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.

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

Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review
Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review   Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/21/2012 7:47 AM EDT
Steve Martin is a funny guy and 2003's "Bringing Down the House" did very well at box office, but the film is not among the entertainer's most-inspired work. Martin plays an uptight, moneygrubbing tax attorney whose life gets disrupted when an outgoing, fun-loving black woman (Queen Latifah), recently out of prison, coerces h... Read More

Father of the Bride Blu-ray Review
Father of the Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition -Two Movie Collection Blu-ray Review   Father of the Bride Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/18/2012 8:55 AM EDT
Steve Martin fans can create some space on their shelves with the purchase of the 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of "Father of the Bride," because the three-disc set includes "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride, Part II" on Blu-ray disc, plus a DVD of each film. It's the first time both comedies are av... Read More

The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review   The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/14/2012 8:59 AM EDT
Taking a break from their usual interest in dense fantasy worlds and eccentric characters, the illustrious Studio Ghibli brings their imaginative film making resources down to a decidedly smaller realm with their latest offering. "The Secret World of Arrietty" is an adaptation of Mary Norton's "The Borrowers" book series, bringi... Read More

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review   Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/13/2012 5:00 PM EDT
Alvin, Simon and Theodore—along with their female counterparts, The Chipettes—head off on an oceanic cruise with their exasperated manager, Dave Seville (Jason Lee, My Name is Earl). On the cruise, Alvin acts like the annoying rodent he is by creating absolute havoc. The ship's captain warns Dave if The Chipmunks screw up one more t... Read More

The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
The Darkest Hour 3D Blu-ray Review   The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/13/2012 1:51 PM EDT
During the time of year that normally plays only to Oscar contenders, Summit Entertainment bucked the trend and released the Sci-fi thriller, The Darkest Hour, now this April, It is released to the home entertainment market on Blu-ray 3D.   The film follows a group of five, 20-year olds (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinna... Read More

We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review
We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review   We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/11/2012 12:01 PM EDT
We Bought a Zoo is located at the intersection of Feel Good Road and Predictable Lane. Matt Damon saps it up as the father who means to do well by his two children after their mother passes, but is hounded by impossibly over-the-top government bureaucrats, teenage angst, and Scarlett Johansson. Scratch that, that last one is actually a good thing.&... Read More

War Horse Blu-ray Review
War Horse Blu-ray Review   War Horse Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/7/2012 10:37 AM EDT
When the 2010 Academy Awards nominees were announced they seemed to justify the expansion of the Best Picture category to ten slots. But when the 2011 nominees came down, some began to wonder: is there really a benefit to nominating so many films? While The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and Tree of Life earned their pl... Read More

South Park Blu-ray Review
South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season Blu-ray Review   South Park Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  3/29/2012 8:47 AM EDT
The boys are back at it again in Blu-ray with the release of South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season and it's UNRATED.  Of course, if you are a fan, you probably already new that.  The hilarious fourteen episodes are devoid of ads and any other interference so you don't have a lag in the madness we aficionados have enjoyed for the last ... Read More

The Sitter Blu-ray Review
The Sitter Blu-ray Review   The Sitter Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  3/28/2012 8:16 AM EDT
Out on Blu-Ray is the 2011 movie produced and starring Jonah Hill, The Sitter.  The plot is very simple.  Jonah Hill plays Noah Griffith, a college student dropout who is coaxed into babysitting the kids of a family friend.  Things go wrong that night leading to Noah taking the kids out downtown.  In fact, it is almost a mirror ... Read More