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.

Casablanca Blu-ray Review
Casablanca (70th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition) Blu-ray Review   Casablanca Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/27/2012 10:41 AM EDT
Casablanca is great. It's the quintessential Hollywood film; a classic example of the studio machine: fantastic acting, an artful directorial style, a sentimental score, and a story that will warm the many frozen rivers of your cold, cold heart. It's filled with classic lines ("I stick my neck out for nobody!") and unparalleled dr... Read More

The Muppets Blu-ray Review
The Muppets Blu-ray Review   The Muppets Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  3/24/2012 9:10 AM EDT
After a hiatus of twelve years since their last widespread theatrical movie, the Muppets returned to the big screen in late 2011.  From an idea hatched by Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man) and Nicolas Stoller, The Muppets was an attempt to revive a long-running and storied franchise.  Jason Segel may have left clues ... Read More

The Killing Blu-ray Review
The Killing: Season One Blu-ray Review   The Killing Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/23/2012 2:48 PM EDT
AMC has produced some big hits these past few years i.e. Breaking Bad, Mad Men and most recently The Walking Dead. That doesn't mean that everything they touch will take off like a rocket. Case in point: The Killing. A girl is murdered, and the unseen act creates a ripple effect across several socio-economic layers in the excessively bleak... Read More

Wizards Blu-ray Review
Wizards Blu-ray Review   Wizards Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/22/2012 8:57 PM EDT
Ralph Bakshi was never one for "making sense" in his animated features. He preferred stuff you could get expand your mind to: epic fantasy landscapes populated by bizarre creatures with motivations that are never completely clear. This is not meant to sound like criticism however. True, it had made a number of his films extremel... Read More

The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review
The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review   The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/21/2012 8:13 AM EDT
You could write a whole essay on Whitney Houston's career alone without ever having to mention her numerous acting roles. However, it is 1992's "The Bodyguard" that set her second career in motion. Before delving into that film though, let's note some fun trivia regarding said movie. "The Bodyguard" got generall... Read More

Immortals Blu-ray Review
Immortals 3D Blu-ray Review   Immortals Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/20/2012 3:15 PM EDT
Immortals plays like the illegitimate offspring of 300 and Clash of the Titans, but while it is far better than the latter, it falls short of the former. With this film a weak narrative is overshadowed by showy visuals. Immortals uses Greek mythology as a jumping-off point, but any resemblance to the classic tales are fleeting. The writers behind t... Read More

The Three Musketeers Blu-ray Review
The Three Musketeers 3D Blu-ray Review   The Three Musketeers Blu-ray Review
(Penny McLean)  3/12/2012 8:37 AM EDT
In this updated 3D version of Alexandre Dumas's original story, The Three Musketeers finds the famous trio trying to fight for justice but instead failing their mission and getting caught up in a world of deception, vengeance and loss. That's when things change for our great trio: the... Read More

The Town Blu-ray Review
The Town Ultimate Collectors Edition Blu-ray Review   The Town Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  3/9/2012 8:27 AM EDT
About midway through The Town, there's a quiet pause, just a calm moment before we dive into the film's next dramatic movement, as happens so often throughout. But I laugh, because it's the prelude to a car chase through the winding, claustrophobic streets of Boston's North End.Read More

Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review   Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  3/4/2012 9:31 PM EDT
"Happy Feet Two" returns us to the frozen arctic on the heels of the Academy Award winning "Happy Feet" (2006). A worthy successor, the film itself is a delight for children and adults alike with several musical numbers, a positive message of working together, and good old fashioned family fun. With several package options to ch... Read More

Unforgiven Blu-ray Review
Unforgiven [Book] Blu-ray Review   Unforgiven Blu-ray Review
(Penny McLean)  3/4/2012 8:32 PM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the "modern" western masterpiece Unforgiven was released in theaters. Pausing for a moment to reflect on the timelessness of the Clint Eastwood vehicle,  a deep study of the intricate plot points which make the film so spectacular is warranted. Spoiler Alert - for the uninitiated who have... Read More