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.

Hoffa Blu-ray Review
Hoffa Filmmaker Signature Series Blu-ray Review   Hoffa Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/8/2012 9:49 AM EDT
Jimmy Hoffa; anyone who knows a little about unions, truckers or the formation of the Teamsters is familiar with his name. In 1992 Danny DeVito attempted to weave a story of the often misunderstood man. Jack Nicholson plays the Detroit street fighter who rose from the ranks of trucker and labor organizer to build the Teamsters into the nation's... Read More

Rock of Ages Blu-ray Review
Rock of Ages Blu-ray Review   Rock of Ages Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/8/2012 8:34 AM EDT
Using the blockbuster success of "Mamma Mia!" as inspiration, the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" gallops to the big screen in all of its neon-drenched glory. Merging the power of hair metal from the late-1980s with campy performances intended to reach all the way to the back row, the feature is nothing short of a party, with gl... Read More

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray Review
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray Review   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/7/2012 8:17 PM EDT
This week Universal Studios will release Stephen Spielberg's classic "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" on Blu-ray for the first time.  The classic 1982 film "E.T." has finally gotten the digital overhaul with a bunch of added extras that would make any Stephen Spielberg fan's head spin. Now many complained back in 2002, when Spi... Read More

Frankenweenie Theatrical Review
Frankenweenie Theatrical Review   Frankenweenie Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/6/2012 6:14 PM EDT
With Halloween quickly approaching horror flicks take center stage at the movie theater.  But, most fright films this time of the year are not for kids.  Disney's Frankenweenie however pulls out all the stops and bolts into movie houses around the nation providing some family fun and its rated PG for most everyone.  Direct from ... Read More

Pitch Perfect Theatrical Review
Pitch Perfect Theatrical Review   Pitch Perfect Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/5/2012 10:10 AM EDT
If you are looking for a fun film with a lot of liveliness, then look to Pitch Perfect for your entertainment this weekend.  It's not just a comedy, but a creative musical that aims at a younger crowd yet reaches all adult levels with snappy wit, involving storyline and high energy performances. The story centers on Beca (Anna Kendrick) a... Read More

Taken 2 Theatrical Review
Taken 2 Theatrical Review   Taken 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/5/2012 9:09 AM EDT
Liam Neeson first appeared as former CIA operative Bryan Mills in 2008's Taken, in which Mills's daughter was kidnapped by an Albanian sex-trafficking gang while holidaying in Paris. Naturally enough, the overprotective father went to Europe, kicked butt, and rescued his only child. Now 2012 brings the imaginatively titledTaken 2 to our s... Read More

American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
American Horror Story: Season 1 Blu-ray Review   American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/5/2012 9:08 AM EDT
Whether you are a horror fan or just like a mystery with a lot of gruesome characters American Horror Story: The Complete First Season has been released on Blu-ray and DVD and it's a creepy feast.  Unlike most other TV series, the show completes the story at the end of the season so it's all in 12 episodes in a 3-disc set.  Nomina... Read More

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Theatrical Review
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Theatrical Review   The Perks of Being a Wallflower Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/3/2012 4:48 PM EDT
Films about teens are scarce in 2012 so other than Hunger Games that came out in March the pickings have been thin for that genre.  With the teen movie Perks of Being a Wallflower opening in a very slow month mostly devoted to horror flicks, hopefully it won't be overlooked as its pretty darn good. Able to touch a finger to the pulse of what m... Read More

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/3/2012 3:25 PM EDT
In today's economy, it's tough for seniors to survive, let alone thrive with what little funds they receive from their retirement. Well Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire) has just the solution, to outsource retirees' to his visionary Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful". In Fox Searchlight&#... Read More

Cinderella Blu-ray Review
Cinderella Blu-ray Review   Cinderella Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/1/2012 9:05 AM EDT
On October 2nd 2012 Disney will finally release "Cinderella" on Blu-ray. Yes, Cinderella's night at the ball will now be seen in the clarity it deserves. This 1950 classic has not only stood the test of time but inspired many generations of young girls, wishing while fast asleep. "Cinderella" plays such a big role in Disney&... Read More