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.

What's Your Number? Blu-ray Review
What's Your Number? Blu-ray Review   What's Your Number? Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/25/2012 9:15 AM EDT
With films like Bridesmaid, an interesting new sub-genre may have emerged thanks to its success. We now may see more movies aimed at women who come with more of an edge when it comes to frank language and visuals. For far too long, "chick flicks" have avoided having any sort of blue material, but there's a change on the horizon, as ev... Read More

Real Steel Blu-ray Review
Real Steel Blu-ray Review   Real Steel Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/25/2012 8:24 AM EDT
Coming out on Blu-ray and DVD is the fall's almost-blockbuster film, Real Steel.  Based partially on Richard Matheson's short story "Steel", Real Steel revolves around Charlie Kenton (played by Hugh Jackman) and his boxing robot(s).  In the future, human boxing is basically gone, replaced by robots that can fight to the "de... Read More

Red Tails Theatrical Review
Red Tails Theatrical Review   Red Tails Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/19/2012 11:40 AM EDT
George Lucas known for his adventure and science fiction films tears a page from the WWII war history book and produces Red Tails a true story of courage in the face of adversity and discrimination. Much like Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna the backdrop of war becomes the field on which we see the selfless devotion of African-American soldiers help... Read More

Haywire Theatrical Review
Haywire Theatrical Review   Haywire Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/19/2012 9:39 AM EDT
From a ravenous mixed martial arts maven to a star overnight Gina Carano takes acting to new heights in Haywire a spy thriller from Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh.  Her screen presence gets so lively that I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen.  Knowing that the blows she has to give her adversaries have a lot of impact ... Read More

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review   Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/19/2012 9:15 AM EDT
The touching film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close delves into the mind of a young boy on a quest.  It's not the quest that's important here, but the determination and desire to make peace with a loss so great it's nearly impossible.   Director Stephen Daldry takes us on that journey as if we were the ones looking for answers.&nbs... Read More

Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review
Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review   Shark Night 3D Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/16/2012 8:07 PM EDT
Over the past 2 1/2 years or so there have been two "B-movie" installations to hit theaters, the first was Piranha 3D and most recently Shark Night 3D. The former turned out to be an enjoyable, mercilessly gory romp, retaining ideal exploitation instincts and a marvelous sense of humor. The latest fish-based horror offering is "Shark... Read More

Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review
Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review   Dead Poets Society Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2012 7:24 PM EDT
Here's another Robin Williams release that brought him fame during the 1980's called Dead Poets Society.  Although Williams does provide some cunning comedy, it's the drama that makes him good in this film.  The first time on Blu-ray, this Academy Award Winning film for Best Screenplay looks great on my home theater, a sharp contrast over... Read More

Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review
Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review   Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2012 7:18 PM EDT
I don't remember how many times I have seen Good Morning Vietnam, but after seeing it on my home theater in Blu-ray it's like the movie is new again.  I do admit it is one of my favorite films so that has something to do with it, but the quality of sight and sound here over my DVD certainly puts the film high on my library shelf. By now m... Read More

In Time DVD Review
In Time DVD Review   In Time DVD Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/12/2012 3:09 PM EDT
When I first saw the trailer for In Time, I could only think, "Oh, look at this, they're remaking Logan's Run."  In a way, that's true: for the basic premise of the stage in this film.  In Time is set in the future when mankind is genetically engineered to only age for 25 years.  And then you get 1 year of time.  Run o... Read More

Carnage Theatrical Review
Carnage Theatrical Review   Carnage Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/12/2012 8:34 AM EDT
Bizarre and yet a tasty morsel, Carnage is one of those ‘fly on the wall' films where in this case you get to watch the decay of one's social skills and can laugh without them hearing you. It's four stellar actors in a room with a very wacky script and a tall order of ego, all moving in opposite directions over a simple solution.  T... Read More