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.

The Lincoln Lawyer Theatrical Review
The Lincoln Lawyer   The Lincoln Lawyer Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/20/2011 10:16 AM EST
The Lincoln Lawyer stars Matthew McConaughey as a hot shot lawyer named Mickey Haller, who works out of the back of his Lincoln Town car.For years Mickey Haller has conducted his work from the back of his car, handling loads of cases defending your common criminal. Things change though when Haller lands the case of his career by defending Louis Rou... Read More

Kill the Irishman Theatrical Review
Kill the Irishman   Kill the Irishman Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/14/2011 10:04 AM EST
Kill the Irishman is a who's who of character actors. It features such names as Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinne Jones, Val Kilmer, Paul Sorvino and stars Ray Steveson. That's not to say that this makes the movie unwatchable, quite the opposite. Having all these well-known actors is what helps the movie achieve what it might not have ha... Read More

Jane Eyre Theatrical Review
Jane Eyre   Jane Eyre Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  03/14/2011 9:48 AM EST
Charlotte Bronte's classic novel has endured as a mainstay on many reading lists and has only been gaining in popularity. Since 1910, it has surprisingly produced 18 different film versions, not to mention 8 more adaptations for television. Over the years people, including my wife, have been eagerly awaiting a definitive version. This newest ad... Read More

Mars Needs Moms Theatrical Review
Mars Needs Moms   Mars Needs Moms Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  03/11/2011 10:40 AM EST
Try as he may, Robert Zemekis cannot find his way out of the uncanny valley - that deep gorge where his other forays into motion-capture like The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol have fallen.  For those who are unaware of what this valley is, look at the "human" faces in any of those films and see if they don't creep you ... Read More

Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review
Battle: Los Angeles   Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/11/2011 8:13 AM EST
Every couple of years, the stars align and two large Hollywood studios end up releasing similar films within a year.  In the past, it has been volcanos --   2010-2011 has brought us alien invasions.  The first one out of the gate, Skyline, was an attempt to make a glossy high-end invasion film...it failed.  Enter March 2011, Col... Read More

Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review
Red Riding Hood   Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/10/2011 11:11 AM EST
Back in 2008, an indie film director, Catherine Hardwicke, made a big splash in Hollywood with the first film in the Twilight saga.   Although not liked by all, her perception of showing teenage angst and true love rocketed the film to stardom and has now become part of Hollywood lore.  She tries to strike lightning twice this spring... Read More

Rango Theatrical Review
Rango   Rango Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/03/2011 10:36 AM EST
Pirates of the Caribbean's director, Gore Verbinski (The Ring), has re-teamed with Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland, From Hell), and some other of his pirate gang this year to bring audiences around the world, Rango.  Rango is a very strange tale of a lizard (Depp), who after spending a very unusual life in a fish tank, ends up in the Moha... Read More

Drive Angry Theatrical Review
Drive Angry   Drive Angry Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/25/2011 7:57 AM EST
The first I heard of Drive Angry, I was attending Comic Con 2010.  The premise seemed likely enough to be a decent film -- Milton (Nicolas Cage; The Rock, Con-Air) breaks out of hell to save his granddaughter and to avenge the death of his daughter.   Fast forward eight months to February 25, 2011 -- Drive Angry is released to an audience... Read More

Hall Pass Theatrical Review
Hall Pass   Hall Pass Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/24/2011 6:58 PM EST
There are a few films that have come out in the past 2 years that have tried to recreate the magic of The Hangover and unfortunately none of them have really succeeded in doing it. Now another film comes along that promises the same kind of hi-jinks. The movie is Hall Pass, starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer and Christina Appleg... Read More

Breakout Kings Theatrical Review
Premiere   Breakout Kings Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/22/2011 7:36 PM EST
A lot of TV shows employ a certain gimmick to ensnare audiences, shows like CSI, The Mentalist, Bones, and Breaking Bad are perfect examples. Using gimmicks like quirky characters, extreme situations, or just great writing all of them have done a great job of putting aside some disbelief in order to enjoy a good story.    Breakout Kings, ... Read More

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