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.

Free Birds Blu-ray Review
Free Birds Blu-ray Review   Free Birds Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/19/2014 9:55 AM EST
It's probably a good thing that the creative staff behind Free Birds decided not to go with the film's original title, Turkeys, a name which more or less would have invited snarky critical commentary. Free Birds is indeed a turkey, a kind of overly plumped and stuffed entertainment that is flightless and badly proportioned. Summing up Free ... Read More

Metallica: Through the Never Blu-ray Review
Metallica: Through the Never Blu-ray Review   Metallica: Through the Never Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/13/2014 10:04 AM EST
It's tough out there for a concert film these days. Ever since Miley Cyrus brought Hannah Montana to box office gold in 2008, Hollywood has been chasing the big money with efforts devoted to The Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and One Direction. The genre receives a much needed kick in the behind with "Metallica: Through the Never,&... Read More

Winter's Tale Theatrical Review
Winter's Tale Theatrical Review   Winter's Tale Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/13/2014 9:25 AM EST
Miracles and Mayhem cloud Winter's Tale, a romantic saga that's extremely predictable and falls short on acting.  The film tries to be a mystery of sorts and almost achieves its goal, until the devil comes into the picture and from there on the movie slowly falls apart.  Laughable at times, the story loses its passion and any possible emp... Read More

Million Dollar Baby Blu-ray Review
Million Dollar Baby Blu-ray Review   Million Dollar Baby Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/13/2014 9:07 AM EST
For the tenth anniversary of Clint Eastwood's multi-Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby, Warner Home Video is reissuing the title on Blu-ray, having previously released it in November 2006, in the format's early days. However, Blu-ray fans will be disappointed to learn that, despite over seven years of advances in the technology and craft of ... Read More

Robocop Theatrical Review
Robocop Theatrical Review   Robocop Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  02/11/2014 8:56 AM EST
In the year 2028, OmniCorp rules the world in robot technologies. Their robots are deployed all around the globe keeping law and order on the streets, except in one country, America. The U.S. has the Dreyfuss Act -- a law forbidding the use of drones on its street. OmniCorp's CEO, Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton), sees a way of getting around the l... Read More

The Monuments Men Theatrical Review
The Monuments Men Theatrical Review   The Monuments Men Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/06/2014 11:22 AM EST
If you are looking for a big action film from this weekend's Monuments Men, it's not.  More of a historical recreation of the true events, the movie tries very hard to open the window to an important part of WWII history, but barely achieves it.  Loading the movie with familiar faces of top actors, director George Clooney makes his film m... Read More

That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review
That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review   That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/31/2014 8:38 AM EST
Here's a chick flick with a lot of face time with upcoming stars.  It's called That Awkward Moment and features Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan.  The film's a romancer that has a lot of appeal, except the storyline is quite hackneyed and very predictable.  The saving grace here is the snappy comedy that keeps the script... Read More

Labor Day Theatrical Review
Labor Day Theatrical Review   Labor Day Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/30/2014 12:38 PM EST
Finally making its way into many theaters after a soft opening in December, Labor Day adds some drama to the weekend.  The film features some good acting, able direction and a story that intrigues, but gets hung up in reality issues. If you accept the story as played out you will enjoy it, otherwise the box of tissues you bring will be for nau... Read More

Enough Said Blu-ray Review
Enough Said Blu-ray Review   Enough Said Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/27/2014 4:24 PM EST
Will James Gandolfini be the latest recipient of a posthumous Academy Award nomination? The Academy Awards haven't been shy about recognizing deceased performers and behind the scenes craftsmen from literally the first year the statuettes were handed out. Many other less generally known names have received at least nominations through the years... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Four Blu-ray Review   Archer Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/27/2014 4:07 PM EST
It's been a longstanding conceit for television shows featuring the same production houses or other creative staff to occasionally cross-promote themselves by having various characters show up on sibling series. The incestuous "rural" comedies that were CBS' mainstay in the 1960s are a prime example, with various characters in The... Read More