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 Princess Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Princess Diaries: 10th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray Review   The Princess Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/4/2012 9:11 PM EDT
It's every little girl's fantasy, and even the big dream of grown-up girls who might not be the most popular, the wealthiest, or the prettiest in school, at work, or around town, to one day be whisked away into a fairy tale-come-to-life, to live a real-life rags-to-riches impossible dream sort of story, to escape all the ills of one life an... Read More

Teen Wolf DVD Review
Teen Wolf: Season One DVD Review   Teen Wolf DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/30/2012 1:22 PM EDT
The list of movies that have been turned into television series is a reasonably long one. It's safe to say that the majority of films that were adapted did not become successes. One very notable exception is under review here, ‘Teen Wolf'. The film has been a cult classic since its theatrical release back in 1985. The film could best ... Read More

This Means War Blu-ray Review
This Means War Blu-ray Review   This Means War Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/29/2012 9:48 AM EDT
In "This Means War," Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play Franklin and Tuck, CIA agents with a special kind of relationship. They would do anything for each other, even stop a bullet, if it came to that. Wouldn't it be nice, Tuck asks, to have that kind of connection with a woman? But even with Reese Witherspoon as that woman, this inane pre... Read More

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review   Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/29/2012 8:09 AM EDT
It's certainly hard to argue the appeal with family audiences for 2008's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" but let's be honest, it wasn't exactly a screaming success. It was released during the early stages of the current 3D, the picture was a novelty, capturing box office attention with its commitment to in-your-face s... Read More

Chronicle Blu-ray Review
Chronicle Blu-ray Review   Chronicle Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/21/2012 11:06 AM EDT
The found footage sensation combines itself with the super hero genre for "Chronicle."  Using a trend with a slightly different goal in mind, director Josh Trank appears to be trying to wow his audience while also selling a consistent tale of teenagers flirting with ultimate power. Little of the movie's mysteries are developed, the a... Read More

Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review
Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review   Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/21/2012 7:47 AM EDT
Steve Martin is a funny guy and 2003's "Bringing Down the House" did very well at box office, but the film is not among the entertainer's most-inspired work. Martin plays an uptight, moneygrubbing tax attorney whose life gets disrupted when an outgoing, fun-loving black woman (Queen Latifah), recently out of prison, coerces h... Read More

Father of the Bride Blu-ray Review
Father of the Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition -Two Movie Collection Blu-ray Review   Father of the Bride Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/18/2012 8:55 AM EDT
Steve Martin fans can create some space on their shelves with the purchase of the 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of "Father of the Bride," because the three-disc set includes "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride, Part II" on Blu-ray disc, plus a DVD of each film. It's the first time both comedies are av... Read More

The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review   The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/14/2012 8:59 AM EDT
Taking a break from their usual interest in dense fantasy worlds and eccentric characters, the illustrious Studio Ghibli brings their imaginative film making resources down to a decidedly smaller realm with their latest offering. "The Secret World of Arrietty" is an adaptation of Mary Norton's "The Borrowers" book series, bringi... Read More

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review   Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/13/2012 5:00 PM EDT
Alvin, Simon and Theodore—along with their female counterparts, The Chipettes—head off on an oceanic cruise with their exasperated manager, Dave Seville (Jason Lee, My Name is Earl). On the cruise, Alvin acts like the annoying rodent he is by creating absolute havoc. The ship's captain warns Dave if The Chipmunks screw up one more t... Read More

The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
The Darkest Hour 3D Blu-ray Review   The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/13/2012 1:51 PM EDT
During the time of year that normally plays only to Oscar contenders, Summit Entertainment bucked the trend and released the Sci-fi thriller, The Darkest Hour, now this April, It is released to the home entertainment market on Blu-ray 3D.   The film follows a group of five, 20-year olds (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinna... Read More