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.

One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review
One Hour Photo   One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/15/2013 11:06 AM EDT
Think hard—when was the last time you dropped off a roll of 35mm film at a photo lab for processing and prints? It's probably been close to a decade, as digital cameras first outsold film models around 2003. For a lot of people, even the idea of getting prints made from digital files off of a memory card seems quaint, especially now that ... Read More

The Oranges Blu-ray Review
The Oranges   The Oranges Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  05/14/2013 10:50 AM EDT
Working on the premise that a beautiful much younger woman could fall for a very much older man The Oranges targets an audience that understands a mid-life crisis. Describing the film as a scandal of sex and betrayal by the producers, in this day and age where nothing's impossible The Oranges fails to shock.  Even though the acting gets very g... Read More

Safe Haven Blu-ray Review
Safe Haven   Safe Haven Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  05/14/2013 10:44 AM EDT
This mysterious and romantic film Safe Haven does a good job of twisting and turning through a very good script featuring stellar actors.  The plot starts with action and ends in a thriller under the fine direction of Lasse Hallström who's noted for the recent Salmon Fishing in Yemen.  The chemistry between actors Josh Duhamel and Ju... Read More

Shanghai Noon Blu-ray Review
Shanghai Noon & Shanghai Knights: 2-Movie Collection   Shanghai Noon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/09/2013 9:22 AM EDT
Rush Hour has frequently been referred to as Jackie Chan's English-language breakthrough, and, at least from a box-office standpoint, there's truth to that claim. However, much of what makes a Chan performance special was missing from that film, as the Hong Kong actor spent much of the time in the shadow of the flamboyant Chris Tucker. Shan... Read More

The Great Gatsby Theatrical Review
The Great Gatsby   The Great Gatsby Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  05/09/2013 8:28 AM EDT
Director Baz Luhrmann who lost with Moulin Rouge and lost again with Australia, takes a chance with an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby turning it into a pop-up book for the screen.  While the CGI and sets do sparkle, he turns the storyline into a simple predictive tome set in an era of flappers and illegal booze.  Luhrmann gets... Read More

Broken City Blu-ray Review
Broken City   Broken City Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/07/2013 11:20 AM EDT
Midway through Broken City, one character incredulously remarks, "Private eyes still exist?" The gumshoe-for-hire profession does seem old-fashioned and mostly unnecessary now. You could describe Broken City the same way: old-fashioned and mostly unnecessary. Penned by first-time screenwriter Brian Tucker and directed solo by Allen Hughes... Read More

Cloud Atlas Blu-ray Review
Cloud Atlas   Cloud Atlas Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/06/2013 9:36 AM EDT
Ambitious doesn't even begin to describe "Cloud Atlas," which marks the first collaboration between Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Powerhouse screen visionaries, the trio find an unusual harmony for their mighty endeavor, providing a smooth melt of specialized sensibilities as they tackle an adaptation of an "unfilmable"... Read More

Iron Man 3 Theatrical Review
Iron Man 3   Iron Man 3 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  05/01/2013 11:17 AM EDT
Mega-wealthy playboy philanthropist Tony Stark makes a welcome return to the big screen, for the third and possibly final Iron Man movie to star Robert Downey Jr. This movie kicks off the second phase of films set within the Marvel universe and is set shortly after the exploits of the Avengers in New York, which saw Iron Man et al beat off the alie... Read More

Jack Reacher Digital HD Review
Jack Reacher   Jack Reacher Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/29/2013 9:50 AM EDT
"Jack Reacher" is a different film than you would expect. It's a different film than many will be expecting, with the possible exception of those already engrossed in the Jack Reacher books by author Lee Child, but even the fanatics might be puzzled by a few of the new details required to turn a page-turner into a Tom Cruise starring vehi... Read More

Pain & Gain Theatrical Review
Pain & Gain   Pain & Gain Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/25/2013 3:29 PM EDT
Continuing to make exciting films Michael Bay releases Pain & Gain a movie that's reminiscent of his storytelling with the wild and enthusiastic Bad Boys, but far from his explosive films like Transformers and Armageddon. Here he takes you on a rollercoaster ride with a true crime story, a dark comedy that gets so absurd I found myself question... Read More