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.

Sinister Theatrical Review
Sinister Theatrical Review   Sinister Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/11/2012 9:10 AM EST
[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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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

Hoffa Blu-ray Review
Hoffa Filmmaker Signature Series Blu-ray Review   Hoffa Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/08/2012 9:49 AM EST
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)  10/08/2012 8:34 AM EST
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)  10/07/2012 8:17 PM EST
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)  10/06/2012 6:14 PM EST
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)  10/05/2012 10:10 AM EST
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)  10/05/2012 9:09 AM EST
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