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.

Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review
Battle: Los Angeles   Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/11/2011 8:13 AM EDT
Every couple of years, the stars align and two large Hollywood studios end up releasing similar films within a year.  In the past, it has been volcanos --   2010-2011 has brought us alien invasions.  The first one out of the gate, Skyline, was an attempt to make a glossy high-end invasion film...it failed.  Enter March 2011, Col... Read More

127 Hours Blu-ray Review
127 Hours   127 Hours Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/10/2011 11:58 AM EDT
127 Hours is the true story of Aaron Ralston a man in love with nature and outdoor adventure. On one morning in the beautiful canyons of Utah Aaron's right arm becomes wedged a rock wall and a boulder. What comes next is a hard and harrowing look at a man who put his own needs first before those of everyone else, a man who kept everyone in his, eve... Read More

Love & Other Drugs Blu-ray Review
Love & Other Drugs   Love & Other Drugs Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/10/2011 11:55 AM EDT
The film Love & Other Drugs came to theaters without much fanfare. Perhaps that was because the tone of the movie never quite found its groove. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway as Jamie and Maggie; two people who are more than opposite but wind up having an intimate and torrid affair. The characters they play are nothing we hav... Read More

Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review
Red Riding Hood   Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/10/2011 11:11 AM EDT
Back in 2008, an indie film director, Catherine Hardwicke, made a big splash in Hollywood with the first film in the Twilight saga.   Although not liked by all, her perception of showing teenage angst and true love rocketed the film to stardom and has now become part of Hollywood lore.  She tries to strike lightning twice this spring... Read More

Rain Man Blu-ray Review
Rain Man   Rain Man Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/03/2011 1:20 PM EDT
Sometimes when you see a particular film it stays with you no matter much time has passed. Rain Man with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman is just such a film.   Arriving in theaters in the 1980's, it quickly won audiences over with its story of Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) who is an L.A. based auto dealer/hustler/bookie. Charlie has been angry fo... Read More

Rango Theatrical Review
Rango   Rango Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/03/2011 10:36 AM EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean's director, Gore Verbinski (The Ring), has re-teamed with Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland, From Hell), and some other of his pirate gang this year to bring audiences around the world, Rango.  Rango is a very strange tale of a lizard (Depp), who after spending a very unusual life in a fish tank, ends up in the Moha... Read More

Drive Angry Theatrical Review
Drive Angry   Drive Angry Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/25/2011 7:57 AM EDT
The first I heard of Drive Angry, I was attending Comic Con 2010.  The premise seemed likely enough to be a decent film -- Milton (Nicolas Cage; The Rock, Con-Air) breaks out of hell to save his granddaughter and to avenge the death of his daughter.   Fast forward eight months to February 25, 2011 -- Drive Angry is released to an audience... Read More

Hall Pass Theatrical Review
Hall Pass   Hall Pass Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/24/2011 6:58 PM EDT
There are a few films that have come out in the past 2 years that have tried to recreate the magic of The Hangover and unfortunately none of them have really succeeded in doing it. Now another film comes along that promises the same kind of hi-jinks. The movie is Hall Pass, starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer and Christina Appleg... Read More

Breakout Kings Theatrical Review
Premiere   Breakout Kings Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/22/2011 7:36 PM EDT
A lot of TV shows employ a certain gimmick to ensnare audiences, shows like CSI, The Mentalist, Bones, and Breaking Bad are perfect examples. Using gimmicks like quirky characters, extreme situations, or just great writing all of them have done a great job of putting aside some disbelief in order to enjoy a good story.    Breakout Kings, ... Read More

Unstoppable Blu-ray Review
Unstoppable   Unstoppable Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/21/2011 10:58 PM EDT
Sometimes you can't help but enjoy a movie that, in your heart, you know is completely ridiculous but does exactly what it promises; has great action, simple plot and doesn't talk down to audiences.   Unstoppable is that kind of film; it stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as two railroad operators who get caught up in an outrageous situati... Read More