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 Fighter Theatrical Review
The Fighter   The Fighter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/23/2010 12:30 PM EST
Mark Wahlberg has a tendency to be type cast as the guy "from the streets" and while he has often expressed some displeasure with the kind of films offered to him there is certainly no way you can deny how well he does in these roles. His newest venture is called The Fighter, about the early years of Irish Mickey Ward and his brother, Dic... Read More

True Grit Theatrical Review
True Grit   True Grit Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/23/2010 12:28 PM EST
The best way to go view the latest adaption of True Grit is as its own entity. There was the first movie with the legendary John Wayne and now there is the 21st century version with Jeff Bridges. Both versions are good representations of the book by Charles Portis. Though neither can deliver the true sense of revenge that the book delivers, but wha... Read More

Rush Hour Blu-ray Review
Rush Hour   Rush Hour Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/23/2010 12:17 PM EST
Who doesn't love a buddy cop movie? It all started way back in the eighties with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Their on screen chemistry starting with the first of four Lethal Weapon movies set a bar all action/comedy movies to come. There have been many incarnations of this type over the years, and with varied combinations. The one, though, that br... Read More

Tron Legacy Theatrical Review
Tron Legacy   Tron Legacy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/19/2010 9:32 PM EST
Gamers and action junkies will have a treat in store with the release of Tron: Legacy a computer game plot with spunk.  The fast paced adventure may be a sequel, but plays well to first timers.  If there is a downside to the film, it's that adults 35+ will probably not like or even understand the storyline.  But, if your ilk is getti... Read More

Going The Distance Blu-ray Review
Going The Distance   Going The Distance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/10/2010 5:36 PM EST
A long distance relationship is never easy; at some point in our lives most of us have done it. This is the subject of the romantic comedy Going the Distance with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore. Justin Long plays Garrett, a thirty-something who works for a record label. Drew Barrymore plays Erin, also a thirty-something who is working as an in... Read More

Knight and Day Blu-ray Review
Knight and Day   Knight and Day Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/10/2010 2:23 PM EST
There is something to be said for the blend of action, comedy and romance. When done right you have enjoyable film that any movie patron will enjoy. Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz is just such a film.June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is a simple woman who runs an auto restoration garage and is on her way to visit her sister for a brid... Read More

The Tourist Theatrical Review
The Tourist   The Tourist Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/10/2010 9:50 AM EST
Lets get things straight first...if you are going into the Tourist thinking it is going to be a wild ride like a Jason Bourne film, then you will be sorely disappointed.   The Tourist, directed and written by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, tells the story of Frank Taylor (Johnny Depp), an American tourist, who crosses paths with a stranger ... Read More

Cyrus DVD Review
Cyrus   Cyrus DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/07/2010 10:38 PM EST
The movie Cyrus focuses on the life of a man who has succumbed to the idea of being alone for the rest of his life. The man, John, played by John C Reilly was divorced from his wife over seven years ago and never truly accepted the idea of losing her nor has he really gotten over her. His nights are spent by himself searching the internet for "... Read More

The Warrior's Way Theatrical Review
The Warrior's Way   The Warrior's Way Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  12/05/2010 6:39 PM EST
There are a lot of good Kung-Fu movies out there and there are a lot of bad Kung-Fu movies out there. The Warrior's Way is one of those movies that could fall somewhere in the middle of those ranges depending on your point of view.The movie opens with the Yang, played by Dong-gun Jang, who is a legendary assassin/swordsman working for an obviou... Read More

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice   The Sorcerer's Apprentice Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/05/2010 6:36 PM EST
I did not have the privilege of seeing this movie when it was released in theatres last summer.  It was on my list of movies to see but things just didn't work out that way.  So I watched it for the first time on Blu-Ray when screening it for this review. This movie was marketed incorrectly – it was shown in the trailers as bei... Read More