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.

Dumbo Blu-ray Review
Dumbo Blu-ray Review   Dumbo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/26/2011 3:00 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   The Tempest Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/20/2011 8:45 AM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   The Last Starfighter Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/14/2011 4:06 PM EST
"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

Bridesmaids DVD Review
Bridesmaids DVD Review   Bridesmaids DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/13/2011 8:26 AM EST
When the Hangover came out it set a new bar for the type of high level raunchy comedy that audience's love to watch, and naturally afterwards many films attempted to re-create that same energy but failed to do so. It is difficult to say why that is, but what matters is that this past summer we were treated to a new comedy featuring a cast of women ... Read More

X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review   X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/10/2011 11:48 AM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   Prom Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/30/2011 8:24 AM EST
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

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray Review
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D /... Blu-ray Review   Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/29/2011 6:53 PM EST
Coming out on Blu-ray 3D combo pack is a rerelease of the 2008 Blu-ray edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas, with the addition of the 3D version that was created in 2006 for theatrical release.  The Nightmare Before Christmas is Tim Burton's iconic stop-motion animated feature, with an original story and his unique artistic vision. Ja... Read More

The Conspirator DVD Review
The Conspirator DVD Review   The Conspirator DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/20/2011 10:19 PM EST
There are many moments in history that we all know very well. One of the most well-known and tragic points in American history is the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. We all know of how it transpired, while at the theater with his wife, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. What many of us don't know is the conspiracy that too... Read More

Limitless Blu-ray Review
Limitless Blu-ray Review   Limitless Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/14/2011 2:54 PM EST
What if there was a drug out there that would increase your IQ to over four digits?   Would you take it?  If so, what would you do with your life?  Relativity Media's new film, Limitless, based on the story, Dark Fields, by Alan Glynn, aims to answer this question and more.   The film follows the life of one Eddie Morra (Bra... Read More

Rio DVD Review
Rio DVD Review   Rio DVD Review
(Eric English)  08/10/2011 10:50 PM EST
Colorful, fun, and entertaining are the some of the (tamer) first words that come to mind when thinking about Rio De Janeiro Brazil. "Rio", from the creators of Ice Age, is a story about a Blue McCaw from Minnesota whose adventures lead him to Brazil for a , you guessed it, colorful, fun, and entertaining romp the whole family will enjoy!... Read More