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.

Willow Blu-ray Review
Willow Blu-ray Review   Willow Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 1:50 PM EST
Before Peter Jackson's take on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the closest J.R.R. Tolkien fans ever got to a live-action film adaptation of Middle Earth was 1988's Willow, which borrows heavily from the writer's alternate medieval universe. Besides dueling sorcerers, castle sieges, and trolls, both works feature diminutive heroes who hee... Read More

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review   Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 1:46 PM EST
Disney is keenly aware of the appeal and reach of its catalog, down to the best and worst films under the Mouse House banner. Titles like Cinderella and Peter Pan arrive separately and to great fanfare, while other titles shuffle onto shelves en masse, sans the red-carpet treatment afforded their Platinum and Diamond Edition brethren. Last year, it... Read More

Life of Pi Blu-ray Review
Life of Pi Blu-ray Review   Life of Pi Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/18/2013 3:10 PM EST
From flying fish to tiger strikes Life of Pi comes to home video with an adventure that will startle, amaze and exhilarate your senses.  The movie received 11 Oscar nominations and won 5 including Best Director for Ang Lee.  The production features some of the best cinematography I have ever seen on home video, especially the knock out 3D... Read More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/16/2013 8:20 PM EST
An unexpected journey indeed... The humble, altogether simple story of "The Hobbit" becomes the grand, still relatively simple story of The Hobbit, with a smart series of additions, clarifications, expansions and only a few questionable tweaks or misguided deviations. Told in flashback (with several flashbacks within that flashback),... Read More

One Night With The King Blu-ray Review
One Night With The King Blu-ray Review   One Night With The King Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/14/2013 9:34 AM EST
The historical drama One Night with the King that follows the Biblical Esther, Queen of Persia has come to Blu-ray for the first time.  The film features an extremely emotional story with widescreen vistas that lend to the enchantment.  With a huge recognizable cast, visual effects wizard and director Michael O. Sajbel it contains every p... Read More

Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
Red Dawn Blu-ray Review   Red Dawn Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/12/2013 11:16 AM EST
It seemed perpetually delayed and a movie that might never see itself splashed up across cinema screens. The remake of the 1980's red scare Russian invasion Action movie Red Dawn perhaps might have been best left in the can after all. On one hand it's a slick, high-tech, thrilling action film with plenty of fast-moving gun play. On the othe... Read More

Schindler's List Blu-ray Review
Schindler's List Blu-ray Review   Schindler's List Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/11/2013 4:09 PM EST
One of the most important films of the century, Schindler's List has been released on Blu-ray in a 20th anniversary box set. This masterpiece of filming takes you into the heart of the tragedy of the Polish Holocaust from the masterminded takeover of a country not equipped to resist to the camps, extermination showers and a smidgeon of hope tha... Read More

Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review   Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/07/2013 9:10 AM EST
You don't have to be a surfer to enjoy the true story Chasing Mavericks, a bio drama that's filled with inspiration and determination.  Now on Blu-ray the movie has a fine cast and crew with a script that takes you deep into the life of a real surfer and his willpower to catch the biggest and most dangerous waves.  If you like dramas that... Read More

Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review   Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
(Evette Meyer)  03/05/2013 11:01 AM EST
Disney scores big with Wreck-It Ralph! It's a clever and hilarious take on the world of gaming and one of the most original storylines Disney has put out in years. Imagine a virtual world where arcade video game characters come to life after the arcade closes every night. The visual effects in this movie are truly an experience. One-­- dimensio... Read More

Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review   Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/05/2013 9:55 AM EST
Kind of madcap with good measure of fun production Lay the Favorite is now available on Blu-ray.  Direction by Oscar nominated Stephen Frears makes the easy going gambling plot movie a winner with a lot of twists and attention-grabbing situations. Perfect for home viewing so you can control the play with a lot of reason to rewind the action fo... Read More