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.

Repo Men Theatrical Review
Repo Men Theatrical Review   Repo Men Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/21/2010 6:27 PM EDT
Repo Men takes us to an ultra-dark, cyberpunk future where it appears everyone needs artificial organs that sell for astronomical amounts of money. When you can't pay up, the repo-men comes for your heart, kidney, or lungs, and cuts it out of your twitching body -- leaving you to die. Instead of foreclosing on your house, they foreclose on your... Read More

Up in the Air Theatrical Review
Up in the Air Theatrical Review   Up in the Air Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/21/2010 5:36 PM EDT
I feel like I know George Clooney because he always plays the same guy.  Okay, maybe that is not literally true -- see Burn after Reading -- but, just being realistic.   He plays the serious corporate bad-ass.  He is slick talking, sarcastic, and looks good in a suit.  You are drawn to his charisma only to be dashed on the ... Read More

A Serious Man Theatrical Review
A Serious Man Theatrical Review   A Serious Man Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/18/2010 4:53 PM EDT
The Coen's, A Serious Man, packs a punch like a Kafka story – it is dark, the main character suffers, and there is no explanation or redemption. As it is well made, if that is your cup of tea, you will like it. The story takes place in the late 1960's where hapless professor, Larry Gopnik, finds his world falling apart. His wife annou... Read More

Green Zone Theatrical Review
Green Zone Theatrical Review   Green Zone Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  3/15/2010 1:31 PM EDT
From the studio, director, and actor that gave your the Bourne series, comes their latest collaboration, Green Zone. Matt Damon and director, Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93), re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in "Green Zone".  The film is set in the chaotic early days of the I... Read More

Apocalypto Theatrical Review
Apocalypto Theatrical Review   Apocalypto Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/10/2010 10:42 PM EDT
I have to admit I was a bit suspicious of this from the start. In fact, I do respect the making of The Passion of Christ. It's a powerful story, and Gibson's brand of historical accuracy takes some guts to pull off. It is also important to be able to separate motive and intent from art; analyzing things without authorial intent is a valid a... Read More

Sunshine Theatrical Review
Sunshine Theatrical Review   Sunshine Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/8/2010 11:38 PM EDT
Sunshine is a British science fiction film showing the sun is starting to die.  A team of astronauts is sent with a massive bomb to try to reignite it. For a movie that focuses its energy on being smart, this sounds pretty dumb.  How can any terrestrial bomb reignite a star?  The answer is, "it can't", and the team knew... Read More

Alice In Wonderland Theatrical Review
Alice In Wonderland Theatrical Review   Alice In Wonderland Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  3/3/2010 7:53 AM EDT
One of 2010's most anticipated films, Alice In Wonderland, arrives in theaters this Friday, March 5th. Directed by Tim Burton, this new Alice In Wonderland film has Alice returning to Wonderland as a 19-year-old, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, a... Read More

Cop Out Theatrical Review
Cop Out Theatrical Review   Cop Out Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  3/2/2010 4:32 PM EDT
Kevin Smith, normally known for his quirky comedy ventures into the buddy cop genre in 2010 with Cop Out. Two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster...Jimmy (Bruce Willis) is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only ... Read More

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review   Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  3/1/2010 9:32 AM EDT
After it was established that Harry Potter was wildly popular, one would speculate someone was dispatched to the children's section of the bookstore to see what else they could option.  Certainly, the formula is pretty well established: take a popular children's series and give it the deluxe CGI treatment and consider that your casting... Read More

The Wolfman Theatrical Review
The Wolfman Theatrical Review   The Wolfman Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  2/15/2010 6:42 AM EDT
Universal, the studio that created such horror classic's as the Mummy, the Wolfman, and Dracula are in remake mode again with 2010's "The Wolfman". "The Wolfman" brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner, Benicio Del Toro, stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family e... Read More