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.

Warrior Theatrical Review
Warrior Theatrical Review   Warrior Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  9/8/2011 6:43 AM EDT
I watched befuddled, backtracking Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte, 48 Hrs, Mother Night) working desperately, unselfconsciously to insinuate himself back into his son's life. As he stood on son Brendan's (Joel Edgerton, Star Wars Episode III, Legend of the Guardians) lawn, I decided that he was pathetic and degenerate, even gloriously so. Of cours... Read More

Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review
Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review   Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/27/2011 11:15 PM EDT
If you are looking for a comedy that has a lot of laughs and surprising situations, Our Idiot Brother fails to deliver.  Opening late in the summer wasn't a good idea since the film comes on the heels of a fairly good year for human humor.  A lot of ‘seen that' and ‘not too original' puts this film on a fast track ... Read More

Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review
Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review   Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/26/2011 8:12 PM EDT
When it comes to horror and suspense, there are few directors who can truly nail the proper tone to get the best reaction from audiences. Guillermo Del Toro has made a career of accomplishing just that. His latest film, which he wrote but didn't direct, is something of a passion project. When he was a child he watched the telefilm Don't be ... Read More

Colombiana Theatrical Review
Colombiana Theatrical Review   Colombiana Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/26/2011 6:56 AM EDT
Vengeance is beautiful; that's the tag line for the new film Columbiana from EuropaCorp. The movie, which translated means Columbian Woman, is the latest from the aforementioned French production company run by Lou Besson who has brought the American public some of the more popular action films over the years. Some of those include Taken, The P... Read More

Fright Night Theatrical Review
Fright Night Theatrical Review   Fright Night Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/18/2011 11:55 AM EDT
The scary, seething, suspenseful, gory, horror filled Fright Night left me turning my head on my way to the car following the showing.  It's a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that can have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don't have to be Goth to enjoy, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody ... Read More

Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review
Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review   Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/18/2011 10:17 AM EDT
Hollywood has a way of reinventing things by rejuvenating characters and bringing them up to date with all the bells and whistles necessary to make it ‘fresh and new.'  This is the case of the film Conan the Barbarian where they have remade a classic adding all the CGI bells and whistles then throwing in some topless women for eye candy.... Read More

30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review
30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review   30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/12/2011 11:26 AM EDT
When it comes to comedies the simplest plot device is the easiest one. When you look at films like Harold & Kumar, Pineapple Express, or The Hangover you can see how a simple scenario can become fodder for uproarious hilarity. That being said, it doesn't always work out that way and in the case of 30 Minutes or Less we are left wanting more... Read More

Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review   Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/11/2011 6:57 PM EDT
Shattering, piercing, gut wrenching, queasy, bloody, gouging, bone breaking, mind blowing, and yet mesmerizing that's what Final Destination 5 is all about, especially in 3D.  This is one of those select few films that use 3 Dimension well and it will blow your mind.  If you have never seen a Final Destination movie or are a big fan o... Read More

The Help Theatrical Review
The Help Theatrical Review   The Help Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/9/2011 9:25 PM EDT
It's hard to believe that it was only a short period of time ago that people were still separating black from white.  In The Help we find what a little thing like writing a book could do to stir up segregation and bring it to the forefront.  In this story there's a huge helping of right versus wrong with an unexpected outcome that reminds... Read More

The Change-Up Theatrical Review
The Change-Up Theatrical Review   The Change-Up Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/4/2011 7:22 AM EDT
Not much to say positive about The Change UP a lame film that tries every old trick in the book to grab your attention and make you think it's comedy.  The film suffers from ‘I've seen that before' and a sick humor syndrome.  If you think that watching a baby try to stick its hand in a blender is funny, then this is your kind of wei... Read More