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.

Cyrus Theatrical Review
Cyrus   Cyrus Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/17/2010 10:53 AM EDT
The film sub-genre of Mumblecore has been around since 2002.  They are characterized by improvised scripts spoken by un-proven actors on shoestring budgets.  The plots are simplistic, people talking about what people talk about as they would normally talk.  Nothing particularly spectacular happens and it's okay.  Slowly, the dir... Read More

Inception Theatrical Review
Inception   Inception Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/17/2010 9:17 AM EDT
I did not intend to write a review for Inception.  I didn't want to.  If I plan on writing about a film, I take my notebook and write my notes by glow of the silver screen.  However, when I entered the midnight showing, I went empty handed.  I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the ride.  The lights dimmed; the film played; ... Read More

Despicable Me Theatrical Review
Despicable Me   Despicable Me Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/14/2010 3:12 PM EDT
According to voice actor, Steve Carell (The Office) Gru sounds like a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi.  He is a bald-headed, pointed-nosed super villain who carries out astounding thefts and is gearing up for his biggest triumph yet -- stealing the moon.  However, life as a super villain is not all it could be.  Of co... Read More

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice   The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/13/2010 9:55 AM EDT
Get ready for some true Disney magic this summer with the Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer release, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.  It is directed by the National Treasure Director, Jon Turteltaub, and stars Nicolas Cage, (Con Air, The Rock), Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon), Monica Bellucci (Matrix Relo... Read More

Predators Theatrical Review
Predators   Predators Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/12/2010 11:12 PM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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