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 Negotiator Blu-ray Review
The Negotiator   The Negotiator Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/09/2009 10:45 PM EDT
On November 10, 2009, Warner Bros. is releasing the 1998 crime thriller The Negotiator on Blu-Ray. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, J.T. Walsh and Paul Giamatti, this movie is an intense psychological crime thriller and will make you think throughout.   Samuel Jackson(Star Wars, Snakes on a Plane) plays Lt. Danny Rom... Read More

North by Northwest Blu-ray Review
North by Northwest   North by Northwest Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/29/2009 8:53 PM EDT
Can you believe that 50 years have already gone by since the release of Alfred Hitchcock's classic, North by Northwest?  It certainly has, and Warner Bros Home Entertainment is celebrating its golden anniversary with "a bang" by releasing the classic film on their Blu-ray-book series. Self-assured Madison Avenue and Executiv... Read More

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs DVD Review
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs   Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/28/2009 9:19 PM EDT
After a whirlwind summer, Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs makes its way onto the home theater market on DVD and Blu-ray.Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while possibly finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Diego, the saber-toothed tiger, wonders if he is  growing too "soft" due to... Read More

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Theatrical Review
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant   Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  10/24/2009 11:16 AM EDT
It's a difficult tightrope to walk doing a film adaptation of a book, especially if the book is well loved. On one hand, if you change the book's content too much, you run the risk of angering the fans who will turn on you for all the differences between the story in their heads and the one you've committed to film. On the other hand, if ... Read More

Natural Born Killers DVD Review
Natural Born Killers   Natural Born Killers DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/18/2009 12:13 PM EDT
Natural Born Killers may go down as one of the most influential movies that Oliver Stone has made, and since he is a guy who really tries to make influential movies that is probably saying a lot.  The legacy of NATURAL BORK KILLERS, however, is probably not what he would like; it is associated with something like 12 murders (according to Wikip... Read More

Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review
Where The Wild Things Are   Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/18/2009 12:10 PM EDT
The 1963 book is 10 sentences long, and it is a classic.  The story is about the island where the child, Max, goes after being sent to bed without supper because he was out of control in the household that was originally populated with horses.  When the editor determined that author, Maurice Sendak, couldn't draw horses, she suggested mon... Read More

The Proposal Blu-ray Review
The Proposal   The Proposal Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2009 8:23 PM EDT
The year 2009's summer movie season was full of killer robots from the future, flying houses, and hijacked subway trains, but there was also a light-hearted romantic comedy that didn’t get that much attention called the Proposal.  Now this October, this sleeper hit comes to Blu-ray for the entire family to enjoy.High-powered-book editor,... Read More

Life on Mars DVD Review
Life on Mars   Life on Mars DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/07/2009 8:03 PM EDT
The show could have been one of my all time favorites, because this was a near-perfect bull's eye for the target market of its kind of strangeness -- I am not kidding! The story is fascinating; a police detective in 2008 is hit by a car while he is following up on a case where his girlfriend has been kidnapped and is in danger of being killed.... Read More

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Blu-ray Review
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season Two   Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/02/2009 6:10 PM EDT
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES was not a perfect show…it could be overly maudlin, a bit inconsistent in terms of acting, and for some viewers, painfully slow. It was “also smart”, paid appropriate homage to the mythology it came from, and for the most part, really understood what it was trying to do in a way that di... Read More

Zombieland Theatrical Review
Zombieland   Zombieland Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  09/29/2009 9:31 PM EDT
First of all, it's cards on the table time. Zombieland is only the second zombie flick I've ever seen. I know. I know. I'm sorry. 28 days later is the other one. Not even one of the "Dead" series. They're on my Netflix cue and have been for quite some time. I just haven't gotten around to them. ... Read More