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.

My Bloody Valentine Theatrical Review
My Bloody Valentine   My Bloody Valentine Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/24/2009 9:11 PM EST
As the first R-rated film shot in 3D (modern 3D: 'Real D' technology), it is definitely worth at least a second glance.  For starters, it is a perfect application -- sharp things, gory things, and surprising things leap out of the screen at you; this is one of the things 3D was made for -- in fact, it was the first thing 3D was made for. ... Read More

Body of Lies Blu-ray Review
Body of Lies   Body of Lies Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/21/2009 7:01 PM EST
Fiction normally mirrors the truth, and nothing is a truer testament to this statement than the latest political/action thriller from Riddley Scott and Warner Bros, Body of Lies.When CIA operative Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) uncovers the presence of a potential terrorist leader operating out of Jordan, he enlists the aid of CIA veteran, Ed Hof... Read More

Friday the 13th Theatrical Review
Friday the 13th   Friday the 13th Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/21/2009 6:59 PM EST
Jason Vorhees, in the hockey mask (which didn't come about until the 3rd movie) is one of the most recognizable characters in cinema.  He is the indestructible zombie serial killer who stalks teenagers out in the woods, right?  Well sort of... it turns out that Jason's, character arc (if we can call it that), has several curves in the roa... Read More

A History of Violence Blu-ray Review
A History of Violence   A History of Violence Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  02/16/2009 7:03 PM EST
Introduction: "A History Of Violence" from director David Cronenberg begins not far from where it ends. A disjointed yet unique take on a crime drama, the film is a worthy effort, yet fails to tie its many story lines into a cohesive whole. From the outset the tone is decidedly dark with murder being second nature and seemingly a part of ... Read More

Choke DVD Review
Choke   Choke DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/15/2009 7:42 PM EST
Chuck Palahniuk, the patron-saint of transgressive literature, came to public prominence with the masses through Fight Club. That movie had a story that was both hard to sum up and hard to analyze.  It was interpreted very, very differently by many people and was, I think, whatever you wanted to make of it, a fairly sophisticated piece of work... Read More

The International Theatrical Review
The International   The International Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/15/2009 5:50 PM EST
In 1991 the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in Luxembourg was charged with money laundering, supporting terrorism, arms trafficking, and the sale of nuclear technologies.  In 2009, The International takes this story about the fictional International Bank of Business and Credit (IBBC) and tells the story of German Interpol agen... Read More

Pretty Woman Blu-ray Review
Pretty Woman   Pretty Woman Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  02/10/2009 6:21 PM EST
Academy Award Winner Julia Roberts (Best Actress, Erin Brockovich, 2000) and Golden Globe winner Richard Gere (Best Actor In A Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, Chicago, 2002) light up the screen in director Garry Marshall's (The Princess Diaries, Beaches) classic Cinderella story.What little girl (or grown girl for that matter) doesn't dream of ... Read More

Taken Theatrical Review
Taken   Taken Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/10/2009 6:17 PM EST
The trailer for Taken has Liam Neeson on the phone with his daughter who is in a hotel.  She has  just witnessed some thugs grab her friend, and as her father tells her to hide under the bed, we get the impression he is  pretty cool-headed for someone who is going to lose his little girl to kidnappers. When she hides under the bed, h... Read More

Coraline Theatrical Review
Coraline   Coraline Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/09/2009 4:12 PM EST
Only one hour, 40 minutes long, Coraline did not set out to be the world's longest stop-motion movie.  The plan was to switch from real models to computer animation in the other-world the same way that The Wizard of Oz went from black and white to color.  However, when this was tried, it was found that the full-of-life other-world came ou... Read More

Push Theatrical Review
Push   Push Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/08/2009 1:10 AM EST
For the past couple of decades, mutants have been the subject of great films and comic books.  Starting earlier this decade, the "Push" started to create a real genre out of this type of anti-hero -- starting first with Bryan Singer's X-men Series and lately continued with NBC/Universal's television series, Heroes.Enter Push, a low b... Read More