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.

Evita Blu-ray Review
Evita Blu-ray Review   Evita Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/17/2012 3:30 PM EST
Evita's stature has grown with the passage of time, and even if you feel (as many fans do) that Alan Parker's 1996 film adaptation doesn't capture the electricity of the stage musical at its best, the movie remains one of the most effective stage-to-screen adaptations of the last thirty years. For all the attention she garnered dur... Read More

Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review   Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/09/2012 11:25 AM EST
The 2002 animated sci-fi/fantasy adventure film from Disney, Treasure Planet, is loosely based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island, but how well the Stevenson's seafaring adventure translates as an alien populated space adventure is debatable. While Disney's experiments with mixed hand-drawn and CG animation seem to work rather well... Read More

Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review   Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/06/2012 8:32 AM EST
Atlantic City. Chariots of Fire. On Golden Pond. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Reds. These are the five films nominated for Best Picture in 1981, and it was Chariots of Fire that walked away with the honor. Chariots of Fire isn't fully deserving of that prestigious win, but none of the other four films on the list leap out at as being more worthy of... Read More

Deliverance Blu-ray Review
Deliverance Blu-ray Review   Deliverance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/28/2012 11:27 AM EST
This is the weekend they didn't play golf. That's the tag line for a film that has seared itself into the minds of  a generation of fans. Deliverance has lasted for over three decades as lesson one of a Northerner's introduction to the South. Showing the backwoods and a laid back lifestyle, almost to the point of being inbred, thos... Read More

Wilfred Blu-ray Review
Wilfred: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Wilfred Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/28/2012 11:15 AM EST
Series co-creator and co-star Jason Gann describes Wilfred as "Donnie Darko meets Russell Crowe on a bender." That gets you at least halfway there. The show, which is based on Gann's Australian TV comedy of the same name, revolves around the old imaginary friend/talking animal conceit of Mr. Ed and the Jimmy Stewart classic Harvey wit... Read More

Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review
Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review   Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/27/2012 10:00 AM EST
Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans arrived to negative reviews, divided audiences, and set off a much discussed 3D. Warner cleaned house for the sequel. New director, new screenwriters, new beasties, and a leaner, meaner tale. But is this version/sequel any better? In some ways, yes -- the performances are certainly better, the dialogue shar... Read More

Project X Blu-ray Review
Project X Blu-ray Review   Project X Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/21/2012 9:09 AM EST
Morally vapid. Those are the words that come to mind when analyzing this movie. Producer Todd Phillips and director Nima Nourizadeh's Project X is a wasteland; a vast empty desert prowled by self-destructive teenagers consuming anything and everything that will bring them to the brink of death.  Adults who find humor in underage drinking a... Read More

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/13/2012 9:12 AM EST
With the element of surprise now a distant memory, the "Sherlock Holmes" franchise elects a threatening route of sleuthing to entice fans back into the realm of mystery. Although never grim, "A Game of Shadows" dials down the sometimes absurdity that defined the 2009 blockbuster, a quality that did an amazing job clearing away t... Read More

John Carter Blu-ray Review
John Carter 3D Blu-ray Review   John Carter Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/08/2012 8:57 PM EST
With occasional exceptions, like Michael Keaton's Batman, we want and expect our superheroes to be classically handsome. But the interplanetary sci-fi bash John Carter proves it's possible for a superhero to be incredibly good-looking…in the wrong way. Taylor Kitsch, who stars as the space warrior created a hundred years ago by Edgar... Read More

Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
Act of Valor Blu-ray Review   Act of Valor Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/08/2012 7:41 PM EST
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