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.

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy Season Four Blu-ray Review   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/04/2012 10:07 AM EST
Taking off fast, Season Four of Sons of Anarchy keeps up the drama where it left off in this ruthless tale of motorcycles, power and fast money.  I am a fan of this series that features fine acting, a high powered storyline, good direction and on Blu-ray excellent High Definition Television. Recently released on both Blu-ray and DVD you get al... Read More

The Terminator Blu-ray Review
Terminator Anthology Blu-ray Review   The Terminator Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/31/2012 2:45 PM EST
Suspenseful, thrilling, and visionary, James Cameron's (Avatar) 1984 sci-fi classic The Terminator spawned a host of sequels and even a short-lived television series a few years ago. While the revolutionary special effects may not seem as stunning as they once did in today's CGI world, the film's influence is still being felt in every s... Read More

Once Upon A Time Blu-ray Review
Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Once Upon A Time Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  08/28/2012 11:55 AM EST
One of the best series this year in my estimation Once Upon a Time: the Complete First Season has been released on Blu-ray in a box set. This fairytale has all the frills of a theatrical release including some nice special effects, commendable acting and a very good storyline. Intriguing, creative and exciting after the first few episodes it's addi... Read More

The Aristocats Blu-ray Review
The Aristocats Blu-ray Review   The Aristocats Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/27/2012 10:16 AM EST
Disney has long been one of the more conservative studios when it comes to releasing catalog titles on Blu-ray, especially its classic (and even its not-so-classic) animated films. The reasons are many -- some noble, others shrewd -- but chief among them is the sheer amount of time and level of care the studio invests in the restoration and remaste... Read More

Freelancers Blu-ray Review
Freelancers Blu-ray Review   Freelancers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2012 1:51 PM EST
Apparently it's true what is said of actors. Some films they choose out of an interest in the story and challenging themselves in new ways. While others are simply just a paycheck. This is clearly true for Robert De Niro because there is no logical reason for an performer of his caliber to be in a movie such as Freelancers. You almost with you ... Read More

The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review
The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review   The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/19/2012 8:06 PM EST
Out on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy is one of 2012's most popular movies (currently #3, which is surprisingly good considering it was released in March, not during the summer season).  Based on the book with the same name, The Hunger Games is part one of a trilogy, which will have two movies for the finale just like the Twilight Saga (and until th... Read More

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Blu-ray Review
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Blu-ray Review   Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/14/2012 10:41 AM EST
Not to overstate things, but "The Lorax," Dr. Seuss' none too subtle illustrated children's book, remains a classic environmental cautionary tale ever penned for a young audience. The story itself is simple: a little boy visits a remorseful hermit called the Once-ler and learns how the creature's greed, carelessness and ambiti... Read More

Butterfly Effect 2 Blu-ray Review
Butterfly Effect 2 Blu-ray Review   Butterfly Effect 2 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/13/2012 12:13 PM EST
In some ways, it's hard to blame studios for remakes like this. The exec's must love pitches for movies like The Butterfly Effect 2: take a popular movie, write a script built around the same premise, hire some b-list actors, crank it out in less time than it takes to review it, rip off the name of the original, and hope that it will be a b... Read More

Full Metal Jacket Blu-ray Review
Full Metal Jacket 25th Anniversary Book Blu-ray Review   Full Metal Jacket Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  08/13/2012 11:58 AM EST
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Full Metal Jacket has been released on Blu-ray Disc and if you have never seen the movie, it's a stunner.  Packaged with a companion book, the 2-disc set makes a great purchase for your library.  Nominated for an Oscar, the gutsy war film features an excellent cast and magnificent direction by Stanley K... Read More

Ransom Blu-ray Review
Ransom Blu-ray Review   Ransom Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/08/2012 9:30 AM EST
The name Mel Gibson used to bring a smile to everyone's face, but that quickly changed and now one can't help but cringe at the mere mention of him. A perfectly reasonable reaction in light of the star's recent behavior. However, this review isn't about the man, but about his work, which can't be argued with.  Gibson is a f... Read More