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.

Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
Easter Parade   Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/04/2013 11:11 AM EDT
For the first time on Blu-ray the romantic musical Easter Parade dances onto the small screen. Transferred to Blu-ray using 1080p high definition, the movie makes a better presentation than its DVD predecessor.  Originally released in 1948, this musical featuring the dancing of Fred Astaire and Judy Garland kicks up a great show. The stor... Read More

Phineas and Ferb DVD Review
Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files - Animal Agents   Phineas and Ferb DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/27/2013 11:14 AM EDT
If you are a fan of Phineas and Ferb, specifically a Perry the Platypus fan, get ready to be excited because Agent P has a whole new slew of adventures for you. As Phineas an Ferb have gained popularity it appears that Perry the Platypus has completely stolen the show. Hot off the heels of the popular Where's My Perry? App, this DVD comes at a grea... Read More

The Terminator Blu-ray Review
The Terminator (Remastered)   The Terminator Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/27/2013 10:40 AM EDT
Even though I have seen The Terminator many times in the past, watching it again on my HD Television in enhanced Blu-ray makes the home experience even better.  Although this is the second time the movie has been released in the format, if you originally purchased the DVD copy, then this Blu-ray upgrade will give you a better experience. ... Read More

The Insider Blu-ray Review
The Insider   The Insider Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/25/2013 9:08 AM EDT
Drama at its best, The Insider takes a look at big tobacco and comes up a winner in nearly every category including, acting, directing, writing and cinematography.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the 1999 film earned 7 Oscar nominations and accolades from nearly every film critics association.  The story centers on the tobacco in... Read More

Argo Blu-ray Review
Argo   Argo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/21/2013 10:53 AM EDT
Argo and filmmaker Ben Affleck are on the march. The 2013 Golden Globes: Argo, Best Motion Picture Drama, Affleck, Best Director. The 2013 BAFTA Awards: Argo, Best Film, Affleck, Best Director. Producers Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Producer of a Motion Picture. Directors Guild of America Awards: Affleck, Outstanding Directorial Ac... Read More

Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
Monsters, Inc. 3D   Monsters, Inc. Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  02/20/2013 11:13 AM EDT
The next film inline for a 3D conversion from Disney/Pixar was Monsters, Inc.  It was released into theaters first back in December for a short run following the conversion from 2D to 3D.  Generally Pixar's films have translated well into 3D, considering the source material, and this release is no exception to that rule.   Monste... Read More

The Sessions Blu-ray Review
The Sessions   The Sessions Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/20/2013 10:04 AM EDT
Based on a true story The Sessions will open your eyes, titillate and warm your heart.  Now on Blu-ray for your home entertainment, the strange account features excellent convincing acting on the part of John Hawkes (Golden Globe nominated Best Actor) and Helen Hunt (Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress).  If you want to see someth... Read More

Skyfall Blu-ray Review
Skyfall   Skyfall Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/18/2013 9:34 AM EDT
For a while, it looked like Skyfall might not happen, as MGM's financial woes caused the film to be tabled, and some of the major players moved on to other projects. But no one has ever been able to keep James Bond down for long. Besides, resurrection and rebirth are among Skyfall's major themes. Thus it was that production resumed in Janua... Read More

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome   Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  02/14/2013 8:42 AM EDT
Following Caprica, a beautiful if unwatched experiment in radically altering the Battlestar Galactica formula, Syfy tried to get back to the roots of the franchise's mass appeal — battles with Cylons — in the online series/TV film Blood & Chrome. The result is a tasty morsel for Galactica fans, if ultimately failing to deeply sa... Read More

A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
A Late Quartet   A Late Quartet Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 8:25 AM EDT
A strong essay on music and interpersonal relationships A Late Quartet comes to home video on Blu-ray and it's good.  The stellar ensemble cast provides an introspective look into the lives of friends drawn together by their musical craft and their inevitable separation. The home movie experience on Blu-ray for quality of both video and sound ... Read More