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.

As Above / So Below Theatrical Review
As Above / So Below   As Above / So Below Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/29/2014 9:28 AM EDT
As Above, So Below, the latest horror thriller co-written and directed by John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) opens this week in theaters.  Set in the catacombs under Paris, As above follows a team of explorers as they discover the horror under the City of Lights.  While underground the explorers have visions of their pasts which haunt ... Read More

The November Man Theatrical Review
The November Man   The November Man Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/27/2014 9:19 AM EDT
Proving you can't keep a good agent down, Pierce Bronson, 007 himself, has just gotten his license to kill reinstated in the new thriller, November Man. November Man, director by spy thriller veteran, Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, The Recruit), based on the first in a thirteen part book series by author Bill Granger, is about a retied CIA... Read More

The Expendables 3 Theatrical Review
The Expendables 3   The Expendables 3 Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  08/14/2014 2:38 PM EDT
The night the lights went out on…Lincoln Road.  A power outage affected the entire block.  In the theatre, The Expendables 3 continued to play.  Like the proverbial cockroach.  Except for the sound.  The sound had cut out, and the crowd agreed that the film had just improved ten-fold.  Should Stallone be bored e... Read More

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/07/2014 11:07 AM EDT
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   Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  07/31/2014 9:56 AM EDT
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   Get On Up Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/31/2014 9:45 AM EDT
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   Hercules Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  07/30/2014 11:05 AM EDT
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   Lucy Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/24/2014 4:06 PM EDT
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   Sex Tape Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  07/18/2014 8:41 AM EDT
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   Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2014 3:19 PM EDT
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