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.

Cop Out Theatrical Review
Cop Out Theatrical Review   Cop Out Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/02/2010 4:32 PM EST
Kevin Smith, normally known for his quirky comedy ventures into the buddy cop genre in 2010 with Cop Out. Two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster...Jimmy (Bruce Willis) is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only ... Read More

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review   Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/01/2010 9:32 AM EST
After it was established that Harry Potter was wildly popular, one would speculate someone was dispatched to the children's section of the bookstore to see what else they could option.  Certainly, the formula is pretty well established: take a popular children's series and give it the deluxe CGI treatment and consider that your casting... Read More

FlashForward DVD Review
FlashForward: Season One Pt.1 DVD Review   FlashForward DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/24/2010 9:04 PM EST
The concept behind FlashForward is that in the near future, on or around October, the whole world blacks out for exactly two minutes and seventeen seconds at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time. During the blackout, almost everyone envisions themselves at that time six months into the future -- April 29, 2010. When they awaken, 20 million peop... Read More

Amelia Blu-ray Review
Amelia Blu-ray Review   Amelia Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  02/21/2010 8:53 PM EST
Out on Blu-Ray from 20th Century Fox is Amelia, the story of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. The story mainly covers Amelia briefly before she is selected to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic (but as a passenger).  Very little details of her life before then are revealed and are one the larger flaws... Read More

The Wolfman Theatrical Review
The Wolfman Theatrical Review   The Wolfman Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/15/2010 6:42 AM EST
Universal, the studio that created such horror classic's as the Mummy, the Wolfman, and Dracula are in remake mode again with 2010's "The Wolfman". "The Wolfman" brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner, Benicio Del Toro, stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family e... Read More

From Paris With Love Theatrical Review
From Paris With Love Theatrical Review   From Paris With Love Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/08/2010 8:46 AM EST
It is that time of year again when the studios drop all of their films that they feel will not make it during the competitive box office seasons of spring, summer or fall.  However, once in a while a film comes along that catches everyone off guard and provides the movie-going experience that patrons expect, such is the case with&nbs... Read More

Southland DVD Review
Southland DVD Review   Southland DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/04/2010 10:15 PM EST
Created by John Wells (ER, The West Wing, Third Watch), Christopher Chulack (ER, Third Watch) and Ann Biderman (Public Enemies, Hill Street Blues), Southland:The Complete First Season follows the complicated lives of the dedicated LAPD officers and detectives' lead as they take on criminals, victims and a city tainted by vice, and seething with... Read More

Surrogates Blu-ray Review
Surrogates Blu-ray Review   Surrogates Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  01/30/2010 8:45 PM EST
When I saw the trailer for Surrogates in the theater, I became interested.  It was a Bruce Willis sci-fi where people could wear artificial bodies that were their avatars throughout the day.  I wondered if it was thoughtful or just an action vehicle.  With Bruce Willis leading, I figured it would be okay because I liked I-Robot even ... Read More

Fame Blu-ray Review
Fame Blu-ray Review   Fame Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  01/26/2010 9:10 PM EST
Considering that Frame was just re-made, this is a timely point for a Blu-Ray release of the 1980 hit musical because it is now an oldie classic.  Viewers who think they vaguely remember it will probably recall the spin-off TV show and the remake was certainly lighter-weight than the original. The story centers on seven potentially great... Read More

Pandorum Blu-ray Review
Pandorum Blu-ray Review   Pandorum Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  01/21/2010 9:26 PM EST
Alien, now three decades old, still sets the standard for sci-fi horror.  We can see that in Pandorum's opening scenes when Dennis Quaid "slooowly" comes out of hyper-sleep.  As with Alien, to which Pandorum owes more than a little, the crew member has awakened to find everything on their ship was not-quite-right!  In t... Read More