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.

Outland Blu-ray Review
Outland   Outland Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/17/2012 3:37 PM EST
The science fiction thriller Outland has some very exciting special effects that could stand up to today's in comparison.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the special formatting, HD process and slick transfer to the new format makes the film even better on this second home video go around.  If you like outer space fantasy and if you ha... Read More

Evita Blu-ray Review
Evita   Evita Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/17/2012 3:30 PM EST
Evita's stature has grown with the passage of time, and even if you feel (as many fans do) that Alan Parker's 1996 film adaptation doesn't capture the electricity of the stage musical at its best, the movie remains one of the most effective stage-to-screen adaptations of the last thirty years. For all the attention she garnered dur... Read More

Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
Treasure Planet   Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/09/2012 11:25 AM EST
The 2002 animated sci-fi/fantasy adventure film from Disney, Treasure Planet, is loosely based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island, but how well the Stevenson's seafaring adventure translates as an alien populated space adventure is debatable. While Disney's experiments with mixed hand-drawn and CG animation seem to work rather well... Read More

Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
Chariots of Fire   Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/06/2012 8:32 AM EST
Atlantic City. Chariots of Fire. On Golden Pond. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Reds. These are the five films nominated for Best Picture in 1981, and it was Chariots of Fire that walked away with the honor. Chariots of Fire isn't fully deserving of that prestigious win, but none of the other four films on the list leap out at as being more worthy of... Read More

Savages Theatrical Review
Savages   Savages Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/05/2012 8:12 PM EST
If you are looking for gut wrenching excitement in a movie with a brilliant cast and a creative storyline then choose Savages, this year's most powerful action filled drama to date.  Intense and intriguing, the film has scenes so extreme that I felt myself gripping the theatre arm rests. If you think the drug wars were crazy in No Country for ... Read More

The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
The Amazing Spider-Man   The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/02/2012 12:02 PM EST
The production of The Amazing Spider-Man makes it a standout in visual acuity but misses its mark in originality and thrills.  That aside, it's still a must see for hero worshipers, action seekers and Marvel comic book fans.  To give the best review possible, I took out my DVD of Spider-Man, which was released in 2002, starring T... Read More

People Like Us Theatrical Review
People Like Us   People Like Us Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/01/2012 10:40 AM EST
"People Like Us" is the story of two siblings' responses to their father's death. The first five minutes add up to a well crafted character study, as whip-smart salesman Sam (Chris Pine) is stunned by the news that his father has died suddenly. Still resentful of his emotionally distant old man, Sam reluctantly heads home to ... Read More

Ted Theatrical Review
Ted   Ted Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2012 3:51 PM EST
Most all of us have had a Teddy Bear when we were young, even if it was in the form of Yoda or Raggedy Ann, but nothing like the one in the movie Ted.  This fun filled film gives a great show under the direction of Seth MacFarlane who knows comedy and shows off his skills in a big way with Ted. The fantasy story centers on John Bennett (M... Read More

Magic Mike Theatrical Review
Magic Mike   Magic Mike Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2012 2:15 PM EST
Bare bods and fast music can't save Magic Mike.  Even if the ladies think they are being entertained, it's all a façade to cash in on a voyeuristic business that has clung to the sexual 90's.  It may be a take on Tatum's early teen romp to fill his pockets, but the actor did better with his "Step-up" acting than he does h... Read More

Deliverance Blu-ray Review
Deliverance   Deliverance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/28/2012 11:27 AM EST
This is the weekend they didn't play golf. That's the tag line for a film that has seared itself into the minds of  a generation of fans. Deliverance has lasted for over three decades as lesson one of a Northerner's introduction to the South. Showing the backwoods and a laid back lifestyle, almost to the point of being inbred, thos... Read More

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