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 Hangover Blu-ray Review
The Hangover Extreme Edition   The Hangover Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2010 3:48 PM EST
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   The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/15/2010 2:02 PM EST
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   Red Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 10:59 PM EST
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   My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 3:05 PM EST
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   The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/13/2010 6:42 PM EST
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

Secretariat Theatrical Review
Secretariat   Secretariat Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/07/2010 10:44 AM EST
Ayla examined her son again, trying to remember the reflection of herself.  My forehead bulges out like that, she thought, reaching up to touch her face.  And that bone under his month, I've got one too.  But he's got brow ridges, and I haven't.  Clan people have brow ridges.  If I'm different, why shouldn&#... Read More

Three Kings Blu-ray Review
Three Kings   Three Kings Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/07/2010 9:57 AM EST
Some movies don't hit the mark the second they hit the theaters. For whatever reason people just don't gravitate towards, it could be the trailer, the actors in the film or the plot, but it just never gets off the ground the way it should. What ends up happening sometimes is that same movie will develop a following after the Blu-ray release and slo... Read More

Let Me In Theatrical Review
Let Me In   Let Me In Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/06/2010 11:14 PM EST
There are a lot of movies right now about vampires. So much so that it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed by all of it. So it is refreshing to find a movie that steps a little bit out of the standard vampire myth and instead gives us a commentary on relationships. Let me in was originally a Swedish movie about a young boy whose neighbor, a young ... Read More

The Social Network Theatrical Review
The Social Network   The Social Network Theatrical Review
(Stpehen Compall)  10/01/2010 8:06 AM EST
What most surprised me regarding The Social Network was the degree to which I sympathized with its subject, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg, Zombieland, Solitary Man).  I've followed the recent controversy surrounding Facebook's poor privacy and found their response entirely lacking, if not surprising.  But this film is ... Read More

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps   Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/28/2010 10:49 AM EST
Back in the 1980's Oliver Stone made a movie called Wall Street which was a social commentary of the way American business operated during that generation. The character of Richard Gekko (Michael Douglas) was a personification of that time and culture. His speech about greed being good perfectly encapsulated the thought process of that decade. Now ... Read More