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.

Burn Notice DVD Review
Burn Notice: Season Seven DVD Review   Burn Notice DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/03/2014 3:16 PM EST
I'll be honest, when Burn Notice first came to the airwaves, I liked it. I enjoyed the spy angle mixed with the everyday nuances of a guy who clearly is unable to form attachments to those around him. It made me really wonder if this is what it took to work for the C.I.A. After about 2 seasons of the show, I stopped watching. Not because I felt it ... Read More

The Ultimate Life Blu-ray Review
The Ultimate Life Blu-ray Review   The Ultimate Life Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2014 12:37 PM EST
To give you the reader a decent explanation of the film The Ultimate Life I would need to start by giving you a review of the first film The Ultimate Gift, but I haven't so this review may seem a little out of context at certain points, hopefully that won't bother anyone. The Ultimate Life is the sequel to 2007's faith-based inspirational drama The... Read More

The Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Review
The Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Review   The Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2013 9:40 AM EST
One of the toughest things to do in film making is to take a true story or biography and make it into a comedy.  Called The Wolf of Wall Street, it's a factual tale that takes you into the underbelly of a corrupt stock broker who swindles huge amounts of money from many investors that were conned into giving up their life savings.  Brough... Read More

Futurama Blu-ray Review
Futurama: Volume 8 Blu-ray Review   Futurama Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/20/2013 5:20 PM EST
Will Futurama rise from the ashes again—again? As fans of the series know, Matt Groening's follow up to his immense global phenomenon The Simpsons has had a rather bizarre, roller coaster-esque ride on various networks, petering out after a mere four seasons in its original broadcast run on Fox (contrasting with the still running Simpsons... Read More

American Hustle Theatrical Review
American Hustle Theatrical Review   American Hustle Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/19/2013 2:36 PM EST
Wacky and wild the comedy/drama American Hustle puts on a great show from the glitz and glamour of the nightlife to the plunging necklines of the women who make it a madcap piece of work. The film takes you on a journey, no an adventure, in the realm of the con artist and provides some nice twists in this sordid plot to turn chump change into a lit... Read More

The Lone Ranger Blu-ray Review
The Lone Ranger Blu-ray Review   The Lone Ranger Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/19/2013 12:15 PM EST
Galloping onto Blu-ray, the western The Lone Ranger takes center stage in your home theater just in time for holiday giving.  The action packed thriller fills the whole house with excitement and adventure.  The film is exciting and the bonus features are a plus, plus with over 45 minutes of extras.  The release is available in severa... Read More

Prisoners Blu-ray Review
Prisoners Blu-ray Review   Prisoners Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2013 4:29 PM EST
Much more than the story of two kidnapped children and the desperate father willing to do whatever he can to find them, Prisoners is an unsettling labyrinth of impossible decisions, gut-knotting powerlessness and a twisting, turning Zodiac-esque procedural and mystery more complex than the film's straightforward trailers suggest. Director Ville... Read More

Impractical Jokers DVD Review
Impractical Jokers: Season One DVD Review   Impractical Jokers DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2013 8:43 AM EST
It seems as if the punked-and-pranked genre of television ought to be dead by now, but four New York guys prove that it isn't in "(Impractical) Jokers," a gleefully idiotic show that has its premiere Thursday night on TruTV. Since then the show has garnered more and more fans as time passes. Unfortunately I am not one of them. While the p... Read More

The Simpsons Blu-ray Review
Simpsons: Season 16 Blu-ray Review   The Simpsons Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/16/2013 11:43 AM EST
Perhaps the biggest indicator of just how indestructible The Simpsons seems to be is the fact that the latest Blu-ray release of The Simpsons is "only" its sixteenth season—which aired virtually a decade ago from fall 2004 to spring 2005! Many of us have always felt a special relationship to Homer, Marge and the rest of the extended... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Theatrical Review
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Theatrical Review   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/12/2013 4:59 PM EST
Fresh from his victorious game of riddles with Gollum in the previous movie, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the band of dwarves lead by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), as well as the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), continue their quest to The Lonely Mountain and claim what is rightfully theirs. But, in order to succeed, they must battle t... Read More