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.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/07/2014 11:07 AM EST
For years various studios and companies have been trying to find a way to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle property back on the big screen, and this August it will be finally accomplished by Platinum Dunes, Nickelodeon, and Paramount.The premise is simple – Four turtles and a rat come into contact with a mutagen agent that transforms then ... Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review
Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review   Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  07/31/2014 9:56 AM EST
Marvel Studios does it again!  Cliche? Yes, and yes.  About that...We begin by meeting Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) as a young boy (not) coping with his mother's death, and abducted by an alien ship. Rather than deliver him (to whom, we have yet to discover…his extraterrestrial father, Jason, or one of his foes, perhaps)... Read More

Get On Up Theatrical Review
Get On Up Theatrical Review   Get On Up Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/31/2014 9:45 AM EST
Get on Up: the James Brown Story" combines drama, heart and great music to tell the fascinating life story of the Godfather of Soul.   Chadwick Boseman (Draft Day) Plays the lead and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) plays Brown's best friend Bobby Bird.  Dan Aykroyd (Ghoptbusters, The Blues Brothers) portrays Brown's long time manager ... Read More

Hercules Theatrical Review
Hercules Theatrical Review   Hercules Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  07/30/2014 11:05 AM EST
One of Ancient Greece's most popular myths is turned on its head with Brett Ratner's telling of Hercules. In Ratner's account, the son of Zeus is no more than a leader of a band of cut-throat mercenaries, working their way through life, until they each have enough gold to retire into a life they all desire.Once the predictable narrative that seems ... Read More

Lucy Theatrical Review
Lucy Theatrical Review   Lucy Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/24/2014 4:06 PM EST
This week Universal Pictures hopes to breathe life into a dead summer with their new film Lucy. Lucy, stars  Scarlett Johansson,  is Luc Besson's (The Professional, The Fifth Element) latest action thriller. The premise although a little far fetched is simple. Lucy is a student studying abroad in Taipei who, through a series of mishap... Read More

Sex Tape Theatrical Review
Sex Tape Theatrical Review   Sex Tape Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  07/18/2014 8:41 AM EST
When it comes to creating a comedy, there are many topics one could shy away from, but Porn has never been one of them. In fact, if done right, it could lend to a fun and interesting story, with major complications. Zack and Miri made a porno that didn't do so well, and yet Don Jon did nothing but watch them…to great success. So why woul... Read More

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review   Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2014 3:19 PM EST
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow up to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, picks up where the first movie left off.  When it starts we see the news reports discussing the spread of the simian flu worldwide and the destruction of the human race.  The movie then switches to the woods where hundreds of apes, led by Cesar portrayed via ... Read More

Tammy Theatrical Review
Tammy Theatrical Review   Tammy Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  07/07/2014 4:05 PM EST
Love them or hate them, you have a fairly good idea what could happen in road trip movies, before you start watching them and usually it ultimately does. Tammy, while having a little bit of originality fails to make the most of itTammy is Melissa McCarthy's (The Heat, Mike and Molly) latest character creation for the big screen.  She is a woma... Read More

Earth To Echo Theatrical Review
Earth To Echo Theatrical Review   Earth To Echo Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/02/2014 12:10 AM EST
What happens when you cross an alien with "The Blair witch project"  film style and the latest social media?  You get this generation's version of "ET: The Extraterrestrial" –"Earth to Echo".   Earth to echo is set up as video blog ("fount footage") narrated by Tuck played by actor, ... Read More

22 Jump Street Theatrical Review
22 Jump Street Theatrical Review   22 Jump Street Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/12/2014 10:40 AM EST
The boys are back in school for another round of parody comedic action fun in 22 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill (Superbad, Wolf on Wall Street) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Haywire). The first film, 21 Jump Street, based on the 80s television show of the same name, was a smash success by taking a serious drama show and making ... Read More