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.

My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
My Soul to Take Theatrical Review   My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 3:05 PM EST
After having a five-year hiatus from directing the Master of Horror, Wes Craven is back this fall with his latest film, My Soul To Take.My Soul To Take takes place in the sleepy town of Riverton, where a legend tells of a serial killer, The Ripper, who swore he would return from the grave. Now, 16 years later, children born the night of the Ripper&... Read More

The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review
The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review   The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/13/2010 6:42 PM EST
Out on Blu-Ray from 20th Century Fox is The Last of the Mohicans, but rather than being the original theatrical release, this version is Michael Mann's "Definitive Cut".  The Definitive Cut adds several scenes that were not seen in the original release, mainly revolving around the relationship between Hawkeye and Cora Munro. ... Read More

Secretariat Theatrical Review
Secretariat Theatrical Review   Secretariat Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/07/2010 10:44 AM EST
Ayla examined her son again, trying to remember the reflection of herself.  My forehead bulges out like that, she thought, reaching up to touch her face.  And that bone under his month, I've got one too.  But he's got brow ridges, and I haven't.  Clan people have brow ridges.  If I'm different, why shouldn&#... Read More

Three Kings Blu-ray Review
Three Kings Blu-ray Review   Three Kings Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/07/2010 9:57 AM EST
Some movies don't hit the mark the second they hit the theaters. For whatever reason people just don't gravitate towards, it could be the trailer, the actors in the film or the plot, but it just never gets off the ground the way it should. What ends up happening sometimes is that same movie will develop a following after the Blu-ray release and slo... Read More

Let Me In Theatrical Review
Let Me In Theatrical Review   Let Me In Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/06/2010 11:14 PM EST
There are a lot of movies right now about vampires. So much so that it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed by all of it. So it is refreshing to find a movie that steps a little bit out of the standard vampire myth and instead gives us a commentary on relationships. Let me in was originally a Swedish movie about a young boy whose neighbor, a young ... Read More

The Social Network Theatrical Review
The Social Network Theatrical Review   The Social Network Theatrical Review
(Stpehen Compall)  10/01/2010 8:06 AM EST
What most surprised me regarding The Social Network was the degree to which I sympathized with its subject, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg, Zombieland, Solitary Man).  I've followed the recent controversy surrounding Facebook's poor privacy and found their response entirely lacking, if not surprising.  But this film is ... Read More

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review   Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/28/2010 10:49 AM EST
Back in the 1980's Oliver Stone made a movie called Wall Street which was a social commentary of the way American business operated during that generation. The character of Richard Gekko (Michael Douglas) was a personification of that time and culture. His speech about greed being good perfectly encapsulated the thought process of that decade. Now ... Read More

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review   Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/28/2010 10:45 AM EST
Legend of the Guardians is based on a book series of the same name. It is about a young owl named Soren who dreams of one day becoming a guardian of Ga'Hoole and fighting noble battles. Naturally these books were adapted into a movie. Directed by Zack Snyder of 300 fame, the trailers for the movie came off a bit difficult to translate if you weren'... Read More

You Again Theatrical Review
You Again Theatrical Review   You Again Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/24/2010 10:36 AM EST
It's good to see Kristen Bell getting work. I've liked her ever since Veronica Mars and her natural charisma lights up the screen when she's on it. When you throw in Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis (who play the 'grown ups' in the movie) you have a cast that ought to be solid gold. Unfortunately, it's not. "You Ag... Read More

Devil Theatrical Review
Devil Theatrical Review   Devil Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/21/2010 10:29 PM EST
A few years ago we saw the first of many M. Night Shyamalan movies, The Sixth Sense. That movie came out of left field and astounded audiences with the deep well of emotion from all the characters and also the final surprise ending. As time passed more movies from him cropped up and it seems as though he has become a one trick pony. His most recent... Read More