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.

Tombstone Blu-ray Review
Tombstone   Tombstone Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/26/2010 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   Armageddon Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  04/23/2010 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   Poseidon Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/15/2010 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

Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review
Fantastic Mr. Fox   Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/05/2010 1:40 PM EDT
When I saw the trailers for Fantastic Mr. Fox, I was somewhat under whelmed; the two-legged animal protagonists looked primitive to me compared to the nearly seamless, if equally-stylized look of Coraline -- the most recent stop-motion movie to which I could compare it.  I heard it got extremely good reviews, but I wasn't able to see it in... Read More

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DVD Review
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel   Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/04/2010 8:06 PM EDT
Proving that you can't keep a good Chipmunk down, Alvin and The Chipmunks are back again with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel.Now in the care of Dave Seville's nephew (Zachary Levi), Alvin, Simon and Theodore take a break from pop-music stardom and return to school. Almost immediately, the tiny tunesmiths are given the giant task of ... Read More

Old Dogs Blu-ray Review
Old Dogs   Old Dogs Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/15/2010 11:26 AM EDT
From the team that brought you Old Dogs, they now give you their latest creation with Old Dog starring, John Travolta and Robin Williams. Dan (Robin Williams) and his best friend and business partner, Charlie (John Travolta) are on the verge of the biggest deal in the history of their sports marketing firm when their lives are turned upside down by... Read More

Zombieland Blu-ray Review
Zombieland   Zombieland Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  03/09/2010 8:47 PM EDT
I have to admit that the trailers confused me.  There seemed to be a video-game element to the film, and I knew that at least part of it took place in an amusement park.  I wondered if it was similar to a virtual-reality game with the characters entrapped in zombies.  This shows you how much I go out of my way to avoid trailers and p... Read More

Law Abiding Citizen DVD Review
Law Abiding Citizen   Law Abiding Citizen DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/04/2010 11:05 PM EDT
Sometimes movies come and go in the theater within a blink of an eye. This was such the case with Law Abiding Citizen. Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assign... Read More

FlashForward DVD Review
FlashForward: Season One Pt.1   FlashForward DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  02/24/2010 9:04 PM EDT
The concept behind FlashForward is that in the near future, on or around October, the whole world blacks out for exactly two minutes and seventeen seconds at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time. During the blackout, almost everyone envisions themselves at that time six months into the future -- April 29, 2010. When they awaken, 20 million peop... Read More

Amelia Blu-ray Review
Amelia   Amelia Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  02/21/2010 8:53 PM EDT
Out on Blu-Ray from 20th Century Fox is Amelia, the story of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. The story mainly covers Amelia briefly before she is selected to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic (but as a passenger).  Very little details of her life before then are revealed and are one the larger flaws... Read More