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.

Contagion Blu-ray Review
Contagion Blu-ray Review   Contagion Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2012 8:15 PM EST
Contagion, the latest from director Steven Soderbergh, really got under this reviewer's skin, and quite frankly that's what makes it such fun.Contagion is a lithe procedural that follows a deadly virus from patient zero through to epidemic and then containment. The whole chain of germs starts with Gwyneth Paltrow in Hong Kong and spreads out from t... Read More

Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review
Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review   Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2012 8:11 PM EST
The Final Destination movies are the closest we've gotten to those classic 80's horror film franchises. Where else can you find a group of movies that continue on without really advancing the film's main themes and ideas? The only reason the Final Destination movies exist is to showcase spectacularly gruesome demises of characters that neve... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Two Blu-ray Review   Archer Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/30/2011 10:13 PM EST
All you Archer lovers take heed, now on Blu-ray Archer: The Complete Season Two with every minute of the hilarious spy spoof unencumbered by those pesky commercials.  If you think season one was crude, you can bet the second season has more wild and wacky episodes that could embarrass a drunken sailor.  Archer is an adult animated, h... Read More

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review   Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/22/2011 10:32 AM EST
"Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" on the surface appears to be a "throw away" summer film, a haphazardly thrown together money grab, grasping at nostalgia for its acclaimed predecessor.  Much like its storied roots, however the film will shock and awe with it's stunning plot twits and revelations only adding to the mytho... Read More

Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review
Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review   Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/21/2011 8:38 AM EST
Dolphin Tale presents a staggering compilation of various cinematic clichés so transparent a kid could see through them. For a while, the film is so blandly average in said clichés that it nearly passes by as a simple bore. Then the third act kicks in and the onslaught becomes so incessant that by the end, it wouldn't be surprising if... Read More

Mr. Popper's Penguins Blu-ray Review
Mr. Popper's Penguins Blu-ray Review   Mr. Popper's Penguins Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/20/2011 9:22 AM EST
For the holidays, Fox has released Mr. Poppers Penguins in Blu-ray combo packs, Blu-ray and DVD's.  It's true family fare and a fun gift for the youngsters.  The combo pack has the film in both Blu-ray and DVD and includes a digital download disc as well.  The film stars Jim Carrey as Tom Popper a guy who's had a tough life grow... Read More

The Help Blu-ray Review
The Help Blu-ray Review   The Help Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 7:33 PM EST
Now on Blu-ray/DVD The Help hits the street on Tuesday December 6th and it has all the ear-markings of becoming the hottest item of the holiday season.  My prediction for this film at the Oscars include nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, 2 Best Supporting Actress, Costumes and Musical Score.  It should do equally as well at the G... Read More

The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review
The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review   The Rocketeer Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  12/12/2011 11:54 AM EST
Coming out on Disney Blu-ray in honor of the 20th anniversary of the film is The Rocketeer.  Based on the graphic novel with the same name, The Rocketeer is set in Los Angeles, circa 1938.  The movie is directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), and is his second film as a director.  The movie follows test/st... Read More

Fright Night Blu-ray Review
Fright Night 3D Blu-ray Review   Fright Night Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 8:38 AM EST
The scary, suspenseful, gory, shock filled Fright Night is now on 3D Blu-ray /Blu-ray, DVD Digital Download and On-Demand.  It's a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don't have to be Goth to enjoy this dark film, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody t... Read More

The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review
The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review   The Art of Getting By Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/06/2011 8:22 PM EST
When people dismiss New York City and its denizens as pretentious, self-absorbed, hipster snobs who only pull their noses out of their own rear ends long enough to look down on Gotham outsiders, it's because of derivative movies like The Art of Getting By.Freddie Highmore, so charming alongside Johnny Depp in Marc Forster's delightful in Fi... Read More