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.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Theatrical Review
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Theatrical Review   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/14/2010 10:25 PM EST
Believe it or not but the growth of the comic book movie has been going on for about the past 20 years now. It began, for some of you, with Tim Burtons Batman. That movie was a great success. It was able to spawn a few sequels, regardless of whether or not they were any good. It caught Hollywood's attention and we started to see more movies like th... Read More

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Digital HD Review
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic Digital HD Review   Buffy The Vampire Slayer Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/12/2010 3:30 PM EST
Most of us have heard of Buffy the Vampire Slayer regardless of whether or not we have seen it. It helped change the genre of TV in terms of dialogue as well as what could be done with a TV series in general. It launched the careers of certain actors in the show who now appear in hits like "How I Met Your Mother". It also spawned a spin-o... Read More

Date Night DVD Review
Date Night DVD Review   Date Night DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/10/2010 8:27 PM EST
On April 9th, 2010, a very quirky comedy for couples called, Date Night, was released to the movie-going audience. It starred Steve Carell and Tina Fey. Now in August, this zany couple comedy comes home on DVD and Blu-ray -- courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.The plot of Date Night is pretty simplistic and should appeal to anyone that ... Read More

Stargate Universe Blu-ray Review
Stargate Universe - SGU: Season 1.5 Blu-ray Review   Stargate Universe Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  08/09/2010 9:45 AM EST
To resolve a debate posed between two minor characters in "Space", the first episode of this latter half of Stargate Universe's first season: yes, Colonel Young (Louis Ferreira, Shooter) is a murderer, though not so much a cold-blooded as a hot-blooded one.  I think, absent events to follow in "Space", he would be convi... Read More

The Other Guys Theatrical Review
The Other Guys Theatrical Review   The Other Guys Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/08/2010 1:24 PM EST
In the tradition of buddy cop movies and television shows, like Miami Vice, Starsky & Hutch, Lethal Weapon, and Dragnet comes The Other Guys.  But what does that title have to do with those buddy cop movies?  Well, this is the story of the other cops, that you only see in the background of those stories.  The ones that don't get ... Read More

White Collar Blu-ray Review
White Collar: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   White Collar Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/05/2010 5:09 PM EST
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

Dinner For Schmucks Theatrical Review
Dinner For Schmucks Theatrical Review   Dinner For Schmucks Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/30/2010 9:38 AM EST
Where should we place him on the Michael Scott axis?  It is the first question brought to our minds by the appearance of by now quite typecast Steve Carell (The Office, The 40-Year Old Virgin).  It is easiest to say in this regard, though perhaps a bit unfairly, that Barry (Carell) is a slightly nicer and more creative Michael Scott with ... Read More

Our Family Wedding Blu-ray Review
Our Family Wedding Blu-ray Review   Our Family Wedding Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/27/2010 8:19 PM EST
I thought I'd seen Our Family Wedding before.  To wit, there are two different cultures to be presented here.  They're different, because they're different.  And what happens when you put them together?  They clash.  But you know that they're human, and humans are clever enough to figure out how to get along... Read More

Cop Out Blu-ray Review
Cop Out Blu-ray Review   Cop Out Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/26/2010 10:15 PM EST
Some time ago, Cop Out director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) played a minor role in Bruce Willis (Die Hard, The Sixth Sense) action vehicle Live Free or Die Hard.  He told this story in one of his Evening specials.  At some point later, Willis found that Smith was a real live writer and director of real live-action movies, and contac... Read More

Salt Theatrical Review
Salt Theatrical Review   Salt Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/23/2010 2:20 AM EST
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