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.

Eagle Eye Theatrical Review
Eagle Eye Theatrical Review   Eagle Eye Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/29/2008 10:08 AM EST
Technology runs amok in the latest techno action thriller Eagle Eye, starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan where two unsuspecting Americans (Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan) are separately drawn into a conspiracy by a mysterious woman they have never met, but who seems to know their every move. By the time they discover her frightening identity,... Read More

Righteous Kill Theatrical Review
Righteous Kill Theatrical Review   Righteous Kill Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/14/2008 12:14 AM EST
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, two names that are synonymous with the silver screen, both starred in the "Godfather II" film, but never had any scenes together. In 1995, both appeared in Heat by Michael Mann and ever since then, moviegoers have been clamoring to see these superstars do a film together again. This September, they had their ... Read More

Burn After Reading Theatrical Review
Burn After Reading Theatrical Review   Burn After Reading Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/13/2008 11:25 AM EST
The Coen brothers have a long history of doing comedic films with dark streaks (The Big Lebowski,  Fargo). They have a real talent for the off-beat, witty dialog, and sudden, shocking violence. Many of their heroes are anti-heroes or, perhaps, just "protagonists" and not really "heroes" at all (I'm hard pressed to think of ... Read More

Babylon A.D. Theatrical Review
Babylon A.D. Theatrical Review   Babylon A.D. Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/01/2008 9:08 PM EST
I like Vin Diesel--he's got screen presence. He's got charisma. I liked him in Pitch Black and I enjoyed them not overusing him in The Fast and the Furious. In order to see him in a good movie I may need to check out The Pacifier. That's a shame. Babylon A.D., by Mathieu Kassovitz is based on a book (Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec--whom I... Read More

Death Race Theatrical Review
Death Race Theatrical Review   Death Race Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/24/2008 1:02 PM EST
It's the end of summer, families are taking their last vacations, kids are getting ready for school, and the studios start to release the films that didn't make it into their summer schedule, such as Death Race, a remake of the 70's cult classic, Death Race 2000, starring Jason Statham (The Bank Job), Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy), Ian McShane ... Read More

Tropic Thunder Theatrical Review
Tropic Thunder Theatrical Review   Tropic Thunder Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/18/2008 6:35 PM EST
Apocalypse Now was so hard to make they made a movie about making it. They couldn't even figure out how to end it. Brando was so heavy he was problematic (and hard to understand). When it turned out they'd made the still-iconic, best-ever Vietnam war movie I suppose that validated almost everyone who made the movie and came as a giant relief to the... Read More

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review   The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/04/2008 10:16 AM EST
What's the opposite of 'Synergy' where things are more than the sum of their parts? The answer is "antagonism" where additive elements actually detract from the whole. This is the force at work in the third Mummy franchise with Brendan Frasier reprising his role as Rick O'Connell, archaeologist, adventurer, and mummy-hunter.The first two ... Read More

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review   The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/02/2008 10:33 PM EST
It has been seven years since the O'Connell's were on the silver screen, and they are back this summer in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.  However, unlike past mummy films, this is one that should have stayed buried in its tomb. Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an e... Read More

X-Files: I Want to Believe Theatrical Review
X-Files: I Want to Believe Theatrical Review   X-Files: I Want to Believe Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/26/2008 9:07 PM EST
It has been six years since X-files has been off the air, but this summer, the series creator, Chris Carter, along with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, bring back the critically acclaimed series to the big screen in X-Files: I Want To Believe.In the stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes, t... Read More

The Dark Knight Theatrical Review
The Dark Knight Theatrical Review   The Dark Knight Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/22/2008 12:14 PM EST
As I've said, the real power with a reboot is that the film makers are spared from having to tell the canonical story ... the origin story. Since they can safely assume the audience knows who the hero is (as if anyone by know doesn't know who Batman is) they can focus on other things. But in this case we see something of a reverse: Dark Knight pret... Read More