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.

Rio DVD Review
Rio   Rio DVD Review
(Eric English)  08/10/2011 10:50 PM EDT
Colorful, fun, and entertaining are the some of the (tamer) first words that come to mind when thinking about Rio De Janeiro Brazil. "Rio", from the creators of Ice Age, is a story about a Blue McCaw from Minnesota whose adventures lead him to Brazil for a , you guessed it, colorful, fun, and entertaining romp the whole family will enjoy!... Read More

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night   Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/07/2011 6:16 PM EDT
Brandon Routh has played some very iconic roles in recent years -- from the Man of Steel in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, to Agent Daniel Shaw on the hit NBC television series, Chuck; but now Routh has returned to become a new iconic film figure, Dylan, in the Italian comic book turned motion picture film, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.   Dy... Read More

Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
Donnie Darko (10th Anniversary Edition)   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/06/2011 12:44 PM EDT
Ten years ago a film came out that did more than simply tell another teen high school drama, it posed questions that dealt with philosophical, theological and scientific elements. But what this film did was not bother to pander to the audience and simply give them the answers in a neat little row. Instead it left us to ponder on our own what the an... Read More

Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
Mars Needs Moms   Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/05/2011 7:32 AM EDT
The latest and probably last feature from Imagemovers Digital (Polar Express, A Christmas Carol) is the home release of Mars Needs Moms in an amazing value combo pack.  Imagemovers specialized in performance capture CGI - animating the characters over digitally captured wireframes of the actors themselves acting out the movie (more on that lat... Read More

Overboard Blu-ray Review
Overboard   Overboard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/01/2011 9:59 PM EDT
In the 1980's there were a few hits that not only helped shape the career of certain actors but also left a mark on the industry as well. In the vein of the traditional romantic comedy, Overboard shines an adult light on a genre that has become marred over the recent years with whiny twenty-something's all trying to be as independent as possible. &... Read More

Be Cool Blu-ray Review
Be Cool   Be Cool Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/01/2011 9:42 PM EDT
Once in a while you get an off-beat comedy that attempts to tell a unique story which doesn't always resonate with audiences. Back in 1995 Get Shorty starring John Travolta as ex-mob thug Chili Palmer made something of a splash in the movie industry. Travolta's character in the film did his best to navigate his way through the world of Holl... Read More

Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review
Take Me Home Tonight   Take Me Home Tonight Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/27/2011 12:32 PM EDT
It seems that the 80s have returned to Hollywood.  From Hot Tub Time Machine to this movie, the retro style of 1980s seems to be the in thing.  In fact, when I started screening the movie, I thought they were trying to copy Hot Tub Time Machine, but in fact, this movie was made long before it.  This movie was filmed in 2007 and took ... Read More

Arthur Blu-ray Review
Arthur   Arthur Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/21/2011 12:13 AM EDT
For quite some time now, Hollywood has decided that the safe thing to do is remake a classic movie rather than try to come up with a new story.  This movie is exactly that - an almost exact remake (not shot by shot mind you like Psycho) of the classic Arthur starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli. With one big exception.  Arthur'... Read More

Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review
Season of the Witch   Season of the Witch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 8:56 PM EDT
Due to some issues in his personal life Nicholas Cage has been making some interesting choices when it comes to his acting career. The latest in these is Season of the Witch, a fantasy adventure starring the aforementioned Cage and Ron Pearlman.   The film opens with the execution of three women accused of being witches. All of the women insis... Read More

The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review
The Warrior's Way   The Warrior's Way Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/08/2011 8:55 PM EDT
The trick with most Kung Fu movies is that you don't know what to expect with each one. While for hard core enthusiasts every martial arts film has something appealing to them, the majority of the viewing audience tend to have a rough time with it. The latest addition to this genre is called The Warrior's Way.   The film stars Dong-gun Jang as... Read More