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.

Mars Needs Moms Theatrical Review
Mars Needs Moms Theatrical Review   Mars Needs Moms Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  3/11/2011 10:40 AM EDT
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)  3/11/2011 8:13 AM EDT
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 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)  3/10/2011 11:11 AM EDT
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

Rango Theatrical Review
Rango Theatrical Review   Rango Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  3/3/2011 10:36 AM EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean's director, Gore Verbinski (The Ring), has re-teamed with Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland, From Hell), and some other of his pirate gang this year to bring audiences around the world, Rango.  Rango is a very strange tale of a lizard (Depp), who after spending a very unusual life in a fish tank, ends up in the Moha... Read More

Drive Angry Theatrical Review
Drive Angry Theatrical Review   Drive Angry Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  2/25/2011 7:57 AM EDT
The first I heard of Drive Angry, I was attending Comic Con 2010.  The premise seemed likely enough to be a decent film -- Milton (Nicolas Cage; The Rock, Con-Air) breaks out of hell to save his granddaughter and to avenge the death of his daughter.   Fast forward eight months to February 25, 2011 -- Drive Angry is released to an audience... Read More

Hall Pass Theatrical Review
Hall Pass Theatrical Review   Hall Pass Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/24/2011 6:58 PM EDT
There are a few films that have come out in the past 2 years that have tried to recreate the magic of The Hangover and unfortunately none of them have really succeeded in doing it. Now another film comes along that promises the same kind of hi-jinks. The movie is Hall Pass, starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer and Christina Appleg... Read More

Breakout Kings Theatrical Review
Premiere Series Review   Breakout Kings Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/22/2011 7:36 PM EDT
A lot of TV shows employ a certain gimmick to ensnare audiences, shows like CSI, The Mentalist, Bones, and Breaking Bad are perfect examples. Using gimmicks like quirky characters, extreme situations, or just great writing all of them have done a great job of putting aside some disbelief in order to enjoy a good story.    Breakout Kings, ... Read More

I Am Number Four Theatrical Review
I Am Number Four Theatrical Review   I Am Number Four Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/19/2011 10:41 AM EDT
Michael Bay certainly knows how to make an action movie; his newest film I Am Number Four is a perfect example of large special effects and straight-forward acting. The film stars newcomer Alex Pettyfer as a young boy on the run from a monstrous enemy who seeks only his death.   The film opens on a forest at night and two people trying their b... Read More

Unknown Theatrical Review
Unknown Theatrical Review   Unknown Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  2/17/2011 11:09 AM EDT
Unknown, the latest thriller film from Dark Castle and Warner Bros., stars Liam Neeson and is based on a story by Didier Van Cauwelaert.   Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson: Taken, Batman Begins) and his wife (January Jones: X-Men: First Class, Mad Men) head to Germany to speak at a conference in Berlin.  However, while checking in at the ho... Read More

Cedar Rapids Theatrical Review
Cedar Rapids Theatrical Review   Cedar Rapids Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/13/2011 8:55 PM EDT
Ed Helms has certainly made a name for himself these past few years, first with his stint on The Office and then in The Hangover which was a huge success. Now he takes the reigns as he heads up Cedar Rapids, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival.Helms plays the part of Tim Lippe, an insurance salesman working in the small town of Brow... Read More