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.

That's My Boy Theatrical Review
That's My Boy Theatrical Review   That's My Boy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/13/2012 4:45 PM EST
Coming off a dismal outing with Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler releases his newest comedy That's My Boy trying to reconnect to his fans.  Partnering up with Andy Samberg and going old school he makes the film a hit. The very funny story builds during each act leading to a very humorous ending. The silly little plot goes like this; w... Read More

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/13/2012 9:12 AM EST
With the element of surprise now a distant memory, the "Sherlock Holmes" franchise elects a threatening route of sleuthing to entice fans back into the realm of mystery. Although never grim, "A Game of Shadows" dials down the sometimes absurdity that defined the 2009 blockbuster, a quality that did an amazing job clearing away t... Read More

John Carter Blu-ray Review
John Carter 3D Blu-ray Review   John Carter Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/08/2012 8:57 PM EST
With occasional exceptions, like Michael Keaton's Batman, we want and expect our superheroes to be classically handsome. But the interplanetary sci-fi bash John Carter proves it's possible for a superhero to be incredibly good-looking…in the wrong way. Taylor Kitsch, who stars as the space warrior created a hundred years ago by Edgar... Read More

Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
Act of Valor Blu-ray Review   Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/08/2012 7:41 PM EST
It isn't enough to call the men of SEAL Team 7 heroes; that's easy to see. They are much more complicated than cardboard cutout supermen. Act of Valor is a good ol' fashioned war movie, in the vein of those old WWII movies where the good guys kill the bad guys, they wave the flag, and thank God unabashedly. These are men who willingly p... Read More

Prometheus Theatrical Review
Prometheus Theatrical Review   Prometheus Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  06/08/2012 7:57 AM EST
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)  06/07/2012 10:18 PM EST
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)  06/07/2012 8:40 AM EST
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)  06/06/2012 7:52 AM EST
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)  06/04/2012 9:11 PM EST
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)  06/01/2012 7:38 AM EST
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