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.

Breakout Kings DVD Review
Breakout Kings: The Complete First Season DVD Review   Breakout Kings DVD Review
(John Delia)  03/13/2012 9:37 AM EST
A new wave of crime solvers has been released on DVD called Breakout Kings.  The weekly series that aired on A&E has completed its first season and is now available at your nearest retailer.  Tough and gritty, the special unit of the division of US Marshals delivers some harrowing action while chasing down escaped convicts. The s... Read More

Goon Theatrical Review
Goon Theatrical Review   Goon Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/13/2012 8:56 AM EST
As much as "Moneyball" wasn't about baseball, "Goon" isn't really about the game of hockey. There's plenty of tense action on the ice to enjoy, but the picture is more fascinated with the elements of violence that dominate the sport, celebrating the bloodletting and glove-tossing escalation, forming a gladiator sport... Read More

The Three Musketeers Blu-ray Review
The Three Musketeers 3D Blu-ray Review   The Three Musketeers Blu-ray Review
(Penny McLean)  03/12/2012 8:37 AM EST
In this updated 3D version of Alexandre Dumas's original story, The Three Musketeers finds the famous trio trying to fight for justice but instead failing their mission and getting caught up in a world of deception, vengeance and loss. That's when things change for our great trio: the... Read More

The Cabin In The Woods Theatrical Review
The Cabin In The Woods Theatrical Review   The Cabin In The Woods Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/11/2012 11:04 AM EST
Much like homage to the classic Evil Dead, Cabin in the Woods is best explained as their own tagline describes: People go to a cabin in the woods.  Bad things happen.  But the movie is much more than that.  Wish I could go into more detail, but this movie is a mix of several genres in perfect harmony.  In this era of cookie cutt... Read More

Silent House Theatrical Review
Silent House Theatrical Review   Silent House Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/09/2012 8:39 AM EST
What starts out as a horror flick turns into a terror mindbender in the movie Silent House.  Not a very good script and a bit too sophisticated for most fans of the genres, there's little doubt that it will not last at the box office.    Set in a northern rural lake area, Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) has returned to her childhoo... Read More

The Town Blu-ray Review
The Town Ultimate Collectors Edition Blu-ray Review   The Town Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  03/09/2012 8:27 AM EST
About midway through The Town, there's a quiet pause, just a calm moment before we dive into the film's next dramatic movement, as happens so often throughout. But I laugh, because it's the prelude to a car chase through the winding, claustrophobic streets of Boston's North End.Read More

John Carter Theatrical Review
John Carter Theatrical Review   John Carter Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/08/2012 9:36 AM EST
Technically John Carter shines as one of the better films I've seen in a couple of years.  The CGI, make-up, puppetry, mixed with fine live action characterization alone is worth the watch. Melding all this technology with the amazing fantasy story by Edgar Rice Burroughs and you have an excellent movie going experience. Much like the film Ava... Read More

Friends With Kids Theatrical Review
Friends With Kids Theatrical Review   Friends With Kids Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/08/2012 8:52 AM EST
It's cute, fun loving and complicated, yes Friends With Kids has all the markings of a chick flick. Yet for men the film does play well to couples, so gals grab a fine guy and drag him to see this funny little romantic comedy. Friends Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott), both single adults have known each other for years.  T... Read More

Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review   Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  03/04/2012 9:31 PM EST
"Happy Feet Two" returns us to the frozen arctic on the heels of the Academy Award winning "Happy Feet" (2006). A worthy successor, the film itself is a delight for children and adults alike with several musical numbers, a positive message of working together, and good old fashioned family fun. With several package options to ch... Read More

Unforgiven Blu-ray Review
Unforgiven [Book] Blu-ray Review   Unforgiven Blu-ray Review
(Penny McLean)  03/04/2012 8:32 PM EST
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the "modern" western masterpiece Unforgiven was released in theaters. Pausing for a moment to reflect on the timelessness of the Clint Eastwood vehicle,  a deep study of the intricate plot points which make the film so spectacular is warranted. Spoiler Alert - for the uninitiated who have... Read More