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.

Posse Blu-ray Review
Posse Blu-ray Review   Posse Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/20/2011 9:42 AM EST
The western is a staple of the movie history going back all the way to the first days of cinema. There have been many tales told through the setting of the western, some true, some fictional and while they have all been different takes on that period of American history, they tend to ignore the obvious fact of that time, many of the so-called cowbo... Read More

Hall Pass Blu-ray Review
Hall Pass Blu-ray Review   Hall Pass Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  06/13/2011 10:23 AM EST
The idea of marriage is always a funny topic to discuss especially through the medium of film. That is the subject behind Hall Pass, the latest film from the directing team of the Farrelly brothers. The movie follows the exploits of Rick and Fred, played by Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, who are two friends that receive "hall passes" fro... Read More

Thor: Tales of Asgard Blu-ray Review
Thor: Tales of Asgard Blu-ray Review   Thor: Tales of Asgard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/03/2011 11:11 AM EST
While it has been highly entertaining to watch many of our favorite comic heroes come to life on the big screen these past few years, it is with animation that these characters will always have their truest life. There have been many successful adaptions of characters and mini-series over the years; Batman, Superman, Justice League, Teen Titans, Th... Read More

Rocky Blu-ray Review
Rocky Digibook Blu-ray Review   Rocky Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/01/2011 1:03 PM EST
"His whole life a million-to-one shot". That was the original tagline for the 1976 film Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, a Philadelphia native who took part in boxing matches bot very often and wound up going 15 rounds with the Heavy Weight Champion.   This is the story of the ultimate underdog. The story of Rocky i... Read More

I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review
I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review   I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/25/2011 8:02 PM EST
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)  05/25/2011 7:51 PM EST
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)  05/21/2011 7:13 PM EST
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)  05/20/2011 3:04 PM EST
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)  05/19/2011 11:14 AM EST
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

Street Kings 2: Motor City DVD Review
Street Kings 2: Motor City DVD Review   Street Kings 2: Motor City DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/29/2011 1:09 PM EST
Who doesn't like a little violence, action and corruption once in a while? That is the center of the story of Street Kings 2: Motor City; a direct-to-DVD sequel of the first film starring Keanu Reeves. This film stars Ray Liotta  and Shawn Hatosy who are detectives partnered up against their will.   The films location is moved to Detroit ... Read More