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.

Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review
Iron Man 2   Iron Man 2 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/09/2010 9:39 AM EDT
Iron Man 2 was a bit of a hard sell. I very much liked the first one, but what I liked about it was the general sense of joy that Downey brought to the role. In Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark, billionaire weapons dealer, who is captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan and then builds himself a suit of high-tech armor so he can escape. ... Read More

Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
Edge of Darkness   Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  05/05/2010 8:48 PM EDT
In the beginning she appears in one of those sorts of home movies that you know no real parent ever takes of their children.  It is the sort of Hollywood home movie that depicts a pure frivolity and innocence, to contrast with the moment to come in which the parent, and we by proxy, lose these things.  I assume she is already dead, and we... Read More

The Blind Side Theatrical Review
The Blind Side   The Blind Side Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  05/05/2010 7:54 PM EDT
Hollywood was literally hit in its "blind side" when the unassuming, rags to riches sports story "The Blind Side" was released in fall of 2009. A powerhouse, Oscar worthy performance by Sandra Bullock (Best Actress) increased the buzz surrounding the film and the demographic of people who might otherwise have skipped the film en... Read More

Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review
Doctor Zhivago   Doctor Zhivago Digital HD Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/05/2010 7:19 PM EDT
Warner Brothers has now fully jumped into digital video distribution using iTunes -- This time out, its Dr. Zhivago, the 1965 romance/war drama that now comes to your computer via the Internet. The movie itself is definitely a classic! It takes place just before and during the Russian Bolshevik revolution and involves a sprawling love story over th... Read More

Tooth Fairy DVD Review
Tooth Fairy   Tooth Fairy DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/03/2010 9:05 AM EDT
The former wrestlers, The Rock, now known as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is back this year staring in the family comedy, The Tooth Fairy, by 20th Century Fox. Dwayne Johnson stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around -- until he is sentenced to one week's hard labor as the world's most unlikely tooth fairy! ... Read More

A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street   A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  05/03/2010 12:07 AM EDT
Freddy Krueger.  Is a killer.  Who kills people in their dreams.  With knives attached to his fingers. I apologize if I am spoiling the surprise for anyone, but I think it's important to be familiar with these facts, long embedded they may be in popular culture, should you choose to see last Friday's remake of horror classic A Ni... Read More

Tombstone Blu-ray Review
Tombstone   Tombstone Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/26/2010 9:44 PM EDT
The western film has been around since the golden age of cinema; however, in the 1980s and 1990s, the western genre was almost nonexistent aside from Young Guns, Unforgiven, and a little film called Tombstone starring an amazing ensemble cast of Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston, Jason... Read More

Armageddon Blu-ray Review
Armageddon   Armageddon Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  04/23/2010 6:41 PM EDT
Almost ten years before Michael Bay tried to destroy the world with robots, he tried to do the same with an asteroid. In fact, you could call 1998 "The Year Asteroids Took Over Hollywood" as the summer blockbuster season saw two different asteroid movies. (The other was Deep Impact). Armageddon is a traditional summer popcorn action adven... Read More

Kick-Ass Theatrical Review
Kick-Ass   Kick-Ass Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  04/17/2010 8:47 AM EDT
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke's quote is all that is necessary to summarize this movie. An unusual blend of teen angst, action and comic book-brought-to-the-screen movies, Kick-Ass is something different. I went into this movie not completely understanding what to expect. What ... Read More

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