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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/6/2013 10:43 AM EDT
*Note: This review focuses on the extended version of the recently released Blu-ray of The Hobbit, all video/audio specs and special features focus on this release specifically.It was bound to disappoint. With expectations at an enormous high, a 48fps experiment in tow, and fandom, both literary and cinematic, frothing at the mouth, poised to strik... Read More

Lovelace DVD Review
Lovelace DVD Review   Lovelace DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/6/2013 9:45 AM EDT
There seem to be a couple widely known "truths" about the pornographic industry, one of which is probably verifiable if one were to dig into the numbers, the other a little harder to quantify but nevertheless hard to dismiss. The first is that porn is the industry that truly drives home video commerce, not the mainstream hits on the digit... Read More

The Internship Blu-ray Review
The Internship Blu-ray Review   The Internship Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/5/2013 12:36 PM EDT
One almost has to giggle at the irony inherent in The Internship with regard to Google's well publicized ability to tailor ads for specific people via its technologies like AdSense. This too long and not funny enough supposed comedy deals with two misfit guys, maybe not exactly "middle aged" (as euphemistic as that term is, typically)... Read More

The Way, Way Back Blu-ray Review
The Way, Way Back Blu-ray Review   The Way, Way Back Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/5/2013 12:20 PM EDT
If you're too young to have experienced the era of the family station wagon, you may not initially understand the phrase "the way way back", for it referred to the most posterior section of the car, where quite frequently the third seat faced backwards. As the youngest of three children, I can tell you from personal experience that it... Read More

Last Vegas Theatrical Review
Last Vegas Theatrical Review   Last Vegas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2013 4:29 PM EDT
There's a lot of buzz going on about Last Vegas and rightly so.  The high energy comedy casts a dream team of actors, a top notch director and a story by the writer of The Guilt Trip that turns up the laughter in every scene.  With Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline in the lead roles, it's The Hangover for the... Read More

Ender's Game Theatrical Review
Ender's Game Theatrical Review   Ender's Game Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2013 9:47 AM EDT
Teens will have a blast with Ender's Game a science fiction adventure that's well acted and directed.  The much read novel by Orson Scott Card focuses on the target audience putting youngsters in the roles of saving the Earth. Using amazing special effects that transport the audience into space the book transfers to the screen exceptionally we... Read More

The Heat Blu-ray Review
The Heat Blu-ray Review   The Heat Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/30/2013 2:23 PM EDT
Sandra Bullock both brought the house down and up to its feet into a standing ovation when she started off her acceptance speech for having won the Best Actress Academy Award for The Blind Side with her wonderfully self-deprecating query, "Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?" Many pundits, including Variety, the so-ca... Read More

Shrek the Musical Blu-ray Review
Shrek the Musical Blu-ray Review   Shrek the Musical Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/30/2013 11:45 AM EDT
There has been a lot of talk over the past several years about the so-called "Disneyfication" of Times Square and Broadway. Broadway, once the purview of creative types who would bring completely original entries to the stage, has increasingly become a warehouse for adaptations of films. Disney has been one of the prime beneficiaries of t... Read More

Cars Blu-ray Review
Cars 3D Blu-ray Review   Cars Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/30/2013 9:42 AM EDT
The 3D availability on Blu-ray just got better with the release of Disney/PIXAR's Cars and even better in a combo pack.  The fun film with an extraordinary plot that offers moral values like friendship, honesty, love and integrity is perfect for the whole family.  The film has been released in a combo pack that contains the 3D Blu-ray... Read More

Monsters University Blu-ray Review
Monsters University Blu-ray Review   Monsters University Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/29/2013 10:14 AM EDT
It wasn't so long ago that Pixar rejected the idea of churning out sequels to its greatest hits. Toy Story was the exception rather than the rule, having been succeeded by two critically hailed sequels -- the first in 1999, the second in 2010 -- each one arguably better than the last. But then, in 2011, came John Lasseter's middle of the ro... Read More