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.

Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review
Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review   Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/27/2011 11:15 PM EST
If you are looking for a comedy that has a lot of laughs and surprising situations, Our Idiot Brother fails to deliver.  Opening late in the summer wasn't a good idea since the film comes on the heels of a fairly good year for human humor.  A lot of ‘seen that' and ‘not too original' puts this film on a fast track ... Read More

Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review
Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review   Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2011 8:12 PM EST
When it comes to horror and suspense, there are few directors who can truly nail the proper tone to get the best reaction from audiences. Guillermo Del Toro has made a career of accomplishing just that. His latest film, which he wrote but didn't direct, is something of a passion project. When he was a child he watched the telefilm Don't be ... Read More

Colombiana Theatrical Review
Colombiana Theatrical Review   Colombiana Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2011 6:56 AM EST
Vengeance is beautiful; that's the tag line for the new film Columbiana from EuropaCorp. The movie, which translated means Columbian Woman, is the latest from the aforementioned French production company run by Lou Besson who has brought the American public some of the more popular action films over the years. Some of those include Taken, The P... Read More

The Conspirator DVD Review
The Conspirator DVD Review   The Conspirator DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/20/2011 10:19 PM EST
There are many moments in history that we all know very well. One of the most well-known and tragic points in American history is the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. We all know of how it transpired, while at the theater with his wife, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. What many of us don't know is the conspiracy that too... Read More

Fright Night Theatrical Review
Fright Night Theatrical Review   Fright Night Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/18/2011 11:55 AM EST
The scary, seething, suspenseful, gory, horror filled Fright Night left me turning my head on my way to the car following the showing.  It's a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that can have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don't have to be Goth to enjoy, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody ... Read More

Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review
Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review   Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/18/2011 10:17 AM EST
Hollywood has a way of reinventing things by rejuvenating characters and bringing them up to date with all the bells and whistles necessary to make it ‘fresh and new.'  This is the case of the film Conan the Barbarian where they have remade a classic adding all the CGI bells and whistles then throwing in some topless women for eye candy.... Read More

Limitless Blu-ray Review
Limitless Blu-ray Review   Limitless Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/14/2011 2:54 PM EST
What if there was a drug out there that would increase your IQ to over four digits?   Would you take it?  If so, what would you do with your life?  Relativity Media's new film, Limitless, based on the story, Dark Fields, by Alan Glynn, aims to answer this question and more.   The film follows the life of one Eddie Morra (Bra... Read More

30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review
30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review   30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/12/2011 11:26 AM EST
When it comes to comedies the simplest plot device is the easiest one. When you look at films like Harold & Kumar, Pineapple Express, or The Hangover you can see how a simple scenario can become fodder for uproarious hilarity. That being said, it doesn't always work out that way and in the case of 30 Minutes or Less we are left wanting more... Read More

Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review   Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/11/2011 6:57 PM EST
Shattering, piercing, gut wrenching, queasy, bloody, gouging, bone breaking, mind blowing, and yet mesmerizing that's what Final Destination 5 is all about, especially in 3D.  This is one of those select few films that use 3 Dimension well and it will blow your mind.  If you have never seen a Final Destination movie or are a big fan o... Read More

Rio DVD Review
Rio DVD Review   Rio DVD Review
(Eric English)  08/10/2011 10:50 PM EST
Colorful, fun, and entertaining are the some of the (tamer) first words that come to mind when thinking about Rio De Janeiro Brazil. "Rio", from the creators of Ice Age, is a story about a Blue McCaw from Minnesota whose adventures lead him to Brazil for a , you guessed it, colorful, fun, and entertaining romp the whole family will enjoy!... Read More