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.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Theatrical Review
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Theatrical Review   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/16/2009 8:56 AM EST
I don't know if it's just my luck, or just the quality of movies this summer, but this movie is another hard one to judge. If you're a fan of the books, or have followed the previous 5 movies and want to continue the story, you're going to see this movie even if I tell you to not waste your time. So, let's get down to business to see what I th... Read More

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theatrical Review
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theatrical Review   Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/09/2009 2:21 PM EST
"It is easy to shoot an art movie in a winery in the South of France.  But people have no idea how hard it is to create something like Transformers.  They (the critics) review me before they have even seen the movie."-- Michael BayThe real question is, "What was Michael Bay thinking"? Did he sincerely believe tha... Read More

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theatrical Review
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theatrical Review   Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  06/25/2009 9:23 AM EST
This is one of the hard movies to review, because I could give this movie an F and if you are a fan of the first movie, you're probably going to go see it in the theater anyway. While I did enjoy the movie, from a overall movie perspective the movie doesn't quite cut it. Set two years after the events of the first movie, we see Sam Witwic... Read More

The Hangover Theatrical Review
The Hangover Theatrical Review   The Hangover Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/22/2009 7:04 PM EST
The Hangover fits into a category that is somewhat fuzzy and defined as "guy movies". That is, there are few women, there is a lot of male-bonding, and there are wacky, usually R-rated hijinks (well, X-Rated, but what you see in the movie will be R). Also, usually in these movies, the main characters behave stupidly -- or at least hormona... Read More

The Proposal Theatrical Review
The Proposal Theatrical Review   The Proposal Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/19/2009 10:42 AM EST
2009's summer movie season is now in full swing with its killer robots from the future, flying houses, and hijacked subway trains, but what if you want a light-hearted romantic comedy.  Do you have to wait for the fall?  Not this year with the release off the Proposal by Touchstone pictures. High-powered book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullo... Read More

The Taking of Pelham 123 Theatrical Review
The Taking of Pelham 123 Theatrical Review   The Taking of Pelham 123 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/18/2009 10:58 AM EST
The Taking of Pelham 123 was a 1973 thriller about a group of thugs who take over a subway train and threaten to kill one hostage a minute unless they are paid 1 million dollars.  It was remade in 1998, but then  the ransom was five million dollars.  Today the ransom is 10 million dollars -- hey, inflation --and perhaps the target mo... Read More

Up Theatrical Review
Up Theatrical Review   Up Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/01/2009 9:31 PM EST
I was able to tell from the teaser-trailer that Up was about an old man who fastens a bunch of helium balloons to his house and then uses it to take off. I thought "what then?"  It turns out that the Pixar guys had the same question at some point during development.  The answer turned out to be "the guy is fulfilling a... Read More

Terminator Salvation Theatrical Review
Terminator Salvation Theatrical Review   Terminator Salvation Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/21/2009 10:21 PM EST
Since 1984, the Terminator franchise has teased us about the war in the future, the war after Judgment Day.  Now in 2009, McG and Warner Bros bring that war to light with Terminator: Salvation – where adult John Connor (played by Christian Bale) attempts to organize a human resistance force which could prove to be humankind's last true h... Read More

Angels & Demons Theatrical Review
Angels & Demons Theatrical Review   Angels & Demons Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  05/18/2009 3:30 PM EST
Shortly after 2006's The Da Vinci Code became a commercial success, Imagine Entertainment began work on the prequel to that novel, Angels and Demons. Due to the writer's strike, it took three years to get the movie to the big screen. Was it worth the three year wait? Dan Brown wrote Angels and Demons before The Da Vinci Code, and it ... Read More

Star Trek Theatrical Review
Star Trek Theatrical Review   Star Trek Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/11/2009 7:23 PM EST
Star Trek's promise has always been that it would show us a “for-real Utopian future” where the best voices of mankind have triumphed.  Star Trek’s fans, sometimes reaching religious levels of zeal, have gazed into its holographic crystal ball looking for the fundamental truths of its vision.  There was some actual visio... Read More