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.

The Heat Blu-ray Review
The Heat Blu-ray Review   The Heat Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/30/2013 2:23 PM EST
Sandra Bullock both brought the house down and up to its feet into a standing ovation when she started off her acceptance speech for having won the Best Actress Academy Award for The Blind Side with her wonderfully self-deprecating query, "Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?" Many pundits, including Variety, the so-ca... Read More

Shrek the Musical Blu-ray Review
Shrek the Musical Blu-ray Review   Shrek the Musical Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/30/2013 11:45 AM EST
There has been a lot of talk over the past several years about the so-called "Disneyfication" of Times Square and Broadway. Broadway, once the purview of creative types who would bring completely original entries to the stage, has increasingly become a warehouse for adaptations of films. Disney has been one of the prime beneficiaries of t... Read More

Cars Blu-ray Review
Cars 3D Blu-ray Review   Cars Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/30/2013 9:42 AM EST
The 3D availability on Blu-ray just got better with the release of Disney/PIXAR's Cars and even better in a combo pack.  The fun film with an extraordinary plot that offers moral values like friendship, honesty, love and integrity is perfect for the whole family.  The film has been released in a combo pack that contains the 3D Blu-ray... Read More

Monsters University Blu-ray Review
Monsters University Blu-ray Review   Monsters University Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/29/2013 10:14 AM EST
It wasn't so long ago that Pixar rejected the idea of churning out sequels to its greatest hits. Toy Story was the exception rather than the rule, having been succeeded by two critically hailed sequels -- the first in 1999, the second in 2010 -- each one arguably better than the last. But then, in 2011, came John Lasseter's middle of the ro... Read More

The Conjuring Blu-ray Review
The Conjuring Blu-ray Review   The Conjuring Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/25/2013 12:49 PM EST
Nine years ago, few film fans knew the name James Wan. Then along came a little genre gem about a devious serial killer with a penchant for traps. Wan's shockingly low budget Saw (2004) not only took audiences by storm, it became one of the year's biggest overnight Hollywood success stories; one that spawned six sequels over the next six Ha... Read More

Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review
Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review   Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/17/2013 8:32 AM EST
There is a time and a place for a frank but thoughtful critique of a veteran filmmaker's love letter to genre cinema. There's also a time and a place to geek out, cast off adulthood, fully embrace the rock-em sock-em joy of a wildly entertaining and ludicrously action-packed summer spectacle, and laugh, clap and cheer like a ten-year-old fa... Read More

Glee Blu-ray Review
Glee: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Review   Glee Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/16/2013 12:18 PM EST
The world of Glee has itself begun to confront the built in shelf life of its format by moving several major characters of previous seasons—notably Lea Michele's Rachel—off onto the next phases of their lives, while still attempting to maintain a central focus on Lima, Ohio's rather improbable McKinley High. That means that ther... Read More

Bones Blu-ray Review
Bones: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-ray Review   Bones Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/16/2013 9:09 AM EST
Have you visited your local police station lately? Now, you don't need to confess to any nefarious activities to answer in the affirmative: this is a completely innocent question designed to merely ferret out how many readers might be aware of what their local precincts look like. My own nowhere near representative experience with such matters ... Read More

The Croods Blu-ray Review
The Croods Blu-ray Review   The Croods Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2013 9:51 AM EST
It's human nature to fear the unknown, and that's not something that has changed with time. Even in today's ultra fast-paced, always-on, ever-connected, and constantly-evolving world, there's still that uneasiness in the stomach, that hesitation brought on by doubt, that terror of leaving a comfort zone when it comes time to try new... Read More

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review   Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/14/2013 3:56 PM EST
While Irwin Allen's name will probably forever be associated with the disaster genre which he helped to formulate with such epochal films as The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, for hordes of Baby Boomers he's at least as much remembered for a glut of sixties and early seventies television science fiction outings, including Lost... Read More