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.

Godzilla Theatrical Review
Godzilla   Godzilla Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/14/2014 10:08 AM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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

Fargo Blu-ray Review
Fargo   Fargo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/15/2014 2:40 PM EDT
A film about greed and violence that is sometimes classified as a comedy proved to be Joel and Ethan Coen's first major breakthrough to mainstream audiences. Earning seven Academy Award nominations and winning two—Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress—Fargo shows the darkest and brightest sides of humanity against a backdrop of ... Read More

Draft Day Theatrical Review
Draft Day   Draft Day Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/11/2014 3:18 PM EDT
With the NFL Draft a month away, the movie Draft Day will be hoping for a lengthy run at the box-office. The film takes you to the innards of high pressure picking and trading not seen during a real NFL draft.  We saw one side of the coin, player management, in the movie Jerry Maguire when it was released in 1996, but here we get a Hollywood l... Read More



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