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.

District 9 Theatrical Review
District 9 Theatrical Review   District 9 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/16/2009 8:03 PM EST
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)  08/16/2009 11:28 AM EST
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

17 Again Blu-ray Review
17 Again Blu-ray Review   17 Again Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/11/2009 6:59 PM EST
In the tradition of great comedy classics such as Mr. Destiny and Big, what would you decide if you somehow had the chance to do your life over? Thirty Something, Mike O'Donnell, would.  Then in one mysteriously, magical moment, Mike gets his chance.   He is suddenly back at Hayden High where he is the star of the basketball tea... Read More

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review   G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/07/2009 12:27 PM EST
I had been worried about this film ever since reading in the trades about how early word of mouth was horrible, and that Paramount had put an embargo on pre-release screening by critics. At the same time however, Paramount did show it to a select few, and screened it for our nation's military at Andrews AFB. Reports from those showings se... Read More

Watchmen DVD Review
Watchmen (Director's Cut) DVD Review   Watchmen DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/04/2009 10:31 AM EST
I know what you are thinking -- you are thinking,  'Gee, I really liked Watchmen; as  FlickDirect.com said, it is probably a better Watchmen than we deserve -- and definitely the best one we were going to get; but do I really want 24 more minutes of it?'And then you think -- 'Hey -- shouldn't I wait for that five-disc editi... Read More

Sling Blade Blu-ray Review
Sling Blade Blu-ray Review   Sling Blade Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/04/2009 8:47 AM EST
Sling Blade tells the story of a mentally challenged man that has spent most of his life in a state hospital, after he killed his mother and her lover with a "sling blade". After being out of society for such a long time, the movie follows his story adapting to his old hometown. The script is a refreshing relief from the current... Read More

The Waterboy Blu-ray Review
The Waterboy Blu-ray Review   The Waterboy Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/30/2009 8:10 PM EST
Coming out on August 4, 2009, is one of Adam Sandler's best movies during the peak of his career (around the time of Happy Gilmore): The Waterboy.  It follows Adam Sandler, who is playing Bobby Bouchet, a self-described "water quality engineer" for the fictional University of Louisana football team.Bobby has been raised by his mom al... Read More

Green Lantern: First Flight DVD Review
Green Lantern: First Flight DVD Review   Green Lantern: First Flight DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/28/2009 9:32 PM EST
Continuing in the tradition of Wonder Woman and Batman: Gotham Knight Warner Premiere unleashes Green Lantern:  First Flight this summer on DVD and Blu-ray.Green Lantern:  First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior, Lantern Sinestro.  The earthling soon... Read More

Miss March DVD Review
Miss March DVD Review   Miss March DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/26/2009 6:30 PM EST
The title comes from the story.  There are two high school buddies: one an uptight virgin who badly preaches, on abstinence and is celibate with his lovely, Raquel Alessi, girlfriend -- the other dumb-and-dumber.  When the "good" or maybe just "average" buddy is about to have sex for the first time, he falls down the s... Read More

G-Force Theatrical Review
G-Force Theatrical Review   G-Force Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/25/2009 10:34 AM EST
Disney has decided that 3-D is the future of motion pictures at your local cinema, and with the exception of the "extra fee for 3-D", they may be right. While the current version of 3-D technology (instead of the red/blue 3-D from the 1950s) got kickstarted by the short films in the Disney theme parks (such as Captain EO, Honey I Shr... Read More