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.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Theatrical Review
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Theatrical Review   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/14/2010 10:25 PM EST
Believe it or not but the growth of the comic book movie has been going on for about the past 20 years now. It began, for some of you, with Tim Burtons Batman. That movie was a great success. It was able to spawn a few sequels, regardless of whether or not they were any good. It caught Hollywood's attention and we started to see more movies like th... Read More

The Other Guys Theatrical Review
The Other Guys Theatrical Review   The Other Guys Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/08/2010 1:24 PM EST
In the tradition of buddy cop movies and television shows, like Miami Vice, Starsky & Hutch, Lethal Weapon, and Dragnet comes The Other Guys.  But what does that title have to do with those buddy cop movies?  Well, this is the story of the other cops, that you only see in the background of those stories.  The ones that don't get ... Read More

Dinner For Schmucks Theatrical Review
Dinner For Schmucks Theatrical Review   Dinner For Schmucks Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/30/2010 9:38 AM EST
Where should we place him on the Michael Scott axis?  It is the first question brought to our minds by the appearance of by now quite typecast Steve Carell (The Office, The 40-Year Old Virgin).  It is easiest to say in this regard, though perhaps a bit unfairly, that Barry (Carell) is a slightly nicer and more creative Michael Scott with ... Read More

Salt Theatrical Review
Salt Theatrical Review   Salt Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/23/2010 2:20 AM EST
Salt may be a spy movie, but we begin by eschewing the spy movie form in favor of the slightly awkward introduction of plot device Mike (August Diehl, Inglourious Basterds), followed by headlong ascent into what seems to be a fugitive film.  In pursuit of Salt (Angelina Jolie, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, A Mighty Heart) seem to be exactly the cha... Read More

Cyrus Theatrical Review
Cyrus Theatrical Review   Cyrus Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/17/2010 10:53 AM EST
The film sub-genre of Mumblecore has been around since 2002.  They are characterized by improvised scripts spoken by un-proven actors on shoestring budgets.  The plots are simplistic, people talking about what people talk about as they would normally talk.  Nothing particularly spectacular happens and it's okay.  Slowly, the dir... Read More

Inception Theatrical Review
Inception Theatrical Review   Inception Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/17/2010 9:17 AM EST
I did not intend to write a review for Inception.  I didn't want to.  If I plan on writing about a film, I take my notebook and write my notes by glow of the silver screen.  However, when I entered the midnight showing, I went empty handed.  I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the ride.  The lights dimmed; the film played; ... Read More

Despicable Me Theatrical Review
Despicable Me Theatrical Review   Despicable Me Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/14/2010 3:12 PM EST
According to voice actor, Steve Carell (The Office) Gru sounds like a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi.  He is a bald-headed, pointed-nosed super villain who carries out astounding thefts and is gearing up for his biggest triumph yet -- stealing the moon.  However, life as a super villain is not all it could be.  Of co... Read More

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review   The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/13/2010 9:55 AM EST
Get ready for some true Disney magic this summer with the Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer release, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.  It is directed by the National Treasure Director, Jon Turteltaub, and stars Nicolas Cage, (Con Air, The Rock), Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon), Monica Bellucci (Matrix Relo... Read More

Predators Theatrical Review
Predators Theatrical Review   Predators Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/12/2010 11:12 PM EST
Do you realize how great things are now? No longer are we bound by the conventions of cinema to listen to Jesse Ventura wax metaphor on his sexual prowess. The adhocracy of special effects devices has been banished in favor of computers, and shall ever be unmourned. The false camaraderie of impossible men is replaced by the true mutual mistrust of ... Read More

The Last Airbender Theatrical Review
The Last Airbender Theatrical Review   The Last Airbender Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/30/2010 1:24 PM EST
The first film in the Last Airbender trilogy, based on the first season of the Nickelodeon cartoon series of nearly the same name, follows young Aaang (Noah Ringer), the reluctant young "Last Airbender" -- the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together. Aided by ... Read More