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.

Chronicle Blu-ray Review
Chronicle Blu-ray Review   Chronicle Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/21/2012 11:06 AM EDT
The found footage sensation combines itself with the super hero genre for "Chronicle."  Using a trend with a slightly different goal in mind, director Josh Trank appears to be trying to wow his audience while also selling a consistent tale of teenagers flirting with ultimate power. Little of the movie's mysteries are developed, the a... Read More

Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review
Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review   Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/21/2012 7:47 AM EDT
Steve Martin is a funny guy and 2003's "Bringing Down the House" did very well at box office, but the film is not among the entertainer's most-inspired work. Martin plays an uptight, moneygrubbing tax attorney whose life gets disrupted when an outgoing, fun-loving black woman (Queen Latifah), recently out of prison, coerces h... Read More

What To Expect When You Are Expecting Theatrical Review
What To Expect When You Are Expecting Theatrical Review   What To Expect When You Are Expecting Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/18/2012 10:05 AM EDT
First published in 1984, Heidi Murkoff's book was peer-driven pregnancy information based on actual experiences  at a time when Dr. Spock had cornered the child-care market. The book remains a classic; four editions later, it's spawned a host of related titles and copycats. No surprise, then, that Hollywood finally came calling, e... Read More

Father of the Bride Blu-ray Review
Father of the Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition -Two Movie Collection Blu-ray Review   Father of the Bride Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/18/2012 8:55 AM EDT
Steve Martin fans can create some space on their shelves with the purchase of the 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of "Father of the Bride," because the three-disc set includes "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride, Part II" on Blu-ray disc, plus a DVD of each film. It's the first time both comedies are av... Read More

Battleship Theatrical Review
Battleship Theatrical Review   Battleship Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  5/17/2012 10:44 AM EDT
Who'd ever think they could make a film from a kids Hasbro board game and come up a winner.  With Battleship they did just that and it's more action, thrills, amazing special effects than I had ever imagined possible.  If you like alien invasion movies with cool spaceships, scary spacemen, saw bladed war drones and explosive rocket pegs t... Read More

The Dictator Theatrical Review
The Dictator Theatrical Review   The Dictator Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  5/16/2012 8:28 AM EDT
Silly, brainless, raunchy, ridiculous, bizarre, outrageous, inane yet somehow funny, The Dictator, a screwball story that entertains has opened in movie houses across America.  If you have seen Sacha Baron Cohen's films Bruno, Ali G and Borat and like his tongue in cheek comedy that embarrasses, humiliates, disgraces and ridicules, then this n... Read More

The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review   The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/14/2012 8:59 AM EDT
Taking a break from their usual interest in dense fantasy worlds and eccentric characters, the illustrious Studio Ghibli brings their imaginative film making resources down to a decidedly smaller realm with their latest offering. "The Secret World of Arrietty" is an adaptation of Mary Norton's "The Borrowers" book series, bringi... Read More

Dark Shadows Theatrical Review
Dark Shadows Theatrical Review   Dark Shadows Theatrical Review
(Penny McLean)  5/10/2012 8:42 AM EDT
Dark Shadows, the latest film collaboration between Tim Burton (Alice In Wonderland, Beetlejuice) and Johnny Depp (Pirates In The Caribben, Rango) is based on the 1960's television Soap Opera of the same name. It tells the story of Barnabas Collins (a 200-year-old vampire, played by Johnny Depp) whose family founded the town... Read More

A Little Bit of Heaven Theatrical Review
A Little Bit of Heaven Theatrical Review   A Little Bit of Heaven Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/3/2012 11:14 AM EDT
A Little Bit of Heaven is an eye opening, emotional roller coaster of a film opening this weekend against The Avengers. While the two films are geared to completely different demographics, most studios are staying away from opening against the juggernaut superhero extravaganza. Millenium Entertainent is taking a gamble, but one that will certainly ... Read More

Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review
Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review   Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/2/2012 8:21 AM EDT
Ever since the original Iron Man film came out in the summer of 2008, Marvel has been teasing the ultimate superhero film, The Avengers.  Now in 2012, Marvel along with Walt Disney Pictures brings this story to life.   If names such as Tony Stark, Loki, or Black Widow seem foreign to you, then you have to get ready to do some homework bef... Read More