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.

Knowing Theatrical Review
Knowing   Knowing Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/01/2009 9:28 PM EDT
There are a few common ways to handle prophecy in fiction.  The first is the Greek tragedy way: the prophecy comes true, even if your knowledge of it makes it come true.  It does not lie, and it is not misinterpreted (this is the Oedipus configuration of prophecy).  The second is that the prophecy may come true, but you can stop it o... Read More

Race to Witch Mountain Theatrical Review
Race to Witch Mountain   Race to Witch Mountain Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/15/2009 6:41 PM EDT
For decades, the Disney name has been synonymous with family entertainment.  But in recent years, this usually meant younger female audiences that shied away from the young boy audience.   However, this is all about to change as Walt Disney Pictures brings their re-imagining of the 1970's classic, Escape to Witch Mountain, to the sil... Read More

Watchmen Theatrical Review
Watchmen   Watchmen Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  03/08/2009 8:34 PM EDT
An apology to the fans of the acclaimed Graphic Novel. For the uninitiated, "Watchmen" is an absolute chore to watch. Before you read any further, sorry. Nostalgia for the source material might be deep rooted, and the film may be faithful to a fault with respect to its 1986 origins. But the year is 2009 and our superheroes, and super hero... Read More

My Bloody Valentine Theatrical Review
My Bloody Valentine   My Bloody Valentine Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/24/2009 9:11 PM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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