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.

Dredd Blu-ray Review
Dredd 3D Blu-ray Review   Dredd Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  1/4/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Outside of a small cult following, 2000 AD comic book character Judge Dredd was unknown in the United States until, back in 1995, Sylvester Stallone tried to bring the character mainstream with the Judge Dredd film. The thematic elements of the comic book series were toned down for mainstream audiences, alienating the characters fans.With the resur... Read More

Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review   Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/3/2013 10:47 PM EDT
This step-by-step insight into how the CIA found Osama Bin Laden and then blew him away is nicely produced, directed and acted.  I found the film involving, intriguing and then startling, playing out like a news story happening before my eyes. Even though you know the story from the media, you will be shocked with the finale of this nearly 3-h... Read More

Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review
Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review   Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/3/2013 8:52 AM EDT
Around the world the financial markets are in serious turmoil. Hoping to increase his wealth, financial wiz Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) has started betting against the yuan, convinced that it is only a matter of time before the Chinese economy collapses. Much to his disappointment, however, the yuan has proved resilient and he has suffered serio... Read More

Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review   Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/28/2012 11:24 AM EDT
Trouble with the Curve is a neat 'n tidy counterpoint to the much better film Moneyball, bemoaning the long lost art of baseball scouting over the cold, faceless statistics of major league number crunching. The movie's story offers gruff romanticism over game-changing mathematics. Family drama over closed door shake-ups. And a very differen... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/27/2012 11:22 PM EDT
Targeted toward young males, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days has a lot going for it including a very good cast, some very witty scenes and a romantic storyline that's just for kids. Now available in a Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD with Digital Copy, the movie may be good enough to have your youngsters put down their video games just long en... Read More

Les Miserables Theatrical Review
Les Miserables Theatrical Review   Les Miserables Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/25/2012 9:29 AM EDT
Not many musical plays get translated to screen with pleasing results and Les Miserables barely makes the cut.  The lavish film production of the heartfelt story wins with sets, music and cinematography, but not desirable enough in the acting development. While the strongest performances come from support characters the leads just couldn't mak... Read More

Django Unchained Theatrical Review
Django Unchained Theatrical Review   Django Unchained Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2012 5:31 PM EDT
Taking a page out of history, Quentin Tarantino adds his version of the unsettling times in his newest film Django Unchained.  Much like his Inglourious Basterds this outrageous adventure generates tongue-in-cheek satire and raises eyebrows in it's nearly 3 hours of ‘creative' damnation. Taking the film with a grain of salt, the audience... Read More

Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review
Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review   Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/21/2012 8:11 AM EDT
The lovable dinosaur age characters are back in Ice Age: Continental Drift and this time the world is about to crack, literally.  Just released on Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD and Digital Copy, the funny animated movie is perfect for good family fun.  All the favorites return along with some new surprises in their newest adventu... Read More

Jack Reacher Theatrical Review
Jack Reacher Theatrical Review   Jack Reacher Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/21/2012 7:56 AM EDT
Tom Cruise, the somewhat diminutive movie star, brings to life the hulking figure of ex-military cop Jack Reacher, in Christopher McQuarrie's film adaptation of Lee Child's novel One Shot, and goes a long way in proving the point that size really does not matter. A somewhat disturbing opening scene that sees a sniper take out five random innocent u... Read More

Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review
Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review   Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2012 9:27 AM EDT
Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy is the bright, cheerful cousin to Tim Burton's Batman. When Tracy was released the year after Burton's film, it felt something like a repeat. (It didn't help that Danny Elfman scored both pictures.) But now, after over two decades of tortured heroes in dark films inspired by comics and graphic novels, Trac... Read More