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.

The Blind Side Theatrical Review
The Blind Side Theatrical Review   The Blind Side Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  5/5/2010 7:54 PM EDT
Hollywood was literally hit in its "blind side" when the unassuming, rags to riches sports story "The Blind Side" was released in fall of 2009. A powerhouse, Oscar worthy performance by Sandra Bullock (Best Actress) increased the buzz surrounding the film and the demographic of people who might otherwise have skipped the film en... Read More

Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review
Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review   Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  5/5/2010 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

Tooth Fairy DVD Review
Tooth Fairy DVD Review   Tooth Fairy DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/3/2010 9:05 AM EDT
The former wrestlers, The Rock, now known as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is back this year staring in the family comedy, The Tooth Fairy, by 20th Century Fox. Dwayne Johnson stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around -- until he is sentenced to one week's hard labor as the world's most unlikely tooth fairy! ... Read More

A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review   A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/3/2010 12:07 AM EDT
Freddy Krueger.  Is a killer.  Who kills people in their dreams.  With knives attached to his fingers. I apologize if I am spoiling the surprise for anyone, but I think it's important to be familiar with these facts, long embedded they may be in popular culture, should you choose to see last Friday's remake of horror classic A Ni... Read More

Tombstone Blu-ray Review
Tombstone Blu-ray Review   Tombstone Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/26/2010 9:44 PM EDT
The western film has been around since the golden age of cinema; however, in the 1980s and 1990s, the western genre was almost nonexistent aside from Young Guns, Unforgiven, and a little film called Tombstone starring an amazing ensemble cast of Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston, Jason... Read More

Armageddon Blu-ray Review
Armageddon Blu-ray Review   Armageddon Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  4/23/2010 6:41 PM EDT
Almost ten years before Michael Bay tried to destroy the world with robots, he tried to do the same with an asteroid. In fact, you could call 1998 "The Year Asteroids Took Over Hollywood" as the summer blockbuster season saw two different asteroid movies. (The other was Deep Impact). Armageddon is a traditional summer popcorn action adven... Read More

Kick-Ass Theatrical Review
Kick-Ass Theatrical Review   Kick-Ass Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  4/17/2010 8:47 AM EDT
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke's quote is all that is necessary to summarize this movie. An unusual blend of teen angst, action and comic book-brought-to-the-screen movies, Kick-Ass is something different. I went into this movie not completely understanding what to expect. What ... Read More

Poseidon Blu-ray Review
Poseidon Blu-ray Review   Poseidon Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/15/2010 1:09 PM EDT
The idea behind disaster movies is to show us something both awesome and terrible. The audience is given a sense of scale that is supposed to amplify the horror of the event. We then get a tension- filled climax where the initial survivors are threatened by the aftermath. For Earthquake, it was a model of Los Angeles that was painstakingly destroye... Read More

How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review
How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review   How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/10/2010 8:00 PM EDT
The trailers for How To Train Your Dragon present a story to us that are easily grasped -- there is a Viking outpost that is beset by dragons. A very un-Viking like boy (Jay Baruchel) uses his brain, rather than his lacking brawn to shoot down a dragon and then befriends it. We can see from the previews that he will come to realize these beasts are... Read More

Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review
Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review   Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/5/2010 1:40 PM EDT
When I saw the trailers for Fantastic Mr. Fox, I was somewhat under whelmed; the two-legged animal protagonists looked primitive to me compared to the nearly seamless, if equally-stylized look of Coraline -- the most recent stop-motion movie to which I could compare it.  I heard it got extremely good reviews, but I wasn't able to see it in... Read More