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.

People Like Us Theatrical Review
People Like Us Theatrical Review   People Like Us Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/01/2012 10:40 AM EST
"People Like Us" is the story of two siblings' responses to their father's death. The first five minutes add up to a well crafted character study, as whip-smart salesman Sam (Chris Pine) is stunned by the news that his father has died suddenly. Still resentful of his emotionally distant old man, Sam reluctantly heads home to ... Read More

Ted Theatrical Review
Ted Theatrical Review   Ted Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2012 3:51 PM EST
Most all of us have had a Teddy Bear when we were young, even if it was in the form of Yoda or Raggedy Ann, but nothing like the one in the movie Ted.  This fun filled film gives a great show under the direction of Seth MacFarlane who knows comedy and shows off his skills in a big way with Ted. The fantasy story centers on John Bennett (M... Read More

Magic Mike Theatrical Review
Magic Mike Theatrical Review   Magic Mike Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2012 2:15 PM EST
Bare bods and fast music can't save Magic Mike.  Even if the ladies think they are being entertained, it's all a façade to cash in on a voyeuristic business that has clung to the sexual 90's.  It may be a take on Tatum's early teen romp to fill his pockets, but the actor did better with his "Step-up" acting than he does h... Read More

Deliverance Blu-ray Review
Deliverance Blu-ray Review   Deliverance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/28/2012 11:27 AM EST
This is the weekend they didn't play golf. That's the tag line for a film that has seared itself into the minds of  a generation of fans. Deliverance has lasted for over three decades as lesson one of a Northerner's introduction to the South. Showing the backwoods and a laid back lifestyle, almost to the point of being inbred, thos... Read More

Wilfred Blu-ray Review
Wilfred: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Wilfred Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/28/2012 11:15 AM EST
Series co-creator and co-star Jason Gann describes Wilfred as "Donnie Darko meets Russell Crowe on a bender." That gets you at least halfway there. The show, which is based on Gann's Australian TV comedy of the same name, revolves around the old imaginary friend/talking animal conceit of Mr. Ed and the Jimmy Stewart classic Harvey wit... Read More

Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review
Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review   Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/27/2012 10:00 AM EST
Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans arrived to negative reviews, divided audiences, and set off a much discussed 3D. Warner cleaned house for the sequel. New director, new screenwriters, new beasties, and a leaner, meaner tale. But is this version/sequel any better? In some ways, yes -- the performances are certainly better, the dialogue shar... Read More

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/23/2012 6:52 PM EST
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter": Those four words, strung together in that order, sound like a lot of fun, don't they? It's a totally ridiculous premise, this notion that the 16th U.S. president lived a whole other secret life, prowling about at night, seeking out bloodsuckers. But it's a creative one, and it should have prov... Read More

Brave Theatrical Review
Brave Theatrical Review   Brave Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/22/2012 1:42 PM EST
The latest feature from cinema Juggernaut Pixar is  Brave and while visually it is everything we've come to expect from that think-tank of geniuses it might disappoint many loyal fans. This marks the 13th animated feature from the world's most consistently successful film company and the first (for them)  set in that version ... Read More

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review   Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  06/22/2012 8:36 AM EST
Usually with a disaster movie you follow the main characters as they fight for survival.  In this case, we have something different: there is no hope for survival.  What would you do?  Would you party like its 1999?  Would you loot?  Would you continue about your daily life?  Would you spend it with your family?  ... Read More

Project X Blu-ray Review
Project X Blu-ray Review   Project X Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/21/2012 9:09 AM EST
Morally vapid. Those are the words that come to mind when analyzing this movie. Producer Todd Phillips and director Nima Nourizadeh's Project X is a wasteland; a vast empty desert prowled by self-destructive teenagers consuming anything and everything that will bring them to the brink of death.  Adults who find humor in underage drinking a... Read More