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.

Melancholia Theatrical Review
Melancholia   Melancholia Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/18/2011 9:11 AM EDT
The film Melancholia by writer and director Lars von Trier stimulates the artistic part of the brain with sprawling landscape images, ominous tableaus and threatening visuals of a drifting planet. The film moves along playing out like the definition of its title. Melancholia: a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characteri... Read More

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1   The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/17/2011 1:55 PM EDT
Well the Twilight Saga has finally reached its ebb with the first half of Breaking Dawn that opens this weekend in theaters around the world.  Certainly expected to be earth shaking due to millions of young girls and twenty-something's rushing to the box-office to get a look at semi-nude Robert Pattenson making love to his comely co-star Krist... Read More

G-Force Blu-ray Review
G-Force 3D   G-Force Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/14/2011 10:33 PM EDT
On November 8, Walt Disney Home Entertainment is releasing another one of their 3D films, this time, G-Force, which was released originally in 3D. G-Force is the story of a team of very special guinea pigs, who, with the aid of technology, can talk.  These guinea pigs have been trained by an FBI Agent to do missions that human agents can't... Read More

Immortals Theatrical Review
Immortals   Immortals Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  11/11/2011 10:40 PM EDT
For the new film Immortals directed by Tarsem Singh, looks are everything. A movie can have a lousy screenplay and uninteresting characters, but as long as the costumes are immaculate and the production design superb, then little else matters. Immortals attempts at having as much machismo as 300 but comes up quite short and has about as much mythol... Read More

Meet The Robinsons Blu-ray Review
Meet The Robinsons 3D   Meet The Robinsons Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/11/2011 4:16 PM EDT
On November 9, Walt Disney Home Entertainment releases one of Walt Disney Animations made for 3D features, Meet the Robinsons. Rather than being a Pixar release, this movie was made by Walt Disney Animation Studios from an original story.   The movie can be summed up with a quote from Walt Disney himself, which appears at the end of the movie,... Read More

Chicken Little Blu-ray Review
Chicken Little 3D   Chicken Little Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/11/2011 2:22 PM EDT
Another in a series of re-releases but this time in Disney Blu-ray 3D comes Chicken Little.  Chicken Little has the distinction of being the first full length fully computer generated animated film made completely by Walt Disney Animation Studios and being the first film marketed under the Disney Digital 3D brand.  The movie begins with a... Read More

Anonymous Theatrical Review
Anonymous   Anonymous Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/11/2011 1:58 PM EDT
I hope the film Anonymous is true because as being a former Theatre (plays) critic it has always intrigued me if William Shakespeare did or didn't write his sonnets and plays.  So, being the kind of guy I am and having enjoyed the film so much, it must be very near the truth.  Even if this period piece was all contrived, the settings, cos... Read More

Bolt Blu-ray Review
Bolt 3D   Bolt Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/10/2011 8:37 AM EDT
Bolt is one of those movies that come along where everything aligns at the right time.  A usually underrated film, this movie has a soul that will pull at your heartstrings at the end.  Bolt is the story of a movie dog that is the star of a popular TV show named after him.  Bolt has a uniqueness to him in that all he has known is his... Read More

J. Edgar Theatrical Review
J. Edgar   J. Edgar Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/09/2011 1:45 PM EDT
The interesting and historical J. Edgar has reached local movie theatres with very good performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Judi Dench.  The film has a few flaws, but it does give a good account of the man who was the first director of the FBI.   The film follows the life of J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) the first director of ... Read More

Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review
Water for Elephants   Water for Elephants Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/08/2011 8:54 AM EDT
There's a great movie to be made about the history of the circus. Water for Elephants strives to be that film, but misses the mark. There is also an intriguing drama to be fashioned out of the rituals and customs of those who've lived their lives under the Big Top. There have always been great romances created out of star-crossed characters... Read More