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.

Downloaded Theatrical Review
Downloaded Theatrical Review   Downloaded Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/12/2013 9:56 AM EST
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)  03/12/2013 9:38 AM EST
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)  03/11/2013 4:09 PM EST
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)  03/07/2013 3:46 PM EST
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

Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review
Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review   Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/07/2013 3:42 PM EST
The bold, dazzling and dramatic Oz the Great and Powerful opens this weekend with immense possibilities of being the top gainer so far this year. Nearly critic proof, the film should bask in great returns at the box office. However, although the film is a masterpiece of cinematography and CGI, the acting and direction never really reaches an accept... Read More

Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review   Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/07/2013 9:10 AM EST
You don't have to be a surfer to enjoy the true story Chasing Mavericks, a bio drama that's filled with inspiration and determination.  Now on Blu-ray the movie has a fine cast and crew with a script that takes you deep into the life of a real surfer and his willpower to catch the biggest and most dangerous waves.  If you like dramas that... Read More

Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review   Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
(Evette Meyer)  03/05/2013 11:01 AM EST
Disney scores big with Wreck-It Ralph! It's a clever and hilarious take on the world of gaming and one of the most original storylines Disney has put out in years. Imagine a virtual world where arcade video game characters come to life after the arcade closes every night. The visual effects in this movie are truly an experience. One-­- dimensio... Read More

Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review   Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/05/2013 9:55 AM EST
Kind of madcap with good measure of fun production Lay the Favorite is now available on Blu-ray.  Direction by Oscar nominated Stephen Frears makes the easy going gambling plot movie a winner with a lot of twists and attention-grabbing situations. Perfect for home viewing so you can control the play with a lot of reason to rewind the action fo... Read More

Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
Easter Parade Blu-ray Review   Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/04/2013 11:11 AM EST
For the first time on Blu-ray the romantic musical Easter Parade dances onto the small screen. Transferred to Blu-ray using 1080p high definition, the movie makes a better presentation than its DVD predecessor.  Originally released in 1948, this musical featuring the dancing of Fred Astaire and Judy Garland kicks up a great show. The stor... Read More

Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review
Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review   Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/27/2013 4:34 PM EST
Taking special effects and sound to a new level for a 3D film, Jack the Giant Slayer entertains with adventure and excitement.  The audience for the film in my estimation targets preteen to 20's male population.  That said, the movie is critic proof with its giant size marketing budget and will certainly make a huge profit in the box-off ... Read More