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.

Project X Blu-ray Review
Project X Blu-ray Review   Project X Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/21/2012 9:09 AM EDT
Morally vapid. Those are the words that come to mind when analyzing this movie. Producer Todd Phillips and director Nima Nourizadeh's Project X is a wasteland; a vast empty desert prowled by self-destructive teenagers consuming anything and everything that will bring them to the brink of death.  Adults who find humor in underage drinking a... Read More

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/13/2012 9:12 AM EDT
With the element of surprise now a distant memory, the "Sherlock Holmes" franchise elects a threatening route of sleuthing to entice fans back into the realm of mystery. Although never grim, "A Game of Shadows" dials down the sometimes absurdity that defined the 2009 blockbuster, a quality that did an amazing job clearing away t... Read More

John Carter Blu-ray Review
John Carter 3D Blu-ray Review   John Carter Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/8/2012 8:57 PM EDT
With occasional exceptions, like Michael Keaton's Batman, we want and expect our superheroes to be classically handsome. But the interplanetary sci-fi bash John Carter proves it's possible for a superhero to be incredibly good-looking…in the wrong way. Taylor Kitsch, who stars as the space warrior created a hundred years ago by Edgar... Read More

Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
Act of Valor Blu-ray Review   Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/8/2012 7:41 PM EDT
It isn't enough to call the men of SEAL Team 7 heroes; that's easy to see. They are much more complicated than cardboard cutout supermen. Act of Valor is a good ol' fashioned war movie, in the vein of those old WWII movies where the good guys kill the bad guys, they wave the flag, and thank God unabashedly. These are men who willingly p... Read More

Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Review
Lethal Weapon Collection Blu-ray Review   Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/7/2012 8:40 AM EDT
Back in the 1980's, the buddy cop comedy was a foreign concept. Up to that point, most of the movies have revolved around a teenager who got to witness his parents adolescent, a child who discovered an alien in his backyard and a man that has a close encounter. But when Lethal Weapon came along, the genre changed. Now having two adults placed i... Read More

Hell on Wheels Blu-ray Review
Hell On Wheels - The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Hell on Wheels Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/6/2012 7:52 AM EDT
The clickety clack of train travel may tend to put some travelers in a hypnotic state, a state probably better suited for meditation than wondering about how this giant rail project was ever built in the first place. Hell on Wheels is just that story, a rollicking if sometimes fairly disturbing account mixing fictional and real historical character... Read More

The Princess Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Princess Diaries: 10th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray Review   The Princess Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/4/2012 9:11 PM EDT
It's every little girl's fantasy, and even the big dream of grown-up girls who might not be the most popular, the wealthiest, or the prettiest in school, at work, or around town, to one day be whisked away into a fairy tale-come-to-life, to live a real-life rags-to-riches impossible dream sort of story, to escape all the ills of one life an... Read More

This Means War Blu-ray Review
This Means War Blu-ray Review   This Means War Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/29/2012 9:48 AM EDT
In "This Means War," Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play Franklin and Tuck, CIA agents with a special kind of relationship. They would do anything for each other, even stop a bullet, if it came to that. Wouldn't it be nice, Tuck asks, to have that kind of connection with a woman? But even with Reese Witherspoon as that woman, this inane pre... Read More

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review   Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/29/2012 8:09 AM EDT
It's certainly hard to argue the appeal with family audiences for 2008's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" but let's be honest, it wasn't exactly a screaming success. It was released during the early stages of the current 3D, the picture was a novelty, capturing box office attention with its commitment to in-your-face s... Read More

Chronicle Blu-ray Review
Chronicle Blu-ray Review   Chronicle Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/21/2012 11:06 AM EDT
The found footage sensation combines itself with the super hero genre for "Chronicle."  Using a trend with a slightly different goal in mind, director Josh Trank appears to be trying to wow his audience while also selling a consistent tale of teenagers flirting with ultimate power. Little of the movie's mysteries are developed, the a... Read More