot Tub Time Machine, makes its way on DVD and Blu-ray. The plot is so simplistic that it isn’t even funny; four pals are stuck in a rut in adulthood -- Adam (John Cusack, Grosse Pointe Blank, 2012) has just been dumped, Lou (Rob Corddry, Law and Order, W) is a ... Read More

Dark Blue DVD Review
Dark Blue: The Complete First Season DVD Review   Dark Blue DVD Review
(Stephen Compall)  7/9/2010 7:53 PM EDT
It seems that TNT, too, wants in on the game: the age of anything as simple and straightforward as Law & Order seems to be coming to a close, just in time for flailing NBC's cancellation of its police procedural flagship. Now, a cop show needs either a quirky outsider to join the straight-man police in their investigations, a la Castle and ... Read More