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.

Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review
Valentine's Day   Valentine's Day Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  05/15/2010 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   Edge of Darkness Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  05/05/2010 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   Tooth Fairy DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/03/2010 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   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