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.

Curse of Chucky Blu-ray Review
Curse of Chucky Blu-ray Review   Curse of Chucky Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/8/2013 3:04 PM EDT
Putting another stunner on the home screen, Curse of Chucky gets released on Blu-ray/DVD + Digital combo pack just in time for the horror season.  Packed with the kind of biting power needed to provide chills and thrills, the sixth of the Child's Play films changes it up a bit giving viewers a blast to the past.  Could this 25th anniversa... Read More

Filth Theatrical Review
Filth Theatrical Review   Filth Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/8/2013 11:02 AM EDT
If ever there was a film aptly named it has to be Filth, director Jon S. Baird's adaptation of the novel by Irving Welsh.The film starts with Bruce Robinson (James McAvoy, Trance, X-Men: First Class), a Scottish cop who is keen to climb up the ladder of success and gain promotion; in doing so, he believes he will win back his wife's affections afte... Read More

Fright Night 2: New Blood Blu-ray Review
Fright Night 2: New Blood Blu-ray Review   Fright Night 2: New Blood Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/8/2013 9:25 AM EDT
Tom Holland's 1985 Fright Night may not be the unrecognized "immortal classic" its fiercest followers claim it is, but one thing it resolutely is not is pretentious. Fright Night was a charming, even sweet, entry in the comedy horror sweepstakes, a nice combination of chills and laughs as a hapless teenager enlisted the aid of a once ... Read More

New Girl DVD Review
New Girl: The Complete Second Season DVD Review   New Girl DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/7/2013 4:27 PM EDT
I wondered how they were going to top the first season of "New Girl" but they managed to make this second season even better.  "New Girl" is easily one of the best comedies on television right now.  It is hip, funny, packs a great cast and some amazing writing. There is perfect balance of comedy and drama as well in th... Read More

The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray Review
The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition 3D Blu-ray Review   The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/7/2013 3:38 PM EDT
Well I have good news bad news for the newly upgraded The Wizard of Oz to 3D.  The very good news is that the 3D works extremely well played on the 3D home theater system.  Its vibrant, amazing and definitely a winner.  The not so good news involves those who purchased the Blu-ray that came out in 2009.  If you purchase the Blu-... Read More

The Hangover Part III Blu-ray Review
The Hangover Part III Blu-ray Review   The Hangover Part III Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/7/2013 3:16 PM EDT
Before it birthed a trilogy, Todd Phillips' The Hangover was an overnight smash and surprise box office behemoth, earning over $460 million worldwide. It split audiences -- some declared it the comedy of the year, others continue to wonder what all the fuss was about -- but those who embraced the Wolfpack from the get-go at least had good reaso... Read More

The East Blu-ray Review
The East Blu-ray Review   The East Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/4/2013 11:16 AM EDT
The apple that's bruised on one side, the slightly stale bag of chips, and the carton of milk three days past its "expiration" date. All usually end up in the garbage. A recent NPR article highlights the obvious but too often overlooked paradox: "Hundreds of millions of people go hungry, and yet we waste a whopping 1.43 billion t... Read More

House of Wax Blu-ray Review
House of Wax Blu-ray Review   House of Wax Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/4/2013 10:23 AM EDT
This is the classic version of House of Wax, from 1953, starring Vincent Price, with its storied 3D visual production that helped set the 1950s 3D craze alight. A lavish remaking of the 1933 film Mystery of the Wax Museum (provided on this disc as well), and miles above the 2005 slasher remake, House of Wax was ironically directed by the one-eyed A... Read More

The Big Parade Blu-ray Review
The Big Parade Blu-ray Review   The Big Parade Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/4/2013 10:01 AM EDT
Though its impact may be reduced by decades of brilliant war-themed classics such as Saving Private Ryan, Apocalypse Now, The Dam Busters, and Das Boot, King Vidor's 1925 silent classic The Big Parade laid the groundwork for all of the films that would follow in its wake. Originally meant as a small production, upon seeing the early footage, MGM ga... Read More

Runner Runner Theatrical Review
Runner Runner Theatrical Review   Runner Runner Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/4/2013 9:05 AM EDT
There are a lot of things you may not know about online gambling, but if you're interested Runner Runner tells all.  The movie features two of Hollywood's prominent stars Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck who face off against each other in a world that pays off big if you are on the right side of the craps table.  The film with a twist yo... Read More