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.

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

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

Heart of the Country DVD Review
Heart of the Country DVD Review   Heart of the Country DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/30/2013 10:17 AM EDT
"Heart of the Country" releasing to DVD on Aug. 20, isn't necessarily a bad movie, but there's really not much that is too memorable in the 87-minute runtime. The story is a by the numbers affair, taking cues from so many better features that have come before it. It seems these days that any film or TV show featuring a woman at th... 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

Grey's Anatomy DVD Review
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Ninth Season DVD Review   Grey's Anatomy DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/26/2013 10:49 AM EDT
Grey's Anatomy came onto the TV scene, believe it or not, over 9 years ago and during that time has garnered a strong and loyal following. Mostly, the audience for this show is women which isn't so surprising when you take a closer look at the plot of the show. Take a few handsome television actors, make their characters good and noble with just th... 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