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.

All the President's Men Blu-ray Review
All the President's Men Blu-ray Review   All the President's Men Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2013 9:16 AM EST
The year 2013 has been called the fortieth anniversary of the Watergate Scandal, but it's hard to tie "Watergate" to a specific point in time. The affair spanned three calendar years beginning with the arrest of the so-called "White House Plumbers" during a break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters on June 17, 1... Read More

2 Guns Blu-ray Review
2 Guns Blu-ray Review   2 Guns Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/22/2013 12:08 PM EST
Double crosses. Triple crosses. An extra helping of crosses on top of increasingly tangled numerical crosses. 2 Guns is a buddy cop genre pic in the guise of a punchy pulp comic book actioner, one that attempts to toy with convention, actively subvert every action-movie cliché in the book, and crack a few familiar, wise-crackin' skulls i... Read More

The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
The Delivery Man Theatrical Review   The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 4:13 PM EST
What starts out a typical Vince Vaughn comedy becomes a heartfelt dramedy in the film Delivery Man.  The movie takes audiences into the world of a sperm donor and how one person can complicate the lives of the 533 children of the recipients.   The story is a fantasy, but it's also a cool "what if" question that makes the mo... Read More

Planes Blu-ray Review
Planes Blu-ray Review   Planes Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 11:32 AM EST
Home fun for the whole family arrives on November 19th with the release of Planes in a Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD combo pack just in time for holiday giving.  The animated comedy takes flight for the youngsters who like the excitement of racing and making new friends.  The film features quality principles that include friendship, helping ot... Read More

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