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.

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

Due Date Blu-ray Review
Due Date   Due Date Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/21/2011 10:45 PM EDT
Due Date stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis as two road companions on the worst possible trip in history. For anyone who was born before the 1980's it will bring up memories of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Unlike that film though this film feels the need to up the crazy quotient by 100%; perhaps it's indicative of the times we live in... Read More

I Am Number Four Theatrical Review
I Am Number Four   I Am Number Four Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/19/2011 10:41 AM EDT
Michael Bay certainly knows how to make an action movie; his newest film I Am Number Four is a perfect example of large special effects and straight-forward acting. The film stars newcomer Alex Pettyfer as a young boy on the run from a monstrous enemy who seeks only his death.   The film opens on a forest at night and two people trying their b... Read More

Unknown Theatrical Review
Unknown   Unknown Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/17/2011 11:09 AM EDT
Unknown, the latest thriller film from Dark Castle and Warner Bros., stars Liam Neeson and is based on a story by Didier Van Cauwelaert.   Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson: Taken, Batman Begins) and his wife (January Jones: X-Men: First Class, Mad Men) head to Germany to speak at a conference in Berlin.  However, while checking in at the ho... Read More

Dungeons & Dragons Blu-ray Review
Dungeons & Dragons   Dungeons & Dragons Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/16/2011 11:06 AM EDT
For anyone who has been a fan of the fantasy world the name of Dungeons & Dragons legendary. It was created back in 1974 by Gary Gygax who like most fantasy lovers, had grown up longing to play in a world like Lord of the Rings. Eventually he was able to simulate that experience with the role-playing game of Dungeons & Dragons where partici... Read More

Thelma and Louise Blu-ray Review
Thelma and Louise   Thelma and Louise Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/15/2011 9:48 AM EDT
Everyone loves a good road movie; two friends jumping in the car, throwing caution to the wind and seeing where life takes them. That's the general idea with the classic film Thelma & Louise directed by legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and now finally on Blu-ray.The film opens with our two heroines living out their daily miserable existence. Lo... Read More

Cedar Rapids Theatrical Review
Cedar Rapids   Cedar Rapids Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/13/2011 8:55 PM EDT
Ed Helms has certainly made a name for himself these past few years, first with his stint on The Office and then in The Hangover which was a huge success. Now he takes the reigns as he heads up Cedar Rapids, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival.Helms plays the part of Tim Lippe, an insurance salesman working in the small town of Brow... Read More

The Eagle Theatrical Review
The Eagle   The Eagle Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/12/2011 4:35 PM EDT
There are a lot of movies that try to depict what life may have been life in the early years of our civilization. The Eagle is another of those movies. It stars Channing Tatum as Marcus Aquila, a centurion from Rome. He is seeking to recover the honor of his family name by proving to all that his father wasn't the coward everyone claims he was.The ... Read More

Stone DVD Review
Stone   Stone DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/12/2011 12:07 PM EDT
Stone is a film starring Edward Norton, Robert De Niro and Milla Jovovich, about a man who is nearing his parole hearing and attempts to manipulate the system so he is guaranteed freedom but along the way undergoes a spiritual epiphany.The film opens with a young couple who live a modest life somewhere in Midwest America. Right from the start anyon... Read More



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