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.

Prometheus Theatrical Review
Prometheus Theatrical Review   Prometheus Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  6/8/2012 7:57 AM EDT
In 1979, Director Ridley Scott gave the world one of the most iconic sci-fi horror movies we had ever seen — Alien — and with it a tagline as recognizable today as it was then: "In space, no one can hear you scream." Even today, those words have the ability to send a shiver down your spine. Alien and its no... Read More

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Theatrical Review
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Theatrical Review   Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/7/2012 10:18 PM EDT
Jumping to the top of the list of my 2012 comedy favorites Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted it's not just for kids. The laughter filled animated adventure tops its two previous films with a very engaging story, excellent 3D and new fun characters.  Don't be hesitant to take your family to one of the brightest animated films to come out this ... Read More

Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Review
Lethal Weapon Collection Blu-ray Review   Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/7/2012 8:40 AM EDT
Back in the 1980's, the buddy cop comedy was a foreign concept. Up to that point, most of the movies have revolved around a teenager who got to witness his parents adolescent, a child who discovered an alien in his backyard and a man that has a close encounter. But when Lethal Weapon came along, the genre changed. Now having two adults placed i... Read More

Hell on Wheels Blu-ray Review
Hell On Wheels - The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Hell on Wheels Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/6/2012 7:52 AM EDT
The clickety clack of train travel may tend to put some travelers in a hypnotic state, a state probably better suited for meditation than wondering about how this giant rail project was ever built in the first place. Hell on Wheels is just that story, a rollicking if sometimes fairly disturbing account mixing fictional and real historical character... Read More

The Princess Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Princess Diaries: 10th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray Review   The Princess Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/4/2012 9:11 PM EDT
It's every little girl's fantasy, and even the big dream of grown-up girls who might not be the most popular, the wealthiest, or the prettiest in school, at work, or around town, to one day be whisked away into a fairy tale-come-to-life, to live a real-life rags-to-riches impossible dream sort of story, to escape all the ills of one life an... Read More

Snow White and the Huntsman Theatrical Review
Snow White and the Huntsman Theatrical Review   Snow White and the Huntsman Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/1/2012 7:38 AM EDT
The Brother's Grimm fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" comes to the screen portraying its malevolent power and dark imagery. What makes Snow White and the Huntsman worth the watch is the exciting story, brilliant sets and scenery, inventive cinematography, nicely placed CGI and costumes.  If you want to see the classic ... Read More

Teen Wolf DVD Review
Teen Wolf: Season One DVD Review   Teen Wolf DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/30/2012 1:22 PM EDT
The list of movies that have been turned into television series is a reasonably long one. It's safe to say that the majority of films that were adapted did not become successes. One very notable exception is under review here, ‘Teen Wolf'. The film has been a cult classic since its theatrical release back in 1985. The film could best ... Read More

This Means War Blu-ray Review
This Means War Blu-ray Review   This Means War Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/29/2012 9:48 AM EDT
In "This Means War," Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play Franklin and Tuck, CIA agents with a special kind of relationship. They would do anything for each other, even stop a bullet, if it came to that. Wouldn't it be nice, Tuck asks, to have that kind of connection with a woman? But even with Reese Witherspoon as that woman, this inane pre... Read More

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review   Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/29/2012 8:09 AM EDT
It's certainly hard to argue the appeal with family audiences for 2008's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" but let's be honest, it wasn't exactly a screaming success. It was released during the early stages of the current 3D, the picture was a novelty, capturing box office attention with its commitment to in-your-face s... Read More

Men in Black III Theatrical Review
Men in Black III Theatrical Review   Men in Black III Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  5/24/2012 2:18 PM EDT
After squirming in my seat trying to get more comfortable several times I began to realize that there's something wrong with Men in Black 3, it drones, creating a lackadaisical mood that destroys any comical stimulus.  That said, the film however reeks with plot, silly alien characters and amazing guns and gadgets.  But, the glitz and... Read More