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.

Cars 2 Theatrical Review
Cars 2 Theatrical Review   Cars 2 Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/23/2011 6:04 PM EST
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)  06/16/2011 2:35 PM EST
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)  06/09/2011 8:19 AM EST
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)  06/04/2011 11:58 AM EST
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)  05/31/2011 7:32 PM EST
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)  05/26/2011 3:07 PM EST
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)  05/26/2011 12:03 PM EST
‘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

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Theatrical Review
Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Theatrical Review   Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  05/17/2011 12:14 PM EST
There are many people who love the initial entry of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, although seeing the awfulness that was The Country Bears and knowing that The Haunted Mansion was soon to follow, Pirates just seemed like a similar ploy for Disney to pillage their old tourist attractions and try to eke out a few doubloons.&... Read More

Priest Theatrical Review
Priest Theatrical Review   Priest Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/16/2011 9:21 PM EST
Lately there has been an influx of vampire related media. It seems like everywhere you turn there is another TV show or film popping up somewhere. The latest in this series is Priest starring Paul Bettany so as a lone warrior determined to end the vampire invasion for one of the last free human civilizations.   The film opens with a botched mi... Read More

Bridesmaids Theatrical Review
Bridesmaids Theatrical Review   Bridesmaids Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  05/12/2011 11:25 AM EST
From the mind of Kristen Wiig and produced by Judd Apatow, this movie can be summed up as an odd female version of The Hangover.  But I don't think it's as good as what it was aiming for.  Funny in many places, the story falls flat and may only relate to certain audiences. Story/Script/Plot Development (D):  Without giving much ... Read More