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.

Another Earth Theatrical Review
Another Earth   Another Earth Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/10/2011 8:29 PM EDT
Independent films rarely take on science-fiction.  Reason is because sci-fi films usually require lots of money for sets and effects.  On the other hand, having angsty conversations about your family is relatively cheap.  When the genre is tackled, I have often enjoyed the results mostly because they tend to be deconstructions or re-... Read More

Zookeeper Theatrical Review
Zookeeper   Zookeeper Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 1:36 PM EDT
A majority of the time when you attend a kids movie you have a general idea what to expect, lots of literal jokes involving bodily functions, weird faces, and an overabundance of physical comedy. Zookeeper, the new film starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson is no exception.   James' character Griffin Keyes is your typical glass-half-full typ... Read More

Horrible Bosses Theatrical Review
Horrible Bosses   Horrible Bosses Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/07/2011 10:55 AM EDT
There comes a time in everyone's life when their current employment makes them feel as if he/she wants to stay in bed that day and/or fantasize about plotting the demise of the person at work who makes their life miserable. This July Warner Bros and New Line Cinema film allows you to live out your fantasies with the new comedy, Horrible Bosses, sta... Read More

Larry Crowne Theatrical Review
Larry Crowne   Larry Crowne Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/04/2011 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   Transformers: Dark of the Moon Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/28/2011 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   Bad Teacher Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2011 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   Cars 2 Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/23/2011 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   Green Lantern Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/16/2011 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   Super 8 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/09/2011 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   X-Men: First Class Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  06/04/2011 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