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.

Easy A Theatrical Review
Easy A   Easy A Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/16/2010 10:51 PM EDT
In the spirit of such films as Sixteen Candles, Can't Buy Me Love, 10 Things I Hate About You, and 13 Going on 30, Screen Gems releases Easy A, starring Emma Stone on audiences this week.   Easy A premise is simple enough --  a modern-day telling of the Scarlet Letter. Olive (Emma Stone, SuperBad, Zombieland) is a simple high school stude... Read More

The American Theatrical Review
The American   The American Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/15/2010 10:27 AM EDT
It's fairly typical of Hollywood that once a certain genre of movie catches on we will begin to see similar types being pumped out over the next few years. At the moment we have the "assassin trained in every way possible" character. One of the first movies to really deliver in this area was The Bourne Identity in which a would-be killer ... Read More

Resident Evil: Afterlife Theatrical Review
Resident Evil: Afterlife   Resident Evil: Afterlife Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/12/2010 12:34 PM EDT
There have been a lot of movies based off of video games. It is as common today as the comic book movie. Quite frankly though, most of these movies have never been very good. They almost always come off even more cartoonish and cliché than the games they are based on.Resident Evil is a game that has been around for many years, going back to ... Read More

Machete Theatrical Review
Machete   Machete Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  09/03/2010 11:12 AM EDT
Three years ago, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino released Grindhouse, an homage to the B slasher/zombie movies from the 1970s. Part of that homage was including trailers for "fake" movies. One of those was Machete. However, Machete was more than just a trailer at that point.The first script for Machete was written in 1993. In fact,... Read More

Going The Distance Theatrical Review
Going The Distance   Going The Distance Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/02/2010 5:01 PM EDT
If past history is anything that indicates the dog days of summer, it is when the films that did not make the summer blockbuster cut are dumped into theaters.Most of these movies are throw-away movies and do not deserve a second look.  However, this year seems to be the exception with many great films coming at the end of summer, and &quo... Read More

Takers Theatrical Review
Takers   Takers Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  08/26/2010 8:36 PM EDT
Forever may he be cursed.  You might not even notice, but Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II, Jumper) joins a crew mostly of his thespian superiors for Takers, a film that begins as a competently executed heist flick, and turns into something quite other than that.The trouble with all heist films is that we're expected to view the p... Read More

The Switch Theatrical Review
The Switch   The Switch Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/19/2010 2:52 PM EDT
The Switch, based on a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides, stars Jennifer Aniston (Kassie) and Jason Batman (Wally).  They are two best friends and are going through their own middle-age crises.  Aniston is anxious to move on and have a child, while Bateman is a bit of a neurotic -- trying to figure out his suppressed feelings he has for hi... Read More

The Expendables Theatrical Review
The Expendables   The Expendables Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/15/2010 12:48 PM EDT
The Expendables is a no holds barred, make no apologies, straight up action flick. Within the first ten minutes of the movie we see what kind of guys we are dealing with and what we can expect from them throughout the course of the movie. We have assembled a who's who of action stars, ranging from the early eighties and right up to the present. Wit... Read More

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Theatrical Review
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/14/2010 10:25 PM EDT
Believe it or not but the growth of the comic book movie has been going on for about the past 20 years now. It began, for some of you, with Tim Burtons Batman. That movie was a great success. It was able to spawn a few sequels, regardless of whether or not they were any good. It caught Hollywood's attention and we started to see more movies like th... Read More

The Other Guys Theatrical Review
The Other Guys   The Other Guys Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/08/2010 1:24 PM EDT
In the tradition of buddy cop movies and television shows, like Miami Vice, Starsky & Hutch, Lethal Weapon, and Dragnet comes The Other Guys.  But what does that title have to do with those buddy cop movies?  Well, this is the story of the other cops, that you only see in the background of those stories.  The ones that don't get ... Read More



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