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.

Falling Down Blu-ray Review
Falling Down Blu-ray Review   Falling Down Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  12/24/2009 12:07 PM EST
Have you ever had a bad day? Bill Foster (Michael Douglas), a laid off government defense worker, is about to embark on one of his worst. Just wanting to "Go Home" Foster (Identified by his 'D-FENS'  license plate) has had enough of the daily grind and the audience is first introduced to a character who clearly has some issues. Every... Read More

Avatar Theatrical Review
Avatar Theatrical Review   Avatar Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/19/2009 2:30 PM EST
It turns out you cannot count James Cameron out.  It appeared kind of telling that the trailers for the movie had to tell you who this guy was and why we should care.  The likely 20-something targets for the movie were maybe 10 when Titanic came out (2007), and think of Terminator as an ol... Read More

The Hangover DVD Review
The Hangover DVD Review   The Hangover DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/18/2009 12:00 AM EST
The Hangover was an unexpectedly funny “guy” movie, featuring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis, as three guys who take their friend and the groom (Justin Bartha) to Vegas for a bachelor party. However, the party goes epically wrong. When they wake up the next day, the groom is missing, the hotel is trashed in an... Read More

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Blu-ray Review
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Ultimate Edition) Blu-ray Review   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/16/2009 8:07 PM EST
As we have almost now come to the end of the Potter films and have passed the end of the books where we learned all of the secrets, e.g. Rowling's assertion that Dumbledore was gay, we are now getting to watch the films actually come out on Blu-ray for our home collections.  The 2002 movie was the second, and thankfully last, of Chris Colu... Read More

The Princess and the Frog Theatrical Review
The Princess and the Frog Theatrical Review   The Princess and the Frog Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/15/2009 6:24 PM EST
After a five year hiatus, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the next hand-drawn animated feature, The Princess and the Frog. Based on the classic tale of the Frog Prince, this story is set in New Orleans in the 1920s, and has a twist on the original story.   The princess of this story isn't a princess at all. Tiana is our &q... Read More

Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian DVD Review
Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian DVD Review   Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/08/2009 11:25 PM EST
The follow-up to the 2006 "Night at the Museum" reunites Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson for approximately the ninth or tenth time, and Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon for the second time (Bill and Ted was the first). In this franchise, an ancient Egyptian artifact brings the exhibits to life and imbues them with some semblance of their historic... Read More

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review   The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/01/2009 9:46 PM EST
New Moon is one of those movies for which the plot is almost superfluous. If you are a fan of Twilight, you more or less know it. If you are not, you probably do not care.  However, for form's sake, I will sum it up. New Moon comes in as the second installment in the Twilight, the Stephanie Meyer series. It is about a love ... Read More

Planet 51 Theatrical Review
Planet 51 Theatrical Review   Planet 51 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/30/2009 9:17 PM EST
Modern animation has benefited from two relatively recent technologies -- cheap computer animation and 3D. While the latter could be considered a gimmick (especially if the glasses give you a headache or you can't stand how they darken the colors), it is clear that people are taking animated kids' movies pretty seriously. My 40-year-ol... Read More

Shorts Blu-ray Review
Shorts Blu-ray Review   Shorts Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/29/2009 11:17 AM EST
These days their are so many “kid-friendly” films released that it is hard to decide which ones to spend your hard-earned money on. One such release this year, Shorts, by director Robert Rodriquez (Spy Kids, Sin City), falls into this category; and it is definitely one of this year’s top. In the little town of Black Falls, ev... Read More

Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review
Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review   Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/25/2009 6:28 PM EST
Being a 1997 movie, I am going to assume it is past its expiration date and speak about what I thought of it and discuss the plot.   If you are not familiar with Kevin Smith's work or Chasing Amy, in particular you should know that Kevin Smith directs movies set in a "View Askew-verse". View Askew is his production company that f... Read More