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 Family Blu-ray Review
The Family Blu-ray Review   The Family Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2014 3:33 PM EST
Luc Besson's recent film The Family ups the ante of ridiculousness protection by placing an entire family under witness protection and then shipping them off to the picturesque region of Normandy in France. Besson is of course better known for exploiting the visceral action adventure activity of criminals in films like Léon: The Professi... Read More

Burn Notice DVD Review
Burn Notice: Season Seven DVD Review   Burn Notice DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2014 3:16 PM EST
I'll be honest, when Burn Notice first came to the airwaves, I liked it. I enjoyed the spy angle mixed with the everyday nuances of a guy who clearly is unable to form attachments to those around him. It made me really wonder if this is what it took to work for the C.I.A. After about 2 seasons of the show, I stopped watching. Not because I felt it ... Read More

The Ultimate Life Blu-ray Review
The Ultimate Life Blu-ray Review   The Ultimate Life Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2014 12:37 PM EST
To give you the reader a decent explanation of the film The Ultimate Life I would need to start by giving you a review of the first film The Ultimate Gift, but I haven't so this review may seem a little out of context at certain points, hopefully that won't bother anyone. The Ultimate Life is the sequel to 2007's faith-based inspirational drama The... Read More

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

Impractical Jokers DVD Review
Impractical Jokers: Season One DVD Review   Impractical Jokers DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2013 8:43 AM EST
It seems as if the punked-and-pranked genre of television ought to be dead by now, but four New York guys prove that it isn't in "(Impractical) Jokers," a gleefully idiotic show that has its premiere Thursday night on TruTV. Since then the show has garnered more and more fans as time passes. Unfortunately I am not one of them. While the p... 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