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 Hunger Games Blu-ray Review
The Hunger Games   The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/19/2012 8:06 PM EDT
Out on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy is one of 2012's most popular movies (currently #3, which is surprisingly good considering it was released in March, not during the summer season).  Based on the book with the same name, The Hunger Games is part one of a trilogy, which will have two movies for the finale just like the Twilight Saga (and until th... Read More

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Blu-ray Review
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax   Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/14/2012 10:41 AM EDT
Not to overstate things, but "The Lorax," Dr. Seuss' none too subtle illustrated children's book, remains a classic environmental cautionary tale ever penned for a young audience. The story itself is simple: a little boy visits a remorseful hermit called the Once-ler and learns how the creature's greed, carelessness and ambiti... Read More

Butterfly Effect 2 Blu-ray Review
Butterfly Effect 2   Butterfly Effect 2 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/13/2012 12:13 PM EDT
In some ways, it's hard to blame studios for remakes like this. The exec's must love pitches for movies like The Butterfly Effect 2: take a popular movie, write a script built around the same premise, hire some b-list actors, crank it out in less time than it takes to review it, rip off the name of the original, and hope that it will be a b... Read More

Full Metal Jacket Blu-ray Review
Full Metal Jacket 25th Anniversary Book   Full Metal Jacket Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  08/13/2012 11:58 AM EDT
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Full Metal Jacket has been released on Blu-ray Disc and if you have never seen the movie, it's a stunner.  Packaged with a companion book, the 2-disc set makes a great purchase for your library.  Nominated for an Oscar, the gutsy war film features an excellent cast and magnificent direction by Stanley K... Read More

Ransom Blu-ray Review
Ransom   Ransom Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/08/2012 9:30 AM EDT
The name Mel Gibson used to bring a smile to everyone's face, but that quickly changed and now one can't help but cringe at the mere mention of him. A perfectly reasonable reaction in light of the star's recent behavior. However, this review isn't about the man, but about his work, which can't be argued with.  Gibson is a f... Read More

Cocktail Blu-ray Review
Cocktail   Cocktail Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/08/2012 9:13 AM EDT
It has been said that Cocktail is a musical in disguise, and it makes a lot of sense. The film has a score composed of reliably catchy tunes, many of them Eighties classics that instantly evoke a specific time and mood. The two male leads, Flanagan and Coughlin, engage in choreographed dance routines disguised as bartending. The characters and thei... Read More

The Color of Money Blu-ray Review
The Color of Money   The Color of Money Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/05/2012 7:18 PM EDT
What is it with The Color of Money? The film was profitable, won Paul Newman a long overdue Oscar and helped establish Martin Scorsese's reputation as a commercially viable director. When it was finally issued on DVD, the disc had no features. Now, six years into the Blu-ray format, it has once again been re-issued on a featureless disc that wi... Read More

Home On The Range Blu-ray Review
Home On The Range   Home On The Range Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/05/2012 6:05 PM EDT
For Walt Disney fans, the years following the Disney Golden Age -- which began in 1989 with The Little Mermaid and, by most accounts, ended in 1999 with Tarzan -- was a nightmare. Fantasia 2000 underwhelmed, Dinosaur disappointed, Atlantis arrived to mixed reviews and declining box office returns, Treasure Planet was anything but, and Brother Bear ... Read More

American Reunion Blu-ray Review
American Reunion   American Reunion Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/31/2012 7:55 AM EDT
Rated, unrated, a double feature for those who dare... it doesn't matter which way you come at American Reunion. It's one sequel too many. Never mind the American Pie series' appeal, never mind its four maligned direct-to-video sequels, never mind debating whether a fourth film was even necessary. Reunion is a further descent into unrul... Read More

Cellular Blu-ray Review
Cellular   Cellular Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/31/2012 7:50 AM EDT
If you are a lover of fright films that keep fear on a high level then see Cellular now available on Blu-ray for the first time in the United States.  The creative film has excellent acting, imaginative directing and a great script.  If that's not enough to get the Blu-ray here's another reason to grab it, the smart interesting bonus feat... Read More