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.

War Horse Blu-ray Review
War Horse   War Horse Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/07/2012 10:37 AM EST
When the 2010 Academy Awards nominees were announced they seemed to justify the expansion of the Best Picture category to ten slots. But when the 2011 nominees came down, some began to wonder: is there really a benefit to nominating so many films? While The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and Tree of Life earned their pl... Read More

South Park Blu-ray Review
South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season   South Park Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/29/2012 8:47 AM EST
The boys are back at it again in Blu-ray with the release of South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season and it's UNRATED.  Of course, if you are a fan, you probably already new that.  The hilarious fourteen episodes are devoid of ads and any other interference so you don't have a lag in the madness we aficionados have enjoyed for the last ... Read More

The Sitter Blu-ray Review
The Sitter   The Sitter Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/28/2012 8:16 AM EST
Out on Blu-Ray is the 2011 movie produced and starring Jonah Hill, The Sitter.  The plot is very simple.  Jonah Hill plays Noah Griffith, a college student dropout who is coaxed into babysitting the kids of a family friend.  Things go wrong that night leading to Noah taking the kids out downtown.  In fact, it is almost a mirror ... Read More

Casablanca Blu-ray Review
Casablanca (70th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition)   Casablanca Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/27/2012 10:41 AM EST
Casablanca is great. It's the quintessential Hollywood film; a classic example of the studio machine: fantastic acting, an artful directorial style, a sentimental score, and a story that will warm the many frozen rivers of your cold, cold heart. It's filled with classic lines ("I stick my neck out for nobody!") and unparalleled dr... Read More

The Muppets Blu-ray Review
The Muppets   The Muppets Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/24/2012 9:10 AM EST
After a hiatus of twelve years since their last widespread theatrical movie, the Muppets returned to the big screen in late 2011.  From an idea hatched by Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man) and Nicolas Stoller, The Muppets was an attempt to revive a long-running and storied franchise.  Jason Segel may have left clues ... Read More

The Killing Blu-ray Review
The Killing: Season One   The Killing Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/23/2012 2:48 PM EST
AMC has produced some big hits these past few years i.e. Breaking Bad, Mad Men and most recently The Walking Dead. That doesn't mean that everything they touch will take off like a rocket. Case in point: The Killing. A girl is murdered, and the unseen act creates a ripple effect across several socio-economic layers in the excessively bleak... Read More

Wizards Blu-ray Review
Wizards   Wizards Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2012 8:57 PM EST
Ralph Bakshi was never one for "making sense" in his animated features. He preferred stuff you could get expand your mind to: epic fantasy landscapes populated by bizarre creatures with motivations that are never completely clear. This is not meant to sound like criticism however. True, it had made a number of his films extremel... Read More

The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review
The Bodyguard   The Bodyguard Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/21/2012 8:13 AM EST
You could write a whole essay on Whitney Houston's career alone without ever having to mention her numerous acting roles. However, it is 1992's "The Bodyguard" that set her second career in motion. Before delving into that film though, let's note some fun trivia regarding said movie. "The Bodyguard" got generall... Read More

Immortals Blu-ray Review
Immortals 3D   Immortals Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/20/2012 3:15 PM EST
Immortals plays like the illegitimate offspring of 300 and Clash of the Titans, but while it is far better than the latter, it falls short of the former. With this film a weak narrative is overshadowed by showy visuals. Immortals uses Greek mythology as a jumping-off point, but any resemblance to the classic tales are fleeting. The writers behind t... Read More

The Three Musketeers Blu-ray Review
The Three Musketeers 3D   The Three Musketeers Blu-ray Review
(Penny McLean)  03/12/2012 8:37 AM EST
In this updated 3D version of Alexandre Dumas's original story, The Three Musketeers finds the famous trio trying to fight for justice but instead failing their mission and getting caught up in a world of deception, vengeance and loss. That's when things change for our great trio: the... Read More