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 Conjuring Blu-ray Review
The Conjuring Blu-ray Review   The Conjuring Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/25/2013 12:49 PM EDT
Nine years ago, few film fans knew the name James Wan. Then along came a little genre gem about a devious serial killer with a penchant for traps. Wan's shockingly low budget Saw (2004) not only took audiences by storm, it became one of the year's biggest overnight Hollywood success stories; one that spawned six sequels over the next six Ha... Read More

The Counselor Theatrical Review
The Counselor Theatrical Review   The Counselor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/24/2013 8:10 PM EDT
No surprises here, Ridley Scott continues his inscrutable melodramas with The Counselor a weak film that's well acted by a stellar cast, but with a theme that's worn-out. While the cinematography gives his film a nice flare, the story and script by Cormac McCarthy who gave us No Country For Old Men and The Road could surly have been more or... Read More

White Collar DVD Review
White Collar: Season Four DVD Review   White Collar DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/22/2013 8:39 AM EDT
I've reviewed my fair share of movies and TV shows. A number of them have come from the USA Network. Of all of them, I would say that White Collar is easily my favorite. The rich well developed characters and the fun stories are so addicting.  While Season 4 seemed to be hitting a bit off the mark as with previous seasons, I still fo... Read More

Escape Plan Theatrical Review
Escape Plan Theatrical Review   Escape Plan Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/17/2013 8:38 AM EDT
Well the ex-Governor and ex-boxer finally get full feature screen time together in their new film Escape Plan and they haven't broken the formula yet.  Playing familiar roles, delivering pedestrian lines and punching their way through this prison story that could easily have been made for cable, the two icons create a lot of their usual fu... Read More

Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review
Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review   Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/17/2013 8:32 AM EDT
There is a time and a place for a frank but thoughtful critique of a veteran filmmaker's love letter to genre cinema. There's also a time and a place to geek out, cast off adulthood, fully embrace the rock-em sock-em joy of a wildly entertaining and ludicrously action-packed summer spectacle, and laugh, clap and cheer like a ten-year-old fa... Read More

Glee Blu-ray Review
Glee: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Review   Glee Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/16/2013 12:18 PM EDT
The world of Glee has itself begun to confront the built in shelf life of its format by moving several major characters of previous seasons—notably Lea Michele's Rachel—off onto the next phases of their lives, while still attempting to maintain a central focus on Lima, Ohio's rather improbable McKinley High. That means that ther... Read More

Bones Blu-ray Review
Bones: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-ray Review   Bones Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/16/2013 9:09 AM EDT
Have you visited your local police station lately? Now, you don't need to confess to any nefarious activities to answer in the affirmative: this is a completely innocent question designed to merely ferret out how many readers might be aware of what their local precincts look like. My own nowhere near representative experience with such matters ... Read More

The Croods Blu-ray Review
The Croods Blu-ray Review   The Croods Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2013 9:51 AM EDT
It's human nature to fear the unknown, and that's not something that has changed with time. Even in today's ultra fast-paced, always-on, ever-connected, and constantly-evolving world, there's still that uneasiness in the stomach, that hesitation brought on by doubt, that terror of leaving a comfort zone when it comes time to try new... Read More

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review   Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/14/2013 3:56 PM EDT
While Irwin Allen's name will probably forever be associated with the disaster genre which he helped to formulate with such epochal films as The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, for hordes of Baby Boomers he's at least as much remembered for a glut of sixties and early seventies television science fiction outings, including Lost... Read More

Captain Phillips Theatrical Review
Captain Phillips Theatrical Review   Captain Phillips Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2013 11:29 AM EDT
Gripping, disturbing and suspenseful the movie Captain Phillips depicts a story from the headlines that have captivated Americans with concern.  The well crafted, strongly detailed and stunningly acted true story will have you on the edge of your seat.  I found myself mesmerized by the astounding facts behind the takeover of a huge contai... Read More