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 Ides of March Theatrical Review
The Ides of March Theatrical Review   The Ides of March Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/07/2011 10:30 AM EST
Given the terrible state of our economical and political landscape at the moment, a film like The Ides of March could not have come at a better time. The movie tells the fictional story of a Presidential candidate and his team while they attempt to make a successful run for the White House.George Clooney plays Governor and Presidential Candidate Mi... Read More

Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review
Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review   Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/07/2011 9:07 AM EST
Director Marc Forster who filmed Quantum of Solace and Monster's Ball brings Machine Gun Preacher to the screen and drives home a winner.  His production of the true story of the merciless killings in East Africa and one man's untiring commitment to helping children in the path of civil war provides a chill that's hard to forget.  Th... Read More

How I Met Your Mother DVD Review
How I Met Your Mother: Season Six DVD Review   How I Met Your Mother DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/06/2011 12:05 PM EST
You can never predict what will draw an audience. In the world of television, success is a fickle thing. Many shows have come and gone, some had the chops to make it past the initial first season but due to any number of reasons they were unable to make it. Others however have whatever that "x-factor" is which keeps them on the air past t... Read More

Real Steel Theatrical Review
Real Steel Theatrical Review   Real Steel Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/06/2011 10:51 AM EST
It's not Rocky, it's Real Steel, but you would think you were watching the great boxing film in another dimension.  The gritty, action packed fight film blows the lid off some extreme robots on it's way to being an entertaining film for those who like a good punch fest.  I liked this film for the action, comedy and father-son relationship... Read More

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
Beauty and the Beast 3D Blu-ray Review   Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/05/2011 9:19 AM EST
On October 5, 2011, you can own another classic Disney animated feature (the first one nominated for an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture) that has been converted into 3D.  While the Lion King 3D continues to sell box office tickets during its' limited theatrical run in the United States, it was not the first one that they converted to 3D.... Read More

The Lion King Blu-ray Review
The Lion King 3D Blu-ray Review   The Lion King Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/04/2011 12:58 PM EST
I don't know if you recently had the opportunity to see The Lion King in 3D at your local theater or the original version in 1994 when it came out, but I had the opportunity to see the film in the 3D Blu-ray disc version and it's amazing.  The film will probably never be replaced as the all time animated entertainment event for me because it h... Read More

Fast Five Blu-ray Review
Fast Five Blu-ray Review   Fast Five Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/04/2011 8:35 AM EST
The action thriller Fast Five with its hot rod theme leaves the past four episodes of Fast & Furious in the dust.  Now on Blu-ray the high on energy, exhilarating plot and amazing chase scenes make this a must see adrenaline pumper. Within the opening 20 minutes it gets so wild it took my breath away. This episode called Fast Five fin... Read More

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray Review
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray Review   Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/03/2011 8:22 PM EST
Backin 2009 I gave the last Transformers film, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen,  a D, and for good reason.  Normally sequels continue to get worse, but occasionally you'll get improvement.  In the case of Transformers, it was much easier to get better than worse.  Set a few years after the Revenge of the Fallen, Sam Wi... Read More

What's Your Number? Theatrical Review
What's Your Number? Theatrical Review   What's Your Number? Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/30/2011 7:05 AM EST
It's a chick flick, so there you go, I said it right up front.  And, What's Your Number? is very predictable, so there you go again.  AND it's 27 Dresses with a bit more sex and without Katherine Heigl.  Actually, I almost liked the film up until two scenes that show the moral decay of American cinema. The story follows Ally Dar... Read More

50/50 Theatrical Review
50/50 Theatrical Review   50/50 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/29/2011 11:34 AM EST
When I see Seth Rogen's name listed in the cast of a film the first thing that comes to my mind is a wild comedy.  But in 50/50 Rogen adjusts his bizarre persona and creates a character that provides the right medicine to a poignant situation.  Although the film gets a little sappy at times, it delivers a strong meaningful story. ... Read More