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.

Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review   Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/22/2010 8:29 AM EDT
In 1999, a new form of psychological mokumentary film drama was introduced to movie audiences with the Blair Witch Project. Now eleven years later, still continuing in the same vein, comes the sequel to the 2007 Paranormal Activity, entitled simply Paranormal Activity 2.Paranormal Activity 2 is a prequel (and sequel) to the events that take place i... Read More

Hereafter Theatrical Review
Hereafter Theatrical Review   Hereafter Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/21/2010 1:26 PM EDT
Hereafter, is the latest dramatic effort from Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan. The film revolves around three parallel stories. They are about three people affected by death in different ways; Matt Damon plays an American factory worker named George, who has a gift that enables him to communicate with the dead. Cécile de France plays... Read More

Stargate Universe Blu-ray Review
Stargate SG-U: 1.0 Blu-ray Review   Stargate Universe Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/21/2010 11:49 AM EDT
You would think that, having done this at least twice before, producing 15 seasons of Stargate franchise television, the makers of Stargate Universe would know what they're doing right off the bat.  SGU, however, in its first 10 episodes, strayed too far outside the comfort zone, and we fans have been punished with something terribly awkwa... Read More

Jonah Hex DVD Review
Jonah Hex DVD Review   Jonah Hex DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/19/2010 6:28 PM EDT
Jonah Hex is a classic tale of revenge told through the landscape of the Old West. At least that's the tale that was printed in comics. To put it simply, Jonah Hex was born in the early 1800's to a father who sold him into slavery at a very young age. He ended up working for a tribe of Indians and slowly earning their respect. After taking part in ... Read More

The Exorcist Blu-ray Review
The Exorcist Blu-ray Review   The Exorcist Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/17/2010 11:08 AM EDT
The Exorcist is quite possibly the scariest movie of all time. It would be hard pressed to find those out there who feel differently. Even if that were the case they would at least have to acknowledge the fact that it set the bar for what horror is about. The movie itself isn't just gore and splatter on the screen. It brings also a sense of tension... Read More

The Hangover Blu-ray Review
The Hangover Extreme Edition Blu-ray Review   The Hangover Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2010 3:48 PM EDT
Who hasn't seen The Hangover? It was a surprise hit of 2009 and went on to become one of the most celebrated comedies in movie history. Who would have thought that a movie about 4 guys who go down to Vegas for a bachelor party, lose the groom, and spend the rest of the movie trying to find him would become as popular as it did? There is even ru... Read More

The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring Blu-ray Review
Lord of The Rings Trilogy Blu-ray Review   The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/15/2010 2:02 PM EDT
I'm planning a trip this weekend, so naturally, I'm finding myself once again considering the diminishing returns problem.  It's the mathematical rule that makes every extra dollar spent after a certain point more like burning money, every extra lane added to a road after a certain point more like pouring concrete for the hell of it, and every... Read More

Red Theatrical Review
Red Theatrical Review   Red Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 10:59 PM EDT
Filling the comic book void this fall comes Red, starring an ensemble cast of Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Brian Cox, and Richard Dreyfus.  It is based on the DC comic Book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer.   Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous) tells the story of Frank Moses (Br... Read More

My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
My Soul to Take Theatrical Review   My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 3:05 PM EDT
After having a five-year hiatus from directing the Master of Horror, Wes Craven is back this fall with his latest film, My Soul To Take.My Soul To Take takes place in the sleepy town of Riverton, where a legend tells of a serial killer, The Ripper, who swore he would return from the grave. Now, 16 years later, children born the night of the Ripper&... Read More

The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review
The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review   The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/13/2010 6:42 PM EDT
Out on Blu-Ray from 20th Century Fox is The Last of the Mohicans, but rather than being the original theatrical release, this version is Michael Mann's "Definitive Cut".  The Definitive Cut adds several scenes that were not seen in the original release, mainly revolving around the relationship between Hawkeye and Cora Munro. ... Read More