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 Big Parade Blu-ray Review
The Big Parade Blu-ray Review   The Big Parade Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/04/2013 10:01 AM EST
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)  10/04/2013 9:05 AM EST
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

Gravity Theatrical Review
Gravity Theatrical Review   Gravity Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/03/2013 9:13 AM EST
Breathtaking, mesmerizing and thrilling the movie Gravity explodes on the screen generating a feast of cinematic brilliance.  In 3D IMAX the film will have you floating in space then spinning out of control while you are gasping for air as you try clinging to anything solid, followed by the taste fear of being alone. Fine direction, believable... Read More

The Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review
The Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review   The Little Mermaid Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/02/2013 12:22 PM EST
No one factor was singularly responsible for The Little Mermaid's success. It wasn't a surefire hit from the outset. Walt Disney Animation wasn't riding high, gaining momentum or in the midst of restoring its reputation. (Yet.) A new era in Disney animation had yet to begin, much less be realized or dubbed the Disney Renaissance. In Nov... Read More

Leverage DVD Review
Leverage: The Fifth Season DVD Review   Leverage DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/27/2013 3:08 PM EST
Yes, Grifters, it's still sad that "Leverage" is no more, but at least we got a final season DVD set, which was released Tuesday, Sept. 17, and like the previous seasons' DVDs, it's packed with extras.For those of who don't know, "Leverage" starred Timothy Hutton as Nathan "Nate" Ford a former insurance inv... Read More

Rush Theatrical Review
Rush Theatrical Review   Rush Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/27/2013 11:17 AM EST
Auto Racing takes center stage with a duel of wits, willpower and pride in the film Rush.  The film takes its audience up close while two men vie for the top prize and fame in a sport that captivates with its test of endurance and agility.  The direction by Ron Howard of this documentary feel true story makes the theme work in spite of it... Read More

Metallica: Through the Never Theatrical Review
Metallica: Through the Never Theatrical Review   Metallica: Through the Never Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/26/2013 4:20 PM EST
One of the most amazing films on music Metallica Through the Never comes to the IMAX screen and it's a musical experience to remember.  Not just for metalheads, this show bangs out messages while Metallica plays the groups most memorable titles.  I'm not a heavy metal follower, but in IMAX and 3D the experience blows your mind whi... Read More

Homeland Blu-ray Review
Homeland: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review   Homeland Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  09/26/2013 1:56 PM EST
With a series so tightly wound as Homeland season 1, seemingly meant for a self-contained, miniseries-style run, there are two real dangers of extending the story. To extend past shelf life, they could just modify the tail end of the story, dragging resolution on and on, until viewers get tired of being so blatantly manipulated, and the network put... Read More

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia DVD Review
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 8 DVD Review   It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/25/2013 9:16 AM EST
There are different reasons to watch television. Some people want to live vicariously through the characters, finding adventure and excitement. Some people want to weep with the characters as unending challenges face their emotionally-driven lives. Some people just want to laugh.Over the years, with dramas coming and going to varying degrees of suc... Read More

The Fly Blu-ray Review
The Fly Blu-ray Review   The Fly Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/24/2013 4:30 PM EST
Horror films have often been the poor stepchildren of the film industry, relegated to B-movies or less than stellar production quality, including often less than A-list talent both in front of and behind the camera. Universal may have built much of its early empire on horror flicks like Frankenstein and Dracula, but at the time of those films' ... Read More