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.

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

Teen Wolf DVD Review
Teen Wolf: Season One DVD Review   Teen Wolf DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/30/2012 1:22 PM EST
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)  05/29/2012 9:48 AM EST
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)  05/29/2012 8:09 AM EST
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)  05/24/2012 2:18 PM EST
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

Chronicle Blu-ray Review
Chronicle Blu-ray Review   Chronicle Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/21/2012 11:06 AM EST
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)  05/21/2012 7:47 AM EST
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)  05/18/2012 10:05 AM EST
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)  05/18/2012 8:55 AM EST
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)  05/17/2012 10:44 AM EST
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