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 Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Review
The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Review   The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/26/2012 8:38 PM EST
This year may well go down as the year of the comic book hero in movie history; there has been a whole host of them. Still, it was no surprise that, among them, one of the most hotly anticipated comic book hero movies of the year was The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), the last in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Beginning in 2005 with&n... Read More

The Watch Blu-ray Review
The Watch Blu-ray Review   The Watch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2012 7:07 PM EST
Costco seems like it would make a decent place to ride out the zombie apocalypse. You've got a near-endless supply of pallets loaded with bulk food, enough toilet paper to TP Trump Tower, and sliding metal gates to keep out the undead hordes. But who would have imagined that a Costco in suburban Ohio would be ground zero for an alien invasion o... Read More

Hitchcock Theatrical Review
Hitchcock Theatrical Review   Hitchcock Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2012 6:41 PM EST
"Hitchcock" arrives in theaters just a month after the airing of HBO's "The Girl," an unflattering portrait of Alfred Hitchcock's troubled dealings with star Tippi Hedren during production on "The Birds" and "Marnie." While it similarly references the helmer's attempts to manipulate the blonde lea... Read More

Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review
Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review   Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review
(John Delia)  11/23/2012 9:58 AM EST
If you liked the theatrical movie How to Train Your Dragon and your children have not yet caught on to the Cable TV series Dragons: Riders of Berk on Cartoon Network, then this DVD should have your family in animated Dragon heaven.  The weekly cartoon has all the excellent animation featured in the movie that created this spin-off.  ... Read More

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Blu-ray Review
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Blu-ray Review   Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  11/20/2012 5:09 PM EST
An instant classic back in the day, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure comes to Blu-ray for the first time.  The witty little film starring a young Keanu Reeves has marked his career as an odd ball high school kid who plays a mean air guitar. Today, the movie still has a following from curiosity seekers and rightly so.  After all, you d... Read More

Red Dawn Theatrical Review
Red Dawn Theatrical Review   Red Dawn Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/20/2012 8:12 AM EST
The strong emerging cast combined with a compelling story makes Red Dawn a strapping box-office contender in the crowed film arena. Aimed at teen to twenties mixed viewers, the movie should attract a solid following for the long haul.  Although a remake, this recreation of the 1984 hit with the same title has all the action elements that shoul... Read More

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Theatrical Review   The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:56 PM EST
No matter what I say about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the fanatical female fans of The Twilight Saga will head to the theaters in droves.  A flick for the chicks, the men may as well stay at home from this mushy romance that thinks it's a fantasy yet panders to lust and a family affair.  A far cry from Breaking Dawn Part... Read More

The Sessions Theatrical Review
The Sessions Theatrical Review   The Sessions Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:55 PM EST
Based on a true story The Sessions will open your eyes, titillate and warm your heart.  The strange account features excellent convincing acting on the part of John Hawkes and Helen Hunt earning them what I feel will be an Oscar Nomination.  If you want to see something completely different, poignant and unusual presented in a very creati... Read More

Lincoln Theatrical Review
Lincoln Theatrical Review   Lincoln Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:54 PM EST
The biopic film Lincoln provides a look at how politics changed the United States in the final months of the 16th President's life.  It's a dark boding story that takes you into the heart of a historical political debate, a congress divided and a family being pulled apart. If you like films with educational substance, excellent acting and dark... Read More

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review   Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/15/2012 10:36 AM EST
Let's just say this up front: Wrong Turn 5 is certainly the worst entry in what's arguably the worst horror franchise of the past decade. If you value your time and money, you shouldn't even finish reading to the bottom of this paragraph. Forget that Wrong Turn 5 exists. Spend your hard-earned, entertainment-earmarked cash elsewhere. Bu... Read More