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.

Pirate Radio Theatrical Review
Pirate Radio   Pirate Radio Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  11/13/2009 11:28 PM EST
In 1966, the government-backed British Broadcasting Company (BBC) broadcast barely two hours of rock and pop music every week over the UK radio airwaves. By comparison, 571 American radio stations were showcasing such music 24 hours a day. So in the home of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who, at the height of British pop music's ... Read More

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Theatrical Review
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant   Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  10/24/2009 11:16 AM EST
It's a difficult tightrope to walk doing a film adaptation of a book, especially if the book is well loved. On one hand, if you change the book's content too much, you run the risk of angering the fans who will turn on you for all the differences between the story in their heads and the one you've committed to film. On the other hand, if ... Read More

Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review
Where The Wild Things Are   Where The Wild Things Are Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/18/2009 12:10 PM EST
The 1963 book is 10 sentences long, and it is a classic.  The story is about the island where the child, Max, goes after being sent to bed without supper because he was out of control in the household that was originally populated with horses.  When the editor determined that author, Maurice Sendak, couldn't draw horses, she suggested mon... Read More

Zombieland Theatrical Review
Zombieland   Zombieland Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  09/29/2009 9:31 PM EST
First of all, it's cards on the table time. Zombieland is only the second zombie flick I've ever seen. I know. I know. I'm sorry. 28 days later is the other one. Not even one of the "Dead" series. They're on my Netflix cue and have been for quite some time. I just haven't gotten around to them. ... Read More

Love Happens Theatrical Review
Love Happens   Love Happens Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  09/20/2009 8:53 PM EST
I have not lost anybody significant in my life, not lately anyways. The last close relative of mine who died was my grandfather in '91 so I have not had to go through the healing process of grief in a very long time (knock on wood). My wife, however, has not been so fortunate. Her mother died just last year and I've seen the pain she... Read More

The Informant Theatrical Review
The Informant   The Informant Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  09/16/2009 8:39 PM EST
The Fix is in. That is the title of episode 168 of "This American Life" where the story of Mark Whitacre was first heard by screenwriter Scott Burns and eventually made into a movie. Such is Hollywood. After seeing the film yesterday, I looked up the Chicago Public Radio program and listened to it this morning. I would... Read More

Whiteout Theatrical Review
Whiteout   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   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   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   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

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