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.

The Hangover DVD Review
The Hangover   The Hangover DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/18/2009 12:00 AM EDT
The Hangover was an unexpectedly funny “guy” movie, featuring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis, as three guys who take their friend and the groom (Justin Bartha) to Vegas for a bachelor party. However, the party goes epically wrong. When they wake up the next day, the groom is missing, the hotel is trashed in an... Read More

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Blu-ray Review
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Ultimate Edition)   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/16/2009 8:07 PM EDT
As we have almost now come to the end of the Potter films and have passed the end of the books where we learned all of the secrets, e.g. Rowling's assertion that Dumbledore was gay, we are now getting to watch the films actually come out on Blu-ray for our home collections.  The 2002 movie was the second, and thankfully last, of Chris Colu... Read More

Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian DVD Review
Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian   Night At The Museum: Battle For The Smithsonian DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/08/2009 11:25 PM EDT
The follow-up to the 2006 "Night at the Museum" reunites Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson for approximately the ninth or tenth time, and Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon for the second time (Bill and Ted was the first). In this franchise, an ancient Egyptian artifact brings the exhibits to life and imbues them with some semblance of their historic... Read More

Shorts Blu-ray Review
Shorts   Shorts Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/29/2009 11:17 AM EDT
These days their are so many “kid-friendly” films released that it is hard to decide which ones to spend your hard-earned money on. One such release this year, Shorts, by director Robert Rodriquez (Spy Kids, Sin City), falls into this category; and it is definitely one of this year’s top. In the little town of Black Falls, ev... Read More

Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review
Chasing Amy   Chasing Amy Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/25/2009 6:28 PM EDT
Being a 1997 movie, I am going to assume it is past its expiration date and speak about what I thought of it and discuss the plot.   If you are not familiar with Kevin Smith's work or Chasing Amy, in particular you should know that Kevin Smith directs movies set in a "View Askew-verse". View Askew is his production company that f... Read More

Brüno DVD Review
Brüno   Brüno DVD Review
(Marco Chacon)  11/19/2009 5:01 PM EDT
Sacha (Noam) Baron Cohen who goes by SBC, usually has his shtick of adopting a fictional persona and then interviewing a real celebrity under false pretenses.  He uses that persona and does things to put them in impossibly embarrassing situations, e.g. coming on to Ron Paul in a homosexual romantic bedroom scene.  In Borat, he did this as... Read More

Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
Monsters, Inc.   Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/18/2009 8:02 PM EDT
After the initial "wow" factor of computer-animated films such as Toy Story subsided and the films became "old hat", my taste for Pixar animated features waned to the point of just watching them for their technology -- not the story or voice talents. However, when Monsters, Inc was released in theaters…I was hooked again.... Read More

Gran Torino Blu-ray Review
Gran Torino   Gran Torino Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  11/11/2009 9:06 PM EDT
Retired, grisly Korean War Vet Walt Kowalski yearns to lead a simple life, with his Pabst Blue ribbon beer, old dog Daisy and working on his classic Gran Torino automobile. When gang violence threatens his Korean neighbors, Kowalski is thrown into uncomfortable territory, becoming a mentor for a young Korean boy whose gang initiation was to steal t... Read More

The Negotiator Blu-ray Review
The Negotiator   The Negotiator Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/09/2009 10:45 PM EDT
On November 10, 2009, Warner Bros. is releasing the 1998 crime thriller The Negotiator on Blu-Ray. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, J.T. Walsh and Paul Giamatti, this movie is an intense psychological crime thriller and will make you think throughout.   Samuel Jackson(Star Wars, Snakes on a Plane) plays Lt. Danny Rom... Read More

North by Northwest Blu-ray Review
North by Northwest   North by Northwest Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/29/2009 8:53 PM EDT
Can you can believe that 50 years have already gone by since the release of Alfred Hitchcock's classic, North by Northwest?  It certainly has, and Warner Bros Home Entertainment is celebrating its golden anniversary with "a bang" by releasing the classic film on their Blu-ray-book series. Self-assured Madison Avenue and Executiv... Read More