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.

Green Lantern Blu-ray Review
Green Lantern   Green Lantern Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2011 7:41 PM EDT
Once again we find ourselves anticipating yet another comic book movie. This time around it is the classic hero, Green Lantern who takes center stage in the tale featuring his origin.Ryan Reynolds stars as the main character Hal Jordan, a test pilot who works for Ferris Air. At the outset we see a familiar scenario play out in which a young boy, wh... Read More

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
Beauty and the Beast 3D   Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/05/2011 9:19 AM EDT
On October 5, 2011, you can own another classic Disney animated feature (the first one nominated for an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture) that has been converted into 3D.  While the Lion King 3D continues to sell box office tickets during its' limited theatrical run in the United States, it was not the first one that they converted to 3D.... Read More

The Lion King Blu-ray Review
The Lion King 3D   The Lion King Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/04/2011 12:58 PM EDT
I don't know if you recently had the opportunity to see The Lion King in 3D at your local theater or the original version in 1994 when it came out, but I had the opportunity to see the film in the 3D Blu-ray disc version and it's amazing.  The film will probably never be replaced as the all time animated entertainment event for me because it h... Read More

Fast Five Blu-ray Review
Fast Five   Fast Five Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/04/2011 8:35 AM EDT
The action thriller Fast Five with its hot rod theme leaves the past four episodes of Fast & Furious in the dust.  Now on Blu-ray the high on energy, exhilarating plot and amazing chase scenes make this a must see adrenaline pumper. Within the opening 20 minutes it gets so wild it took my breath away. This episode called Fast Five fin... Read More

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray Review
Transformers: Dark of the Moon   Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  10/03/2011 8:22 PM EDT
Backin 2009 I gave the last Transformers film, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen,  a D, and for good reason.  Normally sequels continue to get worse, but occasionally you'll get improvement.  In the case of Transformers, it was much easier to get better than worse.  Set a few years after the Revenge of the Fallen, Sam Wi... Read More

Dumbo Blu-ray Review
Dumbo   Dumbo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/26/2011 3:00 PM EDT
It is always interesting to look back on films of the past and marvel at what was accomplished with so few resources. Given what can be done today in the world of animation, it is beyond impressive to see what the animators could achieve with simple 2-D pencil drawings. Disney was the company that innovated animation and captured the minds of audie... Read More

The Tempest Blu-ray Review
The Tempest   The Tempest Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/20/2011 8:45 AM EDT
There are few who would debate that William Shakespeare is one of the most prolific writers in history. His works have been adapted and poured over for generations; always finding new audiences to rediscover his deep and elegant writing style. Once film was invented it was only natural to bring his works to the silver screen. It was in the mid 1990... Read More

The Last Starfighter Blu-ray Review
The Last Starfighter   The Last Starfighter Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/14/2011 4:06 PM EDT
"Greetings Starfighter, You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada." These words are etched into the brains of many an adult and possibly the children of those adults. Back in the early 1980's everyone was looking to jump onto the next big science fiction adventure tale and along... Read More

X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
X-Men: First Class   X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/10/2011 11:48 AM EDT
When looking back at the birth of the comic book movie genre there are a few that stand out. As time passes the films have gotten better, given the popularity of the genre and Hollywood's willingness to jump on anything popular it is not surprising to see so many titles get their shot on the big screen. The first X-men film, directed by Bryan Singe... Read More

Prom Blu-ray Review
Prom   Prom Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/30/2011 8:24 AM EDT
The latest entry from Walt Disney Studios in an effort to grab the tween/teenage market is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on August 30.  Prom is about exactly that.  A prom at an ordinary high school.  Similar to the idea behind "Love Actually", where you have an event, and then you learn the stories behind everyone, ... Read More