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.

X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review   X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/10/2011 11:48 AM EDT
When looking back at the birth of the comic book movie genre there are a few that stand out. As time passes the films have gotten better, given the popularity of the genre and Hollywood's willingness to jump on anything popular it is not surprising to see so many titles get their shot on the big screen. The first X-men film, directed by Bryan Singe... Read More

Contagion Theatrical Review
Contagion Theatrical Review   Contagion Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  9/8/2011 8:33 AM EDT
Throughout human history, there have been a few Pandemics that have plagued mankind.  There was the Black Plague, the Spanish Flu, SARS, and Bird Flu to name a few; but what happens when the next Pandemic hits.  How far and quickly will it spread with our global economy? Warner Bros along with Director, Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Oceans ... Read More

Warrior Theatrical Review
Warrior Theatrical Review   Warrior Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  9/8/2011 6:43 AM EDT
I watched befuddled, backtracking Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte, 48 Hrs, Mother Night) working desperately, unselfconsciously to insinuate himself back into his son's life. As he stood on son Brendan's (Joel Edgerton, Star Wars Episode III, Legend of the Guardians) lawn, I decided that he was pathetic and degenerate, even gloriously so. Of cours... Read More

Prom Blu-ray Review
Prom Blu-ray Review   Prom Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/30/2011 8:24 AM EDT
The latest entry from Walt Disney Studios in an effort to grab the tween/teenage market is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on August 30.  Prom is about exactly that.  A prom at an ordinary high school.  Similar to the idea behind "Love Actually", where you have an event, and then you learn the stories behind everyone, ... Read More

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray Review
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D /... Blu-ray Review   Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/29/2011 6:53 PM EDT
Coming out on Blu-ray 3D combo pack is a rerelease of the 2008 Blu-ray edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas, with the addition of the 3D version that was created in 2006 for theatrical release.  The Nightmare Before Christmas is Tim Burton's iconic stop-motion animated feature, with an original story and his unique artistic vision. Ja... Read More

Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review
Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review   Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/27/2011 11:15 PM EDT
If you are looking for a comedy that has a lot of laughs and surprising situations, Our Idiot Brother fails to deliver.  Opening late in the summer wasn't a good idea since the film comes on the heels of a fairly good year for human humor.  A lot of ‘seen that' and ‘not too original' puts this film on a fast track ... Read More

Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review
Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review   Don't Be Afraid of The Dark Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/26/2011 8:12 PM EDT
When it comes to horror and suspense, there are few directors who can truly nail the proper tone to get the best reaction from audiences. Guillermo Del Toro has made a career of accomplishing just that. His latest film, which he wrote but didn't direct, is something of a passion project. When he was a child he watched the telefilm Don't be ... Read More

Colombiana Theatrical Review
Colombiana Theatrical Review   Colombiana Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/26/2011 6:56 AM EDT
Vengeance is beautiful; that's the tag line for the new film Columbiana from EuropaCorp. The movie, which translated means Columbian Woman, is the latest from the aforementioned French production company run by Lou Besson who has brought the American public some of the more popular action films over the years. Some of those include Taken, The P... Read More

The Conspirator DVD Review
The Conspirator DVD Review   The Conspirator DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/20/2011 10:19 PM EDT
There are many moments in history that we all know very well. One of the most well-known and tragic points in American history is the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. We all know of how it transpired, while at the theater with his wife, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. What many of us don't know is the conspiracy that too... Read More

Fright Night Theatrical Review
Fright Night Theatrical Review   Fright Night Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/18/2011 11:55 AM EDT
The scary, seething, suspenseful, gory, horror filled Fright Night left me turning my head on my way to the car following the showing.  It's a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that can have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don't have to be Goth to enjoy, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody ... Read More