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.

Cars 2 Blu-ray Review
Cars 2 3D   Cars 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/01/2011 4:00 PM EDT
Beginning November 1, you can buy the Cars 2 Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy).  Cars 2, which is the highest grossing animated film of 2011 to date, is the continuing story of Lightning McQueen from the original story.   But that is about all it has in common with the first movie.  The first movie had the charm ... Read More

In Time Theatrical Review
In Time   In Time Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/31/2011 10:26 PM EDT
Writer/director Andrew Niccol's films make you pause and require some smart thinking. His film Gattaca, which he wrote, was also his first directing debut and a favorite of some sci-fi fans. Next came The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey and written and produced by Niccol, which received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. N... Read More

Monte Carlo Blu-ray Review
Monte Carlo   Monte Carlo Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/31/2011 1:49 PM EDT
Selena Gomez breaks away from her role of Alex on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place in order to star in a new film by Thomas Bezucha (The Other Stone), entitled Monte Carlo -- alongside Katie Cassidy (Nightmare on Elm Street, Supernatural) and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl).    Monte Carlo is the story of three young girls fro... Read More

The Rum Diary Theatrical Review
The Rum Diary   The Rum Diary Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/27/2011 3:33 PM EDT
A testy screenplay that turns conventional upside down becomes an enjoyable madcap adventure with Johnny Depp's ‘intoxicating' performance.  The daring filmmaking that takes a chance with the outlandish Hunter S. Thompson book The Rum Diary comes up a winner.  Not a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but a very good companion piece.&nb... Read More

Puss in Boots Theatrical Review
Puss in Boots   Puss in Boots Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/27/2011 9:08 AM EDT
In the original story, Puss is a pretty arrogant cat.  He is not much of a sword-fighter, but is very smart as well as smartly dressed.  In Shrek, he is Antonio Bandaras, and he is a wizard with a blade.     Now we get a spin-off that takes place before the Shrek films:  Puss is an outlaw who grew up in an orphanage and hun... Read More

Bones Blu-ray Review
Bones: The Complete Sixth Season   Bones Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/24/2011 7:02 PM EDT
There are a lot of forensic police procedurals on television at the moment, each with their own unique style and voice. What really makes each of these shows special isn't just how they are done but the fans who tune in every week to watch them. Since its inception, Bones has drawn in a strong and loyal audience who continue to return each week to ... Read More

The Three Musketeers Theatrical Review
The Three Musketeers   The Three Musketeers Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/23/2011 2:40 PM EDT
It is beyond amazing at how easily someone can take a classic tale and turn it into something unentertaining. What was once an epic tale has been watered down for the sake of the 3D craze and instead focuses on a dress wearing Milla Jovovich who is essentially incorporating all the moves from her Resident Evil films.It isn't too surprising to see h... Read More

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-ray Review
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D   Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/21/2011 12:14 PM EDT
The fourth movie in the Pirates franchise, this one is the first one that does not include Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, and is Jack Sparrow-centric.  The last time we saw Jack Sparrow he was in a long boat sailing towards what appeared to be Florida, with Hector Barbossa commanding the Black Pearl.  This movie opens in London, with th... Read More

The Thing Theatrical Review
The Thing   The Thing Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/13/2011 11:25 AM EDT
Fans of the film The Thing beware; even though the movie takes you back to the Norwegian outpost providing a beginning to John Carpenter's 1982 film with the same title, it may as well have been a remake.  Those that have never seen Carpenter's masterpiece however, will get all the chills and thrills of the original.  For fun, why... Read More

Footloose Theatrical Review
Footloose   Footloose Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/13/2011 8:35 AM EDT
Back in 1984, a small film, featuring Kevin Bacon, emerged on the silver screen – it was entitled, Footloose. The film went on to have moderate box office success, spawn a few hit singles and have a lasting impression on Generation X.  Now 26 years later, Footloose is coming back to the silver screen -- this time staring an unknown cast,... Read More