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.

Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review   Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/11/2011 6:57 PM EDT
Shattering, piercing, gut wrenching, queasy, bloody, gouging, bone breaking, mind blowing, and yet mesmerizing that's what Final Destination 5 is all about, especially in 3D.  This is one of those select few films that use 3 Dimension well and it will blow your mind.  If you have never seen a Final Destination movie or are a big fan o... Read More

Rio DVD Review
Rio DVD Review   Rio DVD Review
(Eric English)  8/10/2011 10:50 PM EDT
Colorful, fun, and entertaining are the some of the (tamer) first words that come to mind when thinking about Rio De Janeiro Brazil. "Rio", from the creators of Ice Age, is a story about a Blue McCaw from Minnesota whose adventures lead him to Brazil for a , you guessed it, colorful, fun, and entertaining romp the whole family will enjoy!... Read More

The Help Theatrical Review
The Help Theatrical Review   The Help Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/9/2011 9:25 PM EDT
It's hard to believe that it was only a short period of time ago that people were still separating black from white.  In The Help we find what a little thing like writing a book could do to stir up segregation and bring it to the forefront.  In this story there's a huge helping of right versus wrong with an unexpected outcome that reminds... Read More

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review   Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  8/7/2011 6:16 PM EDT
Brandon Routh has played some very iconic roles in recent years -- from the Man of Steel in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, to Agent Daniel Shaw on the hit NBC television series, Chuck; but now Routh has returned to become a new iconic film figure, Dylan, in the Italian comic book turned motion picture film, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.   Dy... Read More

Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
Donnie Darko (10th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray Review   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/6/2011 12:44 PM EDT
Ten years ago a film came out that did more than simply tell another teen high school drama, it posed questions that dealt with philosophical, theological and scientific elements. But what this film did was not bother to pander to the audience and simply give them the answers in a neat little row. Instead it left us to ponder on our own what the an... Read More

Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review   Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/5/2011 7:32 AM EDT
The latest and probably last feature from Imagemovers Digital (Polar Express, A Christmas Carol) is the home release of Mars Needs Moms in an amazing value combo pack.  Imagemovers specialized in performance capture CGI - animating the characters over digitally captured wireframes of the actors themselves acting out the movie (more on that lat... Read More

The Change-Up Theatrical Review
The Change-Up Theatrical Review   The Change-Up Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/4/2011 7:22 AM EDT
Not much to say positive about The Change UP a lame film that tries every old trick in the book to grab your attention and make you think it's comedy.  The film suffers from ‘I've seen that before' and a sick humor syndrome.  If you think that watching a baby try to stick its hand in a blender is funny, then this is your kind of wei... Read More

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review   Rise of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/4/2011 7:19 AM EDT
Do you have your Action/Adventure fill for summer, or are you ready for more?  Try Rise of the Planet of the Apes for a thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.  I like the way Director Rupert Wyatt makes sure each exciting scene develops with emotion, first creating interest, then suspense finalizing in aggressive thrills. &... Read More

Overboard Blu-ray Review
Overboard Blu-ray Review   Overboard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/1/2011 9:59 PM EDT
In the 1980's there were a few hits that not only helped shape the career of certain actors but also left a mark on the industry as well. In the vein of the traditional romantic comedy, Overboard shines an adult light on a genre that has become marred over the recent years with whiny twenty-something's all trying to be as independent as possible. &... Read More

Be Cool Blu-ray Review
Be Cool Blu-ray Review   Be Cool Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/1/2011 9:42 PM EDT
Once in a while you get an off-beat comedy that attempts to tell a unique story which doesn't always resonate with audiences. Back in 1995 Get Shorty starring John Travolta as ex-mob thug Chili Palmer made something of a splash in the movie industry. Travolta's character in the film did his best to navigate his way through the world of Holl... Read More