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.

Notes on A Scandal Blu-ray Review
Notes on A Scandal   Notes on A Scandal Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  06/04/2014 12:11 PM EDT
Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 movie starring powerhouses Judy Dench and Cate Blanchett. The film is based on the novel, What Was She Thinking: Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller. Also starring in the film is Bill Nighy as Cate Blanchett's husband.In an age of scandal amongst teachers—think Mary Kay Letourneau and Debra Lafave—we ... Read More

Endless Love Blu-ray Review
Endless Love   Endless Love Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/29/2014 4:40 PM EDT
Endless Love, starring Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (Carrie), is a remake of the 1981 film starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt, featuring Tom Cruise's debut, and based on the bestselling novel by Scott Spencer.The story has been told before in movies like Pretty in Pink: rich boy meets girl from the other side of the track. ... Read More

3 Days to Kill Blu-ray Review
3 Days to Kill   3 Days to Kill Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/29/2014 2:56 PM EDT
Luc Besson's latest writing effort, 3 Days To Kill blends high action with sentimental drama. Kevin Costner (Man of Steel, Draft Day) plays international spy Ethan Renner, who is literally running out of time. As a highly skilled assassin with a reputation for excellence with dangerous missions, Renner is highly sought after. But when his healt... Read More

Napoleon Dynamite Blu-ray Review
Napoleon Dynamite: 10th Anniversary Edition   Napoleon Dynamite Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  05/25/2014 11:19 PM EDT
Now, just imagine you're weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by tiny little seahorses. No matter how I tried, It still didn't come to me. It is however, hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Fox Searchlight Pictures released this little $400,000 film, which broke out and became the little film that could, raking in... Read More

Devil's Due Blu-ray Review
Devil's Due   Devil's Due Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/15/2014 12:36 PM EDT
The Devil's Due, starring relatively unknowns Zach Gilford and Allison McCall, was filmed in a manner that to say the least is not my favorite—found footage. The film reminds me of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, although it is thankfully a little less shaky than the latter. Shot on what is supposedly home video and hidde... Read More

Her Blu-ray Review
Her   Her Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/13/2014 11:56 AM EDT
Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, and the voice of Scarlett Johansson, is as unique as they come. The Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, set some time in the future, emphasizes humans' disconnection with each other in a computerized society.  In the film, Theodore Twombly (Phoenix), recently separated fro... Read More

Son of Batman Blu-ray Review
Son of Batman   Son of Batman Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/07/2014 10:27 AM EDT
I wasn't looking forward to Son of Batman. Of course I know about Batman and have watched all the feature movies, but this was a cartoon for kids. Apparently, I was wrong on that score. This movie was definitely not like the cartoon version I remember as a kid, and it's PG-13-rating-appropriate. The style of the movie reminded me more of a ... Read More

Veronica Mars: The Movie Blu-ray Review
Veronica Mars: The Movie   Veronica Mars: The Movie Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  05/01/2014 12:05 PM EDT
For fans of Veronica Mars, the TV series about a teenage outcast and private detective, the long awaited film version of the television show was a long time coming. It had been seven years since the television show went off the air, and hungry fans who were longing for more of one of their favorite characters were given a unique opportunity to help... Read More

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray Review
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty   The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  04/25/2014 11:44 AM EDT
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) has a lot of adversity in his life.  His job as a Negative Asset Manager at Life Magazine is in question, with the magazine having been taken over by new management.  They have all been told that the next issue is the final printed one.  Walter's new boss is a snarky, condescending character who delight... Read More

Norma Rae Blu-ray Review
Norma Rae   Norma Rae Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/16/2014 2:36 PM EDT
Lots of people probably rolled their eyes when Sally Field was announced as the star of Norma Rae, Martin Ritt's 1979 film about a blue collar union activist in the Deep South. Sally Field? In 1979, Field was hardly the celebrated actress she is today. Sure, she had proven her acting bona fides in the television movie Sybil, but for many she wa... Read More



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