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.

Won't Back Down Blu-ray Review
Won't Back Down Blu-ray Review   Won't Back Down Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/18/2013 9:15 PM EDT
The inspirational film Won't Back Down is now available on Blu-ray.  Taking the fight for better education to the classroom this story based on actual events postulate what determined teachers and parents can accomplish if they work together.  The movie has all the trappings of a good feeling winner with Oscar nominated actors Maggie Gyll... Read More

Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review
Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review   Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/17/2013 9:00 AM EDT
Winner of six Oscars including the coveted Best Picture Mrs. Miniver topped the box-office in 1942 with a war story that inspires. If you love the classics that have survived over the years, than this film, now on Blu-ray, should be in your home library.  The film's a great change from today's storytelling with acting that has hardly been equa... Read More

Taken 2 Blu-ray Review
Taken 2 Blu-ray Review   Taken 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/16/2013 2:40 PM EDT
In the first movie, Liam Neeson's character Bryan, is called into action after his daughter is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring while in France.  This movie starts exactly where the other one ended, with the father of the kidnappers from the first movie vowing revenge over his son's fresh grave.  Apparently revenge means kidn... Read More

Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review
Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review   Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2013 9:24 AM EDT
The Oscar winner for Best Picture in 1932, Grand Hotel has been released on Blu-ray and it is stunning in gorgeous black and white.  A great film with an amazing cast that provides a whimsical and intriguing story should not be missed.  If you are a classic buff, what are you waiting for? The film centers on several guests and employ... Read More

Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review
Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review   Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/15/2013 9:35 AM EDT
The touching and incredibly performed and directed Driving Miss Daisy has been released in Blu-ray for the first time and comes in a special 32 page hard cover book.  The film received 4 Academy awards including Best Picture at the Oscars in 1989. The film's not only a story of friendship, but a visit to the past covering the 1940s through the... Read More

House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review   House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/14/2013 8:22 AM EDT
As Hollywood anoints Jennifer Lawrence as the Next Big Thing, there's some unfinished business to tend to before she bathes in her "Hunger Games" franchise success or tastes Oscar glory with the praise for "Silver Linings Playbook," and its name is "House at the End of the Street." Shot before her stint as Katniss in &... Read More

Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review
Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review   Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/9/2013 8:06 AM EDT
Out on Disney Blu-Ray 3D is Tim Burton's latest stop motion animated film, Frankenweenie.  Born from his imagination, Frankenweenie is an updated full-length version of his short film of the same name – created at the beginning of his career shortly before he came into his own by directing Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.  The basic premise... Read More

Dredd Blu-ray Review
Dredd 3D Blu-ray Review   Dredd Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  1/4/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Outside of a small cult following, 2000 AD comic book character Judge Dredd was unknown in the United States until, back in 1995, Sylvester Stallone tried to bring the character mainstream with the Judge Dredd film. The thematic elements of the comic book series were toned down for mainstream audiences, alienating the characters fans.With the resur... Read More

Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review
Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review   Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/3/2013 8:52 AM EDT
Around the world the financial markets are in serious turmoil. Hoping to increase his wealth, financial wiz Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) has started betting against the yuan, convinced that it is only a matter of time before the Chinese economy collapses. Much to his disappointment, however, the yuan has proved resilient and he has suffered serio... Read More

Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review   Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/28/2012 11:24 AM EDT
Trouble with the Curve is a neat 'n tidy counterpoint to the much better film Moneyball, bemoaning the long lost art of baseball scouting over the cold, faceless statistics of major league number crunching. The movie's story offers gruff romanticism over game-changing mathematics. Family drama over closed door shake-ups. And a very differen... Read More