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.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Theatrical Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past   X-Men: Days of Future Past Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/22/2014 11:42 AM EST
X-Men: Days of Future Past can best be summed up with a quote from one of my favorite movies, Total Recall (1990). "I've got to hand it to you… that's the best mindf**k yet." However, just simply stating this quote is taking the easy way out when trying to write a review of one of the most head-spinning comic book movies to dat... Read More

Devil's Due Blu-ray Review
Devil's Due   Devil's Due Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/15/2014 12:36 PM EST
The Devil's Due, starring relatively unknowns Zach Gilford and Allison McCall, was filmed in a manner that to say the least is not my favorite—found footage. The film reminds me of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, although it is thankfully a little less shaky than the latter. Shot on what is supposedly home video and hidde... Read More

Godzilla Theatrical Review
Godzilla   Godzilla Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/14/2014 10:08 AM EST
It has been 60 years since Ishirô Honda' Godzilla graced the silver screen, and to commemorate the occasion Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have brought the "King of Monsters" back to theaters.Most American's younger than 30 mainly associate the name Godzilla with the 1998 remake by Emmerich and Devlin (Independence Day), w... Read More

Her Blu-ray Review
Her   Her Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/13/2014 11:56 AM EST
Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, and the voice of Scarlett Johansson, is as unique as they come. The Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, set some time in the future, emphasizes humans' disconnection with each other in a computerized society.  In the film, Theodore Twombly (Phoenix), recently separated fro... Read More

Son of Batman Blu-ray Review
Son of Batman   Son of Batman Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/07/2014 10:27 AM EST
I wasn't looking forward to Son of Batman. Of course I know about Batman and have watched all the feature movies, but this was a cartoon for kids. Apparently, I was wrong on that score. This movie was definitely not like the cartoon version I remember as a kid, and it's PG-13-rating-appropriate. The style of the movie reminded me more of a ... Read More

Veronica Mars: The Movie Blu-ray Review
Veronica Mars: The Movie   Veronica Mars: The Movie Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/01/2014 12:05 PM EST
For fans of Veronica Mars, the TV series about a teenage outcast and private detective, the long awaited film version of the television show was a long time coming. It had been seven years since the television show went off the air, and hungry fans who were longing for more of one of their favorite characters were given a unique opportunity to help... Read More

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray Review
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty   The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  04/25/2014 11:44 AM EST
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) has a lot of adversity in his life.  His job as a Negative Asset Manager at Life Magazine is in question, with the magazine having been taken over by new management.  They have all been told that the next issue is the final printed one.  Walter's new boss is a snarky, condescending character who delight... Read More

The Other Woman Theatrical Review
The Other Woman   The Other Woman Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/24/2014 10:30 AM EST
If "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned", what about three women? So is the premise of "The Other woman", the female empowerment comedy directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.  "The Other Woman" follows the travails of a wife who finds out her husband is che... Read More

Norma Rae Blu-ray Review
Norma Rae   Norma Rae Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/16/2014 2:36 PM EST
Lots of people probably rolled their eyes when Sally Field was announced as the star of Norma Rae, Martin Ritt's 1979 film about a blue collar union activist in the Deep South. Sally Field? In 1979, Field was hardly the celebrated actress she is today. Sure, she had proven her acting bona fides in the television movie Sybil, but for many she wa... Read More

The Nut Job Blu-ray Review
The Nut Job   The Nut Job Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/15/2014 2:49 PM EST
In the current state of CGI animation, projects are either massive blockbuster entries with a regal voice cast or disposable cartoons with actors taking work to impress their kids. "The Nut Job" follows last Thanksgiving's "Free Birds" in the forgettable category, with the potential of a spiraling 3D caper featuring squirrels an... Read More