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 Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Blu-ray Review
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Blu-ray Review   The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/15/2011 9:17 AM EDT
Adapting a book into a film is never an easy task. There is always a good chance certain details will get left out and for fans of the books this comes as a hard truth. Sometimes this works in the films favor, by leaving out certain plot points it allows the flow of the movie to go more smoothly. And of course there is also the fact that there is o... Read More

Tron Legacy Blu-ray Review
Tron Legacy Blu-ray Review   Tron Legacy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/6/2011 11:06 AM EDT
For years now, fans of the movie, Tron, have been literally screaming for a sequel to the 1980's hit film.  Finally, after many years of waiting (and not always patiently), news came out of a sequel in the works.  It was at the San Diego Comic Con that footage was released for a possible Tron sequel. Fans went absolutely wild for it, ... Read More

Tron Blu-ray Review
Tron Blu-ray Review   Tron Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/6/2011 9:44 AM EDT
When the original Tron film hit theaters back in the early 1980's it didn't become the box office smash like everyone had hoped. Instead it got poor reviews and did not do well with major audiences. But it did garner a fan following, mostly from young children who were just entering the world of video gaming. Over the years as those children grew u... Read More

The Incredibles Blu-ray Review
The Incredibles Blu-ray Review   The Incredibles Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/4/2011 12:44 PM EDT
There are a lot of comic book inspired movies that have hit theaters over the years and it has always been hit or miss with all of them. It is never an easy thing to bring to life what so many fans have held in their hearts for so many years. But there have been a select few that were able to become huge successes in theaters. Having an excellent c... Read More

Black Swan Blu-ray Review
Black Swan Blu-ray Review   Black Swan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/4/2011 12:27 PM EDT
Black Swan is a dark and disturbing look into the world of ballet. Admittedly that does have an air of humor about it when you give it some thought but it reality this film takes you on an unexpected journey into the mind of a young girl completely naïve to the world she already inhabits.The stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a young talented ball... Read More

Tangled Blu-ray Review
Tangled Blu-ray Review   Tangled Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  3/28/2011 11:26 AM EDT
Disney has had a few "golden ages" of animated feature films throughout its existence. The first one was Snow White,  followed by their next golden age that started with the Little Mermaid -- then peeked at the company's best-animated feature to date, The Lion King.  It appears now with Tangled that we are on the verge of yet an... Read More

Yogi Bear Blu-ray Review
Yogi Bear Blu-ray Review   Yogi Bear Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  3/25/2011 9:48 AM EDT
Smarter than the average bear, Yogi had landed himself in the live-action movies arena in 2010, and now "Yogi Bear" has hit the shelves with its 2D Blu-ray release this spring.   Jellystone National Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary; and things seem to be going well in the world of Yogi Bear (voiced by Dan Akroyd), and Boo Bo... Read More

127 Hours Blu-ray Review
127 Hours Blu-ray Review   127 Hours Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/10/2011 11:58 AM EDT
127 Hours is the true story of Aaron Ralston a man in love with nature and outdoor adventure. On one morning in the beautiful canyons of Utah Aaron's right arm becomes wedged a rock wall and a boulder. What comes next is a hard and harrowing look at a man who put his own needs first before those of everyone else, a man who kept everyone in his, eve... Read More

Love & Other Drugs Blu-ray Review
Love & Other Drugs Blu-ray Review   Love & Other Drugs Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/10/2011 11:55 AM EDT
The film Love & Other Drugs came to theaters without much fanfare. Perhaps that was because the tone of the movie never quite found its groove. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway as Jamie and Maggie; two people who are more than opposite but wind up having an intimate and torrid affair. The characters they play are nothing we hav... Read More

Rain Man Blu-ray Review
Rain Man Blu-ray Review   Rain Man Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  3/3/2011 1:20 PM EDT
Sometimes when you see a particular film it stays with you no matter much time has passed. Rain Man with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman is just such a film.   Arriving in theaters in the 1980's, it quickly won audiences over with its story of Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) who is an L.A. based auto dealer/hustler/bookie. Charlie has been angry fo... Read More