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.

In Time Theatrical Review
In Time Theatrical Review   In Time Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/31/2011 10:26 PM EST
Writer/director Andrew Niccol's films make you pause and require some smart thinking. His film Gattaca, which he wrote, was also his first directing debut and a favorite of some sci-fi fans. Next came The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey and written and produced by Niccol, which received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. N... Read More

The Rum Diary Theatrical Review
The Rum Diary Theatrical Review   The Rum Diary Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/27/2011 3:33 PM EST
A testy screenplay that turns conventional upside down becomes an enjoyable madcap adventure with Johnny Depp's ‘intoxicating' performance.  The daring filmmaking that takes a chance with the outlandish Hunter S. Thompson book The Rum Diary comes up a winner.  Not a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but a very good companion piece.&nb... Read More

Puss in Boots Theatrical Review
Puss in Boots Theatrical Review   Puss in Boots Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/27/2011 9:08 AM EST
In the original story, Puss is a pretty arrogant cat.  He is not much of a sword-fighter, but is very smart as well as smartly dressed.  In Shrek, he is Antonio Bandaras, and he is a wizard with a blade.     Now we get a spin-off that takes place before the Shrek films:  Puss is an outlaw who grew up in an orphanage and hun... Read More

The Three Musketeers Theatrical Review
The Three Musketeers Theatrical Review   The Three Musketeers Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/23/2011 2:40 PM EST
It is beyond amazing at how easily someone can take a classic tale and turn it into something unentertaining. What was once an epic tale has been watered down for the sake of the 3D craze and instead focuses on a dress wearing Milla Jovovich who is essentially incorporating all the moves from her Resident Evil films.It isn't too surprising to see h... Read More

The Thing Theatrical Review
The Thing Theatrical Review   The Thing Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/13/2011 11:25 AM EST
Fans of the film The Thing beware; even though the movie takes you back to the Norwegian outpost providing a beginning to John Carpenter's 1982 film with the same title, it may as well have been a remake.  Those that have never seen Carpenter's masterpiece however, will get all the chills and thrills of the original.  For fun, why... Read More

Footloose Theatrical Review
Footloose Theatrical Review   Footloose Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/13/2011 8:35 AM EST
Back in 1984, a small film, featuring Kevin Bacon, emerged on the silver screen – it was entitled, Footloose. The film went on to have moderate box office success, spawn a few hit singles and have a lasting impression on Generation X.  Now 26 years later, Footloose is coming back to the silver screen -- this time staring an unknown cast,... Read More

The Ides of March Theatrical Review
The Ides of March Theatrical Review   The Ides of March Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/07/2011 10:30 AM EST
Given the terrible state of our economical and political landscape at the moment, a film like The Ides of March could not have come at a better time. The movie tells the fictional story of a Presidential candidate and his team while they attempt to make a successful run for the White House.George Clooney plays Governor and Presidential Candidate Mi... Read More

Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review
Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review   Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/07/2011 9:07 AM EST
Director Marc Forster who filmed Quantum of Solace and Monster's Ball brings Machine Gun Preacher to the screen and drives home a winner.  His production of the true story of the merciless killings in East Africa and one man's untiring commitment to helping children in the path of civil war provides a chill that's hard to forget.  Th... Read More

Real Steel Theatrical Review
Real Steel Theatrical Review   Real Steel Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/06/2011 10:51 AM EST
It's not Rocky, it's Real Steel, but you would think you were watching the great boxing film in another dimension.  The gritty, action packed fight film blows the lid off some extreme robots on it's way to being an entertaining film for those who like a good punch fest.  I liked this film for the action, comedy and father-son relationship... Read More

What's Your Number? Theatrical Review
What's Your Number? Theatrical Review   What's Your Number? Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/30/2011 7:05 AM EST
It's a chick flick, so there you go, I said it right up front.  And, What's Your Number? is very predictable, so there you go again.  AND it's 27 Dresses with a bit more sex and without Katherine Heigl.  Actually, I almost liked the film up until two scenes that show the moral decay of American cinema. The story follows Ally Dar... Read More