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.

Poseidon Blu-ray Review
Poseidon   Poseidon Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/15/2010 1:09 PM EDT
The idea behind disaster movies is to show us something both awesome and terrible. The audience is given a sense of scale that is supposed to amplify the horror of the event. We then get a tension- filled climax where the initial survivors are threatened by the aftermath. For Earthquake, it was a model of Los Angeles that was painstakingly destroye... Read More

How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review
How To Train Your Dragon   How To Train Your Dragon Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/10/2010 8:00 PM EDT
The trailers for How To Train Your Dragon present a story to us that are easily grasped -- there is a Viking outpost that is beset by dragons. A very un-Viking like boy (Jay Baruchel) uses his brain, rather than his lacking brawn to shoot down a dragon and then befriends it. We can see from the previews that he will come to realize these beasts are... Read More

Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review
Fantastic Mr. Fox   Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/05/2010 1:40 PM EDT
When I saw the trailers for Fantastic Mr. Fox, I was somewhat under whelmed; the two-legged animal protagonists looked primitive to me compared to the nearly seamless, if equally-stylized look of Coraline -- the most recent stop-motion movie to which I could compare it.  I heard it got extremely good reviews, but I wasn't able to see it in... Read More

Hot Tub Time Machine Theatrical Review
Hot Tub Time Machine   Hot Tub Time Machine Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/04/2010 8:58 PM EDT
When I first heard about Hot Tub Time Machine, I was a bit skeptical. Adam (John Cusack) has just been dumped; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a hopeless party animal; Craig (Craig Robinson) is a henpecked husband, and Jacob (Clark Duke) does nothing but play video games in his basement. But they get a chance to brighten their future by changing their past af... Read More

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DVD Review
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel   Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/04/2010 8:06 PM EDT
Proving that you can't keep a good Chipmunk down, Alvin and The Chipmunks are back again with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel.Now in the care of Dave Seville's nephew (Zachary Levi), Alvin, Simon and Theodore take a break from pop-music stardom and return to school. Almost immediately, the tiny tunesmiths are given the giant task of ... Read More

Clash of The Titans Theatrical Review
Clash of The Titans   Clash of The Titans Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/03/2010 12:01 AM EDT
During the early 1980s, cinema saw a resurgence of the fantasy genre -- including such classics as, Conan The Barbarian and Clash of the Titans. Now in 2010, Legendary Pictures, in association with Warner Bros, brings the fantasy film back to life with a remake by The Incredible Hulk director, Louis Leterrier. The ultimate struggle for power pins ... Read More

Clash of The Titans Digital HD Review
Clash of The Titans   Clash of The Titans Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/22/2010 2:47 PM EDT
With the remake coming out soon, you might be interested in seeing the original Clash of the Titans. If you were interested, here is how you may do that -- download it from iTunes United States store for $10.00. Clash of the Titans was possibly the last gasp of the classic mythology movies. Ray Harryhausen, and this his last film, was a wizard of s... Read More

Repo Men Theatrical Review
Repo Men   Repo Men Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/21/2010 6:27 PM EDT
Repo Men takes us to an ultra-dark, cyberpunk future where it appears everyone needs artificial organs that sell for astronomical amounts of money. When you can't pay up, the repo-men comes for your heart, kidney, or lungs, and cuts it out of your twitching body -- leaving you to die. Instead of foreclosing on your house, they foreclose on your... Read More

Up in the Air Theatrical Review
Up in the Air   Up in the Air Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/21/2010 5:36 PM EDT
I feel like I know George Clooney because he always plays the same guy.  Okay, maybe that is not literally true -- see Burn after Reading -- but, just being realistic.   He plays the serious corporate bad-ass.  He is slick talking, sarcastic, and looks good in a suit.  You are drawn to his charisma only to be dashed on the ... Read More

A Serious Man Theatrical Review
A Serious Man   A Serious Man Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/18/2010 4:53 PM EDT
The Coen's, A Serious Man, packs a punch like a Kafka story – it is dark, the main character suffers, and there is no explanation or redemption. As it is well made, if that is your cup of tea, you will like it. The story takes place in the late 1960's where hapless professor, Larry Gopnik, finds his world falling apart. His wife annou... Read More