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.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street   A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/31/2010 12:59 PM EDT
In 1984, a film that would change the face of cinematic horror was released to unsuspecting audiences, entitled A Nightmare on Elm Street.   Its success would spawn numerous sequels and even an entire film studio.  Now 26 years later, New Line Cinema in association with Platinum Dunes brings a revised vision of the original back for ... Read More

Moulin Rouge Blu-ray Review
Moulin Rouge   Moulin Rouge Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/29/2010 2:07 PM EDT
Moulin Rouge was received with mixed reactions from audiences when it came out. Some felt it was to flamboyant to be taken seriously, while others said it was a "Romeo & Juliet for the twenty first century." The movie was directed by Baz Luhrman who also directed Romeo & Juliet back in the 1990's and it bears his signature style.&... Read More

Robocop Blu-ray Review
RoboCop Trilogy   Robocop Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/27/2010 8:31 PM EDT
The Robocop movie, when originally released was quite successful in the theaters. It did well enough that it went on to spawn two sequels. On the surface the film comes off as your standard action film; a tough as nails hero against seemingly impossible odds. What some viewers may not notice right off that bat is the subtle message about the overwh... Read More

Dollhouse Blu-ray Review
Dollhouse: Season Two   Dollhouse Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/27/2010 9:59 AM EDT
With the advent of the second and final season of Joss Whedon's latest commercial failure, Dollhouse, viewers are in for a few treats.  First, we get a show that can finally be taken entirely seriously, unlike the stop-and-go first season.  As was it the case with Firefly, we get a good idea of what the whole series would have been li... Read More

Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
Paranormal Activity 2   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   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   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   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   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   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