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   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

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray Review
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D /...   Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/29/2011 6:53 PM EDT
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

Limitless Blu-ray Review
Limitless   Limitless Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/14/2011 2:54 PM EDT
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

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night   Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/07/2011 6:16 PM EDT
Brandon Routh has played some very iconic roles in recent years -- from the Man of Steel in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, to Agent Daniel Shaw on the hit NBC television series, Chuck; but now Routh has returned to become a new iconic film figure, Dylan, in the Italian comic book turned motion picture film, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.   Dy... Read More

Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
Donnie Darko (10th Anniversary Edition)   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/06/2011 12:44 PM EDT
Ten years ago a film came out that did more than simply tell another teen high school drama, it posed questions that dealt with philosophical, theological and scientific elements. But what this film did was not bother to pander to the audience and simply give them the answers in a neat little row. Instead it left us to ponder on our own what the an... Read More

Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
Mars Needs Moms   Mars Needs Moms Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/05/2011 7:32 AM EDT
The latest and probably last feature from Imagemovers Digital (Polar Express, A Christmas Carol) is the home release of Mars Needs Moms in an amazing value combo pack.  Imagemovers specialized in performance capture CGI - animating the characters over digitally captured wireframes of the actors themselves acting out the movie (more on that lat... Read More