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.

The Vampire Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Vampire Diaries Season 1   The Vampire Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/12/2010 1:29 PM EDT
After the success of Twilight, studios and television networks started searching for the next Vampire series that they could profit on.  One of them to stand out from the crowd was The Vampire Diaries, by L.J. Smith.  This series could have been glossed over by any writer, stayed on the air as fodder, and then been done with.  Howeve... Read More

Supernatural Blu-ray Review
Supernatural Season Five   Supernatural Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/12/2010 1:12 PM EDT
Supernatural is a show that has grown into its own little juggernaut of popularity and mythology. Fans of it are devout to say the least. Conventions devoted solely to the show have started cropping up, books based on the show and even fan fiction appear on the Internet. Perhaps it is because of the rapid loyalty of comic book fans, or perhaps it's... Read More

Resident Evil: Afterlife Theatrical Review
Resident Evil: Afterlife   Resident Evil: Afterlife Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/12/2010 12:34 PM EDT
There have been a lot of movies based off of video games. It is as common today as the comic book movie. Quite frankly though, most of these movies have never been very good. They almost always come off even more cartoonish and cliché than the games they are based on.Resident Evil is a game that has been around for many years, going back to ... Read More

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Blu-ray Review
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day   The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/07/2010 9:37 PM EDT
"Let's do some gratuitous violence". That's the motto that sums up what you can expect from The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day. The original was a surprise hit not in theaters but on DVD in college dorm rooms. It's love of not only movies but also men who stand up and dish out justice as they see fit instantly caught on and over the ye... Read More

Smallville Blu-ray Review
Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season   Smallville Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/03/2010 1:07 PM EDT
Superman. The name is as well known as apple pie. Even if you know nothing about who he is or where he got his start, you at least know his name. It's surprising that a fictional character could have such a broad audience. Especially considering he started out (and still is) a comic book. Comic books, as popular as they have become over the recent ... Read More

Machete Theatrical Review
Machete   Machete Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  09/03/2010 11:12 AM EDT
Three years ago, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino released Grindhouse, an homage to the B slasher/zombie movies from the 1970s. Part of that homage was including trailers for "fake" movies. One of those was Machete. However, Machete was more than just a trailer at that point.The first script for Machete was written in 1993. In fact,... Read More

Going The Distance Theatrical Review
Going The Distance   Going The Distance Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/02/2010 5:01 PM EDT
If past history is anything that indicates the dog days of summer, it is when the films that did not make the summer blockbuster cut are dumped into theaters.Most of these movies are throw-away movies and do not deserve a second look.  However, this year seems to be the exception with many great films coming at the end of summer, and &quo... Read More

Lost DVD Review
Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season   Lost DVD Review
(Eric English)  08/30/2010 10:32 AM EDT
The culmination of ABC's television Juggernaut, LOST, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray with the release of 6th and final season of the iconic series. Though , according to ratings, many had already jumped shipped by the time is was aired, those who remained were treated to the best of the LOST mythos and finally learned all the secrets of the Island. If ... Read More

FlashForward DVD Review
FlashForward: The Complete Series   FlashForward DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/29/2010 12:50 PM EDT
Everyone loves a good mystery. We can't help but be curious about something we can't figure out right away. Who can say where it comes from?  It is just an innate quality that most human beings share. Lately in the entertainment world we have seen something of a rebirth of the classic mystery. Mainly it has been within the sci-fi/fantasy realm... Read More

Takers Theatrical Review
Takers   Takers Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  08/26/2010 8:36 PM EDT
Forever may he be cursed.  You might not even notice, but Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II, Jumper) joins a crew mostly of his thespian superiors for Takers, a film that begins as a competently executed heist flick, and turns into something quite other than that.The trouble with all heist films is that we're expected to view the p... Read More