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 Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review
The Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review   The Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/2/2013 12:22 PM EDT
No one factor was singularly responsible for The Little Mermaid's success. It wasn't a surefire hit from the outset. Walt Disney Animation wasn't riding high, gaining momentum or in the midst of restoring its reputation. (Yet.) A new era in Disney animation had yet to begin, much less be realized or dubbed the Disney Renaissance. In Nov... Read More

Leverage DVD Review
Leverage: The Fifth Season DVD Review   Leverage DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/27/2013 3:08 PM EDT
Yes, Grifters, it's still sad that "Leverage" is no more, but at least we got a final season DVD set, which was released Tuesday, Sept. 17, and like the previous seasons' DVDs, it's packed with extras.For those of who don't know, "Leverage" starred Timothy Hutton as Nathan "Nate" Ford a former insurance inv... Read More

Homeland Blu-ray Review
Homeland: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review   Homeland Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  9/26/2013 1:56 PM EDT
With a series so tightly wound as Homeland season 1, seemingly meant for a self-contained, miniseries-style run, there are two real dangers of extending the story. To extend past shelf life, they could just modify the tail end of the story, dragging resolution on and on, until viewers get tired of being so blatantly manipulated, and the network put... Read More

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia DVD Review
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 8 DVD Review   It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/25/2013 9:16 AM EDT
There are different reasons to watch television. Some people want to live vicariously through the characters, finding adventure and excitement. Some people want to weep with the characters as unending challenges face their emotionally-driven lives. Some people just want to laugh.Over the years, with dramas coming and going to varying degrees of suc... Read More

The Fly Blu-ray Review
The Fly Blu-ray Review   The Fly Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/24/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Horror films have often been the poor stepchildren of the film industry, relegated to B-movies or less than stellar production quality, including often less than A-list talent both in front of and behind the camera. Universal may have built much of its early empire on horror flicks like Frankenstein and Dracula, but at the time of those films' ... Read More

Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Review
Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Review   Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  9/23/2013 12:31 PM EDT
The ashes still not settled when it burned up the box-office in May of this year, the action thriller Iron Man 3 slams into home theaters in a Blu-ray combo pack. The movie with its HD Master Audio transfer from the theatrical release can shake the family room with the right equipment.  The movie cashed in with over $1billion ticket sales from... Read More

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

Revenge DVD Review
Revenge: The Complete Second Season DVD Review   Revenge DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/9/2013 11:33 AM EDT
There was a period several years ago where it seemed that Bones was the only television show I watched on a regular basis. However, in recent years, the TV dance-card has been filled with more and more shows. As many have pointed out, there are a lot of great shows out there right now, both on network channels and on cable. These cable shows have i... Read More