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.

Turbo Blu-ray Review
Turbo Blu-ray Review   Turbo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/19/2013 10:51 AM EST
It would be easy to simply stamp Turbo as DreamWorks' Cars rip-off. Certainly the similarities are striking, from high speed animated racing and a spot on the map on the verge of extinction right down to the chrome font featured on the poster art. That doesn't mean Turbo can't hold its own in a race against Pixar's speed-centric dig... Read More

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/19/2013 9:28 AM EST
Great news for fans of The Hunger Games: the girl is on fire again and burning just as brightly as before. The second movie in the popular franchise, Catching Fire, opens where the first movie left off, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: First Class, Silver Linings Playbook) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson, ... Read More

Man of Steel Blu-ray Review
Man of Steel Blu-ray Review   Man of Steel Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/12/2013 8:49 AM EST
Batman might seem to be the DC hero most likely to be involved in a soap opera. After all, he was traumatized by seeing his parents killed right before his very eyes as a little boy, and in his original story he seemed to be a midnight vigilante barely able to control his more violent instincts. And yet it's been Superman who has been the subje... Read More

Thor: The Dark World Theatrical Review
Thor: The Dark World Theatrical Review   Thor: The Dark World Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/08/2013 8:48 AM EST
Now that we're firmly into Phase Two of Marvel's plan for total cinema domination, the titles are coming thick and fast.The next Captain America (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) will be along in the spring, and in a year that's already brought the terrific Iron Man 3 we now have this sequel to Thor, a movie that was bright, funny and carried a... Read More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/06/2013 10:43 AM EST
*Note: This review focuses on the extended version of the recently released Blu-ray of The Hobbit, all video/audio specs and special features focus on this release specifically.It was bound to disappoint. With expectations at an enormous high, a 48fps experiment in tow, and fandom, both literary and cinematic, frothing at the mouth, poised to strik... Read More

Lovelace DVD Review
Lovelace DVD Review   Lovelace DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/06/2013 9:45 AM EST
There seem to be a couple widely known "truths" about the pornographic industry, one of which is probably verifiable if one were to dig into the numbers, the other a little harder to quantify but nevertheless hard to dismiss. The first is that porn is the industry that truly drives home video commerce, not the mainstream hits on the digit... Read More

The Internship Blu-ray Review
The Internship Blu-ray Review   The Internship Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/05/2013 12:36 PM EST
One almost has to giggle at the irony inherent in The Internship with regard to Google's well publicized ability to tailor ads for specific people via its technologies like AdSense. This too long and not funny enough supposed comedy deals with two misfit guys, maybe not exactly "middle aged" (as euphemistic as that term is, typically)... Read More

The Way, Way Back Blu-ray Review
The Way, Way Back Blu-ray Review   The Way, Way Back Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/05/2013 12:20 PM EST
If you're too young to have experienced the era of the family station wagon, you may not initially understand the phrase "the way way back", for it referred to the most posterior section of the car, where quite frequently the third seat faced backwards. As the youngest of three children, I can tell you from personal experience that it... Read More

Last Vegas Theatrical Review
Last Vegas Theatrical Review   Last Vegas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2013 4:29 PM EST
There's a lot of buzz going on about Last Vegas and rightly so.  The high energy comedy casts a dream team of actors, a top notch director and a story by the writer of The Guilt Trip that turns up the laughter in every scene.  With Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline in the lead roles, it's The Hangover for the... Read More

Ender's Game Theatrical Review
Ender's Game Theatrical Review   Ender's Game Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2013 9:47 AM EST
Teens will have a blast with Ender's Game a science fiction adventure that's well acted and directed.  The much read novel by Orson Scott Card focuses on the target audience putting youngsters in the roles of saving the Earth. Using amazing special effects that transport the audience into space the book transfers to the screen exceptionally we... Read More