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.

Sunshine Theatrical Review
Sunshine   Sunshine Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/08/2010 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   Alice In Wonderland Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/03/2010 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

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief   Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/01/2010 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   The Wolfman Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/15/2010 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

From Paris With Love Theatrical Review
From Paris With Love   From Paris With Love Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/08/2010 8:46 AM EDT
It is that time of year again when the studios drop all of their films that they feel will not make it during the competitive box office seasons of spring, summer or fall.  However, once in a while a film comes along that catches everyone off guard and provides the movie-going experience that patrons expect, such is the case with&nbs... Read More

Book of Eli Theatrical Review
Book of Eli   Book of Eli Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  01/17/2010 7:35 PM EDT
I read The Road and determined from the reviews that the reasonably well made, fairly faithful movie version was simply not at the top of my to-do list. I think it was Slate's headline: 'Prepare to be bludgeoned' that made me go feel that way. When I saw part of the trailer for The Book of Eli that included a sudden Zatiochi-style blade... Read More

Avatar Theatrical Review
Avatar   Avatar Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/19/2009 2:30 PM EDT
It turns out you cannot count James Cameron out.  It appeared kind of telling that the trailers for the movie had to tell you who this guy was and why we should care.  The likely 20-something targets for the movie were maybe 10 when Titanic came out (2007), and think of Terminator as an ol... Read More

The Princess and the Frog Theatrical Review
The Princess and the Frog   The Princess and the Frog Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/15/2009 6:24 PM EDT
After a five year hiatus, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the next hand-drawn animated feature, The Princess and the Frog. Based on the classic tale of the Frog Prince, this story is set in New Orleans in the 1920s, and has a twist on the original story.   The princess of this story isn't a princess at all. Tiana is our &q... Read More

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: New Moon   The Twilight Saga: New Moon Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/01/2009 9:46 PM EDT
New Moon is one of those movies for which the plot is almost superfluous. If you are a fan of Twilight, you more or less know it. If you are not, you probably do not care.  However, for form's sake, I will sum it up. New Moon comes in as the second installment in the Twilight, the Stephanie Meyer series. It is about a love ... Read More

Planet 51 Theatrical Review
Planet 51   Planet 51 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/30/2009 9:17 PM EDT
Modern animation has benefited from two relatively recent technologies -- cheap computer animation and 3D. While the latter could be considered a gimmick (especially if the glasses give you a headache or you can't stand how they darken the colors), it is clear that people are taking animated kids' movies pretty seriously. My 40-year-ol... Read More



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