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.

Seeking Justice Theatrical Review
Seeking Justice   Seeking Justice Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  03/15/2012 9:26 AM EDT
In the gritty underbelly of "post-Katrina" New Orleans, crime is rampant. There are those on both sides of the law, and some who subscribe to neither. The levees are repaired but the heart and soul of the city is lost. Would be vigilantes who seek to clean up the streets by whatever means necessary emerge from the shadows to recruit more ... Read More

Goon Theatrical Review
Goon   Goon Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/13/2012 8:56 AM EDT
As much as "Moneyball" wasn't about baseball, "Goon" isn't really about the game of hockey. There's plenty of tense action on the ice to enjoy, but the picture is more fascinated with the elements of violence that dominate the sport, celebrating the bloodletting and glove-tossing escalation, forming a gladiator sport... Read More

The Cabin In The Woods Theatrical Review
The Cabin In The Woods   The Cabin In The Woods Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/11/2012 11:04 AM EDT
Much like homage to the classic Evil Dead, Cabin in the Woods is best explained as their own tagline describes: People go to a cabin in the woods.  Bad things happen.  But the movie is much more than that.  Wish I could go into more detail, but this movie is a mix of several genres in perfect harmony.  In this era of cookie cutt... Read More

Silent House Theatrical Review
Silent House   Silent House Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/09/2012 8:39 AM EDT
What starts out as a horror flick turns into a terror mindbender in the movie Silent House.  Not a very good script and a bit too sophisticated for most fans of the genres, there's little doubt that it will not last at the box office.    Set in a northern rural lake area, Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) has returned to her childhoo... Read More

John Carter Theatrical Review
John Carter   John Carter Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/08/2012 9:36 AM EDT
Technically John Carter shines as one of the better films I've seen in a couple of years.  The CGI, make-up, puppetry, mixed with fine live action characterization alone is worth the watch. Melding all this technology with the amazing fantasy story by Edgar Rice Burroughs and you have an excellent movie going experience. Much like the film Ava... Read More

Friends With Kids Theatrical Review
Friends With Kids   Friends With Kids Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/08/2012 8:52 AM EDT
It's cute, fun loving and complicated, yes Friends With Kids has all the markings of a chick flick. Yet for men the film does play well to couples, so gals grab a fine guy and drag him to see this funny little romantic comedy. Friends Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott), both single adults have known each other for years.  T... Read More

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax   Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  03/03/2012 6:00 PM EDT
The Lorax marks the fourth story of the late great Dr. Seuss to be adapted into a film. Two of those films, The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas were made into live-action films, while the other, Horton Hears a Who was an animated feature. So far all of the adaptations done by Hollywood have failed in comparison to the original sto... Read More

Wanderlust Theatrical Review
Wanderlust   Wanderlust Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/26/2012 8:14 PM EDT
Trust falls? Rap sessions? Giggle weed? Whatever tools of the trade Paul Rudd and director David Wain share to dream up the kind of inspired nutso stuff Rudd has done in smart-funny-raunchy winners like Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models. But whatever it is, the two are in a groove — and backed up by some blissed-out creative co-conspira... Read More

Act of Valor Theatrical Review
Act of Valor   Act of Valor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/24/2012 9:01 AM EDT
They're not actors, directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh did not want them to be.  The main characters in the movie Act of Valor are real Navy SEALs and they perform like one of the best freedom fighter units that the United States could ever produce.  The film does more than entertain; it gives Americans a chance to see what the armed fo... Read More

Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review
Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance   Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  02/18/2012 5:57 PM EDT
Nicolas Cage is back as the Ghost Rider; and after his 2007 original outing as Johnny Blaze, I didn't think I would be saying that.  Johnny Blaze, the stunt rider who sold his soul to the devil in a pact to save his dying father and in return got cursed, has resided in Eastern Europe for the last five years. Five years of trying to repress the... Read More



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