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.

Predator Blu-ray Review
Predator Blu-ray Review   Predator Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  7/3/2010 11:03 PM EDT
Do you remember how great things once were? It was then that your helicopter pilot wouldn't insist you put out your cigar in flight. When chewing tobacco would make you virile and hardly ever ill, and every man knew what the mission was, even when they didn't. Everywhere you looked in those days, things were different. For one thing, you on... Read More

Supernatural Blu-ray Review
Supernatural Season One Blu-ray Review   Supernatural Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  6/18/2010 12:35 AM EDT
It is a simple concept…we join the younger brother who is resentful of having his normal life taken away by the family “business”, and the older, more handsome brother, who fully embraces that same destiny, as they drive the great highways of America. They are on a road trip to fight supernatural evil. They are looking for anothe... Read More

When in Rome Blu-ray Review
When in Rome Blu-ray Review   When in Rome Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  6/15/2010 7:52 AM EDT
When in Romeabandons the two-way and three-way romantic structures typical of romantic comedies in favor of a six-way; official couple Beth (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Nick (Josh Duhamel, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Transformers) plus... Read More

Caddyshack DVD Review
Caddyshack DVD Review   Caddyshack DVD Review
(Stephen Compall)  6/1/2010 9:19 AM EDT
I am by no means biased against the "zany" genus of comedy. The Airplane! movies and Hot Shots! movies I consider classic films among any form, and Mel Brooks's Robin Hood: Men in Tights I still consider on a level with the recent Robin Hood, as good as I may have granted that. These films, however, cloak their zaniness in an alternat... Read More

Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review
Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review   Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/15/2010 10:38 AM EDT
I have a weakness for the cross-genre "interconnecting vignettes" conceit that crops up from time to time in movies.  I count Love, Actually among my favorite romcoms, and Magnolia sits somewhere in my seven favorite films of all time.  But I dare not compare Valentine's Day to that magnificent film, nor the many lesser but stil... Read More

Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review   Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  5/5/2010 8:48 PM EDT
In the beginning she appears in one of those sorts of home movies that you know no real parent ever takes of their children.  It is the sort of Hollywood home movie that depicts a pure frivolity and innocence, to contrast with the moment to come in which the parent, and we by proxy, lose these things.  I assume she is already dead, and we... Read More

Tooth Fairy DVD Review
Tooth Fairy DVD Review   Tooth Fairy DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/3/2010 9:05 AM EDT
The former wrestlers, The Rock, now known as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is back this year staring in the family comedy, The Tooth Fairy, by 20th Century Fox. Dwayne Johnson stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around -- until he is sentenced to one week's hard labor as the world's most unlikely tooth fairy! ... Read More

Tombstone Blu-ray Review
Tombstone Blu-ray Review   Tombstone Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/26/2010 9:44 PM EDT
The western film has been around since the golden age of cinema; however, in the 1980s and 1990s, the western genre was almost nonexistent aside from Young Guns, Unforgiven, and a little film called Tombstone starring an amazing ensemble cast of Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston, Jason... Read More

Armageddon Blu-ray Review
Armageddon Blu-ray Review   Armageddon Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  4/23/2010 6:41 PM EDT
Almost ten years before Michael Bay tried to destroy the world with robots, he tried to do the same with an asteroid. In fact, you could call 1998 "The Year Asteroids Took Over Hollywood" as the summer blockbuster season saw two different asteroid movies. (The other was Deep Impact). Armageddon is a traditional summer popcorn action adven... Read More

Poseidon Blu-ray Review
Poseidon Blu-ray Review   Poseidon Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/15/2010 1:09 PM EDT
The idea behind disaster movies is to show us something both awesome and terrible. The audience is given a sense of scale that is supposed to amplify the horror of the event. We then get a tension- filled climax where the initial survivors are threatened by the aftermath. For Earthquake, it was a model of Los Angeles that was painstakingly destroye... Read More