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.

I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review
I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review   I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/25/2011 8:02 PM EDT
Adult novels are a hot commodity in Hollywood these days, so it is no surprise that the latest hot title for children, I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore, is the latest novel to make its way to the big screen.   The story is quite simple and takes it cues from a show on the CW network, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is a teenager from another plan... Read More

Platoon Blu-ray Review
Platoon Blu-ray Review   Platoon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/25/2011 7:51 PM EDT
No one movie can capture the horror of war but there are some that have come close and Platoon is one of them. Directed by Oliver Stone, a Vietnam vet himself, the movie portrays the harsh realities of combat through the eyes of a young college dropout.   Charlie Sheen stars as Chris Taylor a young naïve college student who quits school a... Read More

The Rite Blu-ray Review
The Rite Blu-ray Review   The Rite Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/21/2011 7:13 PM EDT
Every horror movie that comes along boasts that this film will be the scariest movie you have ever seen; sometimes even making comparisons to classic films like The Exorcist, American Werewolf in London, or The Ring. A lot of the time though these films turn out to be unable to follow through on their claims and you end up leaving the theater disap... Read More

Gnomeo & Juliet Blu-ray Review
Gnomeo & Juliet Blu-ray Review   Gnomeo & Juliet Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  5/20/2011 3:04 PM EDT
The story is a simple mix of Shakespeare's famous, forbidden love tragedy mapped onto the secret world of animated garden gnomes. If that makes any sense at all to you, you are likely prepared for Gnomeo and Juliet. The story is about the love of blue-gnome, Gnomeo ( James McAvoy) and red-gnome, Juliet (Emily Blunt) with attending voice overs f... Read More

The Usual Suspects Blu-ray Review
The Usual Suspects Digibook Blu-ray Review   The Usual Suspects Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/19/2011 11:14 AM EDT
Sometimes a movie comes along that completely shakes our world to the very core. It is a rare thing to experience this and when it does happen it is not easily accomplished a second time. When The Usual Suspects came to theaters no one had any idea what to expect from it. Outwardly it looked like a simple crime caper but beneath that surface there ... Read More

Gulliver's Travels Blu-ray Review
Gulliver's Travels Blu-ray Review   Gulliver's Travels Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  4/29/2011 9:29 AM EDT
December 2010's Gulliver's Travels starring Jack Black (School Of Rock) comes to Blu-ray and DVD this April based loosely on the classic novel by Jonathan Swift, the film takes many liberties with its source material, and really the two are intended for completely different audiences.  Though certainly a a family film, and one that you'll ... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Blu-ray Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Blu-ray Review   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/15/2011 9:55 AM EDT
It has been a long road for Harry Potter fans.  Since the first book was adapted into a movie, fans have been clamoring for each chapter in the saga of the "boy who lived".  Now finally after many years of waiting, we have started down the road to our ultimate destination -- Harry pitted against Voldermort.When we had left our h... Read More

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Blu-ray Review
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Blu-ray Review   The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/15/2011 9:17 AM EDT
Adapting a book into a film is never an easy task. There is always a good chance certain details will get left out and for fans of the books this comes as a hard truth. Sometimes this works in the films favor, by leaving out certain plot points it allows the flow of the movie to go more smoothly. And of course there is also the fact that there is o... Read More

Tron Legacy Blu-ray Review
Tron Legacy Blu-ray Review   Tron Legacy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/6/2011 11:06 AM EDT
For years now, fans of the movie, Tron, have been literally screaming for a sequel to the 1980's hit film.  Finally, after many years of waiting (and not always patiently), news came out of a sequel in the works.  It was at the San Diego Comic Con that footage was released for a possible Tron sequel. Fans went absolutely wild for it, ... Read More

Tron Blu-ray Review
Tron Blu-ray Review   Tron Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/6/2011 9:44 AM EDT
When the original Tron film hit theaters back in the early 1980's it didn't become the box office smash like everyone had hoped. Instead it got poor reviews and did not do well with major audiences. But it did garner a fan following, mostly from young children who were just entering the world of video gaming. Over the years as those children grew u... Read More