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.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/16/2013 8:20 PM EDT
An unexpected journey indeed... The humble, altogether simple story of "The Hobbit" becomes the grand, still relatively simple story of The Hobbit, with a smart series of additions, clarifications, expansions and only a few questionable tweaks or misguided deviations. Told in flashback (with several flashbacks within that flashback),... Read More

The Call Theatrical Review
The Call Theatrical Review   The Call Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/15/2013 8:09 AM EDT
Bringing the workings of the police emergency 911 to the screen, The Call makes for a very edgy thriller with a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  The excellent direction of the terror script with fine acting from Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin makes everything so real I found myself gripping the seat at times.  Jor... Read More

Lore Theatrical Review
Lore Theatrical Review   Lore Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/14/2013 4:24 PM EDT
One of the most sensitive and disturbing themes fuels Lore, a mesmerizing drama opening this weekend in theaters.  It's about the opposite side of the coin when Germany gets taken by the Allies during WWII. Seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old German girl, this film takes you on a journey that will shock, outrage and sadden. It's 1945 a... Read More

One Night With The King Blu-ray Review
One Night With The King Blu-ray Review   One Night With The King Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/14/2013 9:34 AM EDT
The historical drama One Night with the King that follows the Biblical Esther, Queen of Persia has come to Blu-ray for the first time.  The film features an extremely emotional story with widescreen vistas that lend to the enchantment.  With a huge recognizable cast, visual effects wizard and director Michael O. Sajbel it contains every p... Read More

Don Jon Theatrical Review
Don Jon Theatrical Review   Don Jon Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  3/13/2013 2:50 PM EDT
Jon has a problem.  For an outsider, you wouldn't know it.  While he isn't college educated, he's got a decent job, decent apartment, he loves to keep it clean, he has a nice ride, and he's able to get any woman he wants.  But that isn't enough for him.  He is addicted to watching porn.  But that's n... Read More

Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
Red Dawn Blu-ray Review   Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/12/2013 11:16 AM EDT
It seemed perpetually delayed and a movie that might never see itself splashed up across cinema screens. The remake of the 1980's red scare Russian invasion Action movie Red Dawn perhaps might have been best left in the can after all. On one hand it's a slick, high-tech, thrilling action film with plenty of fast-moving gun play. On the othe... Read More

Downloaded Theatrical Review
Downloaded Theatrical Review   Downloaded Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  3/12/2013 9:56 AM EDT
Is sharing things with your friends legal?  Is it okay to let a friend borrow a book, a movie or a CD of yours? Normally you answer yes, it's okay to let someone borrow one of those things.  But in the digital age, can you legally share those same things?  That is a question, that while has been answered in the courts, is still ... Read More

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Theatrical Review
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Theatrical Review   The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  3/12/2013 9:38 AM EDT
As the opening night headliner for SXSW 2013, this movie opened to a packed house in Austin, Texas.  The crowd laughed along with Burt Wonderstone, but it was the movie's antagonist who steals the show.  Steve Carrell plays the adult Burt Wonderstone, who was given a magic kit for his birthday (which included an instructional videotape fr... Read More

Schindler's List Blu-ray Review
Schindler's List Blu-ray Review   Schindler's List Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/11/2013 4:09 PM EDT
One of the most important films of the century, Schindler's List has been released on Blu-ray in a 20th anniversary box set. This masterpiece of filming takes you into the heart of the tragedy of the Polish Holocaust from the masterminded takeover of a country not equipped to resist to the camps, extermination showers and a smidgeon of hope tha... Read More

Emperor Theatrical Review
Emperor Theatrical Review   Emperor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/7/2013 3:46 PM EDT
Opening this weekend Emperor brings a film based on a true event that brought closure to the war in the Pacific during WWII.  Questionable writing, direction and acting, the historical drama threads a romantic tale inside this biopic that tends to distract rather than add to the historical meetings between General McArthur and the Emperor of J... Read More