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.

New Girl DVD Review
New Girl: The Complete Second Season DVD Review   New Girl DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/07/2013 4:27 PM EST
I wondered how they were going to top the first season of "New Girl" but they managed to make this second season even better.  "New Girl" is easily one of the best comedies on television right now.  It is hip, funny, packs a great cast and some amazing writing. There is perfect balance of comedy and drama as well in th... Read More

The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray Review
The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition 3D Blu-ray Review   The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/07/2013 3:38 PM EST
Well I have good news bad news for the newly upgraded The Wizard of Oz to 3D.  The very good news is that the 3D works extremely well played on the 3D home theater system.  Its vibrant, amazing and definitely a winner.  The not so good news involves those who purchased the Blu-ray that came out in 2009.  If you purchase the Blu-... Read More

The Hangover Part III Blu-ray Review
The Hangover Part III Blu-ray Review   The Hangover Part III Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/07/2013 3:16 PM EST
Before it birthed a trilogy, Todd Phillips' The Hangover was an overnight smash and surprise box office behemoth, earning over $460 million worldwide. It split audiences -- some declared it the comedy of the year, others continue to wonder what all the fuss was about -- but those who embraced the Wolfpack from the get-go at least had good reaso... Read More

The East Blu-ray Review
The East Blu-ray Review   The East Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/04/2013 11:16 AM EST
The apple that's bruised on one side, the slightly stale bag of chips, and the carton of milk three days past its "expiration" date. All usually end up in the garbage. A recent NPR article highlights the obvious but too often overlooked paradox: "Hundreds of millions of people go hungry, and yet we waste a whopping 1.43 billion t... Read More

House of Wax Blu-ray Review
House of Wax Blu-ray Review   House of Wax Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/04/2013 10:23 AM EST
This is the classic version of House of Wax, from 1953, starring Vincent Price, with its storied 3D visual production that helped set the 1950s 3D craze alight. A lavish remaking of the 1933 film Mystery of the Wax Museum (provided on this disc as well), and miles above the 2005 slasher remake, House of Wax was ironically directed by the one-eyed A... Read More

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