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.

Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review   Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/18/2009 8:02 PM EST
After the initial "wow" factor of computer-animated films such as Toy Story subsided and the films became "old hat", my taste for Pixar animated features waned to the point of just watching them for their technology -- not the story or voice talents. However, when Monsters, Inc was released in theaters…I was hooked again.... Read More

2012 Theatrical Review
2012 Theatrical Review   2012 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/15/2009 9:03 PM EST
The latest film by Roland Emmerich, 2012, whose name has become synonymous with the end of the world films (Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Day After Tomorrow) decimated theaters this weekend with an unprecedented, estimated 225-million-dollar worldwide box-office.   The story is pretty simple…Solar flares are causing the core of th... Read More

Fantastic Mr. Fox Theatrical Review
Fantastic Mr. Fox Theatrical Review   Fantastic Mr. Fox Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  11/13/2009 11:37 PM EST
Before this year, some may have called stop motion animation a dying art form. What with its tireless work schedule - being able to get 1 – 3 minutes of footage done in a full days work - it seems a cruel taskmaster to follow. Yet this year has already given us Coraline, an amazing piece of animation from some veterans of this techn... Read More

Pirate Radio Theatrical Review
Pirate Radio Theatrical Review   Pirate Radio Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  11/13/2009 11:28 PM EST
In 1966, the government-backed British Broadcasting Company (BBC) broadcast barely two hours of rock and pop music every week over the UK radio airwaves. By comparison, 571 American radio stations were showcasing such music 24 hours a day. So in the home of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who, at the height of British pop music's ... Read More

Gran Torino Blu-ray Review
Gran Torino Blu-ray Review   Gran Torino Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  11/11/2009 9:06 PM EST
Retired, grisly Korean War Vet Walt Kowalski yearns to lead a simple life, with his Pabst Blue ribbon beer, old dog Daisy and working on his classic Gran Torino automobile. When gang violence threatens his Korean neighbors, Kowalski is thrown into uncomfortable territory, becoming a mentor for a young Korean boy whose gang initiation was to steal t... Read More

The Negotiator Blu-ray Review
The Negotiator Blu-ray Review   The Negotiator Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/09/2009 10:45 PM EST
On November 10, 2009, Warner Bros. is releasing the 1998 crime thriller The Negotiator on Blu-Ray. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, J.T. Walsh and Paul Giamatti, this movie is an intense psychological crime thriller and will make you think throughout.   Samuel Jackson(Star Wars, Snakes on a Plane) plays Lt. Danny Rom... Read More

North by Northwest Blu-ray Review
North by Northwest Blu-ray Review   North by Northwest Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/29/2009 8:53 PM EST
Can you can believe that 50 years have already gone by since the release of Alfred Hitchcock's classic, North by Northwest?  It certainly has, and Warner Bros Home Entertainment is celebrating its golden anniversary with "a bang" by releasing the classic film on their Blu-ray-book series. Self-assured Madison Avenue and Executiv... Read More

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs DVD Review
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs DVD Review   Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/28/2009 9:19 PM EST
After a whirlwind summer, Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs makes its way onto the home theater market on DVD and Blu-ray.Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while possibly finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Diego, the saber-toothed tiger, wonders if he is  growing too "soft" due to... Read More

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Theatrical Review
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Theatrical Review   Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  10/24/2009 11:16 AM EST
It's a difficult tightrope to walk doing a film adaptation of a book, especially if the book is well loved. On one hand, if you change the book's content too much, you run the risk of angering the fans who will turn on you for all the differences between the story in their heads and the one you've committed to film. On the other hand, if ... Read More

Natural Born Killers DVD Review
Natural Born Killers DVD Review   Natural Born Killers DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/18/2009 12:13 PM EST
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



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