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.

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-ray Review
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D Blu-ray Review   Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/21/2011 12:14 PM EDT
The fourth movie in the Pirates franchise, this one is the first one that does not include Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, and is Jack Sparrow-centric.  The last time we saw Jack Sparrow he was in a long boat sailing towards what appeared to be Florida, with Hector Barbossa commanding the Black Pearl.  This movie opens in London, with th... Read More

The Thing Theatrical Review
The Thing Theatrical Review   The Thing Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/13/2011 11:25 AM EDT
Fans of the film The Thing beware; even though the movie takes you back to the Norwegian outpost providing a beginning to John Carpenter's 1982 film with the same title, it may as well have been a remake.  Those that have never seen Carpenter's masterpiece however, will get all the chills and thrills of the original.  For fun, why... Read More

Footloose Theatrical Review
Footloose Theatrical Review   Footloose Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/13/2011 8:35 AM EDT
Back in 1984, a small film, featuring Kevin Bacon, emerged on the silver screen – it was entitled, Footloose. The film went on to have moderate box office success, spawn a few hit singles and have a lasting impression on Generation X.  Now 26 years later, Footloose is coming back to the silver screen -- this time staring an unknown cast,... Read More

Green Lantern Blu-ray Review
Green Lantern Blu-ray Review   Green Lantern Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2011 7:41 PM EDT
Once again we find ourselves anticipating yet another comic book movie. This time around it is the classic hero, Green Lantern who takes center stage in the tale featuring his origin.Ryan Reynolds stars as the main character Hal Jordan, a test pilot who works for Ferris Air. At the outset we see a familiar scenario play out in which a young boy, wh... Read More

The Ides of March Theatrical Review
The Ides of March Theatrical Review   The Ides of March Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/7/2011 10:30 AM EDT
Given the terrible state of our economical and political landscape at the moment, a film like The Ides of March could not have come at a better time. The movie tells the fictional story of a Presidential candidate and his team while they attempt to make a successful run for the White House.George Clooney plays Governor and Presidential Candidate Mi... Read More

Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review
Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review   Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/7/2011 9:07 AM EDT
Director Marc Forster who filmed Quantum of Solace and Monster's Ball brings Machine Gun Preacher to the screen and drives home a winner.  His production of the true story of the merciless killings in East Africa and one man's untiring commitment to helping children in the path of civil war provides a chill that's hard to forget.  Th... Read More

How I Met Your Mother DVD Review
How I Met Your Mother: Season Six DVD Review   How I Met Your Mother DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/6/2011 12:05 PM EDT
You can never predict what will draw an audience. In the world of television, success is a fickle thing. Many shows have come and gone, some had the chops to make it past the initial first season but due to any number of reasons they were unable to make it. Others however have whatever that "x-factor" is which keeps them on the air past t... Read More

Real Steel Theatrical Review
Real Steel Theatrical Review   Real Steel Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/6/2011 10:51 AM EDT
It's not Rocky, it's Real Steel, but you would think you were watching the great boxing film in another dimension.  The gritty, action packed fight film blows the lid off some extreme robots on it's way to being an entertaining film for those who like a good punch fest.  I liked this film for the action, comedy and father-son relationship... Read More

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
Beauty and the Beast 3D Blu-ray Review   Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/5/2011 9:19 AM EDT
On October 5, 2011, you can own another classic Disney animated feature (the first one nominated for an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture) that has been converted into 3D.  While the Lion King 3D continues to sell box office tickets during its' limited theatrical run in the United States, it was not the first one that they converted to 3D.... Read More

The Lion King Blu-ray Review
The Lion King 3D Blu-ray Review   The Lion King Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/4/2011 12:58 PM EDT
I don't know if you recently had the opportunity to see The Lion King in 3D at your local theater or the original version in 1994 when it came out, but I had the opportunity to see the film in the 3D Blu-ray disc version and it's amazing.  The film will probably never be replaced as the all time animated entertainment event for me because it h... Read More