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.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review   Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/15/2011 9:51 AM EST
Some day Tom Cruise will be too old to reprise Ethan Hunt, the Team Leader for the Impossible Mission Force.   I wondered if the 49-year-old Cruise was there already; but there was no need to wonder!  The guy has the body of a completely ripped 25-year-old.  I am not sure how that is possible; but unless it is CGI, what we see on scr... Read More

The Help Blu-ray Review
The Help Blu-ray Review   The Help Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 7:33 PM EST
Now on Blu-ray/DVD The Help hits the street on Tuesday December 6th and it has all the ear-markings of becoming the hottest item of the holiday season.  My prediction for this film at the Oscars include nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, 2 Best Supporting Actress, Costumes and Musical Score.  It should do equally as well at the G... Read More

The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review
The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review   The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/12/2011 11:54 AM EST
Coming out on Disney Blu-ray in honor of the 20th anniversary of the film is The Rocketeer.  Based on the graphic novel with the same name, The Rocketeer is set in Los Angeles, circa 1938.  The movie is directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), and is his second film as a director.  The movie follows test/st... Read More

Fright Night Blu-ray Review
Fright Night 3D Blu-ray Review   Fright Night Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 8:38 AM EST
The scary, suspenseful, gory, shock filled Fright Night is now on 3D Blu-ray /Blu-ray, DVD Digital Download and On-Demand.  It's a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don't have to be Goth to enjoy this dark film, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody t... Read More

The Sitter Theatrical Review
The Sitter Theatrical Review   The Sitter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/11/2011 5:20 PM EST
Noah, the nobody's fool played by Jonah Hill in the haphazardly slapped together comedy The Sitter is a character in search of a movie, a setup in search of a punch line. Less directed, more handled by David Gordon Green, this on-and-off funny rehash of Adventures in Babysitting centers on a college dropout who, at his mother's urging, reluctantly ... Read More

13 DVD Review
13 DVD Review   13 DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/07/2011 9:46 AM EST
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)  12/06/2011 8:22 PM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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