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.

9 Theatrical Review
9 Theatrical Review   9 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  9/14/2009 1:53 PM EDT
Some day we are going to run out of number-names for movies.  We have recently seen 300. I remember Ten.  If you accept articles, the "The One" probably counts.  If we let in dates, then Ridley Scott's 1492 might count (although they added 'Conquest of Paradise').  We all saw Seven. There was a movie named Thirteen.&n... Read More

Gamer Theatrical Review
Gamer Theatrical Review   Gamer Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  9/7/2009 8:17 PM EDT
Gamer is one of those movies that you either love or hate.  Online gaming takes on new meaning in a futuristic world.  In that world, players at home can direct convicts to do their bidding in a wickedly violent, multiplayer competition, and death-row inmate Kable (Gerard Butler) has no choice but to play.  As millions satisfy their ... Read More

Smallville Blu-ray Review
Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-ray Review   Smallville Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  9/4/2009 10:53 AM EDT
The man of Steel has been part of our worldwide culture since the 20th century.  During that time, we have seen Superman in print, film, and on television.  It's latest television incarnation is a series entitled, Smallville, which shows  Superman's humble beginning as the small town boy, Clark Kent. It has become a... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy Season One Blu-ray Review   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  9/1/2009 3:47 PM EDT
In a world where we have an HBO and Showtime series that can give us real street language, actual sex, and off the charts violence, it takes some extra effort to make a crime drama that can actually get to us.  After seeing the trailers for Sons of Anarchy with the muscled back of Charlie Hunnam ('Jax' in the series) bearing the tattoo of the ... Read More

Adventureland Blu-ray Review
Adventureland Blu-ray Review   Adventureland Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  8/25/2009 8:35 PM EDT
Billed as a comedy "From the director of SUPERBAD",  "Adventureland" doesn't take the gross out route with its subtle humor and is really more of a coming of age drama. If you are expecting "Van Wilder" (the movie features eternal frat boy Ryan Reynolds) or something along the lines of Judd Apatow fallace joke... Read More

Supernatural Blu-ray Review
Supernatural Season Four Blu-ray Review   Supernatural Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  8/25/2009 2:52 PM EDT
Heading into Supernatural Season Four, the show was plagued with possible cancellation and a lower budget than its first three years.  However, the show continued to shine.Resurrection:  After enduring unspeakable torture, Dean escapes from Hell, rescued by an all-powerful creature he has never seen before - an Angel - a warrior of God, w... Read More

Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review
Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review   Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  8/24/2009 8:09 PM EDT
Quentin Tarantino may be the only guy I can think of to have created his own genre.  When you say it is a Quentin Tarantino movie, people pretty much know what you are talking about.  That, by itself, is a hell of an achievement.  Of course, his achievements in film, the influential Reservoir Dogs, the even more influential, Pulp Fic... Read More

Shorts Theatrical Review
Shorts Theatrical Review   Shorts Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/23/2009 11:25 AM EDT
One of my biggest complaints with Hollywood in the last decade has been the lack of new ideas. More and more we're seeing remakes of classic movies -most of the time they're not that great, but in some cases they are. Because of this, it seems some of my most favorite movies have been the "independent" films. Shorts is one ... Read More

District 9 Theatrical Review
District 9 Theatrical Review   District 9 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  8/16/2009 8:03 PM EDT
In 1966, the apartheid government forcibly relocated 60,000 people from District 6 in Cape Town. Today we see a science fiction analogue of that in the 2009 movie District 9 by Neill Blomkamp.  Apparently, Neill got the support of Peter Jackson when negotiations for a movie version of Halo fell through.  Neill had done a film short about ... Read More

Julie & Julia Theatrical Review
Julie & Julia Theatrical Review   Julie & Julia Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/16/2009 11:28 AM EDT
It's not very often that Hollywood can make TWO different books into ONE movie, but perhaps they found the perfect vehicle to try it. Julie & Julia is based on the book which is also its' namesake, and "My Life in France" by Julia Childs. The latter being an autobiography of Julia Childs life, and the former being a book abo... Read More