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.

Futurama Blu-ray Review
Futurama: Volume 8 Blu-ray Review   Futurama Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/20/2013 5:20 PM EST
Will Futurama rise from the ashes again—again? As fans of the series know, Matt Groening's follow up to his immense global phenomenon The Simpsons has had a rather bizarre, roller coaster-esque ride on various networks, petering out after a mere four seasons in its original broadcast run on Fox (contrasting with the still running Simpsons... Read More

The Lone Ranger Blu-ray Review
The Lone Ranger Blu-ray Review   The Lone Ranger Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/19/2013 12:15 PM EST
Galloping onto Blu-ray, the western The Lone Ranger takes center stage in your home theater just in time for holiday giving.  The action packed thriller fills the whole house with excitement and adventure.  The film is exciting and the bonus features are a plus, plus with over 45 minutes of extras.  The release is available in severa... Read More

Prisoners Blu-ray Review
Prisoners Blu-ray Review   Prisoners Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2013 4:29 PM EST
Much more than the story of two kidnapped children and the desperate father willing to do whatever he can to find them, Prisoners is an unsettling labyrinth of impossible decisions, gut-knotting powerlessness and a twisting, turning Zodiac-esque procedural and mystery more complex than the film's straightforward trailers suggest. Director Ville... Read More

The Simpsons Blu-ray Review
Simpsons: Season 16 Blu-ray Review   The Simpsons Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/16/2013 11:43 AM EST
Perhaps the biggest indicator of just how indestructible The Simpsons seems to be is the fact that the latest Blu-ray release of The Simpsons is "only" its sixteenth season—which aired virtually a decade ago from fall 2004 to spring 2005! Many of us have always felt a special relationship to Homer, Marge and the rest of the extended... Read More

The Wolverine Blu-ray Review
The Wolverine Blu-ray Review   The Wolverine Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/10/2013 2:59 PM EST
What is it with superheroes these days, anyway? One might think they wouldn't have a whole bunch to complain about, what with their superpowers and everything, and yet more and more films about our favorite good guys tend to wallow in supposedly intense psychological introspection, where moodiness has replaced any simple formulation of a valian... Read More

Getaway Blu-ray Review
Getaway Blu-ray Review   Getaway Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/06/2013 4:30 PM EST
"Getaway" is a film fueled entirely on stupidity. And not the amusing kind of dumb that generates delightful junk food cinema, but the oppressive, lurching level of idiocy that takes roughly five minutes to sink into the system. Cruelly, there's another 90 minutes of screen activity to digest in "Getaway," and it doesn't go down... Read More

Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Review
Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Review   Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/03/2013 3:38 PM EST
That 2010's "Despicable Me" turned out to be an enormous hit is a bit of a surprise. Perfectly pleasant but also unremarkable, the feature scratched a certain audience itch at the time, striking a distinct cartoon blow while introducing the world to the hyperactive comedy antics of the minions -- those miniature yellow slapstick machines ... Read More

Paranoia Blu-ray Review
Paranoia Blu-ray Review   Paranoia Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/02/2013 4:15 PM EST
Paranoia is one of those films that probably looked great on paper—and maybe even on its actual promotional poster—but which is about as exciting as watching paint dry. This supposed thriller posits Liam Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy a young buck at a high tech firm who dreams of migrating across the river into Manhattan and taking the worl... Read More

The World's End Blu-ray Review
The World's End Blu-ray Review   The World's End Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/26/2013 11:23 AM EST
Is there a genre Edgar Wright and cohorts in crime Simon Pegg and Nick Frost haven't tackled? Victorian period romance, I suppose. Otherwise, it's all fair game for the Cornetto Trilogy boys. Shaun of the Dead cut a swath through horror and the house that Romero built, years before the New Zombie Renaissance. Hot Fuzz fired "two guns w... Read More

We're the Millers Blu-ray Review
We're the Millers Blu-ray Review   We're the Millers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/26/2013 8:59 AM EST
Ah, improv. A seasoned filmmaker's greatest ally; an indecisive director's most fearsome foe. With We're the Millers, Rawson Marshall Thurber (best known for Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) allows his F-bombing stars to go off script so fully and frequently that the scattershot comedy plays like a series of recurring sketches featurin... Read More