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.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra   G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/07/2009 12:27 PM EDT
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   G-Force Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/25/2009 10:34 AM EDT
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

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Theatrical Review
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/16/2009 8:56 AM EDT
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   Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/09/2009 2:21 PM EDT
"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   Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  06/25/2009 9:23 AM EDT
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   The Hangover Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/22/2009 7:04 PM EDT
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   The Proposal Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/19/2009 10:42 AM EDT
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   The Taking of Pelham 123 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/18/2009 10:58 AM EDT
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   Up Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/01/2009 9:31 PM EDT
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   Terminator Salvation Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/21/2009 10:21 PM EDT
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