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.

Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
Iron Sky Blu-ray Review   Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 10:41 AM EDT
For sheer audacity of premise, you'd be hard pressed to come up with a more outrageous setup than that which is front and center in Iron Sky. In this film's (literally) lunatic alternate universe, a horde of Nazis has managed to get to the dark side of the moon during the closing days of World War II, building a swastika shaped moon base wh... Read More

The Raven Blu-ray Review
The Raven Blu-ray Review   The Raven Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 8:09 AM EDT
"The Raven" should be a lot more entertaining than it actually is. Playing out the final days of writer Edgar Allan Poe, the movie turns the author into a detective of sorts, playing up the man's expertise with macabre situations as he races to save a damsel in distress. After all, who's more skilled at catching murderers than a man who's... Read More

Wall Street Blu-ray Review
Wall Street Blu-ray Review   Wall Street Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/15/2012 7:55 AM EDT
Delivering a well thought out look at the seedy side of stock trading, Director Oliver Stone gets down and dirty in the film Wall Street now available on a "Filmmakers Signature Series Blu-ray".  The hard hitting story combined with excellent acting pushed the film to over a $43 million box-office take in 1987 and earned an Oscar and... Read More

The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2012 10:40 AM EDT
Based on a series of books by Margery Sharp, Disney's 1977 animated feature The Rescuers continued that success with a film that perhaps seized on a topic that was just right for them – a quaint and charming adventure involving mice. The story follows the Rescue Aid Society, an international organization of mice based in New York that mirrors... Read More

Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review   Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/12/2012 8:44 AM EDT
When you have a violent comedy your cast must have the ability to carry out the dialogue with dead pan and tongue-in-cheek precision, with Seven Psychopaths there's no doubt.  Much like the humor in Inglourious Basterds, In Bruges and most of the Grindhouse films, the script and actors fit the bill.  If you can deal with the bloody scenes... Read More

Argo Theatrical Review
Argo Theatrical Review   Argo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2012 3:57 PM EDT
Based on a true story the suspense filled film Argo involving the rescue of six Americans opens in theaters this weekend.  Set in the background of unrest in Iran during the President Jimmy Carter era, the covert operation was kept secret until the late 1990's.  The drama based on a book of the same title features a solid script, some fin... Read More

Sinister Theatrical Review
Sinister Theatrical Review   Sinister Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/11/2012 9:10 AM EDT
[sin-uh-ster] 1. threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous: a sinister film. Sinister, the latest effort by Scott Derrickson, Director of  "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", is a film about true crime novelist Ellison Oswalt, who is way past his 15 minutes of fame, and is trying so desperately to get it back. So ... Read More

The French Connection Blu-ray Review
The French Connection: Filmmaker Signature Series Blu-ray Review   The French Connection Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 11:44 AM EDT
Taking a ride with Popeye Doyle in The French Connection just became easier now that it's on Blu-ray.  Just released as part of a Filmmakers Signature Series the high energy classic film, a winner of an Academy Award for Best Picture, is a must have treasure for any adrenaline seeking film buff.  I've seen the movie several times when it ... Read More

Prometheus Blu-ray Review
Prometheus Blu-ray Review   Prometheus Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/10/2012 9:22 AM EDT
Firstly, yes, "Prometheus" is a prequel to "Alien." 20th Century Fox played coy with the pre-release details for a reason, hoping that they could create generous buzz and a bit of mystery surrounding a sensitive production. Unfortunately, it wasn't an especially satisfying prequel to "Alien," doing away with the or... Read More

War of The Roses Blu-ray Review
War of the Roses: Filmmaker Signature Series Blu-ray Review   War of The Roses Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 8:52 AM EDT
With a blast from the past The War of the Roses has returned on Blu-ray Disc.  Although it's billed as a comedy, most of the on screen time involves the drama that takes place between the three main actors.  Slow moving in parts, the character build up to a remarkable finale is worth the wait. The film centers on the Roses, Oliver (M... Read More