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 Muppets Blu-ray Review
The Muppets   The Muppets Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/24/2012 9:10 AM EDT
After a hiatus of twelve years since their last widespread theatrical movie, the Muppets returned to the big screen in late 2011.  From an idea hatched by Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man) and Nicolas Stoller, The Muppets was an attempt to revive a long-running and storied franchise.  Jason Segel may have left clues ... Read More

The Killing Blu-ray Review
The Killing: Season One   The Killing Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/23/2012 2:48 PM EDT
AMC has produced some big hits these past few years i.e. Breaking Bad, Mad Men and most recently The Walking Dead. That doesn't mean that everything they touch will take off like a rocket. Case in point: The Killing. A girl is murdered, and the unseen act creates a ripple effect across several socio-economic layers in the excessively bleak... Read More

Wizards Blu-ray Review
Wizards   Wizards Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2012 8:57 PM EDT
Ralph Bakshi was never one for "making sense" in his animated features. He preferred stuff you could get expand your mind to: epic fantasy landscapes populated by bizarre creatures with motivations that are never completely clear. This is not meant to sound like criticism however. True, it had made a number of his films extremel... Read More

The Hunger Games Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games   The Hunger Games Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/22/2012 10:37 AM EDT
Typically, when a film is hyped up to the point of almost being a religious experience, it will fail to meet expectations; and only the die-hard fans will like a film despite its flaws.  However, this is the exact opposite of The Hunger Games, which is based on the New York Times bestselling young adult novel, by Suzanne Collins. The film... Read More

The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review
The Bodyguard   The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/21/2012 8:13 AM EDT
You could write a whole essay on Whitney Houston's career alone without ever having to mention her numerous acting roles. However, it is 1992's "The Bodyguard" that set her second career in motion. Before delving into that film though, let's note some fun trivia regarding said movie. "The Bodyguard" got generall... Read More

Immortals Blu-ray Review
Immortals 3D   Immortals Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/20/2012 3:15 PM EDT
Immortals plays like the illegitimate offspring of 300 and Clash of the Titans, but while it is far better than the latter, it falls short of the former. With this film a weak narrative is overshadowed by showy visuals. Immortals uses Greek mythology as a jumping-off point, but any resemblance to the classic tales are fleeting. The writers behind t... Read More

Jeff, Who Lives at Home Theatrical Review
Jeff, Who Lives at Home   Jeff, Who Lives at Home Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/16/2012 5:15 PM EDT
This fun film comes out of left field changing wacky into wow.  The movie is called Jeff, Who Lives at Home and stars Jason Segel in a role not too unfamiliar for him.  The cool thing about Jeff, Who Lives at Home comes with the unexpected following Jeff's usual unpredictable day. The movie centers on Jeff (Jason Segel) a hapless gro... Read More

Seeking Justice Theatrical Review
Seeking Justice   Seeking Justice Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  03/15/2012 9:26 AM EDT
In the gritty underbelly of "post-Katrina" New Orleans, crime is rampant. There are those on both sides of the law, and some who subscribe to neither. The levees are repaired but the heart and soul of the city is lost. Would be vigilantes who seek to clean up the streets by whatever means necessary emerge from the shadows to recruit more ... Read More

Breakout Kings DVD Review
Breakout Kings: The Complete First Season   Breakout Kings DVD Review
(John Delia)  03/13/2012 9:37 AM EDT
A new wave of crime solvers has been released on DVD called Breakout Kings.  The weekly series that aired on A&E has completed its first season and is now available at your nearest retailer.  Tough and gritty, the special unit of the division of US Marshals delivers some harrowing action while chasing down escaped convicts. The s... Read More

Goon Theatrical Review
Goon   Goon Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/13/2012 8:56 AM EDT
As much as "Moneyball" wasn't about baseball, "Goon" isn't really about the game of hockey. There's plenty of tense action on the ice to enjoy, but the picture is more fascinated with the elements of violence that dominate the sport, celebrating the bloodletting and glove-tossing escalation, forming a gladiator sport... Read More



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