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.

Source Code Theatrical Review
Source Code Theatrical Review   Source Code Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/01/2011 8:24 AM EST
Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Captain Colter Stevens, an army helicopter pilot who has been recruited by a covert government agency to assist in tracking down a terrorist who bombed a commuter train earlier that day and now plans on expanding his destruction by wiping out Chicago.The trick with this film is that Captain Stevens is being sent... Read More

Sucker Punch Theatrical Review
Sucker Punch Theatrical Review   Sucker Punch Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/27/2011 5:37 PM EST
Sucker Punch is a film about the power of freedom and one girl's mission to attain that goal through the power of her own will. The film is directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and this film bears his signature mark just like those previous ones. What makes this film different is that it is a unique story rather than like his two previous films ... Read More

Limitless Theatrical Review
Limitless Theatrical Review   Limitless Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/21/2011 2:27 PM EST
If you could access all of your brain power and all you needed to do was take one pill a day, would you do it? That's the question at the heart of the new suspense thriller starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Abbie Cornish.Cooper is Eddie Morra, a down on his luck writer who can't seem to get out of the rut that he has dug for himself since ... Read More

Paul Theatrical Review
Paul Theatrical Review   Paul Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/21/2011 10:23 AM EST
Paul is a somewhat offbeat comedy about a laid back alien who enlists the help of two enthusiastic geeky fan boys so he can return home. Sound familiar? It should because at the heart of this movie is a love of all things science fiction and alien.The film stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings, two very innocent and lov... Read More

The Lincoln Lawyer Theatrical Review
The Lincoln Lawyer Theatrical Review   The Lincoln Lawyer Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/20/2011 10:16 AM EST
The Lincoln Lawyer stars Matthew McConaughey as a hot shot lawyer named Mickey Haller, who works out of the back of his Lincoln Town car.For years Mickey Haller has conducted his work from the back of his car, handling loads of cases defending your common criminal. Things change though when Haller lands the case of his career by defending Louis Rou... Read More

Kill the Irishman Theatrical Review
Kill the Irishman Theatrical Review   Kill the Irishman Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/14/2011 10:04 AM EST
Kill the Irishman is a who's who of character actors. It features such names as Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinne Jones, Val Kilmer, Paul Sorvino and stars Ray Steveson. That's not to say that this makes the movie unwatchable, quite the opposite. Having all these well-known actors is what helps the movie achieve what it might not have ha... Read More

Jane Eyre Theatrical Review
Jane Eyre Theatrical Review   Jane Eyre Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  03/14/2011 9:48 AM EST
Charlotte Bronte's classic novel has endured as a mainstay on many reading lists and has only been gaining in popularity. Since 1910, it has surprisingly produced 18 different film versions, not to mention 8 more adaptations for television. Over the years people, including my wife, have been eagerly awaiting a definitive version. This newest ad... Read More

Mars Needs Moms Theatrical Review
Mars Needs Moms Theatrical Review   Mars Needs Moms Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  03/11/2011 10:40 AM EST
Try as he may, Robert Zemekis cannot find his way out of the uncanny valley - that deep gorge where his other forays into motion-capture like The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol have fallen.  For those who are unaware of what this valley is, look at the "human" faces in any of those films and see if they don't creep you ... Read More

Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review
Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review   Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/11/2011 8:13 AM EST
Every couple of years, the stars align and two large Hollywood studios end up releasing similar films within a year.  In the past, it has been volcanos --   2010-2011 has brought us alien invasions.  The first one out of the gate, Skyline, was an attempt to make a glossy high-end invasion film...it failed.  Enter March 2011, Col... Read More

Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review
Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review   Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/10/2011 11:11 AM EST
Back in 2008, an indie film director, Catherine Hardwicke, made a big splash in Hollywood with the first film in the Twilight saga.   Although not liked by all, her perception of showing teenage angst and true love rocketed the film to stardom and has now become part of Hollywood lore.  She tries to strike lightning twice this spring... Read More