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.

Fast Five Theatrical Review
Fast Five   Fast Five Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/28/2011 9:08 AM EDT
Back in 2001, a little summer film, entitled The Fast & The Furious, was launched on moviegoers.  The film, directed by Rob Cohen (xXx), provided enough box office muscle to green light numerous sequels. Fast-forward 10 years to 2011 as Fast Five, the fifth film in the series, is set upon audiences.  Fast Five stars an ensemble cast f... Read More

Water for Elephants Theatrical Review
Water for Elephants   Water for Elephants Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  04/23/2011 9:54 PM EDT
Water for Elephants stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon as two people who find love amidst the Great Depression while working for a traveling circus. The movie is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Sara Gruen and directed by Francis Lawrence.Pattinson plays Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary student looking forward to starting his career. Tra... Read More

The Conspirator Theatrical Review
The Conspirator   The Conspirator Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  04/17/2011 9:53 AM EDT
It is rare to find someone who doesn't know the story about the assassination of President Lincoln. It is part of our early education in history; we learned how he helped end the civil war and slavery. But like all historical fact, there is always more to be learned. This is the point of the new film The Conspirator starring James McAvoy, Robin... Read More

Scream 4 Theatrical Review
Scream 4   Scream 4 Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/15/2011 8:36 AM EDT
It was 15 years ago that the world was introduced to a new breed of horror movie. When the first Scream film hit theaters it rocked the notion of horror movies on its side. It did this by dissecting the essence of the horror movie; things that we knew even on a base level and put them into the forefront of the genre. Now, after a successful trilogy... Read More

Hanna Theatrical Review
Hanna   Hanna Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/10/2011 8:53 PM EDT
Hanna, directed by Joe Wright tells the tale of a teenage girl utilizing her unique skills to battle against a malicious government agency.The film opens in the snowy mountains of Finland where a young girl, Hanna played by Saoirse Ronan, is being raised by her father Erik (Eric Bana). Since birth his teachings and their way of life is all that she... Read More

Arthur Theatrical Review
Arthur   Arthur Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/07/2011 4:16 PM EDT
Back in 1981, an eclectic movie, entitled Arthur, was unleashed on the unsuspecting public, starting Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John Gielgud.  The film went on to enjoy huge success.  Thus, it was only a matter of time until a remake was created, and that just happened to happen in the spring of 2011, by Warner Bros studios.   ... Read More

Source Code Theatrical Review
Source Code   Source Code Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/01/2011 8:24 AM EDT
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   Sucker Punch Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/27/2011 5:37 PM EDT
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   Limitless Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/21/2011 2:27 PM EDT
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   Paul Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/21/2011 10:23 AM EDT
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