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.

Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review
Don't Be Afraid of The Dark   Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2011 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   Colombiana Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2011 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   Fright Night Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/18/2011 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   Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/18/2011 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   30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/12/2011 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   Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/11/2011 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   The Help Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/09/2011 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   The Change-Up Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/04/2011 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

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
Rise of the Planet of the Apes   Rise of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/04/2011 7:19 AM EDT
Do you have your Action/Adventure fill for summer, or are you ready for more?  Try Rise of the Planet of the Apes for a thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.  I like the way Director Rupert Wyatt makes sure each exciting scene develops with emotion, first creating interest, then suspense finalizing in aggressive thrills. &... Read More

The Smurfs Theatrical Review
The Smurfs   The Smurfs Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/29/2011 9:01 AM EDT
Those lovable Smurfs have finally hit the big screen this summer with their first theatrical live-action-film, simply entitled, The Smurfs. The Smurfs follows the adventures of Papa Smurf and his fellow Smurfs as they are sucked through a magical voxrtex from their world into our modern day society.  However, to add to their troubles, the... Read More



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