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.

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

Up Blu-ray Review
Up 3D   Up Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/03/2012 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   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   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   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   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   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

Brave Blu-ray Review
Brave Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition   Brave Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  11/14/2012 10:46 AM EDT
Now out on Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack is Brave, Pixar's latest feature film.  Brave is hands-down the most visually stunning animation that Pixar has ever produced.  Unfortunately, the story isn't one of their strongest, and prevents it from being a masterpiece.  The issue is that basically the story is mash up of other Disney stories:&nb... Read More

Ruby Sparks Blu-ray Review
Ruby Sparks   Ruby Sparks Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  11/12/2012 10:38 AM EDT
Here's a romantic comedy called Ruby Sparks that although may have a familiar storyline, delivers good entertainment for young adults.  Well acted with a fine cast, the movie has come to Blu-ray for home viewing.  So for you young lovers, cook a delightful meal, break out some sensual aromatic candles and cozy up to this fun filled misadv... Read More

Vamps Blu-ray Review
Vamps   Vamps Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  11/12/2012 10:03 AM EDT
Vampire movies are certainly making their way into the crowded horror market and a little comedy called Vamps has been released on Blu-ray just in time for the holidays.  Not your average repulsive bloodletting fantasy flick, this film tries to entertain making the hideous a laughing matter.  While the premise does warrant a chick flick a... Read More