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 Devil's Double Theatrical Review
The Devil's Double   The Devil's Double Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/22/2011 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   Friends With Benefits Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/22/2011 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   Captain America: The First Avenger Theatrical Review
(Craig Rogalski)  07/21/2011 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   Arthur Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/21/2011 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   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/14/2011 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   Another Earth Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/10/2011 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

Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review
Season of the Witch   Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 8:56 PM EDT
Due to some issues in his personal life Nicholas Cage has been making some interesting choices when it comes to his acting career. The latest in these is Season of the Witch, a fantasy adventure starring the aforementioned Cage and Ron Pearlman.   The film opens with the execution of three women accused of being witches. All of the women insis... Read More

The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review
The Warrior's Way   The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 8:55 PM EDT
The trick with most Kung Fu movies is that you don't know what to expect with each one. While for hard core enthusiasts every martial arts film has something appealing to them, the majority of the viewing audience tend to have a rough time with it. The latest addition to this genre is called The Warrior's Way.   The film stars Dong-gun Jang as... Read More

Zookeeper Theatrical Review
Zookeeper   Zookeeper Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 1:36 PM EDT
A majority of the time when you attend a kids movie you have a general idea what to expect, lots of literal jokes involving bodily functions, weird faces, and an overabundance of physical comedy. Zookeeper, the new film starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson is no exception.   James' character Griffin Keyes is your typical glass-half-full typ... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/07/2011 12:32 PM EDT
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid children's series, by Jeff Kinney, has become an overnight success with young adult readers everywhere; so it was no surprise when 20th Century Fox released the first book in the series last year to cinema goers worldwide.  This year they continue in the series with the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.&n... Read More