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.

Natural Born Killers DVD Review
Natural Born Killers DVD Review   Natural Born Killers DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/18/2009 12:13 PM EDT
Natural Born Killers may go down as one of the most influential movies that Oliver Stone has made, and since he is a guy who really tries to make influential movies that is probably saying a lot.  The legacy of NATURAL BORK KILLERS, however, is probably not what he would like; it is associated with something like 12 murders (according to Wikip... Read More

Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review
Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review   Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/18/2009 12:10 PM EDT
The 1963 book is 10 sentences long, and it is a classic.  The story is about the island where the child, Max, goes after being sent to bed without supper because he was out of control in the household that was originally populated with horses.  When the editor determined that author, Maurice Sendak, couldn't draw horses, she suggested mon... Read More

The Proposal Blu-ray Review
The Proposal Blu-ray Review   The Proposal Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2009 8:23 PM EDT
The year 2009's summer movie season was full of killer robots from the future, flying houses, and hijacked subway trains, but there was also a light-hearted romantic comedy that didn’t get that much attention called the Proposal.  Now this October, this sleeper hit comes to Blu-ray for the entire family to enjoy.High-powered-book editor,... Read More

Life on Mars DVD Review
Life on Mars DVD Review   Life on Mars DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/7/2009 8:03 PM EDT
The show could have been one of my all time favorites, because this was a near-perfect bull's eye for the target market of its kind of strangeness -- I am not kidding! The story is fascinating; a police detective in 2008 is hit by a car while he is following up on a case where his girlfriend has been kidnapped and is in danger of being killed.... Read More

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Blu-ray Review
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season Two Blu-ray Review   Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/2/2009 6:10 PM EDT
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES was not a perfect show…it could be overly maudlin, a bit inconsistent in terms of acting, and for some viewers, painfully slow. It was “also smart”, paid appropriate homage to the mythology it came from, and for the most part, really understood what it was trying to do in a way that di... Read More

Zombieland Theatrical Review
Zombieland Theatrical Review   Zombieland Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  9/29/2009 9:31 PM EDT
First of all, it's cards on the table time. Zombieland is only the second zombie flick I've ever seen. I know. I know. I'm sorry. 28 days later is the other one. Not even one of the "Dead" series. They're on my Netflix cue and have been for quite some time. I just haven't gotten around to them. ... Read More

Love Happens Theatrical Review
Love Happens Theatrical Review   Love Happens Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  9/20/2009 8:53 PM EDT
I have not lost anybody significant in my life, not lately anyways. The last close relative of mine who died was my grandfather in '91 so I have not had to go through the healing process of grief in a very long time (knock on wood). My wife, however, has not been so fortunate. Her mother died just last year and I've seen the pain she... Read More

The Informant Theatrical Review
The Informant Theatrical Review   The Informant Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  9/16/2009 8:39 PM EDT
The Fix is in. That is the title of episode 168 of "This American Life" where the story of Mark Whitacre was first heard by screenwriter Scott Burns and eventually made into a movie. Such is Hollywood. After seeing the film yesterday, I looked up the Chicago Public Radio program and listened to it this morning. I would... Read More

Whiteout Theatrical Review
Whiteout Theatrical Review   Whiteout Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  9/14/2009 8:00 PM EDT
One of the biggest problems facing moviemakers, or really, any working artist seeing a project through, is being too close to your project. Often times it takes an objective eye and a kind word to show you that you've gone off the rails and need to correct your trajectory. Once you're in production, things really start humming and you're ... Read More

Extract Theatrical Review
Extract Theatrical Review   Extract Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  9/14/2009 7:58 PM EDT
I am a huge fan of Office Space, the 1999 film about how it sucks to work for "The Man." Now, 10 years later Mike Judge is back with another film about how it sucks to be "The Man." Mike Judge, known also for bringing us Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, Idiocracy and a whole slew of other morons for us to laugh at, does no... Read More