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.

The Host Theatrical Review
The Host   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   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   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   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

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Blu-ray Review
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame   The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 4:11 PM EST
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is another one of Disney's underrated films. This was released in the mid 90′s right when Pixar made their mark with their computer generated animated films like "Toy Story". "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" didn't make the cut with its "boring" 2D animation and was not given ... Read More

Mulan Blu-ray Review
Mulan   Mulan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 3:15 PM EST
"Mulan" was at the tail end of Disney's hand-drawn animation success and it seems as though it was one Disney's more underrated successes.  The music and songs are memorable and it has fun characters like Mushu (Eddie Murphy).  The film also creates another classic Disney princess, who is not only pretty but also very strong... Read More

Brother Bear Blu-ray Review
Brother Bear   Brother Bear Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 2:36 PM EST
When "Brother Bear" first hit theaters, it seemed that Disney was slipping quite a bit with their animated films but looking at it again with a little more age and wisdom adds a little something different this time around. "Brother Bear" is not a perfect film and in fact it's one of the last classically animated films from D... Read More

Willow Blu-ray Review
Willow   Willow Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 1:50 PM EST
Before Peter Jackson's take on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the closest J.R.R. Tolkien fans ever got to a live-action film adaptation of Middle Earth was 1988's Willow, which borrows heavily from the writer's alternate medieval universe. Besides dueling sorcerers, castle sieges, and trolls, both works feature diminutive heroes who hee... Read More

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
Who Framed Roger Rabbit   Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 1:46 PM EST
Disney is keenly aware of the appeal and reach of its catalog, down to the best and worst films under the Mouse House banner. Titles like Cinderella and Peter Pan arrive separately and to great fanfare, while other titles shuffle onto shelves en masse, sans the red-carpet treatment afforded their Platinum and Diamond Edition brethren. Last year, it... Read More

Olympus Has Fallen Theatrical Review
Olympus Has Fallen   Olympus Has Fallen Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/22/2013 9:06 AM EST
One of the best action films this year, Olympus Has Fallen provides continuous action, intrigue and drama with a subject fresh in the news.  Adding a bit of realism during the release of the film is the recent activity in North Korea making this film a possible wakeup call. This work of fiction by Film District gives a chilling reminder that w... Read More