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.

We Are The Night Theatrical Review
We Are The Night   We Are The Night Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/31/2011 7:32 PM EDT
Nothing comes without a price and that's the moral behind the German horror film We Are the Night. Karoline Herfurth stars in this film about a trio of female vampires who are living out the ultimate night life in the clubs of Berlin.   Lena (Herfurth) is a 20-year-old Berlin native who is getting by as a petty thief. Her home life isn'... Read More

Kung Fu Panda 2 Theatrical Review
Kung Fu Panda 2   Kung Fu Panda 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/26/2011 3:07 PM EDT
The Dragon warrior is back in the theaters this Memorial Day weekend with the release of Kung Fu Panda 2.  The story takes place a little while after the first Kung Fu Panda film (2008).    After earning the respect he deserved at the end of the last film, Po (Jack Black), along with the Furious Five -Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper, a... Read More

The Hangover Part II Theatrical Review
The Hangover Part II   The Hangover Part II Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  05/26/2011 12:03 PM EDT
‘Holdover Part II' is more like it because The Hangover Part II should be in movie theaters for a very long time.  The hilarious comedy uses the same formula as in the original that got the filmmaker an amazing box office return.  The writers, cast and crew did an amazing job of bringing one of the funniest movies of the year to the... Read More

I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review
I Am Number Four   I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/25/2011 8:02 PM EDT
Adult novels are a hot commodity in Hollywood these days, so it is no surprise that the latest hot title for children, I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore, is the latest novel to make its way to the big screen.   The story is quite simple and takes it cues from a show on the CW network, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is a teenager from another plan... Read More

Platoon Blu-ray Review
Platoon   Platoon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/25/2011 7:51 PM EDT
No one movie can capture the horror of war but there are some that have come close and Platoon is one of them. Directed by Oliver Stone, a Vietnam vet himself, the movie portrays the harsh realities of combat through the eyes of a young college dropout.   Charlie Sheen stars as Chris Taylor a young naïve college student who quits school a... Read More

The Rite Blu-ray Review
The Rite   The Rite Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/21/2011 7:13 PM EDT
Every horror movie that comes along boasts that this film will be the scariest movie you have ever seen; sometimes even making comparisons to classic films like The Exorcist, American Werewolf in London, or The Ring. A lot of the time though these films turn out to be unable to follow through on their claims and you end up leaving the theater disap... Read More

Gnomeo & Juliet Blu-ray Review
Gnomeo & Juliet   Gnomeo & Juliet Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  05/20/2011 3:04 PM EDT
The story is a simple mix of Shakespeare's famous, forbidden love tragedy mapped onto the secret world of animated garden gnomes. If that makes any sense at all to you, you are likely prepared for Gnomeo and Juliet. The story is about the love of blue-gnome, Gnomeo ( James McAvoy) and red-gnome, Juliet (Emily Blunt) with attending voice overs f... Read More

The Usual Suspects Blu-ray Review
The Usual Suspects Digibook   The Usual Suspects Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/19/2011 11:14 AM EDT
Sometimes a movie comes along that completely shakes our world to the very core. It is a rare thing to experience this and when it does happen it is not easily accomplished a second time. When The Usual Suspects came to theaters no one had any idea what to expect from it. Outwardly it looked like a simple crime caper but beneath that surface there ... Read More

Priest Theatrical Review
Priest   Priest Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/16/2011 9:21 PM EDT
Lately there has been an influx of vampire related media. It seems like everywhere you turn there is another TV show or film popping up somewhere. The latest in this series is Priest starring Paul Bettany so as a lone warrior determined to end the vampire invasion for one of the last free human civilizations.   The film opens with a botched mi... Read More

Bridesmaids Theatrical Review
Bridesmaids   Bridesmaids Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  05/12/2011 11:25 AM EDT
From the mind of Kristen Wiig and produced by Judd Apatow, this movie can be summed up as an odd female version of The Hangover.  But I don't think it's as good as what it was aiming for.  Funny in many places, the story falls flat and may only relate to certain audiences. Story/Script/Plot Development (D):  Without giving much ... Read More