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.

Whiteout Theatrical Review
Whiteout Theatrical Review   Whiteout Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  09/14/2009 8:00 PM EST
One of the biggest problems facing moviemakers, or really, any working artist seeing a project through, is being too close to your project. Often times it takes an objective eye and a kind word to show you that you've gone off the rails and need to correct your trajectory. Once you're in production, things really start humming and you're ... Read More

Extract Theatrical Review
Extract Theatrical Review   Extract Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  09/14/2009 7:58 PM EST
I am a huge fan of Office Space, the 1999 film about how it sucks to work for "The Man." Now, 10 years later Mike Judge is back with another film about how it sucks to be "The Man." Mike Judge, known also for bringing us Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, Idiocracy and a whole slew of other morons for us to laugh at, does no... Read More

9 Theatrical Review
9 Theatrical Review   9 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/14/2009 1:53 PM EST
Some day we are going to run out of number-names for movies.  We have recently seen 300. I remember Ten.  If you accept articles, the "The One" probably counts.  If we let in dates, then Ridley Scott's 1492 might count (although they added 'Conquest of Paradise').  We all saw Seven. There was a movie named Thirteen.&n... Read More

Gamer Theatrical Review
Gamer Theatrical Review   Gamer Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/07/2009 8:17 PM EST
Gamer is one of those movies that you either love or hate.  Online gaming takes on new meaning in a futuristic world.  In that world, players at home can direct convicts to do their bidding in a wickedly violent, multiplayer competition, and death-row inmate Kable (Gerard Butler) has no choice but to play.  As millions satisfy their ... Read More

Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review
Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review   Inglourious Basterds Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/24/2009 8:09 PM EST
Quentin Tarantino may be the only guy I can think of to have created his own genre.  When you say it is a Quentin Tarantino movie, people pretty much know what you are talking about.  That, by itself, is a hell of an achievement.  Of course, his achievements in film, the influential Reservoir Dogs, the even more influential, Pulp Fic... Read More

Shorts Theatrical Review
Shorts Theatrical Review   Shorts Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/23/2009 11:25 AM EST
One of my biggest complaints with Hollywood in the last decade has been the lack of new ideas. More and more we're seeing remakes of classic movies -most of the time they're not that great, but in some cases they are. Because of this, it seems some of my most favorite movies have been the "independent" films. Shorts is one ... Read More

District 9 Theatrical Review
District 9 Theatrical Review   District 9 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/16/2009 8:03 PM EST
In 1966, the apartheid government forcibly relocated 60,000 people from District 6 in Cape Town. Today we see a science fiction analogue of that in the 2009 movie District 9 by Neill Blomkamp.  Apparently, Neill got the support of Peter Jackson when negotiations for a movie version of Halo fell through.  Neill had done a film short about ... Read More

Julie & Julia Theatrical Review
Julie & Julia Theatrical Review   Julie & Julia Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/16/2009 11:28 AM EST
It's not very often that Hollywood can make TWO different books into ONE movie, but perhaps they found the perfect vehicle to try it. Julie & Julia is based on the book which is also its' namesake, and "My Life in France" by Julia Childs. The latter being an autobiography of Julia Childs life, and the former being a book abo... Read More

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review   G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/07/2009 12:27 PM EST
I had been worried about this film ever since reading in the trades about how early word of mouth was horrible, and that Paramount had put an embargo on pre-release screening by critics. At the same time however, Paramount did show it to a select few, and screened it for our nation's military at Andrews AFB. Reports from those showings se... Read More

G-Force Theatrical Review
G-Force Theatrical Review   G-Force Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/25/2009 10:34 AM EST
Disney has decided that 3-D is the future of motion pictures at your local cinema, and with the exception of the "extra fee for 3-D", they may be right. While the current version of 3-D technology (instead of the red/blue 3-D from the 1950s) got kickstarted by the short films in the Disney theme parks (such as Captain EO, Honey I Shr... Read More



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