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 Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review
The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review   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 Blu-ray Review   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 Blu-ray Review   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 Blu-ray Review   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

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Blu-ray Review
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Blu-ray Review   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2012 9:06 AM EDT
Set in the 1800s this action thriller has an odd title, one that turns history on its ear.  Called Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter, the film exaggerates the famous US President's penchant for destroying evil.  More of a horror flick than a history lesson I found the tall tale very entertaining with some excellent CGI to ramp it up. The fil... Read More

I, Robot Blu-ray Review
I, Robot 3D Blu-ray Review   I, Robot Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  10/30/2012 3:49 PM EDT
As a society we grow more reliant on technological advances everyday. Predictions of how the world would look in a post apocalyptic modern era have largely fallen by the wayside as we ushered in an age of information rather than succumb to our autonomous robot overlords. But what if the opposite were true? 2004's blockbuster "I, Robot"... Read More

Avatar Blu-ray Review
Avatar 3D Blu-ray Review   Avatar Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/29/2012 10:31 AM EDT
Powerful, amazing, entertaining and captivating describes the way I feel about James Cameron's Avatar, a film that's a treat for sci-fi fans and action junkies around the world. Avatar has been recently released in a combo pack that includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD all in one box set. The movie gets a startlingly clear and clean transfe... Read More

Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
Pete's Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/29/2012 9:32 AM EDT
As a child, there were four films in constant rotation in my life: Return of the Jedi, The Secret of NIMH, The NeverEnding Story and Pete's Dragon. There were other movies scattered about as well. Some beloved, some not-so-beloved. But none were worn more ragged, none were more treasured, none more committed to memory than those four. In the ye... Read More

Magic Mike Blu-ray Review
Magic Mike Blu-ray Review   Magic Mike Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/25/2012 9:21 AM EDT
No cover charge, no stack of singles needed. This week Warner Brothers releases Steven Soderbergh's latest hit "Magic Mike" on Blu-ray to a local store near you. If you don't know about "Magic Mike" and its six-pack abed cast let me give you a quick idea of what this film is all about. Six men dance and strip down to a... Read More

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