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.

Predators Theatrical Review
Predators   Predators Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/12/2010 11:12 PM EST
Do you realize how great things are now? No longer are we bound by the conventions of cinema to listen to Jesse Ventura wax metaphor on his sexual prowess. The adhocracy of special effects devices has been banished in favor of computers, and shall ever be unmourned. The false camaraderie of impossible men is replaced by the true mutual mistrust of ... Read More

Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray Review
Hot Tub Time Machine   Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/12/2010 1:56 PM EST
The 1980s are back with a bang this summer as the quirky spring 2010 comedy hit, Hot Tub Time Machine, makes its way on DVD and Blu-ray. The plot is so simplistic that it isn’t even funny; four pals are stuck in a rut in adulthood -- Adam (John Cusack, Grosse Pointe Blank, 2012) has just been dumped, Lou (Rob Corddry, Law and Order, W) is a ... Read More

Dark Blue DVD Review
Dark Blue: The Complete First Season   Dark Blue DVD Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/09/2010 7:53 PM EST
It seems that TNT, too, wants in on the game: the age of anything as simple and straightforward as Law & Order seems to be coming to a close, just in time for flailing NBC's cancellation of its police procedural flagship. Now, a cop show needs either a quirky outsider to join the straight-man police in their investigations, a la Castle and ... Read More

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Blu-ray Review
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief   Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/08/2010 9:59 AM EST
Let us say that, like Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman, Jack & Bobby, Gamer), you find yourself in great need of a quick education in ancient Greek mythology, despite a preternatural understanding of the written language.  Then, perhaps, rather than returning to primary school for the parts you seem to have missed, you could watch Percy Jackson... Read More

Predator Blu-ray Review
Predator   Predator Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/03/2010 11:03 PM EST
Do you remember how great things once were? It was then that your helicopter pilot wouldn't insist you put out your cigar in flight. When chewing tobacco would make you virile and hardly ever ill, and every man knew what the mission was, even when they didn't. Everywhere you looked in those days, things were different. For one thing, you on... Read More

The Last Airbender Theatrical Review
The Last Airbender   The Last Airbender Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/30/2010 1:24 PM EST
The first film in the Last Airbender trilogy, based on the first season of the Nickelodeon cartoon series of nearly the same name, follows young Aaang (Noah Ringer), the reluctant young "Last Airbender" -- the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together. Aided by ... Read More

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse   The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/29/2010 1:10 PM EST
Without seeing the film, just the name will evoke strong emotion in an individual, be it positive or negative. If you are at all familiar with the Twilight franchise, this review likely will not sway your opinion. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the "Twilight" franchise, sees Bella once again surrounded by danger, not... Read More

The A-Team Theatrical Review
The A-Team   The A-Team Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/29/2010 7:48 AM EST
When I heard Hollywood was once again plundering my childhood memories with a movie revival of an old TV show, I thought "you can have it". I was mildly interested that MMA fighter Quentin 'Rampage' Jackson would be starring as Mr. T, so to speak. I wondered if there was any remote possibility he could act -- not that there are su... Read More

Jonah Hex Theatrical Review
Jonah Hex   Jonah Hex Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/21/2010 11:40 PM EST
Ever since the first successful X-men, comic-book-based films became a dime a dozen, it seems as if every month a new one appears in our local cinemas.  The flavor for the month of June 2010 is Jonah Hex. Enlisted by a Union soldier (Will Arnett), scarred bounty hunter, Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) scours the Wild West in pursuit of Turnbull (John... Read More

Supernatural Blu-ray Review
Supernatural Season One   Supernatural Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/18/2010 12:35 AM EST
It is a simple concept…we join the younger brother who is resentful of having his normal life taken away by the family “business”, and the older, more handsome brother, who fully embraces that same destiny, as they drive the great highways of America. They are on a road trip to fight supernatural evil. They are looking for anothe... Read More