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 Blu-ray Review   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 Blu-ray Review   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 Blu-ray Review   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 Blu-ray Review   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

Stargate Universe Blu-ray Review
Stargate SG-U: 1.0 Blu-ray Review   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

The Exorcist Blu-ray Review
The Exorcist Blu-ray Review   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 Blu-ray Review   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

The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring Blu-ray Review
Lord of The Rings Trilogy Blu-ray Review   The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  10/15/2010 2:02 PM EDT
I'm planning a trip this weekend, so naturally, I'm finding myself once again considering the diminishing returns problem.  It's the mathematical rule that makes every extra dollar spent after a certain point more like burning money, every extra lane added to a road after a certain point more like pouring concrete for the hell of it, and every... Read More

The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review
The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review   The Last of the Mohicans Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/13/2010 6:42 PM EDT
Out on Blu-Ray from 20th Century Fox is The Last of the Mohicans, but rather than being the original theatrical release, this version is Michael Mann's "Definitive Cut".  The Definitive Cut adds several scenes that were not seen in the original release, mainly revolving around the relationship between Hawkeye and Cora Munro. ... Read More

Three Kings Blu-ray Review
Three Kings Blu-ray Review   Three Kings Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/7/2010 9:57 AM EDT
Some movies don't hit the mark the second they hit the theaters. For whatever reason people just don't gravitate towards, it could be the trailer, the actors in the film or the plot, but it just never gets off the ground the way it should. What ends up happening sometimes is that same movie will develop a following after the Blu-ray release and slo... Read More