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 Smurfs Theatrical Review
The Smurfs Theatrical Review   The Smurfs Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  7/29/2011 9:01 AM EDT
Those lovable Smurfs have finally hit the big screen this summer with their first theatrical live-action-film, simply entitled, The Smurfs. The Smurfs follows the adventures of Papa Smurf and his fellow Smurfs as they are sucked through a magical voxrtex from their world into our modern day society.  However, to add to their troubles, the... Read More

Attack The Block Theatrical Review
Attack The Block Theatrical Review   Attack The Block Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  7/28/2011 10:35 PM EDT
The South London housing estates, or "blocks", have always been a great place to stage a film, especially to a Yankee like me.  When I think of London, I think of some place nice and clean and free of crime where you can walk down the alley after having a few pints at the local pub and not feel the least bit afraid of being accosted.... Read More

Cowboys & Aliens Theatrical Review
Cowboys & Aliens Theatrical Review   Cowboys & Aliens Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/28/2011 10:35 AM EDT
Strap your six-gun to your waist, tie the string around your leg and ride over to see the movie Cowboys & Aliens a rip snorting account of a universe invasion.  Seriously now, there will be no guns allowed in the movie theatre, not even toy type.  If you want some action with great special effects that make a film come alive with awes... Read More

Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review
Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review   Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  7/27/2011 12:32 PM EDT
It seems that the 80s have returned to Hollywood.  From Hot Tub Time Machine to this movie, the retro style of 1980s seems to be the in thing.  In fact, when I started screening the movie, I thought they were trying to copy Hot Tub Time Machine, but in fact, this movie was made long before it.  This movie was filmed in 2007 and took ... Read More

The Devil's Double Theatrical Review
The Devil's Double Theatrical Review   The Devil's Double Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  7/22/2011 12:54 PM EDT
Uday Hussein, eldest son of Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, was allegedly known for torturing national athletes who failed to win.  He was known for kidnapping school girls off the streets of Baghdad and raping, and perhaps sometimes murdering them.  He was called a psychopath by Egyptian leader, Mubarak.  The story, The Devil's ... Read More

Friends With Benefits Theatrical Review
Friends With Benefits Theatrical Review   Friends With Benefits Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/22/2011 3:26 AM EDT
What saves this remix from taking a nosedive into oblivion is the cast.  Friends With Benefits' Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are the winners here who outdo Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in their attempt to jazz up friendship with sex in No Strings Attached.  So if you haven't seen the latter, then don't miss Friends With Benefits... Read More

Captain America: The First Avenger Theatrical Review
Captain America: The First Avenger Theatrical Review   Captain America: The First Avenger Theatrical Review
(Craig Rogalski)  7/21/2011 10:22 AM EDT
So Captain America has finally arrived with all the red, white, and blue, or should I say black and blue.  This is the story of a puny outcast and how he becomes the hero of America, although at first he is treated as a side show attraction.  It is very interesting how the Director accomplished this -- as most movie superhero films usuall... Read More

Arthur Blu-ray Review
Arthur Blu-ray Review   Arthur Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  7/21/2011 12:13 AM EDT
For quite some time now, Hollywood has decided that the safe thing to do is remake a classic movie rather than try to come up with a new story.  This movie is exactly that - an almost exact remake (not shot by shot mind you like Psycho) of the classic Arthur starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli. With one big exception.  Arthur'... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  7/14/2011 8:57 AM EDT
As you may remember, I ripped apart the last Harry Potter movie that I reviewed (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince).  Missing my opportunity to see Part 1 in the theatre, I had to jump at my chance to see the finale in the theater.  And I'm going to repeat what I tweeted shortly afterward here:  This movie is an emotional, a... Read More

Another Earth Theatrical Review
Another Earth Theatrical Review   Another Earth Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  7/10/2011 8:29 PM EDT
Independent films rarely take on science-fiction.  Reason is because sci-fi films usually require lots of money for sets and effects.  On the other hand, having angsty conversations about your family is relatively cheap.  When the genre is tackled, I have often enjoyed the results mostly because they tend to be deconstructions or re-... Read More