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.

Adventureland Blu-ray Review
Adventureland   Adventureland Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  08/25/2009 8:35 PM EDT
Billed as a comedy "From the director of SUPERBAD",  "Adventureland" doesn't take the gross out route with its subtle humor and is really more of a coming of age drama. If you are expecting "Van Wilder" (the movie features eternal frat boy Ryan Reynolds) or something along the lines of Judd Apatow fallace joke... Read More

Supernatural Blu-ray Review
Supernatural Season Four   Supernatural Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/25/2009 2:52 PM EDT
Heading into Supernatural Season Four, the show was plagued with possible cancellation and a lower budget than its first three years.  However, the show continued to shine.Resurrection:  After enduring unspeakable torture, Dean escapes from Hell, rescued by an all-powerful creature he has never seen before - an Angel - a warrior of God, w... Read More

Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review
Inglourious Basterds   Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/24/2009 8:09 PM EDT
Quentin Tarantino may be the only guy I can think of to have created his own genre.  When you say it is a Quentin Tarantino movie, people pretty much know what you are talking about.  That, by itself, is a hell of an achievement.  Of course, his achievements in film, the influential Reservoir Dogs, the even more influential, Pulp Fic... Read More

Shorts Theatrical Review
Shorts   Shorts Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/23/2009 11:25 AM EDT
One of my biggest complaints with Hollywood in the last decade has been the lack of new ideas. More and more we're seeing remakes of classic movies -most of the time they're not that great, but in some cases they are. Because of this, it seems some of my most favorite movies have been the "independent" films. Shorts is one ... Read More

District 9 Theatrical Review
District 9   District 9 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/16/2009 8:03 PM EDT
In 1966, the apartheid government forcibly relocated 60,000 people from District 6 in Cape Town. Today we see a science fiction analogue of that in the 2009 movie District 9 by Neill Blomkamp.  Apparently, Neill got the support of Peter Jackson when negotiations for a movie version of Halo fell through.  Neill had done a film short about ... Read More

Julie & Julia Theatrical Review
Julie & Julia   Julie & Julia Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/16/2009 11:28 AM EDT
It's not very often that Hollywood can make TWO different books into ONE movie, but perhaps they found the perfect vehicle to try it. Julie & Julia is based on the book which is also its' namesake, and "My Life in France" by Julia Childs. The latter being an autobiography of Julia Childs life, and the former being a book abo... Read More

17 Again Blu-ray Review
17 Again   17 Again Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/11/2009 6:59 PM EDT
In the tradition of great comedy classics such as Mr. Destiny and Big, what would you decide if you somehow had the chance to do your life over? Thirty Something, Mike O'Donnell, would.  Then in one mysteriously, magical moment, Mike gets his chance.   He is suddenly back at Hayden High where he is the star of the basketball tea... Read More

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra   G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/07/2009 12:27 PM EDT
I had been worried about this film ever since reading in the trades about how early word of mouth was horrible, and that Paramount had put an embargo on pre-release screening by critics. At the same time however, Paramount did show it to a select few, and screened it for our nation's military at Andrews AFB. Reports from those showings se... Read More

Watchmen DVD Review
Watchmen (Director's Cut)   Watchmen DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/04/2009 10:31 AM EDT
I know what you are thinking -- you are thinking,  'Gee, I really liked Watchmen; as  FlickDirect.com said, it is probably a better Watchmen than we deserve -- and definitely the best one we were going to get; but do I really want 24 more minutes of it?'And then you think -- 'Hey -- shouldn't I wait for that five-disc editi... Read More

Sling Blade Blu-ray Review
Sling Blade   Sling Blade Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/04/2009 8:47 AM EDT
Sling Blade tells the story of a mentally challenged man that has spent most of his life in a state hospital, after he killed his mother and her lover with a "sling blade". After being out of society for such a long time, the movie follows his story adapting to his old hometown. The script is a refreshing relief from the current... Read More