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.

Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review
Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review   Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2012 9:27 AM EDT
Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy is the bright, cheerful cousin to Tim Burton's Batman. When Tracy was released the year after Burton's film, it felt something like a repeat. (It didn't help that Danny Elfman scored both pictures.) But now, after over two decades of tortured heroes in dark films inspired by comics and graphic novels, Trac... Read More

The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray Review
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray Review   The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/12/2012 9:06 AM EDT
"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" forces an enormous amount of whimsy down the throat of its audience in the early moments of the picture, though it doesn't take very long to develop a taste for the sweet stuff. Heartfelt and genuinely magical, this Disney release is perfect for the family, touching on themes of parenthood for adults, while... Read More

The Apparition Blu-ray Review
The Apparition Blu-ray Review   The Apparition Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/3/2012 10:47 AM EDT
"The Apparition" contains less story than a Twilight film. In fact, the trailer on the Blu-ray for "The Apparition" is actually more of a movie than "The Apparition." A wildly incoherent effort that spends most of its running time avoiding its own plot, "The Apparition" is one of those major studio releases t... Read More

Finding Nemo Blu-ray Review
Finding Nemo Blu-ray Review   Finding Nemo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/3/2012 10:05 AM EDT
Cars is typically labeled Pixar's most divisive film, but it's actually Finding Nemo that draws the widest and most passionate range of responses. Still, the years have indeed been kinder to the film's surprisingly viable animation than its beached-whale script and, beloved or no, Finding Nemo isn't the ultimate Pixar experience it ... Read More

Up Blu-ray Review
Up 3D Blu-ray Review   Up Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/3/2012 9:52 AM EDT
The long list of PIXAR films being released in 3D now includes Oscar winner UP a family favorite that touches the heart and tickles the funny bone.  Released in a 5-Disc box set, the package includes a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Discs (2), DVD and Digital Copy just in time for Holiday giving.  If you already have a 3D set-up or have interest in ... Read More

The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Review
The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Review   The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/26/2012 8:38 PM EDT
This year may well go down as the year of the comic book hero in movie history; there has been a whole host of them. Still, it was no surprise that, among them, one of the most hotly anticipated comic book hero movies of the year was The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), the last in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Beginning in 2005 with&n... Read More

The Watch Blu-ray Review
The Watch Blu-ray Review   The Watch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2012 7:07 PM EDT
Costco seems like it would make a decent place to ride out the zombie apocalypse. You've got a near-endless supply of pallets loaded with bulk food, enough toilet paper to TP Trump Tower, and sliding metal gates to keep out the undead hordes. But who would have imagined that a Costco in suburban Ohio would be ground zero for an alien invasion o... Read More

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Blu-ray Review
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Blu-ray Review   Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  11/20/2012 5:09 PM EDT
An instant classic back in the day, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure comes to Blu-ray for the first time.  The witty little film starring a young Keanu Reeves has marked his career as an odd ball high school kid who plays a mean air guitar. Today, the movie still has a following from curiosity seekers and rightly so.  After all, you d... Read More

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review   Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/15/2012 10:36 AM EDT
Let's just say this up front: Wrong Turn 5 is certainly the worst entry in what's arguably the worst horror franchise of the past decade. If you value your time and money, you shouldn't even finish reading to the bottom of this paragraph. Forget that Wrong Turn 5 exists. Spend your hard-earned, entertainment-earmarked cash elsewhere. Bu... Read More

The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review
The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review   The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  11/14/2012 11:20 AM EDT
For the first time on Blu-ray released by Disney, is Brian Henson's version of the classic Charles Dickens story, "A Christmas Carol. While many versions of this classic have come before and I'm sure will follow, this one is quite different because it is translated through the spirit of Jim Henson's Muppets.  The story of "A ... Read More