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.

Megamind Theatrical Review
Megamind Theatrical Review   Megamind Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/7/2010 2:16 PM EDT
Animation is an excellent tool for bringing our greatest fantasies to life. In that world our characters can truly defy gravity, face outrageous villains, or go to places unimaginable. This is the case with the movie Megamind. It is the latest venture in the animation world using the age-old hero vs. villain storyline. Will Ferrell and Brad Pi... Read More

127 Hours Theatrical Review
127 Hours Theatrical Review   127 Hours Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/7/2010 2:15 PM EDT
What would you do when faced with a desperate situation? Would you be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure your survival? These are the questions that come up while you watch 127 hours, the new movie starring James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle. The movie opens with our lone hero Aron Ralston, played by Franco, setting out extrem... Read More

Due Date Theatrical Review
Due Date Theatrical Review   Due Date Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/4/2010 9:35 AM EDT
The team that brought you The Hangover is back this holiday season to give you another hilarious comedy, but entitled Due Date this time. Due Date tells the story of a soon-to-be Dad, Peter Highman (Robert Downey, Jr. Iron Man, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang), who after some pretty insane circumstances, is forced to hitch a ride to Los Angeles with aspiring ... Read More

Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review   Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/22/2010 8:29 AM EDT
In 1999, a new form of psychological mokumentary film drama was introduced to movie audiences with the Blair Witch Project. Now eleven years later, still continuing in the same vein, comes the sequel to the 2007 Paranormal Activity, entitled simply Paranormal Activity 2.Paranormal Activity 2 is a prequel (and sequel) to the events that take place i... Read More

Hereafter Theatrical Review
Hereafter Theatrical Review   Hereafter Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/21/2010 1:26 PM EDT
Hereafter, is the latest dramatic effort from Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan. The film revolves around three parallel stories. They are about three people affected by death in different ways; Matt Damon plays an American factory worker named George, who has a gift that enables him to communicate with the dead. Cécile de France plays... Read More

Red Theatrical Review
Red Theatrical Review   Red Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 10:59 PM EDT
Filling the comic book void this fall comes Red, starring an ensemble cast of Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Brian Cox, and Richard Dreyfus.  It is based on the DC comic Book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer.   Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous) tells the story of Frank Moses (Br... Read More

My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
My Soul to Take Theatrical Review   My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 3:05 PM EDT
After having a five-year hiatus from directing the Master of Horror, Wes Craven is back this fall with his latest film, My Soul To Take.My Soul To Take takes place in the sleepy town of Riverton, where a legend tells of a serial killer, The Ripper, who swore he would return from the grave. Now, 16 years later, children born the night of the Ripper&... Read More

Secretariat Theatrical Review
Secretariat Theatrical Review   Secretariat Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/7/2010 10:44 AM EDT
Ayla examined her son again, trying to remember the reflection of herself.  My forehead bulges out like that, she thought, reaching up to touch her face.  And that bone under his month, I've got one too.  But he's got brow ridges, and I haven't.  Clan people have brow ridges.  If I'm different, why shouldn&#... Read More

Let Me In Theatrical Review
Let Me In Theatrical Review   Let Me In Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/6/2010 11:14 PM EDT
There are a lot of movies right now about vampires. So much so that it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed by all of it. So it is refreshing to find a movie that steps a little bit out of the standard vampire myth and instead gives us a commentary on relationships. Let me in was originally a Swedish movie about a young boy whose neighbor, a young ... Read More

The Social Network Theatrical Review
The Social Network Theatrical Review   The Social Network Theatrical Review
(Stpehen Compall)  10/1/2010 8:06 AM EDT
What most surprised me regarding The Social Network was the degree to which I sympathized with its subject, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg, Zombieland, Solitary Man).  I've followed the recent controversy surrounding Facebook's poor privacy and found their response entirely lacking, if not surprising.  But this film is ... Read More