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.

Big Blu-ray Review
Big   Big Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2014 4:20 PM EDT
It's a truism that kids can't wait to grow up, while adults, especially those of a certain age, wouldn't mind shaving a few years off of their adulthood to return to a more youthful time. That latter formulation is almost always tempered with statements like "if I knew then what I know now," a summation of one of the salient p... Read More

Teen Wolf DVD Review
Teen Wolf: Season Three, Part 1   Teen Wolf DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2014 3:42 PM EDT
For the longest time I have been a big fan of the 80's teen comedy Teen Wolf. True, it was pretty cheesy and totally unrealistic but who cares? It was fun, silly and starred an actor (Michael J. Fox) who was on the verge on breaking big into film with his next film, Back to the Future. So when I found a couple years ago that a re-make of sorts was ... Read More

The Family Blu-ray Review
The Family   The Family Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2014 3:33 PM EDT
Luc Besson's recent film The Family ups the ante of ridiculousness protection by placing an entire family under witness protection and then shipping them off to the picturesque region of Normandy in France. Besson is of course better known for exploiting the visceral action adventure activity of criminals in films like Léon: The Professi... Read More

Burn Notice DVD Review
Burn Notice: Season Seven   Burn Notice DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2014 3:16 PM EDT
I'll be honest, when Burn Notice first came to the airwaves, I liked it. I enjoyed the spy angle mixed with the everyday nuances of a guy who clearly is unable to form attachments to those around him. It made me really wonder if this is what it took to work for the C.I.A. After about 2 seasons of the show, I stopped watching. Not because I felt it ... Read More

The Ultimate Life Blu-ray Review
The Ultimate Life   The Ultimate Life Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2014 12:37 PM EDT
To give you the reader a decent explanation of the film The Ultimate Life I would need to start by giving you a review of the first film The Ultimate Gift, but I haven't so this review may seem a little out of context at certain points, hopefully that won't bother anyone. The Ultimate Life is the sequel to 2007's faith-based inspirational drama The... Read More

Futurama Blu-ray Review
Futurama: Volume 8   Futurama Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/20/2013 5:20 PM EDT
Will Futurama rise from the ashes again—again? As fans of the series know, Matt Groening's follow up to his immense global phenomenon The Simpsons has had a rather bizarre, roller coaster-esque ride on various networks, petering out after a mere four seasons in its original broadcast run on Fox (contrasting with the still running Simpsons... Read More

The Lone Ranger Blu-ray Review
The Lone Ranger   The Lone Ranger Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/19/2013 12:15 PM EDT
Galloping onto Blu-ray, the western The Lone Ranger takes center stage in your home theater just in time for holiday giving.  The action packed thriller fills the whole house with excitement and adventure.  The film is exciting and the bonus features are a plus, plus with over 45 minutes of extras.  The release is available in severa... Read More

Prisoners Blu-ray Review
Prisoners   Prisoners Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2013 4:29 PM EDT
Much more than the story of two kidnapped children and the desperate father willing to do whatever he can to find them, Prisoners is an unsettling labyrinth of impossible decisions, gut-knotting powerlessness and a twisting, turning Zodiac-esque procedural and mystery more complex than the film's straightforward trailers suggest. Director Ville... Read More

Impractical Jokers DVD Review
Impractical Jokers: Season One   Impractical Jokers DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2013 8:43 AM EDT
It seems as if the punked-and-pranked genre of television ought to be dead by now, but four New York guys prove that it isn't in "(Impractical) Jokers," a gleefully idiotic show that has its premiere Thursday night on TruTV. Since then the show has garnered more and more fans as time passes. Unfortunately I am not one of them. While the p... Read More

The Simpsons Blu-ray Review
Simpsons: Season 16   The Simpsons Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/16/2013 11:43 AM EDT
Perhaps the biggest indicator of just how indestructible The Simpsons seems to be is the fact that the latest Blu-ray release of The Simpsons is "only" its sixteenth season—which aired virtually a decade ago from fall 2004 to spring 2005! Many of us have always felt a special relationship to Homer, Marge and the rest of the extended... Read More