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.

Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
Monsters, Inc. 3D   Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  02/20/2013 11:13 AM EDT
The next film inline for a 3D conversion from Disney/Pixar was Monsters, Inc.  It was released into theaters first back in December for a short run following the conversion from 2D to 3D.  Generally Pixar's films have translated well into 3D, considering the source material, and this release is no exception to that rule.   Monste... Read More

The Sessions Blu-ray Review
The Sessions   The Sessions Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/20/2013 10:04 AM EDT
Based on a true story The Sessions will open your eyes, titillate and warm your heart.  Now on Blu-ray for your home entertainment, the strange account features excellent convincing acting on the part of John Hawkes (Golden Globe nominated Best Actor) and Helen Hunt (Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress).  If you want to see someth... Read More

Skyfall Blu-ray Review
Skyfall   Skyfall Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/18/2013 9:34 AM EDT
For a while, it looked like Skyfall might not happen, as MGM's financial woes caused the film to be tabled, and some of the major players moved on to other projects. But no one has ever been able to keep James Bond down for long. Besides, resurrection and rebirth are among Skyfall's major themes. Thus it was that production resumed in Janua... Read More

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome   Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  02/14/2013 8:42 AM EDT
Following Caprica, a beautiful if unwatched experiment in radically altering the Battlestar Galactica formula, Syfy tried to get back to the roots of the franchise's mass appeal — battles with Cylons — in the online series/TV film Blood & Chrome. The result is a tasty morsel for Galactica fans, if ultimately failing to deeply sa... Read More

A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
A Late Quartet   A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 8:25 AM EDT
A strong essay on music and interpersonal relationships A Late Quartet comes to home video on Blu-ray and it's good.  The stellar ensemble cast provides an introspective look into the lives of friends drawn together by their musical craft and their inevitable separation. The home movie experience on Blu-ray for quality of both video and sound ... Read More

A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review
A Star Is Born   A Star Is Born Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/12/2013 8:54 AM EDT
One of the best rock musicals of the 70s A Star is Born comes to Blu-ray for the first time.  Nicely presented inside a book featuring many of the scenes from the film, the special disc should bring back a lot of memories from an era when rock was king.  The film features Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand giving performances that bu... Read More

Peter Pan Blu-ray Review
Peter Pan   Peter Pan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/30/2013 9:29 PM EDT
Peter Pan: a long-awaited addition to Disney's Blu-ray canon that should make anyone's collection feel more whole, more complete. It isn't just a personal favorite either. It's one of Walt Disney's most beloved animated classics, one of the studio's greatest treasures and arguably the best Disney animated feature released in... Read More

Hannah and Her Sisters Blu-ray Review
Hannah and Her Sisters   Hannah and Her Sisters Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  01/28/2013 9:05 AM EDT
While I am not a huge fan of Woody Allen's work I did find Hannah and Her Sisters an enjoyable film to watch.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time the Academy Award winning film has exceptional acting, reasonably good direction and a story that does compel one to keep going to Allen's interesting choice of a finale. Nicely transferred from scree... Read More

Won't Back Down Blu-ray Review
Won't Back Down   Won't Back Down Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  01/18/2013 9:15 PM EDT
The inspirational film Won't Back Down is now available on Blu-ray.  Taking the fight for better education to the classroom this story based on actual events postulate what determined teachers and parents can accomplish if they work together.  The movie has all the trappings of a good feeling winner with Oscar nominated actors Maggie Gyll... Read More

Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review
Mrs Miniver   Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  01/17/2013 9:00 AM EDT
Winner of six Oscars including the coveted Best Picture Mrs. Miniver topped the box-office in 1942 with a war story that inspires. If you love the classics that have survived over the years, than this film, now on Blu-ray, should be in your home library.  The film's a great change from today's storytelling with acting that has hardly been equa... Read More