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.

Runner Runner Blu-ray Review
Runner Runner Blu-ray Review   Runner Runner Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/17/2014 10:31 AM EDT
The internet has probably been as much of a curse as it has been a blessing, and perhaps nowhere is that first tendency as clearly evident as in the case of online gambling. In days of yore, one had to go to physical establishments (most of them in places like Las Vegas) to get a dose of adrenaline as dice were tossed or cards were dealt. But with ... Read More

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review   Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2014 3:37 PM EDT
Filled with intrigue and mystery one of novelist Tom Clancy's more ambitious books "The Teeth of the Tiger" comes to the screen as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.  The film turns the clock back on the main character to his college days where he gets pressed into service by the CIA.  It's a fairly complicated film at first, but tends ... Read More

Ride Along Theatrical Review
Ride Along Theatrical Review   Ride Along Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2014 10:13 AM EDT
Getting very goofy and wacky comes natural to Kevin Hart and with Ice Cube as his partner in Ride Along he does it well.  The story may be a little hackneyed and predictable, but it's their comedic performances that make the movie fun.  Whether you are a Kevin Hart fan or just like a lot of craziness in your film diet, than drive over to ... Read More

Don Jon Blu-ray Review
Don Jon Blu-ray Review   Don Jon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/10/2014 10:46 AM EDT
Once the scrawny kid from "3rd Rock From the Sun," Gordon-Levitt has filled out for the role of a modern-day Don Juan, who is first seen deep in the throes of orgasm. Looking like a castaway from "Jersey Shore," gym-built, greasy-haired bartender Jon has been getting his jollies from explicit videos three, four, sometimes 10 tim... Read More

Her Theatrical Review
Her Theatrical Review   Her Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/10/2014 9:08 AM EDT
One of the better features at the movies "Her" has been released wide after a short limited release that qualifies it for the Oscar race.  The Sci-Fi comedy/drama that takes place in the future uses some of the phone knowledge we have today adding many twists on the potential of our present day communications.  With a brilliant ... Read More

Lone Survivor Theatrical Review
Lone Survivor Theatrical Review   Lone Survivor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/9/2014 4:18 PM EDT
A startling true story reaches theaters this weekend and it's very realistic. Lone Survivor takes the viewer on an ‘edge of your seat' trip into Afghanistan with a Navy Seals squad.  It's not a documentary, but a gut wrenching drama that shows the brutal fighting that goes on in a country in turmoil.  Extremely well acted, directed ... Read More

Big Blu-ray Review
Big Blu-ray Review   Big Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/3/2014 4:20 PM EDT
It's a truism that kids can't wait to grow up, while adults, especially those of a certain age, wouldn't mind shaving a few years off of their adulthood to return to a more youthful time. That latter formulation is almost always tempered with statements like "if I knew then what I know now," a summation of one of the salient p... Read More

Teen Wolf DVD Review
Teen Wolf: Season Three, Part 1 DVD Review   Teen Wolf DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/3/2014 3:42 PM EDT
For the longest time I have been a big fan of the 80's teen comedy Teen Wolf. True, it was pretty cheesy and totally unrealistic but who cares? It was fun, silly and starred an actor (Michael J. Fox) who was on the verge on breaking big into film with his next film, Back to the Future. So when I found a couple years ago that a re-make of sorts was ... Read More

The Family Blu-ray Review
The Family Blu-ray Review   The Family Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/3/2014 3:33 PM EDT
Luc Besson's recent film The Family ups the ante of ridiculousness protection by placing an entire family under witness protection and then shipping them off to the picturesque region of Normandy in France. Besson is of course better known for exploiting the visceral action adventure activity of criminals in films like Léon: The Professi... Read More

Burn Notice DVD Review
Burn Notice: Season Seven DVD Review   Burn Notice DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/3/2014 3:16 PM EDT
I'll be honest, when Burn Notice first came to the airwaves, I liked it. I enjoyed the spy angle mixed with the everyday nuances of a guy who clearly is unable to form attachments to those around him. It made me really wonder if this is what it took to work for the C.I.A. After about 2 seasons of the show, I stopped watching. Not because I felt it ... Read More