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.

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

A Good Day to Die Hard Blu-ray Review
A Good Day to Die Hard Blu-ray Review   A Good Day to Die Hard Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  6/12/2013 10:28 AM EDT
For the fifth time since 1988, Bruce Willis has strapped on the badge of John McClain, a cop who happens to have really bad luck being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  This time, he travels to Russia in order to find his son, Jack (played by Jai Courtney).  Apparently, Jack has been estranged from the rest of the family and finally ... Read More

Cleopatra Blu-ray Review
Cleopatra Blu-ray Review   Cleopatra Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  5/30/2013 9:19 AM EDT
One of the most spectacular films made back in the day Cleopatra comes to Blu-ray two months shy of its 50th birthday and it exudes nostalgia of yesteryears.  This release has a special significance as it's the 4 hours plus version that was shown at the premiere in New York for its debut.  Colorful, eventful and historical, the movie feat... Read More

Dark Skies Blu-ray Review
Dark Skies Blu-ray Review   Dark Skies Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  5/28/2013 8:52 AM EDT
Believable characters played by a fine cast save Dark Skies and keep it just scary enough to make it work.  I am a fan of science fiction and especially those based on possibilities of being a reality, so I wasn't sure if I could be challenged with this film based on aliens.  After watching Dark Skies on Blu-ray one dark night however... Read More

Beautiful Creatures Blu-ray Review
Beautiful Creatures Blu-ray Review   Beautiful Creatures Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/21/2013 11:03 AM EDT
So it begins (and hopefully ends) the post Twilight era of hurried box office seizures, as studios and once-respectable filmmakers willingly sell their souls to score the next, big teen-driven supernatural mega-franchise. There's an Edward and Jacob-sized hole in adolescent cinema's still-racing heart, dear readers, and whoever manages to f... Read More

One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review
One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review   One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/15/2013 11:06 AM EDT
Think hard—when was the last time you dropped off a roll of 35mm film at a photo lab for processing and prints? It's probably been close to a decade, as digital cameras first outsold film models around 2003. For a lot of people, even the idea of getting prints made from digital files off of a memory card seems quaint, especially now that ... Read More

The Oranges Blu-ray Review
The Oranges Blu-ray Review   The Oranges Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  5/14/2013 10:50 AM EDT
Working on the premise that a beautiful much younger woman could fall for a very much older man The Oranges targets an audience that understands a mid-life crisis. Describing the film as a scandal of sex and betrayal by the producers, in this day and age where nothing's impossible The Oranges fails to shock.  Even though the acting gets very g... Read More

Safe Haven Blu-ray Review
Safe Haven Blu-ray Review   Safe Haven Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  5/14/2013 10:44 AM EDT
This mysterious and romantic film Safe Haven does a good job of twisting and turning through a very good script featuring stellar actors.  The plot starts with action and ends in a thriller under the fine direction of Lasse Hallström who's noted for the recent Salmon Fishing in Yemen.  The chemistry between actors Josh Duhamel and Ju... Read More

Shanghai Noon Blu-ray Review
Shanghai Noon & Shanghai Knights: 2-Movie Collection Blu-ray Review   Shanghai Noon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/9/2013 9:22 AM EDT
Rush Hour has frequently been referred to as Jackie Chan's English-language breakthrough, and, at least from a box-office standpoint, there's truth to that claim. However, much of what makes a Chan performance special was missing from that film, as the Hong Kong actor spent much of the time in the shadow of the flamboyant Chris Tucker. Shan... Read More

Broken City Blu-ray Review
Broken City Blu-ray Review   Broken City Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/7/2013 11:20 AM EDT
Midway through Broken City, one character incredulously remarks, "Private eyes still exist?" The gumshoe-for-hire profession does seem old-fashioned and mostly unnecessary now. You could describe Broken City the same way: old-fashioned and mostly unnecessary. Penned by first-time screenwriter Brian Tucker and directed solo by Allen Hughes... Read More