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.

Salt Theatrical Review
Salt   Salt Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/23/2010 2:20 AM EDT
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   Cyrus Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/17/2010 10:53 AM EDT
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   Inception Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/17/2010 9:17 AM EDT
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   Despicable Me Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/14/2010 3:12 PM EDT
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   The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/13/2010 9:55 AM EDT
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   Predators Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  07/12/2010 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   The Last Airbender Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/30/2010 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   The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/29/2010 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   The A-Team Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/29/2010 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   Jonah Hex Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/21/2010 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