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 Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray Review
The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray Review   The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/24/2012 8:37 AM EDT
Sherlock Holmes is in the midst of yet another pop culture resurgence. Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. have brought the titular master sleuth back to the big screen. Twice. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have transplanted Holmes and Watson into the modern age in the BBC's terrific Sherlock series. And Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu are giving ... Read More

People Like Us Blu-ray Review
People Like Us Blu-ray Review   People Like Us Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/19/2012 9:09 AM EDT
The inspirational film People Like Us has been released in a Blu-ray Combo pack with some very nice bonus features.  It's a good film with an emotional story that's well acted and directed.  A chick flick of sorts, the movie should have a high appeal from the 25 and older target market. Inspired by a true story the movie finds down o... Read More

Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review
Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review   Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/18/2012 7:58 AM EDT
Even for fans of "extreme tourism," spending an afternoon in a deserted city surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant hardly sounds like a jolly holiday. Within minutes of setting off with shady tour guide Uri (Dimitri Diatchenko), four American twenty-something tourists and two European backpackers are in for more than the promised ... Read More

Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review
Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review   Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/17/2012 9:12 PM EDT
Ever wish to go back to the fantasy childhood you never had? In Wes Anderson's newest film released to Blu-ray "Moonrise Kingdom" you get to travel back in time to 1965 to the island of New Penzance, where you get to follow the childhood adventures of Sam, a troubled young man who has been unsuccessfully trying to fit in as a Khaki Sc... Read More

Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
Iron Sky Blu-ray Review   Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 10:41 AM EDT
For sheer audacity of premise, you'd be hard pressed to come up with a more outrageous setup than that which is front and center in Iron Sky. In this film's (literally) lunatic alternate universe, a horde of Nazis has managed to get to the dark side of the moon during the closing days of World War II, building a swastika shaped moon base wh... Read More

The Raven Blu-ray Review
The Raven Blu-ray Review   The Raven Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 8:09 AM EDT
"The Raven" should be a lot more entertaining than it actually is. Playing out the final days of writer Edgar Allan Poe, the movie turns the author into a detective of sorts, playing up the man's expertise with macabre situations as he races to save a damsel in distress. After all, who's more skilled at catching murderers than a man who's... Read More

Wall Street Blu-ray Review
Wall Street Blu-ray Review   Wall Street Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/15/2012 7:55 AM EDT
Delivering a well thought out look at the seedy side of stock trading, Director Oliver Stone gets down and dirty in the film Wall Street now available on a "Filmmakers Signature Series Blu-ray".  The hard hitting story combined with excellent acting pushed the film to over a $43 million box-office take in 1987 and earned an Oscar and... Read More

The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2012 10:40 AM EDT
Based on a series of books by Margery Sharp, Disney's 1977 animated feature The Rescuers continued that success with a film that perhaps seized on a topic that was just right for them – a quaint and charming adventure involving mice. The story follows the Rescue Aid Society, an international organization of mice based in New York that mirrors... Read More

The French Connection Blu-ray Review
The French Connection: Filmmaker Signature Series Blu-ray Review   The French Connection Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 11:44 AM EDT
Taking a ride with Popeye Doyle in The French Connection just became easier now that it's on Blu-ray.  Just released as part of a Filmmakers Signature Series the high energy classic film, a winner of an Academy Award for Best Picture, is a must have treasure for any adrenaline seeking film buff.  I've seen the movie several times when it ... Read More

Prometheus Blu-ray Review
Prometheus Blu-ray Review   Prometheus Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/10/2012 9:22 AM EDT
Firstly, yes, "Prometheus" is a prequel to "Alien." 20th Century Fox played coy with the pre-release details for a reason, hoping that they could create generous buzz and a bit of mystery surrounding a sensitive production. Unfortunately, it wasn't an especially satisfying prequel to "Alien," doing away with the or... Read More