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.

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

Dumbo Blu-ray Review
Dumbo Blu-ray Review   Dumbo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/26/2011 3:00 PM EST
It is always interesting to look back on films of the past and marvel at what was accomplished with so few resources. Given what can be done today in the world of animation, it is beyond impressive to see what the animators could achieve with simple 2-D pencil drawings. Disney was the company that innovated animation and captured the minds of audie... Read More

Moneyball Theatrical Review
Moneyball Theatrical Review   Moneyball Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 4:39 PM EST
Even though the acting is stellar, unless you are a baseball fan or star struck on Brad Pitt, then you may want to shy away from Moneyball.  The film gets pretty hot and heavy into the subject matter of money versus mom's apple pie and the rites of summer.  It's not about little Jimmy loving his favorite player because that piece of colla... Read More

Killer Elite Theatrical Review
Killer Elite Theatrical Review   Killer Elite Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 11:13 AM EST
The film Killer Elite plays out like you are watching a video game, kill an assassin and move up to the next level.  Exciting, power packed and relatively predictable, the film tends to mirror other action movies that have been released this year. The thing that does play better than the rest involves the suspense that comes with trying to dec... Read More

Dolphin Tale Theatrical Review
Dolphin Tale Theatrical Review   Dolphin Tale Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 8:32 AM EST
The Inspiring, moving, poignant true story Dolphin Tale splashes into theaters this weekend with a family friendly theme that's sure to touch your heart.  Filmed in Florida where it happened it's a movie about a dolphin that receives a compassionate helping hand and a strange new lease on life. Riding his bike to summer school Sawyer (Nat... Read More