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.

Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review
Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review   Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  7/31/2013 9:44 AM EDT
Before Love Me Tender was released at the movie theaters, Elvis Presley had already become a worldwide sensation.  Being his first film, although quite campy by today's standards and released in Black & White, he's featured as ‘introducing'. But even though he played a smaller role Elvis put the moviegoers into theater seats. Now on ... Read More

6 Souls Blu-ray Review
6 Souls Blu-ray Review   6 Souls Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  6/27/2013 2:12 PM EDT
Disturbing and violent the mystery thriller 6 Souls creates a cool brand of horror that creeps and surprises.  The film has very good acting, good direction and some excellent cinematography with special effects.  Now on Blu-ray and DVD the movie makes for a spooky night in your home. The story centers on forensic psychologist Dr. Ca... Read More

Stoker Blu-ray Review
Stoker Blu-ray Review   Stoker Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/26/2013 1:36 PM EDT
A "stoker," for those of you who don't know, is someone who adds fuel to a fire. Gets it roaring, heated up, feeding the flames. This is the underlying metaphor of Stoker, a twisted coming-of-age thriller about a morbid teenaged girl whose inner appetites—sexual and otherwise—are fed by a charismatic long-lost uncle who ar... Read More

Wilfred Blu-ray Review
Wilfred: Season Two Blu-ray Review   Wilfred Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/26/2013 1:30 PM EDT
Much like its central protagonist, Ryan Newman (Elijah Wood), Wilfred's weightiest problems continue to be inconsistency and uncertainty. Adapted from the Australian series of the same name, concerning an emotionally distraught young man who possibly survives a suicide attempt only to awake to a world in which he's the only one who sees his... Read More

The Emperor's New Groove Blu-ray Review
The Emperor's New Groove / Kronk's New Groove: Two-Movie Collection Blu-ray Review   The Emperor's New Groove Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/24/2013 4:06 PM EDT
You have to wonder if the Disney folk were as surprised as anyone at the phenomenal success of 1992's animated feature, "Aladdin," among adults as well as children, thanks largely to the hip vocal talents of Robin Williams as the genie of the lamp. It must not have taken them long to recognize that they might duplicate that accomplish... Read More

Lilo & Stitch Blu-ray Review
Lilo & Stitch / Lilo & Stitch: Stitch Has A Glitch Two-Movie C... Blu-ray Review   Lilo & Stitch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/24/2013 3:37 PM EDT
"Lilo & Stitch" was Disney's major animated release for 2002, and it was interesting enough to make a splash at Cannes. There was something intriguing about a little Hawaiian girl and a mutated alien she adopts, thinking he's a dog. Same old same old? Not remotely. Especially when you have that girl stuck on Elvis, with her pl... Read More

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review   The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/24/2013 8:43 AM EDT
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is a great title for a promising premise involving dueling Las Vegas magicians fighting for stage glory. Unfortunately, the feature moves beyond the basics to beef up a sense of character and fuel formulaic story arc ambitions, dropping its sense of cartwheeling absurdity to tend to a tale of spray-tanned rebir... Read More

Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Review
Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Review   Killing Lincoln Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/18/2013 3:31 PM EDT
Between Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, and the numerous novels and non-fiction works published about the sixteenth president recently, 2012 was the year of Honest Abe's pop-culture revival. Not that he's ever really gone out of style. Lincoln has been the American Moses—a saintly symbol representing j... Read More

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Review
Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Review   Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  6/17/2013 9:17 AM EDT
Taking special effects and sound to a new level Jack the Giant Slayer entertains with adventure and excitement.  The audience for the film targets teen males to thirties and women who like action films.  The movie will be released on Blu-ray in a special combo pack that includes the DVD, UltraViolet and a code for a 14 Day XBOX Life Gold ... Read More

Oz: The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Review
Oz the Great and Powerful 3D Blu-ray Review   Oz: The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  6/12/2013 11:07 AM EDT
The bold, dazzling and dramatic Oz the Great and Powerful comes to 3D Blu-ray with excellent quality. Nearly critic proof, the film brought one of the largest box office returns for 2013. However, although the film is a masterpiece of cinematography and CGI, the acting and direction do have problems.  The film has also been released in a Blu-r... Read More