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.

Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review   Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/22/2010 8:29 AM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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)  10/07/2010 10:44 AM EST
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)  10/06/2010 11:14 PM EST
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)  10/01/2010 8:06 AM EST
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

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review   Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/28/2010 10:49 AM EST
Back in the 1980's Oliver Stone made a movie called Wall Street which was a social commentary of the way American business operated during that generation. The character of Richard Gekko (Michael Douglas) was a personification of that time and culture. His speech about greed being good perfectly encapsulated the thought process of that decade. Now ... Read More

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review   Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/28/2010 10:45 AM EST
Legend of the Guardians is based on a book series of the same name. It is about a young owl named Soren who dreams of one day becoming a guardian of Ga'Hoole and fighting noble battles. Naturally these books were adapted into a movie. Directed by Zack Snyder of 300 fame, the trailers for the movie came off a bit difficult to translate if you weren'... Read More

You Again Theatrical Review
You Again Theatrical Review   You Again Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  09/24/2010 10:36 AM EST
It's good to see Kristen Bell getting work. I've liked her ever since Veronica Mars and her natural charisma lights up the screen when she's on it. When you throw in Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis (who play the 'grown ups' in the movie) you have a cast that ought to be solid gold. Unfortunately, it's not. "You Ag... Read More