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.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review   Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/22/2011 10:32 AM EDT
"Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" on the surface appears to be a "throw away" summer film, a haphazardly thrown together money grab, grasping at nostalgia for its acclaimed predecessor.  Much like its storied roots, however the film will shock and awe with it's stunning plot twits and revelations only adding to the mytho... Read More

Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review
Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review   Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/21/2011 8:38 AM EDT
Dolphin Tale presents a staggering compilation of various cinematic clichés so transparent a kid could see through them. For a while, the film is so blandly average in said clichés that it nearly passes by as a simple bore. Then the third act kicks in and the onslaught becomes so incessant that by the end, it wouldn't be surprising if... Read More

Mr. Popper's Penguins Blu-ray Review
Mr. Popper's Penguins Blu-ray Review   Mr. Popper's Penguins Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/20/2011 9:22 AM EDT
For the holidays, Fox has released Mr. Poppers Penguins in Blu-ray combo packs, Blu-ray and DVD's.  It's true family fare and a fun gift for the youngsters.  The combo pack has the film in both Blu-ray and DVD and includes a digital download disc as well.  The film stars Jim Carrey as Tom Popper a guy who's had a tough life grow... Read More

The Help Blu-ray Review
The Help Blu-ray Review   The Help Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 7:33 PM EDT
Now on Blu-ray/DVD The Help hits the street on Tuesday December 6th and it has all the ear-markings of becoming the hottest item of the holiday season.  My prediction for this film at the Oscars include nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, 2 Best Supporting Actress, Costumes and Musical Score.  It should do equally as well at the G... Read More

The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review
The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review   The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/12/2011 11:54 AM EDT
Coming out on Disney Blu-ray in honor of the 20th anniversary of the film is The Rocketeer.  Based on the graphic novel with the same name, The Rocketeer is set in Los Angeles, circa 1938.  The movie is directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), and is his second film as a director.  The movie follows test/st... Read More

Fright Night Blu-ray Review
Fright Night 3D Blu-ray Review   Fright Night Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 8:38 AM EDT
The scary, suspenseful, gory, shock filled Fright Night is now on 3D Blu-ray /Blu-ray, DVD Digital Download and On-Demand.  It's a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don't have to be Goth to enjoy this dark film, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody t... Read More

13 DVD Review
13 DVD Review   13 DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/7/2011 9:46 AM EDT
The film 13 is a type of Russian roulette for American audiences. There's a decent amount of star power and established actors collected for this, at times, drama, and those new to the premise might find themselves drawn into this foul underworld saga.An electrician watching his family slide into crippling debt, Vince (Sam Riley) finds his curiosit... Read More

The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review
The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review   The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/6/2011 8:22 PM EDT
When people dismiss New York City and its denizens as pretentious, self-absorbed, hipster snobs who only pull their noses out of their own rear ends long enough to look down on Gotham outsiders, it's because of derivative movies like The Art of Getting By.Freddie Highmore, so charming alongside Johnny Depp in Marc Forster's delightful in Fi... Read More

Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series Blu-ray Review   Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  11/27/2011 6:37 PM EDT
Heightened expectations and high risk were the rule of the previous series, series 5, of Doctor Who. The beginning of the reign of showrunner Steven Moffat (Coupling, Sherlock) promised great change, though for good or for bad, we did not know.You might then expect something similarly revolutionary for series 6. Once you've had a taste of just how ... Read More

G-Force Blu-ray Review
G-Force 3D Blu-ray Review   G-Force Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/14/2011 10:33 PM EDT
On November 8, Walt Disney Home Entertainment is releasing another one of their 3D films, this time, G-Force, which was released originally in 3D. G-Force is the story of a team of very special guinea pigs, who, with the aid of technology, can talk.  These guinea pigs have been trained by an FBI Agent to do missions that human agents can't... Read More