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 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

The Three Musketeers Blu-ray Review
The Three Musketeers 3D   The Three Musketeers Blu-ray Review
(Penny McLean)  03/12/2012 8:37 AM EDT
In this updated 3D version of Alexandre Dumas's original story, The Three Musketeers finds the famous trio trying to fight for justice but instead failing their mission and getting caught up in a world of deception, vengeance and loss. That's when things change for our great trio: the... Read More

The Cabin In The Woods Theatrical Review
The Cabin In The Woods   The Cabin In The Woods Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/11/2012 11:04 AM EDT
Much like homage to the classic Evil Dead, Cabin in the Woods is best explained as their own tagline describes: People go to a cabin in the woods.  Bad things happen.  But the movie is much more than that.  Wish I could go into more detail, but this movie is a mix of several genres in perfect harmony.  In this era of cookie cutt... Read More

Silent House Theatrical Review
Silent House   Silent House Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/09/2012 8:39 AM EDT
What starts out as a horror flick turns into a terror mindbender in the movie Silent House.  Not a very good script and a bit too sophisticated for most fans of the genres, there's little doubt that it will not last at the box office.    Set in a northern rural lake area, Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) has returned to her childhoo... Read More

The Town Blu-ray Review
The Town Ultimate Collectors Edition   The Town Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  03/09/2012 8:27 AM EDT
About midway through The Town, there's a quiet pause, just a calm moment before we dive into the film's next dramatic movement, as happens so often throughout. But I laugh, because it's the prelude to a car chase through the winding, claustrophobic streets of Boston's North End.Read More



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