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 Rescuers Blu-ray Review
The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition   The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2012 10:40 AM EDT
Based on a series of books by Margery Sharp, Disney's 1977 animated feature The Rescuers continued that success with a film that perhaps seized on a topic that was just right for them – a quaint and charming adventure involving mice. The story follows the Rescue Aid Society, an international organization of mice based in New York that mirrors... Read More

The French Connection Blu-ray Review
The French Connection: Filmmaker Signature Series   The French Connection Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 11:44 AM EDT
Taking a ride with Popeye Doyle in The French Connection just became easier now that it's on Blu-ray.  Just released as part of a Filmmakers Signature Series the high energy classic film, a winner of an Academy Award for Best Picture, is a must have treasure for any adrenaline seeking film buff.  I've seen the movie several times when it ... Read More

Prometheus Blu-ray Review
Prometheus   Prometheus Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/10/2012 9:22 AM EDT
Firstly, yes, "Prometheus" is a prequel to "Alien." 20th Century Fox played coy with the pre-release details for a reason, hoping that they could create generous buzz and a bit of mystery surrounding a sensitive production. Unfortunately, it wasn't an especially satisfying prequel to "Alien," doing away with the or... Read More

War of The Roses Blu-ray Review
War of the Roses: Filmmaker Signature Series   War of The Roses Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 8:52 AM EDT
With a blast from the past The War of the Roses has returned on Blu-ray Disc.  Although it's billed as a comedy, most of the on screen time involves the drama that takes place between the three main actors.  Slow moving in parts, the character build up to a remarkable finale is worth the wait. The film centers on the Roses, Oliver (M... Read More

Hoffa Blu-ray Review
Hoffa Filmmaker Signature Series   Hoffa Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/08/2012 9:49 AM EDT
Jimmy Hoffa; anyone who knows a little about unions, truckers or the formation of the Teamsters is familiar with his name. In 1992 Danny DeVito attempted to weave a story of the often misunderstood man. Jack Nicholson plays the Detroit street fighter who rose from the ranks of trucker and labor organizer to build the Teamsters into the nation's... Read More

Rock of Ages Blu-ray Review
Rock of Ages   Rock of Ages Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/08/2012 8:34 AM EDT
Using the blockbuster success of "Mamma Mia!" as inspiration, the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" gallops to the big screen in all of its neon-drenched glory. Merging the power of hair metal from the late-1980s with campy performances intended to reach all the way to the back row, the feature is nothing short of a party, with gl... Read More

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray Review
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/07/2012 8:17 PM EDT
This week Universal Studios will release Stephen Spielberg's classic "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" on Blu-ray for the first time.  The classic 1982 film "E.T." has finally gotten the digital overhaul with a bunch of added extras that would make any Stephen Spielberg fan's head spin. Now many complained back in 2002, when Spi... Read More

American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
American Horror Story: Season 1   American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/05/2012 9:08 AM EDT
Whether you are a horror fan or just like a mystery with a lot of gruesome characters American Horror Story: The Complete First Season has been released on Blu-ray and DVD and it's a creepy feast.  Unlike most other TV series, the show completes the story at the end of the season so it's all in 12 episodes in a 3-disc set.  Nomina... Read More

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/03/2012 3:25 PM EDT
In today's economy, it's tough for seniors to survive, let alone thrive with what little funds they receive from their retirement. Well Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire) has just the solution, to outsource retirees' to his visionary Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful". In Fox Searchlight&#... Read More

Cinderella Blu-ray Review
Cinderella   Cinderella Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/01/2012 9:05 AM EDT
On October 2nd 2012 Disney will finally release "Cinderella" on Blu-ray. Yes, Cinderella's night at the ball will now be seen in the clarity it deserves. This 1950 classic has not only stood the test of time but inspired many generations of young girls, wishing while fast asleep. "Cinderella" plays such a big role in Disney&... Read More



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