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.

1408 Theatrical Review
1408   1408 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/09/2007 9:50 AM EDT
I was introduced to 1408 in the audio-book collection Blood and Smoke, three stories by Stephen King that vaguely, barely, relate to death and smoking ... as in ... they have a cigarette in them somewhere. Interestingly, it began life as a writing exercise in King's non-fiction On Writing. He did a few pages to show how he'd revise them and then go... Read More

Ocean's Thirteen Theatrical Review
Ocean's Thirteen   Ocean's Thirteen Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/09/2007 9:47 AM EDT
The Ocean's movies have always, fundamentally, about getting George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt together and having them look cool. In fact, all you need to know about this movie is at the end of the trailer: the three of them sit there, in shades and suits, saying nothing, looking cool.If that doesn't sell you on the movie all by itself, yo... Read More

Transformers Theatrical Review
Transformers   Transformers Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/04/2007 11:28 AM EDT
Transformers, the highly anticipated movie that this reviewer has been waiting for many years was finally released this week. The questions are does it live up to all its hype? Does it live up to the 1980's cartoon? Does it bring back those childhood memories? The answer, for this reviewer, is well...not really. But let's start at the beginning of ... Read More

Live Free or Die Hard Theatrical Review
Live Free or Die Hard   Live Free or Die Hard Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/28/2007 11:31 AM EDT
The Die Hard series has been a roller coaster for the movie going public. The first movie is considered by most one of the best action movies ever made. However like any success there are always downfalls and by the end of Die Hard 3: Die Hard With a Vengeance the series seemed to Die...Hard. Surprisingly "Live Free Die Hard" finally brin... Read More

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Theatrical Review
Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer   Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  06/19/2007 9:40 AM EDT
The first in the series sold out one of the greatest villains in comic history by trying to make Dr. Doom into Lex Luthor. Maybe you can't blame them too harshly: they got the titular four down pretty well--wasting half the movie on a lack-luster adversary might not be the kiss of death since there's still many iconic stories to tell. One of the mo... Read More

Ratatouille Theatrical Review
Ratatouille   Ratatouille Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/17/2007 5:15 PM EDT
First off let me preface this review by saying I am not the biggest fan of Pixar. I feel that that previous story lines have been weak. Even though Pixar's movies have always been somewhat entertaining, they've never reached the the level of classic Disney animation and storytelling. However, with Ratatouille, I saw a story that begins to rival cla... Read More

Ultraviolet Theatrical Review
Ultraviolet   Ultraviolet Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/21/2007 10:31 PM EDT
In a future where technology can compress dimensional space, where motorcycles can ride on the walls, where pathogen-created vampires can kill rooms full of people in the blink of an eye, there is still one area mankind's immense progress has been unable to cover:The bellybutton.UltravioletI gave Munich a hard time. I loved Ultraviolet. Either the ... Read More

Grindhouse Theatrical Review
Grindhouse   Grindhouse Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/18/2007 1:40 PM EDT
Think one of the more interesting things about Grindhouse is that Quentin knows that the trailers for it have to tell the audience what the hell it means. This is because if you weren't a somewhat older urban teenager in the late 60's and 70's you, hell, might not know.In case you somehow don't know (and I had to explain to a friend that the 2007 m... Read More

Clerks Theatrical Review
Clerks   Clerks Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/12/2007 3:52 PM EDT
I've got to give Kevin Smith credit--he did something that's very hard to make work. Namely, he put himself in a movie without doing the "look-at-me! I'm-the-director!" thing. In terms of characters to inhabit a film, Silent Bob is one of the best (Mr. Brown wasn't bad either--but that's it: Quentin needs to stay out of his films now, ple... Read More

300 Theatrical Review
300   300 Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/12/2007 4:45 PM EDT
On the scale of historical accuracy, 300 probably falls somewhere below Troy. I mean, there were Spartans. There were Persians. There was a big ass fight at Thermopylae. There were 300 Spartans against a giant army. That's about all it gets right.In the movie, Leonidas (Gerard Butler, worked into a muscled wall of man-flesh), the King of the Sparta... Read More