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.

Les Miserables Blu-ray Review
Les Miserables Blu-ray Review   Les Miserables Blu-ray Review
(Adam Rose)  04/09/2013 8:40 AM EST
While not a fan of musicals, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Les Miserables on Blu Ray ever since falling in love with the film in theaters.  For weeks the music, characters, and drama stayed glued to a sentimental part of my mind.  When the Blu-ray finally arrived, I wasted no time ripping it open and exploring.  ... Read More

On The Road Theatrical Review
On The Road Theatrical Review   On The Road Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/08/2013 9:14 AM EST
A road movie with a lot of sexual energy opens this weekend in South Florida.  The film is called On the Road and its brilliant cast makes it a winner.  Taken from a novel by Jack Kerouac, the film gives a view of 40's America and the challenges faced by a group of free-spirited friends.  It's 1947 New York City where we find Sa... Read More

No Theatrical Review
No Theatrical Review   No Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/05/2013 9:09 AM EST
Out of Chile comes a film that was nominated for a 2013 Oscar called "NO".  It's a true story political drama that pits citizens against a tyrannical government.  The film makes a statement that no matter what the barrier you can fight for your rights and with the right campaign you can take it all the way to the top.  ... Read More

Evil Dead Theatrical Review
Evil Dead Theatrical Review   Evil Dead Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/04/2013 8:33 AM EST
New faces save Evil Dead from getting inane in this respectable remake of a Sam Remi film. The horror flick has some very good special effects, CGI and makeup that turn the film into a gory blood bath.  Although the script does follow the original made in 1981, the evil in this film far outweighs anything Remi did 32 years ago. Horror fans sho... Read More

Parental Guidance Blu-ray Review
Parental Guidance Blu-ray Review   Parental Guidance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/04/2013 8:29 AM EST
Billy Crystal hasn't starred in a major motion picture since 2002, where he burned off considerable audience goodwill with the abysmal sequel, "Analyze That." There was a bit part in the "Tooth Fairy" with Dwayne Johnson, but let's not dogpile on the guy. Considering he's been away from screen comedy for an eternity in Hollywood... Read More

The Sweeney DVD Review
The Sweeney DVD Review   The Sweeney DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/03/2013 1:10 PM EST
"The Sweeney" is based on a British television series that began in 1975, making its American theatrical run a little on the baffling side, though one should never doubt the drawing power of Ray Winstone. The beefy, growling actor makes a fine if familiar impression in this hard-charging actioner, giving depressingly conventional material... Read More

The Host Theatrical Review
The Host Theatrical Review   The Host Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/28/2013 5:03 PM EST
Taking her new book to the screen, Producer Stephenie Meyer tries for a good opening this weekend for the film adaptation of The Host.  Hitting the target audience with a jolt of romance fantasy, the teens to twenties females should give the film a strong attendance. However, with hardly any promotion of the film, the male audiences will have ... Read More

G.I. Joe: The Retaliation Theatrical Review
G.I. Joe: The Retaliation Theatrical Review   G.I. Joe: The Retaliation Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/28/2013 8:48 AM EST
Originally slated for release last summer, this movie was pulled from the schedule in order to convert to 3D – at least that was the official reason why.  At the same time additional scenes were shot in order to give Channing Tatum (who reprises his role as Duke from the first movie) more screen time.  While the reason for this is c... Read More

Lincoln Blu-ray Review
Lincoln Blu-ray Review   Lincoln Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/26/2013 4:13 PM EST
Whenever Steven Spielberg has stood trial for a crime against cinema, it's been a crime of passion. With the exception of Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark -- each a perfect movie, if such a thing exists -- Spielberg's vice has long been his love of the tale, the art and the craft. He plucks heartstrings once too often. He extends an otherwi... Read More

Hitchcock Blu-ray Review
Hitchcock Blu-ray Review   Hitchcock Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/26/2013 9:41 AM EST
Now available on Blu-Ray & DVD is Fox Searchlight's Academy-Award nominated film Hitchcock.  (Nominated in the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category)  It stars Anthony Hopkins in the title role, with Helen Mirren playing his wife Alma, and features Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh.  While the title is just Hitchcock, the movie ... Read More