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.

Friends With Kids Theatrical Review
Friends With Kids Theatrical Review   Friends With Kids Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/8/2012 8:52 AM EDT
It's cute, fun loving and complicated, yes Friends With Kids has all the markings of a chick flick. Yet for men the film does play well to couples, so gals grab a fine guy and drag him to see this funny little romantic comedy. Friends Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott), both single adults have known each other for years.  T... Read More

Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review   Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  3/4/2012 9:31 PM EDT
"Happy Feet Two" returns us to the frozen arctic on the heels of the Academy Award winning "Happy Feet" (2006). A worthy successor, the film itself is a delight for children and adults alike with several musical numbers, a positive message of working together, and good old fashioned family fun. With several package options to ch... Read More

Unforgiven Blu-ray Review
Unforgiven [Book] Blu-ray Review   Unforgiven Blu-ray Review
(Penny McLean)  3/4/2012 8:32 PM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the "modern" western masterpiece Unforgiven was released in theaters. Pausing for a moment to reflect on the timelessness of the Clint Eastwood vehicle,  a deep study of the intricate plot points which make the film so spectacular is warranted. Spoiler Alert - for the uninitiated who have... Read More

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review   Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  3/3/2012 6:00 PM EDT
The Lorax marks the fourth story of the late great Dr. Seuss to be adapted into a film. Two of those films, The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas were made into live-action films, while the other, Horton Hears a Who was an animated feature. So far all of the adaptations done by Hollywood have failed in comparison to the original sto... Read More

J. Edgar Blu-ray Review
J. Edgar Blu-ray Review   J. Edgar Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  2/28/2012 6:36 AM EDT
Among the most colorful moments of J. Edgar are those when J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator, Inception) testifies in Congress. It is, more than anything, reminiscent of the very radicals he is espousing the dangers of, seeking increased government powers and resources to combat them. However, this is no accident, nor indictment of Ho... Read More

Wanderlust Theatrical Review
Wanderlust Theatrical Review   Wanderlust Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/26/2012 8:14 PM EDT
Trust falls? Rap sessions? Giggle weed? Whatever tools of the trade Paul Rudd and director David Wain share to dream up the kind of inspired nutso stuff Rudd has done in smart-funny-raunchy winners like Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models. But whatever it is, the two are in a groove — and backed up by some blissed-out creative co-conspira... Read More

Act of Valor Theatrical Review
Act of Valor Theatrical Review   Act of Valor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/24/2012 9:01 AM EDT
They're not actors, directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh did not want them to be.  The main characters in the movie Act of Valor are real Navy SEALs and they perform like one of the best freedom fighter units that the United States could ever produce.  The film does more than entertain; it gives Americans a chance to see what the armed fo... Read More

Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review
Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review   Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  2/18/2012 5:57 PM EDT
Nicolas Cage is back as the Ghost Rider; and after his 2007 original outing as Johnny Blaze, I didn't think I would be saying that.  Johnny Blaze, the stunt rider who sold his soul to the devil in a pact to save his dying father and in return got cursed, has resided in Eastern Europe for the last five years. Five years of trying to repress the... Read More

This Means War Theatrical Review
This Means War Theatrical Review   This Means War Theatrical Review
(Penny McLean)  2/16/2012 8:57 AM EDT
This Means War is a wonderful action, comedy romance all in one great film. It stars the beautiful and talented Reese Witherspoon, and handsome and funny Chris Pine (Stark Trek) and Tom Hardy. When the film starts, you think that this is a new James Bond movie. There are sexy men in tuxedos, attractive women drinking cocktails in a swanky club, &nb... Read More

Rampart Theatrical Review
Rampart Theatrical Review   Rampart Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  2/13/2012 9:11 AM EDT
Every so often, there is a movie that is lifted up from an otherwise mediocre state by a piece of acting that's so on-the-spot it makes the rest of the film's faults insignificant, and lifts the it up from the pit of mediocrity into the realm of the fantastic that you're certain to see glowing reviews from the four corners of the world any minu... Read More