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.

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

Taken 2 Blu-ray Review
Taken 2   Taken 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  01/16/2013 2:40 PM EDT
In the first movie, Liam Neeson's character Bryan, is called into action after his daughter is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring while in France.  This movie starts exactly where the other one ended, with the father of the kidnappers from the first movie vowing revenge over his son's fresh grave.  Apparently revenge means kidn... Read More

Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review
Grand Hotel   Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  01/16/2013 9:24 AM EDT
The Oscar winner for Best Picture in 1932, Grand Hotel has been released on Blu-ray and it is stunning in gorgeous black and white.  A great film with an amazing cast that provides a whimsical and intriguing story should not be missed.  If you are a classic buff, what are you waiting for? The film centers on several guests and employ... Read More

Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review
Driving Miss Daisy   Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  01/15/2013 9:35 AM EDT
The touching and incredibly performed and directed Driving Miss Daisy has been released in Blu-ray for the first time and comes in a special 32 page hard cover book.  The film received 4 Academy awards including Best Picture at the Oscars in 1989. The film's not only a story of friendship, but a visit to the past covering the 1940s through the... Read More

House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
House at the End of the Street   House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/14/2013 8:22 AM EDT
As Hollywood anoints Jennifer Lawrence as the Next Big Thing, there's some unfinished business to tend to before she bathes in her "Hunger Games" franchise success or tastes Oscar glory with the praise for "Silver Linings Playbook," and its name is "House at the End of the Street." Shot before her stint as Katniss in &... Read More