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.

Snitch Theatrical Review
Snitch Theatrical Review   Snitch Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/21/2013 4:14 PM EST
Actor Dwayne Johnson gives a powerful performance in the action drama Snitch opening in theaters this weekend.  The film, Based on true accounts, takes you on a suspense filled ride under the fine direction of famous stuntman Ric Roman Waugh.  Although the film does provide insight about how the justice system works, the hard knocks story... Read More

Argo Blu-ray Review
Argo Blu-ray Review   Argo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/21/2013 10:53 AM EST
Argo and filmmaker Ben Affleck are on the march. The 2013 Golden Globes: Argo, Best Motion Picture Drama, Affleck, Best Director. The 2013 BAFTA Awards: Argo, Best Film, Affleck, Best Director. Producers Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Producer of a Motion Picture. Directors Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Directorial Ac... Read More

Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
Monsters, Inc. 3D Blu-ray Review   Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  02/20/2013 11:13 AM EST
The next film inline for a 3D conversion from Disney/Pixar was Monsters, Inc.  It was released into theaters first back in December for a short run following the conversion from 2D to 3D.  Generally Pixar's films have translated well into 3D, considering the source material, and this release is no exception to that rule.   Monste... Read More

The Sessions Blu-ray Review
The Sessions Blu-ray Review   The Sessions Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/20/2013 10:04 AM EST
Based on a true story The Sessions will open your eyes, titillate and warm your heart.  Now on Blu-ray for your home entertainment, the strange account features excellent convincing acting on the part of John Hawkes (Golden Globe nominated Best Actor) and Helen Hunt (Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress).  If you want to see someth... Read More

Skyfall Blu-ray Review
Skyfall Blu-ray Review   Skyfall Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/18/2013 9:34 AM EST
For a while, it looked like Skyfall might not happen, as MGM's financial woes caused the film to be tabled, and some of the major players moved on to other projects. But no one has ever been able to keep James Bond down for long. Besides, resurrection and rebirth are among Skyfall's major themes. Thus it was that production resumed in Janua... Read More

Beautiful Creatures Theatrical Review
Beautiful Creatures Theatrical Review   Beautiful Creatures Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 10:41 AM EST
Teen romance comes to the screen once more with the supernatural thriller Beautiful Creatures doing its best to break the mold switching from vampire lust to wooing witchery.  It's Twilight only better.  The film takes you into the coven of some nasty people who want to preserve their species no matter the cost to their teenage daught... Read More

A Good Day to Die Hard Theatrical Review
A Good Day to Die Hard Theatrical Review   A Good Day to Die Hard Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 9:03 AM EST
The action gets to fever pitch in A Good Day to Die Hard the fifth in a series of Bruce Willis movies that have attracted large audiences. The film starts off with a bang and never stops with relentless destruction mounting to a thrilling roller coaster ride finish.  If you are an action junkie and need a shot of adrenaline, then you won't... Read More

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review   Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  02/14/2013 8:42 AM EST
Following Caprica, a beautiful if unwatched experiment in radically altering the Battlestar Galactica formula, Syfy tried to get back to the roots of the franchise's mass appeal — battles with Cylons — in the online series/TV film Blood & Chrome. The result is a tasty morsel for Galactica fans, if ultimately failing to deeply sa... Read More

A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review   A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 8:25 AM EST
A strong essay on music and interpersonal relationships A Late Quartet comes to home video on Blu-ray and it's good.  The stellar ensemble cast provides an introspective look into the lives of friends drawn together by their musical craft and their inevitable separation. The home movie experience on Blu-ray for quality of both video and sound ... Read More

A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review
A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review   A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/12/2013 8:54 AM EST
One of the best rock musicals of the 70s A Star is Born comes to Blu-ray for the first time.  Nicely presented inside a book featuring many of the scenes from the film, the special disc should bring back a lot of memories from an era when rock was king.  The film features Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand giving performances that bu... Read More