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 Astronaut's Wife Blu-ray Review
The Astronaut's Wife Blu-ray Review   The Astronaut's Wife Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/26/2012 9:15 AM EST
The Astronaut's Wife isn't Rosemary's Baby in Space but it does inch awfully close, though. So close that it invites a host of unfavorable comparisons to Roman Polanski's critically acclaimed 1968 classic. Yes, writer/director Rand Ravich's slow sci-fi chiller sort of works, particularly as it follows Charlize Theron on a rather... Read More

Phenomenon Blu-ray Review
Phenomenon Blu-ray Review   Phenomenon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/25/2012 8:43 AM EST
In 1994 John Travolta was rescued from the Look Who's Talking sequels when Pulp Fiction reminded everyone of the unique magnetism with which he could invest almost any character. For the next six years—that is, until Battlefield Earth put some doubt in our minds—Travolta racked up one success after another, if not always financially... Read More

Margaret Blu-ray Review
Margaret Blu-ray Review   Margaret Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/24/2012 1:59 PM EST
It took a while to recover from watching the movie Margaret, but it sure is worth the watch.  Now available on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack the very poignant and psychological film digs into some of life's disturbing behaviors to tell the story of a teen hardened by societies deep-seated challenges.  If you would like to be immersed in a fa... Read More

The  Horse Whisper Blu-ray Review
The Horse Whisper Blu-ray Review   The  Horse Whisper Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/24/2012 10:14 AM EST
Toward the middle of "The Horse Whisperer," Robert Redford locks eyes with his co-star. They stare at each other for a long time without speaking, as if the depth of their feeling can't be expressed in words. Redford has had this intense chemistry with many actresses over the years, but in this case the eyes he is looking into be... Read More

Frequency Blu-ray Review
Frequency Blu-ray Review   Frequency Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/17/2012 3:42 PM EST
Now out on Blu-ray for the first time Frequency, an exciting and intriguing film with a lot of twists, gives home video consumers a chance to see the film upgraded for digital televisions. Loaded with special features that include commentaries by the filmmakers, the added treat makes the experience even better. Being a Sci-fi enthusiast, movie... Read More

Outland Blu-ray Review
Outland Blu-ray Review   Outland Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/17/2012 3:37 PM EST
The science fiction thriller Outland has some very exciting special effects that could stand up to today's in comparison.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the special formatting, HD process and slick transfer to the new format makes the film even better on this second home video go around.  If you like outer space fantasy and if you ha... Read More

Evita Blu-ray Review
Evita Blu-ray Review   Evita Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/17/2012 3:30 PM EST
Evita's stature has grown with the passage of time, and even if you feel (as many fans do) that Alan Parker's 1996 film adaptation doesn't capture the electricity of the stage musical at its best, the movie remains one of the most effective stage-to-screen adaptations of the last thirty years. For all the attention she garnered dur... Read More

Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review   Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/09/2012 11:25 AM EST
The 2002 animated sci-fi/fantasy adventure film from Disney, Treasure Planet, is loosely based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island, but how well the Stevenson's seafaring adventure translates as an alien populated space adventure is debatable. While Disney's experiments with mixed hand-drawn and CG animation seem to work rather well... Read More

Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review   Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/06/2012 8:32 AM EST
Atlantic City. Chariots of Fire. On Golden Pond. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Reds. These are the five films nominated for Best Picture in 1981, and it was Chariots of Fire that walked away with the honor. Chariots of Fire isn't fully deserving of that prestigious win, but none of the other four films on the list leap out at as being more worthy of... Read More

Deliverance Blu-ray Review
Deliverance Blu-ray Review   Deliverance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/28/2012 11:27 AM EST
This is the weekend they didn't play golf. That's the tag line for a film that has seared itself into the minds of  a generation of fans. Deliverance has lasted for over three decades as lesson one of a Northerner's introduction to the South. Showing the backwoods and a laid back lifestyle, almost to the point of being inbred, thos... Read More