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.

Escape Plan Theatrical Review
Escape Plan   Escape Plan Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/17/2013 8:38 AM EST
Well the ex-Governor and ex-boxer finally get full feature screen time together in their new film Escape Plan and they haven't broken the formula yet.  Playing familiar roles, delivering pedestrian lines and punching their way through this prison story that could easily have been made for cable, the two icons create a lot of their usual fu... Read More

Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review
Pacific Rim   Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/17/2013 8:32 AM EST
There is a time and a place for a frank but thoughtful critique of a veteran filmmaker's love letter to genre cinema. There's also a time and a place to geek out, cast off adulthood, fully embrace the rock-em sock-em joy of a wildly entertaining and ludicrously action-packed summer spectacle, and laugh, clap and cheer like a ten-year-old fa... Read More

Glee Blu-ray Review
Glee: The Complete Fourth Season   Glee Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/16/2013 12:18 PM EST
The world of Glee has itself begun to confront the built in shelf life of its format by moving several major characters of previous seasons—notably Lea Michele's Rachel—off onto the next phases of their lives, while still attempting to maintain a central focus on Lima, Ohio's rather improbable McKinley High. That means that ther... Read More

Bones Blu-ray Review
Bones: The Complete Eighth Season   Bones Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/16/2013 9:09 AM EST
Have you visited your local police station lately? Now, you don't need to confess to any nefarious activities to answer in the affirmative: this is a completely innocent question designed to merely ferret out how many readers might be aware of what their local precincts look like. My own nowhere near representative experience with such matters ... Read More

The Croods Blu-ray Review
The Croods   The Croods Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2013 9:51 AM EST
It's human nature to fear the unknown, and that's not something that has changed with time. Even in today's ultra fast-paced, always-on, ever-connected, and constantly-evolving world, there's still that uneasiness in the stomach, that hesitation brought on by doubt, that terror of leaving a comfort zone when it comes time to try new... Read More

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea   Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/14/2013 3:56 PM EST
While Irwin Allen's name will probably forever be associated with the disaster genre which he helped to formulate with such epochal films as The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, for hordes of Baby Boomers he's at least as much remembered for a glut of sixties and early seventies television science fiction outings, including Lost... Read More

Captain Phillips Theatrical Review
Captain Phillips   Captain Phillips Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2013 11:29 AM EST
Gripping, disturbing and suspenseful the movie Captain Phillips depicts a story from the headlines that have captivated Americans with concern.  The well crafted, strongly detailed and stunningly acted true story will have you on the edge of your seat.  I found myself mesmerized by the astounding facts behind the takeover of a huge contai... Read More

Curse of Chucky Blu-ray Review
Curse of Chucky   Curse of Chucky Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/08/2013 3:04 PM EST
Putting another stunner on the home screen, Curse of Chucky gets released on Blu-ray/DVD + Digital combo pack just in time for the horror season.  Packed with the kind of biting power needed to provide chills and thrills, the sixth of the Child's Play films changes it up a bit giving viewers a blast to the past.  Could this 25th anniversa... Read More

Filth Theatrical Review
Filth   Filth Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/08/2013 11:02 AM EST
If ever there was a film aptly named it has to be Filth, director Jon S. Baird's adaptation of the novel by Irving Welsh.The film starts with Bruce Robinson (James McAvoy, Trance, X-Men: First Class), a Scottish cop who is keen to climb up the ladder of success and gain promotion; in doing so, he believes he will win back his wife's affections afte... Read More

Fright Night 2: New Blood Blu-ray Review
Fright Night 2: New Blood   Fright Night 2: New Blood Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/08/2013 9:25 AM EST
Tom Holland's 1985 Fright Night may not be the unrecognized "immortal classic" its fiercest followers claim it is, but one thing it resolutely is not is pretentious. Fright Night was a charming, even sweet, entry in the comedy horror sweepstakes, a nice combination of chills and laughs as a hapless teenager enlisted the aid of a once ... Read More