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.

Bates Motel Blu-ray Review
Bates Motel: Season One Blu-ray Review   Bates Motel Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  9/17/2013 3:14 PM EDT
Wow we had some great television and cable programs this past year and hopefully more to come.  Looking over the list so far however, one stands out as the most decadent drama of the year thus far.  The very eerie, well acted Bates Motel takes a classic horror film from Alfred Hitchcock and brings together a prequel that matches, no surpa... Read More

World War Z Blu-ray Review
World War Z Blu-ray Review   World War Z Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  9/17/2013 2:58 PM EDT
One of the best picks so far this year for the Action category World War Z has entered the home entertainment market and it comes in various formats including Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD.  Packed with bonus features the Blu-ray has an unrated version that contains extra footage of the zombie onslaught.  The movie will also be released on ... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy: Season Five Blu-ray Review   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/9/2013 1:49 PM EDT
It used to be that ads on television about so-called private matters seemed to be the exclusive domain of women (think of products like Depends or Summer's Eve), but we're in an apparently more enlightened age now when any number of potentially highly embarrassing "male issues" are trumpeted over the airwaves with of course the co... Read More

The Fugitive Blu-ray Review
The Fugitive (20th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray Review   The Fugitive Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  9/3/2013 12:35 PM EDT
The 20th Anniversary Edition of The Fugitive has been released with all the heart pounding action that appeared on the big screen in 1993.  The thrilling adventurous chase has always been the hallmark for which many subsequent films have imitated.  Relentless in pursuit, the film takes you on a fast paced ride keeping you on the edge of y... Read More

Epic Blu-ray Review
Epic Blu-ray Review   Epic Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/27/2013 10:38 AM EDT
The title of Blue Sky Studios' latest animated film seems to be both ironic and sincere, the former because Epic is concerned with an incredibly small-scale view—it stars little woodland creatures and a race of tiny, fairy-like humans—and the latter because the film tries to mount a large-scale action-adventure that pits the forces ... Read More

The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review
The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review   The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/26/2013 9:45 AM EDT
There's no shortness of irony swirling around Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, a slick but shallow retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. From Strictly Ballroom to Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! to Australia, the famously ritzy, operatic visionary is known for elevating, even celebrating style over substance. Sub... Read More

The Muppet Movie Blu-ray Review
The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   The Muppet Movie Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/15/2013 3:32 PM EDT
The first, some would argue best Muppets movie could have easily been the last. On-set tensions between director James Frawley and producer Jim Henson could have spilled over into the film. Henson's hand-stitched felt puppets could have failed to make the transition from the cozy confines of a television room to the revealing expanse of the big... Read More

Quicksilver Blu-ray Review
Quicksilver Blu-ray Review   Quicksilver Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  8/6/2013 9:27 AM EDT
One of the best street action films of the 1980's Quicksilver has finally come to Blu-ray, but as far as quality of presentation it may be a bit too late.  The movie was released in 1986 and filled the big screen with excitement and high energy.  The bicycle riding scenes are spectacular and the story intriguing. I recommend the film ... Read More

Trance Blu-ray Review
Trance Blu-ray Review   Trance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/5/2013 3:28 PM EDT
Woody Allen famously said, "The heart wants what the heart wants," but what we often forget is that everything we attribute to the "heart" is actually a product of the brain—its twisting neural pathways, its reserves of memory, its manufactured construction of the self. And the brain can easily be fooled or otherwise manip... Read More

Twixt Blu-ray Review
Twixt Blu-ray Review   Twixt Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/5/2013 11:02 AM EDT
Who'd've thought we'd see the day when the once-great Francis Ford Coppola, the director who brought us The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, would be reduced to releasing a cringe-worthy straight-to-video horror movie? Twixt was born out of a Poe-like, particularly melancholy dream the filmmaker had a few years ago after a drunken night in... Read More