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.

Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
Act of Valor   Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/08/2012 7:41 PM EDT
It isn't enough to call the men of SEAL Team 7 heroes; that's easy to see. They are much more complicated than cardboard cutout supermen. Act of Valor is a good ol' fashioned war movie, in the vein of those old WWII movies where the good guys kill the bad guys, they wave the flag, and thank God unabashedly. These are men who willingly p... Read More

Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Review
Lethal Weapon Collection   Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/07/2012 8:40 AM EDT
Back in the 1980's, the buddy cop comedy was a foreign concept. Up to that point, most of the movies have revolved around a teenager who got to witness his parents adolescent, a child who discovered an alien in his backyard and a man that has a close encounter. But when Lethal Weapon came along, the genre changed. Now having two adults placed i... Read More

Hell on Wheels Blu-ray Review
Hell On Wheels - The Complete First Season   Hell on Wheels Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/06/2012 7:52 AM EDT
The clickety clack of train travel may tend to put some travelers in a hypnotic state, a state probably better suited for meditation than wondering about how this giant rail project was ever built in the first place. Hell on Wheels is just that story, a rollicking if sometimes fairly disturbing account mixing fictional and real historical character... Read More

The Princess Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Princess Diaries: 10th Anniversary Collection   The Princess Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/04/2012 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

This Means War Blu-ray Review
This Means War   This Means War Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/29/2012 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   Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/29/2012 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   Chronicle Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/21/2012 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   Bringing Down The House Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/21/2012 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   Father of the Bride Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/18/2012 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   The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/14/2012 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