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.

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

Green Zone Theatrical Review
Green Zone   Green Zone Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/15/2010 1:31 PM EDT
From the studio, director, and actor that gave your the Bourne series, comes their latest collaboration, Green Zone. Matt Damon and director, Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93), re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in "Green Zone".  The film is set in the chaotic early days of the I... Read More

Old Dogs Blu-ray Review
Old Dogs   Old Dogs Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/15/2010 11:26 AM EDT
From the team that brought you Old Dogs, they now give you their latest creation with Old Dog starring, John Travolta and Robin Williams. Dan (Robin Williams) and his best friend and business partner, Charlie (John Travolta) are on the verge of the biggest deal in the history of their sports marketing firm when their lives are turned upside down by... Read More

Apocalypto Theatrical Review
Apocalypto   Apocalypto Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/10/2010 10:42 PM EDT
I have to admit I was a bit suspicious of this from the start. In fact, I do respect the making of The Passion of Christ. It's a powerful story, and Gibson's brand of historical accuracy takes some guts to pull off. It is also important to be able to separate motive and intent from art; analyzing things without authorial intent is a valid a... Read More

Zombieland Blu-ray Review
Zombieland   Zombieland Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/09/2010 8:47 PM EDT
I have to admit that the trailers confused me.  There seemed to be a video-game element to the film, and I knew that at least part of it took place in an amusement park.  I wondered if it was similar to a virtual-reality game with the characters entrapped in zombies.  This shows you how much I go out of my way to avoid trailers and p... Read More

Sunshine Theatrical Review
Sunshine   Sunshine Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/08/2010 11:38 PM EDT
Sunshine is a British science fiction film showing the sun is starting to die.  A team of astronauts is sent with a massive bomb to try to reignite it. For a movie that focuses its energy on being smart, this sounds pretty dumb.  How can any terrestrial bomb reignite a star?  The answer is, "it can't", and the team knew... Read More

Law Abiding Citizen DVD Review
Law Abiding Citizen   Law Abiding Citizen DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/04/2010 11:05 PM EDT
Sometimes movies come and go in the theater within a blink of an eye. This was such the case with Law Abiding Citizen. Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assign... Read More

Alice In Wonderland Theatrical Review
Alice In Wonderland   Alice In Wonderland Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/03/2010 7:53 AM EDT
One of 2010's most anticipated films, Alice In Wonderland, arrives in theaters this Friday, March 5th. Directed by Tim Burton, this new Alice In Wonderland film has Alice returning to Wonderland as a 19-year-old, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, a... Read More

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief   Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/01/2010 9:32 AM EDT
After it was established that Harry Potter was wildly popular, one would speculate someone was dispatched to the children's section of the bookstore to see what else they could option.  Certainly, the formula is pretty well established: take a popular children's series and give it the deluxe CGI treatment and consider that your casting... Read More

FlashForward DVD Review
FlashForward: Season One Pt.1   FlashForward DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/24/2010 9:04 PM EDT
The concept behind FlashForward is that in the near future, on or around October, the whole world blacks out for exactly two minutes and seventeen seconds at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time. During the blackout, almost everyone envisions themselves at that time six months into the future -- April 29, 2010. When they awaken, 20 million peop... Read More



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