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.

Predators Theatrical Review
Predators Theatrical Review   Predators Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  7/12/2010 11:12 PM EDT
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)  6/30/2010 1:24 PM EDT
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

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical Review   The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/29/2010 1:10 PM EDT
Without seeing the film, just the name will evoke strong emotion in an individual, be it positive or negative. If you are at all familiar with the Twilight franchise, this review likely will not sway your opinion. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the "Twilight" franchise, sees Bella once again surrounded by danger, not... Read More

The A-Team Theatrical Review
The A-Team Theatrical Review   The A-Team Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  6/29/2010 7:48 AM EDT
When I heard Hollywood was once again plundering my childhood memories with a movie revival of an old TV show, I thought "you can have it". I was mildly interested that MMA fighter Quentin 'Rampage' Jackson would be starring as Mr. T, so to speak. I wondered if there was any remote possibility he could act -- not that there are su... Read More

Jonah Hex Theatrical Review
Jonah Hex Theatrical Review   Jonah Hex Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/21/2010 11:40 PM EDT
Ever since the first successful X-men, comic-book-based films became a dime a dozen, it seems as if every month a new one appears in our local cinemas.  The flavor for the month of June 2010 is Jonah Hex. Enlisted by a Union soldier (Will Arnett), scarred bounty hunter, Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) scours the Wild West in pursuit of Turnbull (John... Read More

Toy Story 3 Theatrical Review
Toy Story 3 Theatrical Review   Toy Story 3 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/17/2010 11:35 AM EDT
Demonstrating you cannot keep a good toy in the attic, Disney and Pixar are at it again with their summer animation film, Toy Story 3. They are toys, they talk, at least when people aren't around, and they are back celebrating the return of the "Toy Story" franchise – but this time they are in Disney Digital 3-D!  "Toy... Read More

The Karate Kid Theatrical Review
The Karate Kid Theatrical Review   The Karate Kid Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  6/10/2010 11:22 PM EDT
The Karate Kid of 1984, featuring Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio, on which this remake is based, is a classic coming of age story, despite the principals' lack of familiarity with any of the vagaries of the martial arts they pretended to practice.  When I heard they were remaking it, I couldn't imagine why, but for the usual cynical reasons. Lea... Read More

Solitary Man Theatrical Review
Solitary Man Theatrical Review   Solitary Man Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  6/10/2010 12:08 AM EDT
It is not so much that Ben (Michael Douglas, Wall Street, Falling Down) is alone, the thematic underpinning that the advertisements for Solitary Man would have you see in this film, as it is that there is so little foundation underlying the alliances and friendships he forges that they might as well not be there at all. Ben is competitive with his ... Read More

Marmaduke Theatrical Review
Marmaduke Theatrical Review   Marmaduke Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  6/6/2010 11:24 PM EDT
Old Yeller this isn't. Which is mildly amusing as Old Yeller is playing on a television in one of the movie's scenes. That's how I would summarize this movie. Mildly amusing. There are a few funny parts but this movie can't decide if it should be a canine comedy, like Beethoven, or a serious movie. Marmaduke is based on the newspaper comic strip of... Read More

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Theatrical Review
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Theatrical Review   Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/28/2010 12:10 AM EDT
Summer 2010 started off with a bang two weeks ago with Iron Man 2 smashing its way onto the silver screen, and this Memorial Day continues the summer blockbuster streak with Disney's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure, s... Read More