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.

Fright Night Theatrical Review
Fright Night   Fright Night Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/18/2011 11:55 AM EDT
The scary, seething, suspenseful, gory, horror filled Fright Night left me turning my head on my way to the car following the showing.  It's a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that can have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don't have to be Goth to enjoy, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody ... Read More

Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review
Conan The Barbarian   Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/18/2011 10:17 AM EDT
Hollywood has a way of reinventing things by rejuvenating characters and bringing them up to date with all the bells and whistles necessary to make it ‘fresh and new.'  This is the case of the film Conan the Barbarian where they have remade a classic adding all the CGI bells and whistles then throwing in some topless women for eye candy.... Read More

Limitless Blu-ray Review
Limitless   Limitless Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/14/2011 2:54 PM EDT
What if there was a drug out there that would increase your IQ to over four digits?   Would you take it?  If so, what would you do with your life?  Relativity Media's new film, Limitless, based on the story, Dark Fields, by Alan Glynn, aims to answer this question and more.   The film follows the life of one Eddie Morra (Bra... Read More

30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review
30 Minutes or Less   30 Minutes or Less Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/12/2011 11:26 AM EDT
When it comes to comedies the simplest plot device is the easiest one. When you look at films like Harold & Kumar, Pineapple Express, or The Hangover you can see how a simple scenario can become fodder for uproarious hilarity. That being said, it doesn't always work out that way and in the case of 30 Minutes or Less we are left wanting more... Read More

Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
Final Destination 5   Final Destination 5 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/11/2011 6:57 PM EDT
Shattering, piercing, gut wrenching, queasy, bloody, gouging, bone breaking, mind blowing, and yet mesmerizing that's what Final Destination 5 is all about, especially in 3D.  This is one of those select few films that use 3 Dimension well and it will blow your mind.  If you have never seen a Final Destination movie or are a big fan o... Read More

Rio DVD Review
Rio   Rio DVD Review
(Eric English)  08/10/2011 10:50 PM EDT
Colorful, fun, and entertaining are the some of the (tamer) first words that come to mind when thinking about Rio De Janeiro Brazil. "Rio", from the creators of Ice Age, is a story about a Blue McCaw from Minnesota whose adventures lead him to Brazil for a , you guessed it, colorful, fun, and entertaining romp the whole family will enjoy!... Read More

The Help Theatrical Review
The Help   The Help Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/09/2011 9:25 PM EDT
It's hard to believe that it was only a short period of time ago that people were still separating black from white.  In The Help we find what a little thing like writing a book could do to stir up segregation and bring it to the forefront.  In this story there's a huge helping of right versus wrong with an unexpected outcome that reminds... Read More

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night   Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/07/2011 6:16 PM EDT
Brandon Routh has played some very iconic roles in recent years -- from the Man of Steel in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, to Agent Daniel Shaw on the hit NBC television series, Chuck; but now Routh has returned to become a new iconic film figure, Dylan, in the Italian comic book turned motion picture film, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.   Dy... Read More

Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
Donnie Darko (10th Anniversary Edition)   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/06/2011 12:44 PM EDT
Ten years ago a film came out that did more than simply tell another teen high school drama, it posed questions that dealt with philosophical, theological and scientific elements. But what this film did was not bother to pander to the audience and simply give them the answers in a neat little row. Instead it left us to ponder on our own what the an... Read More

Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
Mars Needs Moms   Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/05/2011 7:32 AM EDT
The latest and probably last feature from Imagemovers Digital (Polar Express, A Christmas Carol) is the home release of Mars Needs Moms in an amazing value combo pack.  Imagemovers specialized in performance capture CGI - animating the characters over digitally captured wireframes of the actors themselves acting out the movie (more on that lat... Read More



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