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.

Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review
Frankenweenie   Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  01/09/2013 8:06 AM EDT
Out on Disney Blu-Ray 3D is Tim Burton's latest stop motion animated film, Frankenweenie.  Born from his imagination, Frankenweenie is an updated full-length version of his short film of the same name – created at the beginning of his career shortly before he came into his own by directing Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.  The basic premise... Read More

Dredd Blu-ray Review
Dredd 3D   Dredd Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/04/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Outside of a small cult following, 2000 AD comic book character Judge Dredd was unknown in the United States until, back in 1995, Sylvester Stallone tried to bring the character mainstream with the Judge Dredd film. The thematic elements of the comic book series were toned down for mainstream audiences, alienating the characters fans.With the resur... Read More

Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review
Cosmopolis   Cosmopolis Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2013 8:52 AM EDT
Around the world the financial markets are in serious turmoil. Hoping to increase his wealth, financial wiz Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) has started betting against the yuan, convinced that it is only a matter of time before the Chinese economy collapses. Much to his disappointment, however, the yuan has proved resilient and he has suffered serio... Read More

Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
Trouble With the Curve   Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/28/2012 11:24 AM EDT
Trouble with the Curve is a neat 'n tidy counterpoint to the much better film Moneyball, bemoaning the long lost art of baseball scouting over the cold, faceless statistics of major league number crunching. The movie's story offers gruff romanticism over game-changing mathematics. Family drama over closed door shake-ups. And a very differen... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/27/2012 11:22 PM EDT
Targeted toward young males, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days has a lot going for it including a very good cast, some very witty scenes and a romantic storyline that's just for kids. Now available in a Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD with Digital Copy, the movie may be good enough to have your youngsters put down their video games just long en... Read More

Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review
Ice Age: Continental Drift   Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/21/2012 8:11 AM EDT
The lovable dinosaur age characters are back in Ice Age: Continental Drift and this time the world is about to crack, literally.  Just released on Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD and Digital Copy, the funny animated movie is perfect for good family fun.  All the favorites return along with some new surprises in their newest adventu... Read More

Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review
Dick Tracy   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   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   The Apparition Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/03/2012 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   Finding Nemo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/03/2012 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