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 Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review
The Little Mermaid   The Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/02/2013 12:22 PM EDT
No one factor was singularly responsible for The Little Mermaid's success. It wasn't a surefire hit from the outset. Walt Disney Animation wasn't riding high, gaining momentum or in the midst of restoring its reputation. (Yet.) A new era in Disney animation had yet to begin, much less be realized or dubbed the Disney Renaissance. In Nov... Read More

Homeland Blu-ray Review
Homeland: The Complete Second Season   Homeland Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  09/26/2013 1:56 PM EDT
With a series so tightly wound as Homeland season 1, seemingly meant for a self-contained, miniseries-style run, there are two real dangers of extending the story. To extend past shelf life, they could just modify the tail end of the story, dragging resolution on and on, until viewers get tired of being so blatantly manipulated, and the network put... Read More

The Fly Blu-ray Review
The Fly   The Fly Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/24/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Horror films have often been the poor stepchildren of the film industry, relegated to B-movies or less than stellar production quality, including often less than A-list talent both in front of and behind the camera. Universal may have built much of its early empire on horror flicks like Frankenstein and Dracula, but at the time of those films' ... Read More

Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Review
Iron Man 3   Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/23/2013 12:31 PM EDT
The ashes still not settled when it burned up the box-office in May of this year, the action thriller Iron Man 3 slams into home theaters in a Blu-ray combo pack. The movie with its HD Master Audio transfer from the theatrical release can shake the family room with the right equipment.  The movie cashed in with over $1billion ticket sales from... Read More

Bates Motel Blu-ray Review
Bates Motel: Season One   Bates Motel Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/17/2013 3:14 PM EDT
Wow we had some great television and cable programs this past year and hopefully more to come.  Looking over the list so far however, one stands out as the most decadent drama of the year thus far.  The very eerie, well acted Bates Motel takes a classic horror film from Alfred Hitchcock and brings together a prequel that matches, no surpa... Read More

World War Z Blu-ray Review
World War Z   World War Z Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/17/2013 2:58 PM EDT
One of the best picks so far this year for the Action category World War Z has entered the home entertainment market and it comes in various formats including Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD.  Packed with bonus features the Blu-ray has an unrated version that contains extra footage of the zombie onslaught.  The movie will also be released on ... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy: Season Five   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/09/2013 1:49 PM EDT
It used to be that ads on television about so-called private matters seemed to be the exclusive domain of women (think of products like Depends or Summer's Eve), but we're in an apparently more enlightened age now when any number of potentially highly embarrassing "male issues" are trumpeted over the airwaves with of course the co... Read More

The Fugitive Blu-ray Review
The Fugitive (20th Anniversary Edition)   The Fugitive Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/03/2013 12:35 PM EDT
The 20th Anniversary Edition of The Fugitive has been released with all the heart pounding action that appeared on the big screen in 1993.  The thrilling adventurous chase has always been the hallmark for which many subsequent films have imitated.  Relentless in pursuit, the film takes you on a fast paced ride keeping you on the edge of y... Read More

Epic Blu-ray Review
Epic   Epic Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/27/2013 10:38 AM EDT
The title of Blue Sky Studios' latest animated film seems to be both ironic and sincere, the former because Epic is concerned with an incredibly small-scale view—it stars little woodland creatures and a race of tiny, fairy-like humans—and the latter because the film tries to mount a large-scale action-adventure that pits the forces ... Read More

The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review
The Great Gatsby   The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2013 9:45 AM EDT
There's no shortness of irony swirling around Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, a slick but shallow retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. From Strictly Ballroom to Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! to Australia, the famously ritzy, operatic visionary is known for elevating, even celebrating style over substance. Sub... Read More