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.

Larry Crowne Theatrical Review
Larry Crowne Theatrical Review   Larry Crowne Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  7/4/2011 9:04 PM EDT
The newest film from Tom Hanks is called Larry Crowne which is about a well-mannered middle aged man who finds himself the latest person on the unemployment line and what would at first seem to be a difficult transition winds up becoming a journey into a better life.   Larry Crowne (Hanks) is an employee of the fictional mega-store UMart. He i... Read More

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Theatrical Review
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Theatrical Review   Transformers: Dark of the Moon Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/28/2011 9:23 AM EDT
The phrase, "the third time is a charm" has never held more true than with this years' Paramount and Michael Bay's third Transformer outing: Transformers: Dark Side of The Moon.   Following the events of the first two films, we see Sam Witwicky as a college graduate having a hard time finding a job in society after being put ... Read More

Bad Teacher Theatrical Review
Bad Teacher Theatrical Review   Bad Teacher Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/24/2011 10:02 AM EDT
In the vein of raunchy comedies, Bad Teacher strives to add itself to the likes of Bad Santa, Grandma's Boy, and Superbad. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, and Justin Timberlake and follows the exploits of the teachers at John Adams Middle School or J.A.M.S as the principal likes to call it.   Diaz plays Elizabeth Hasley, a woman who ... Read More

Cars 2 Theatrical Review
Cars 2 Theatrical Review   Cars 2 Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/23/2011 6:04 PM EDT
The first Cars film was a send up to all the road movies of the past. The film dealt with the love America has for the open road; watching the horizon stretch out in front of you, finding those small out of the way towns that remind you of an easier time in your life, and also the loss of that era as modern progress slowly advances throughout the c... Read More

Green Lantern Theatrical Review
Green Lantern Theatrical Review   Green Lantern Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/16/2011 2:35 PM EDT
After being in development since the last century, the DC comic book character, Green Lantern, premieres in North America this week as a live-action film, starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi, and Angela Bassett.  The International releases are still approximately a mont... Read More

Super 8 Theatrical Review
Super 8 Theatrical Review   Super 8 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/9/2011 8:19 AM EDT
Looking for a good way to spend this summer?  How about watching a classic movie such as Goonies or E.T?  Or, how about watching both together?  If this sounds like a good idea to you, that is what you will get with the Steven Spielberg/J. J. Abrams film, Super 8, when it roars into theaters this weekend. Super 8 the film that has be... Read More

X-Men: First Class Theatrical Review
X-Men: First Class Theatrical Review   X-Men: First Class Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  6/4/2011 11:58 AM EDT
The X-Men films were among the first of the comic book film adaptations that introduced the average person to the world of the comic book. The first, which was directed by Bran Singer, was a critical and box office success especially considering it was essentially one long introduction to the all of the main characters and events. Not long after th... Read More

We Are The Night Theatrical Review
We Are The Night Theatrical Review   We Are The Night Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/31/2011 7:32 PM EDT
Nothing comes without a price and that's the moral behind the German horror film We Are the Night. Karoline Herfurth stars in this film about a trio of female vampires who are living out the ultimate night life in the clubs of Berlin.   Lena (Herfurth) is a 20-year-old Berlin native who is getting by as a petty thief. Her home life isn'... Read More

Kung Fu Panda 2 Theatrical Review
Kung Fu Panda 2 Theatrical Review   Kung Fu Panda 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/26/2011 3:07 PM EDT
The Dragon warrior is back in the theaters this Memorial Day weekend with the release of Kung Fu Panda 2.  The story takes place a little while after the first Kung Fu Panda film (2008).    After earning the respect he deserved at the end of the last film, Po (Jack Black), along with the Furious Five -Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper, a... Read More

The Hangover Part II Theatrical Review
The Hangover Part II Theatrical Review   The Hangover Part II Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  5/26/2011 12:03 PM EDT
‘Holdover Part II' is more like it because The Hangover Part II should be in movie theaters for a very long time.  The hilarious comedy uses the same formula as in the original that got the filmmaker an amazing box office return.  The writers, cast and crew did an amazing job of bringing one of the funniest movies of the year to the... Read More