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.

13 DVD Review
13 DVD Review   13 DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/7/2011 9:46 AM EDT
The film 13 is a type of Russian roulette for American audiences. There's a decent amount of star power and established actors collected for this, at times, drama, and those new to the premise might find themselves drawn into this foul underworld saga.An electrician watching his family slide into crippling debt, Vince (Sam Riley) finds his curiosit... Read More

The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review
The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review   The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/6/2011 8:22 PM EDT
When people dismiss New York City and its denizens as pretentious, self-absorbed, hipster snobs who only pull their noses out of their own rear ends long enough to look down on Gotham outsiders, it's because of derivative movies like The Art of Getting By.Freddie Highmore, so charming alongside Johnny Depp in Marc Forster's delightful in Fi... Read More

Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series Blu-ray Review   Doctor Who Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  11/27/2011 6:37 PM EDT
Heightened expectations and high risk were the rule of the previous series, series 5, of Doctor Who. The beginning of the reign of showrunner Steven Moffat (Coupling, Sherlock) promised great change, though for good or for bad, we did not know.You might then expect something similarly revolutionary for series 6. Once you've had a taste of just how ... Read More

Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review
Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review   Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/27/2011 4:28 PM EDT
Arthur Christmas is a great holiday film for the new and old generations. It's a movie that kids can watch with their parents and grandparents and everybody will laugh and enjoy it. It has something for everyone while still staying true to its values and cute storyline. It is unlikely it will become a holiday tradition or must-see Christmas flick, ... Read More

Hugo Theatrical Review
Hugo Theatrical Review   Hugo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/23/2011 7:14 AM EDT
Director Martin Scorsese takes his audience on a magical ride through a Paris train station in the adventurous tale Hugo. Graced with an amazing cast that makes his wonderful characters come alive, it's an enchanting production.  Set in 1920's France the movie centers on young Hugo (Asa Butterfield) who has been orphaned due to the untime... Read More

A Dangerous Method Theatrical Review
A Dangerous Method Theatrical Review   A Dangerous Method Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/22/2011 6:53 PM EDT
David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is a film that grows on you the more you think about it; even considering the filmmaker's recent efforts, it is a picture that you keep waiting to get going, but it never quite does; however it nestles itself into your mind, where its oddness and intricacies continue to resonate long after the credits h... Read More

The Muppets Theatrical Review
The Muppets Theatrical Review   The Muppets Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/22/2011 8:17 AM EDT
Those adorable, crazy Muppets from the late Jim Henson are back on the silver screen this November with their latest film simply entitled, The Muppets.The story plot is simple and follows closely to real life. The ever-changing world has left the Muppets as just a memory and not relevant to modern day society. The Muppets have moved on to have norm... Read More

Like Crazy Theatrical Review
Like Crazy Theatrical Review   Like Crazy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/18/2011 9:27 AM EDT
How to screw up your life without really trying seems to be the theme of the film Like Crazy an inconceivable little film that's poorly written and delivered.  Even with heartthrobs Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, the predictable unlikely plot just kills any chance for a dramatic winner. Writer director Drake Doremus centers his film on... Read More

Melancholia Theatrical Review
Melancholia Theatrical Review   Melancholia Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/18/2011 9:11 AM EDT
The film Melancholia by writer and director Lars von Trier stimulates the artistic part of the brain with sprawling landscape images, ominous tableaus and threatening visuals of a drifting planet. The film moves along playing out like the definition of its title. Melancholia: a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characteri... Read More

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review   The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/17/2011 1:55 PM EDT
Well the Twilight Saga has finally reached its ebb with the first half of Breaking Dawn that opens this weekend in theaters around the world.  Certainly expected to be earth shaking due to millions of young girls and twenty-something's rushing to the box-office to get a look at semi-nude Robert Pattenson making love to his comely co-star Krist... Read More