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.

Secretariat Blu-ray Review
Secretariat Blu-ray Review   Secretariat Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/19/2011 3:15 PM EDT
Horseracing is a hard and unforgiving sporting event. The horses are pushed to the limits of their endurance and sometimes beyond. The owners and riders of these animals face similar challenges in that many of their careers and lives depend on the results. The best-known race is The Kentucky Derby. It is part of an event called the Triple Crown tha... Read More

Archer DVD Review
Archer: Season 1 DVD Review   Archer DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/13/2011 6:56 PM EDT
Animation has seen an interesting growth over the past 30 years or so. For the most part it has been seen a venue for children and as such has been geared for them. But at times there were films and shows that attempted to push past that. Anyone who has enjoyed the Pixar films can attest to the change in style and tone of animation. Most recently t... Read More

24 Blu-ray Review
24: Season Eight - The Complete Final Season Blu-ray Review   24 Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  1/10/2011 4:11 PM EDT
After the astounding revival in storytelling that was 24's seventh season, the onus was on this, the eighth and final season, to avoid slipping back into the dark days of season six.  It was no small thing to ask: season seven replaced most of the cast, engaged formerly dead classic series character Tony Almeida in a triple-cross, and destroye... Read More

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Blu-ray Review
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic Blu-ray Review   Buffy The Vampire Slayer Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/9/2011 9:28 PM EDT
For most of us we get the majority of our information from the Internet. So its not surprising that other forms of entertainment find their way to this medium for newer audiences; comic books are no exception. Back in the mid 1990's Buffy the Vampire Slayer came to television and went on to become a very popular as well as successful show. Whe... Read More

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Blu-ray Review
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Blu-ray Review   Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/7/2011 2:01 PM EDT
The release of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps on DVD/Blu-ray brings a lot of good features.  Viewing the film itself in this format and venue allows you to slow down the action, replay a scene that may have been misunderstood and allows you to play it whenever you want.  Well I'm sure you already knew that, but I just wanted to emphasize... Read More

Machete Blu-ray Review
Machete Blu-ray Review   Machete Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  1/5/2011 4:07 PM EDT
Back in 2007 a movie called Grindhouse hit the theaters.  It was directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, and styled in such a way to bring back that nostalgia feeling of the exploitation drive-in classics from the 1970's.  In between the films, the filmmakers inserted fake trailers. Such was the case for a B-movie trailer,... Read More

The A-Team Blu-ray Review
The A-Team Blu-ray Review   The A-Team Blu-ray Review
(Marco Chacon)  1/3/2011 5:06 PM EDT
When my wife asked which movie I had received for review, I didn't tell her the name -- I just hummed the tune, and she paused and said, "The A-Team!   I think that is an impressive indication of the original's pervasive influence; my wife grew up in Haitian Catholic boarding schools.  As Hollywood adapts our childhood memori... Read More

Rush Hour Blu-ray Review
Rush Hour Blu-ray Review   Rush Hour Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/23/2010 12:17 PM EDT
Who doesn't love a buddy cop movie? It all started way back in the eighties with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Their on screen chemistry starting with the first of four Lethal Weapon movies set a bar all action/comedy movies to come. There have been many incarnations of this type over the years, and with varied combinations. The one, though, that br... Read More

Going The Distance Blu-ray Review
Going The Distance Blu-ray Review   Going The Distance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/10/2010 5:36 PM EDT
A long distance relationship is never easy; at some point in our lives most of us have done it. This is the subject of the romantic comedy Going the Distance with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore. Justin Long plays Garrett, a thirty-something who works for a record label. Drew Barrymore plays Erin, also a thirty-something who is working as an in... Read More

Knight and Day Blu-ray Review
Knight and Day Blu-ray Review   Knight and Day Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/10/2010 2:23 PM EDT
There is something to be said for the blend of action, comedy and romance. When done right you have enjoyable film that any movie patron will enjoy. Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz is just such a film.June Havens (Cameron Diaz) is a simple woman who runs an auto restoration garage and is on her way to visit her sister for a brid... Read More