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.

Quarantine Theatrical Review
Quarantine   Quarantine Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/15/2008 2:07 PM EDT
The story behind Quarantine is brutally simple: something--some disease--breaks out in a low-rent building in Los Angeles. It just so happens that a film crew shadowing a fire department team is trapped inside when the government quarantines the building.  For the people inside, it is a zombie-style nightmare as the disease leads to viole... Read More

Body of Lies Theatrical Review
Body of Lies   Body of Lies Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/13/2008 11:24 AM EDT
Body of Lies exists on a spectrum of political thrillers that extends from the complex (sometimes to the point of incomprehensible) Syriana, to the far more conventional 2001, Spy Game.  In fact, it owes a lot to the latter: there's a young CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his older, far more experienced and cynical cont... Read More

Eagle Eye Theatrical Review
Eagle Eye   Eagle Eye Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/29/2008 10:08 AM EDT
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   Righteous Kill Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/14/2008 12:14 AM EDT
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   Burn After Reading Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/13/2008 11:25 AM EDT
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.   Babylon A.D. Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/01/2008 9:08 PM EDT
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   Death Race Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/24/2008 1:02 PM EDT
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   Tropic Thunder Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/18/2008 6:35 PM EDT
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   The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  08/04/2008 10:16 AM EDT
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   The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/02/2008 10:33 PM EDT
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