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 Terminator Blu-ray Review
The Terminator (Remastered) Blu-ray Review   The Terminator Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/27/2013 10:40 AM EST
Even though I have seen The Terminator many times in the past, watching it again on my HD Television in enhanced Blu-ray makes the home experience even better.  Although this is the second time the movie has been released in the format, if you originally purchased the DVD copy, then this Blu-ray upgrade will give you a better experience. ... Read More

The Insider Blu-ray Review
The Insider Blu-ray Review   The Insider Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/25/2013 9:08 AM EST
Drama at its best, The Insider takes a look at big tobacco and comes up a winner in nearly every category including, acting, directing, writing and cinematography.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the 1999 film earned 7 Oscar nominations and accolades from nearly every film critics association.  The story centers on the tobacco in... Read More

Argo Blu-ray Review
Argo Blu-ray Review   Argo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/21/2013 10:53 AM EST
Argo and filmmaker Ben Affleck are on the march. The 2013 Golden Globes: Argo, Best Motion Picture Drama, Affleck, Best Director. The 2013 BAFTA Awards: Argo, Best Film, Affleck, Best Director. Producers Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Producer of a Motion Picture. Directors Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Directorial Ac... Read More

Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
Monsters, Inc. 3D Blu-ray Review   Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  02/20/2013 11:13 AM EST
The next film inline for a 3D conversion from Disney/Pixar was Monsters, Inc.  It was released into theaters first back in December for a short run following the conversion from 2D to 3D.  Generally Pixar's films have translated well into 3D, considering the source material, and this release is no exception to that rule.   Monste... Read More

The Sessions Blu-ray Review
The Sessions Blu-ray Review   The Sessions Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/20/2013 10:04 AM EST
Based on a true story The Sessions will open your eyes, titillate and warm your heart.  Now on Blu-ray for your home entertainment, the strange account features excellent convincing acting on the part of John Hawkes (Golden Globe nominated Best Actor) and Helen Hunt (Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress).  If you want to see someth... Read More

Skyfall Blu-ray Review
Skyfall Blu-ray Review   Skyfall Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/18/2013 9:34 AM EST
For a while, it looked like Skyfall might not happen, as MGM's financial woes caused the film to be tabled, and some of the major players moved on to other projects. But no one has ever been able to keep James Bond down for long. Besides, resurrection and rebirth are among Skyfall's major themes. Thus it was that production resumed in Janua... Read More

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review   Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  02/14/2013 8:42 AM EST
Following Caprica, a beautiful if unwatched experiment in radically altering the Battlestar Galactica formula, Syfy tried to get back to the roots of the franchise's mass appeal — battles with Cylons — in the online series/TV film Blood & Chrome. The result is a tasty morsel for Galactica fans, if ultimately failing to deeply sa... Read More

A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review   A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 8:25 AM EST
A strong essay on music and interpersonal relationships A Late Quartet comes to home video on Blu-ray and it's good.  The stellar ensemble cast provides an introspective look into the lives of friends drawn together by their musical craft and their inevitable separation. The home movie experience on Blu-ray for quality of both video and sound ... Read More

A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review
A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review   A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/12/2013 8:54 AM EST
One of the best rock musicals of the 70s A Star is Born comes to Blu-ray for the first time.  Nicely presented inside a book featuring many of the scenes from the film, the special disc should bring back a lot of memories from an era when rock was king.  The film features Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand giving performances that bu... Read More

Peter Pan Blu-ray Review
Peter Pan Blu-ray Review   Peter Pan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/30/2013 9:29 PM EST
Peter Pan: a long-awaited addition to Disney's Blu-ray canon that should make anyone's collection feel more whole, more complete. It isn't just a personal favorite either. It's one of Walt Disney's most beloved animated classics, one of the studio's greatest treasures and arguably the best Disney animated feature released in... Read More