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 Dictator Theatrical Review
The Dictator Theatrical Review   The Dictator Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  5/16/2012 8:28 AM EDT
Silly, brainless, raunchy, ridiculous, bizarre, outrageous, inane yet somehow funny, The Dictator, a screwball story that entertains has opened in movie houses across America.  If you have seen Sacha Baron Cohen's films Bruno, Ali G and Borat and like his tongue in cheek comedy that embarrasses, humiliates, disgraces and ridicules, then this n... Read More

The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review   The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/14/2012 8:59 AM EDT
Taking a break from their usual interest in dense fantasy worlds and eccentric characters, the illustrious Studio Ghibli brings their imaginative film making resources down to a decidedly smaller realm with their latest offering. "The Secret World of Arrietty" is an adaptation of Mary Norton's "The Borrowers" book series, bringi... Read More

Dark Shadows Theatrical Review
Dark Shadows Theatrical Review   Dark Shadows Theatrical Review
(Penny McLean)  5/10/2012 8:42 AM EDT
Dark Shadows, the latest film collaboration between Tim Burton (Alice In Wonderland, Beetlejuice) and Johnny Depp (Pirates In The Caribben, Rango) is based on the 1960's television Soap Opera of the same name. It tells the story of Barnabas Collins (a 200-year-old vampire, played by Johnny Depp) whose family founded the town... Read More

A Little Bit of Heaven Theatrical Review
A Little Bit of Heaven Theatrical Review   A Little Bit of Heaven Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/3/2012 11:14 AM EDT
A Little Bit of Heaven is an eye opening, emotional roller coaster of a film opening this weekend against The Avengers. While the two films are geared to completely different demographics, most studios are staying away from opening against the juggernaut superhero extravaganza. Millenium Entertainent is taking a gamble, but one that will certainly ... Read More

Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review
Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review   Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/2/2012 8:21 AM EDT
Ever since the original Iron Man film came out in the summer of 2008, Marvel has been teasing the ultimate superhero film, The Avengers.  Now in 2012, Marvel along with Walt Disney Pictures brings this story to life.   If names such as Tony Stark, Loki, or Black Widow seem foreign to you, then you have to get ready to do some homework bef... Read More

Pirates! Band of Misfits Theatrical Review
Pirates! Band of Misfits Theatrical Review   Pirates! Band of Misfits Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/27/2012 11:28 AM EDT
The Pirates! Band of Misfits comes to us from "across the pond" as they say and is based on a kids book by Gideon DeFoe. The film features some interesting voice, specifically that of Hugh Grant as our nefarious leader. The Captain proudly sports an impressive beard, even if his modest haul of "booty" is less impressive. Wh... Read More

Safe Theatrical Review
Safe Theatrical Review   Safe Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/27/2012 9:04 AM EDT
The latest film starring the chisel-jawed Jason Statham is the unholy baby of screen writer Boaz Yakin who wrote such movies as "The Punisher" (1989) and "The Rookie" (1990) before his impressive directorial debut with "Fresh." For the first 25 minutes or so, he appears to have pulled off an unexpected success with his... Read More

The Five-Year Engagement Theatrical Review
The Five-Year Engagement Theatrical Review   The Five-Year Engagement Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/27/2012 8:28 AM EDT
Much like most of Jason Segel's films the comedy runs high in The Five-Year Engagement with strong performances, good direction and a decent script.  It's another romance film, but this one does have an edge that keeps this ditty reasonably fresh. Take a date or a gang the laughter gets contagious so sit back and enjoy a break from social netw... Read More

The Raven Theatrical Review
The Raven Theatrical Review   The Raven Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/27/2012 8:25 AM EDT
Methodically delivered The Raven provides a suspense mystery that chills and thrills.  Set in the mid 1800's the Edgar Allan Poe based story has all the earmarks of a winning box office weekend.  With excellent direction controlling fine actors and a sold script, the film moves to the top of my best of 2012. The storyline involves a ... Read More

Detention Theatrical Review
Detention Theatrical Review   Detention Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/23/2012 3:16 PM EDT
"Detention" may be where the deconstruction of the high school and slasher movie genre burns all the way through analysis and satire and achieves wrap-around becoming its own thing again. The film is set in the Town of Grizzly Lake.  It opens with a mean, female cheerleader (a necessary trope) breaking the 4th wall to address th... Read More