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.

Dolphin Tale Theatrical Review
Dolphin Tale   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

The Tempest Blu-ray Review
The Tempest   The Tempest Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/20/2011 8:45 AM EST
There are few who would debate that William Shakespeare is one of the most prolific writers in history. His works have been adapted and poured over for generations; always finding new audiences to rediscover his deep and elegant writing style. Once film was invented it was only natural to bring his works to the silver screen. It was in the mid 1990... Read More

Straw Dogs Theatrical Review
Straw Dogs   Straw Dogs Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/15/2011 1:50 PM EST
Here's a remake that actually makes for better entertainment.  It's called Straw Dogs and the cunning little tale takes you into the dark side of a dysfunctional town and renders fear.   I was very much blown away by the film from its mellow beginning to a buildup of concern and a final turn of events that made me shudder.  If y... Read More

Drive Theatrical Review
Drive   Drive Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/15/2011 10:19 AM EST
Just to make sure that the trailer for Drive doesn't give you the wrong idea, NO, this is not a Jason Statham movie in the vein of the adrenaline pumping Transporter series.  Ryan Gosling holds his own in this rough surrealistic drama that inserts all the thrills shown in the preview and more.  If you like looking into the mind of a tough... Read More

The Last Starfighter Blu-ray Review
The Last Starfighter   The Last Starfighter Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/14/2011 4:06 PM EST
"Greetings Starfighter, You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada." These words are etched into the brains of many an adult and possibly the children of those adults. Back in the early 1980's everyone was looking to jump onto the next big science fiction adventure tale and along... Read More

Bridesmaids DVD Review
Bridesmaids   Bridesmaids DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/13/2011 8:26 AM EST
When the Hangover came out it set a new bar for the type of high level raunchy comedy that audience's love to watch, and naturally afterwards many films attempted to re-create that same energy but failed to do so. It is difficult to say why that is, but what matters is that this past summer we were treated to a new comedy featuring a cast of women ... Read More

X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
X-Men: First Class   X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/10/2011 11:48 AM EST
When looking back at the birth of the comic book movie genre there are a few that stand out. As time passes the films have gotten better, given the popularity of the genre and Hollywood's willingness to jump on anything popular it is not surprising to see so many titles get their shot on the big screen. The first X-men film, directed by Bryan Singe... Read More

Contagion Theatrical Review
Contagion   Contagion Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/08/2011 8:33 AM EST
Throughout human history, there have been a few Pandemics that have plagued mankind.  There was the Black Plague, the Spanish Flu, SARS, and Bird Flu to name a few; but what happens when the next Pandemic hits.  How far and quickly will it spread with our global economy? Warner Bros along with Director, Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Oceans ... Read More

Warrior Theatrical Review
Warrior   Warrior Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  09/08/2011 6:43 AM EST
I watched befuddled, backtracking Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte, 48 Hrs, Mother Night) working desperately, unselfconsciously to insinuate himself back into his son's life. As he stood on son Brendan's (Joel Edgerton, Star Wars Episode III, Legend of the Guardians) lawn, I decided that he was pathetic and degenerate, even gloriously so. Of cours... Read More

Prom Blu-ray Review
Prom   Prom Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/30/2011 8:24 AM EST
The latest entry from Walt Disney Studios in an effort to grab the tween/teenage market is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on August 30.  Prom is about exactly that.  A prom at an ordinary high school.  Similar to the idea behind "Love Actually", where you have an event, and then you learn the stories behind everyone, ... Read More