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.

X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review   X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/10/2011 11:48 AM EDT
When looking back at the birth of the comic book movie genre there are a few that stand out. As time passes the films have gotten better, given the popularity of the genre and Hollywood's willingness to jump on anything popular it is not surprising to see so many titles get their shot on the big screen. The first X-men film, directed by Bryan Singe... Read More

Prom Blu-ray Review
Prom Blu-ray Review   Prom Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/30/2011 8:24 AM EDT
The latest entry from Walt Disney Studios in an effort to grab the tween/teenage market is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on August 30.  Prom is about exactly that.  A prom at an ordinary high school.  Similar to the idea behind "Love Actually", where you have an event, and then you learn the stories behind everyone, ... Read More

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray Review
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D /... Blu-ray Review   Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/29/2011 6:53 PM EDT
Coming out on Blu-ray 3D combo pack is a rerelease of the 2008 Blu-ray edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas, with the addition of the 3D version that was created in 2006 for theatrical release.  The Nightmare Before Christmas is Tim Burton's iconic stop-motion animated feature, with an original story and his unique artistic vision. Ja... Read More

Limitless Blu-ray Review
Limitless Blu-ray Review   Limitless Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  8/14/2011 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

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review   Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  8/7/2011 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) Blu-ray Review   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/6/2011 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 Blu-ray Review   Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/5/2011 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

Overboard Blu-ray Review
Overboard Blu-ray Review   Overboard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/1/2011 9:59 PM EDT
In the 1980's there were a few hits that not only helped shape the career of certain actors but also left a mark on the industry as well. In the vein of the traditional romantic comedy, Overboard shines an adult light on a genre that has become marred over the recent years with whiny twenty-something's all trying to be as independent as possible. &... Read More

Be Cool Blu-ray Review
Be Cool Blu-ray Review   Be Cool Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/1/2011 9:42 PM EDT
Once in a while you get an off-beat comedy that attempts to tell a unique story which doesn't always resonate with audiences. Back in 1995 Get Shorty starring John Travolta as ex-mob thug Chili Palmer made something of a splash in the movie industry. Travolta's character in the film did his best to navigate his way through the world of Holl... Read More

Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review
Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review   Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  7/27/2011 12:32 PM EDT
It seems that the 80s have returned to Hollywood.  From Hot Tub Time Machine to this movie, the retro style of 1980s seems to be the in thing.  In fact, when I started screening the movie, I thought they were trying to copy Hot Tub Time Machine, but in fact, this movie was made long before it.  This movie was filmed in 2007 and took ... Read More