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 Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
The Secret World of Arrietty   The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/14/2012 8:59 AM EDT
Taking a break from their usual interest in dense fantasy worlds and eccentric characters, the illustrious Studio Ghibli brings their imaginative film making resources down to a decidedly smaller realm with their latest offering. "The Secret World of Arrietty" is an adaptation of Mary Norton's "The Borrowers" book series, bringi... Read More

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked   Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/13/2012 5:00 PM EDT
Alvin, Simon and Theodore—along with their female counterparts, The Chipettes—head off on an oceanic cruise with their exasperated manager, Dave Seville (Jason Lee, My Name is Earl). On the cruise, Alvin acts like the annoying rodent he is by creating absolute havoc. The ship's captain warns Dave if The Chipmunks screw up one more t... Read More

The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
The Darkest Hour 3D   The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/13/2012 1:51 PM EDT
During the time of year that normally plays only to Oscar contenders, Summit Entertainment bucked the trend and released the Sci-fi thriller, The Darkest Hour, now this April, It is released to the home entertainment market on Blu-ray 3D.   The film follows a group of five, 20-year olds (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinna... Read More

We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review
We Bought A Zoo   We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/11/2012 12:01 PM EDT
We Bought a Zoo is located at the intersection of Feel Good Road and Predictable Lane. Matt Damon saps it up as the father who means to do well by his two children after their mother passes, but is hounded by impossibly over-the-top government bureaucrats, teenage angst, and Scarlett Johansson. Scratch that, that last one is actually a good thing.&... Read More

War Horse Blu-ray Review
War Horse   War Horse Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/07/2012 10:37 AM EDT
When the 2010 Academy Awards nominees were announced they seemed to justify the expansion of the Best Picture category to ten slots. But when the 2011 nominees came down, some began to wonder: is there really a benefit to nominating so many films? While The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and Tree of Life earned their pl... Read More

South Park Blu-ray Review
South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season   South Park Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/29/2012 8:47 AM EDT
The boys are back at it again in Blu-ray with the release of South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season and it's UNRATED.  Of course, if you are a fan, you probably already new that.  The hilarious fourteen episodes are devoid of ads and any other interference so you don't have a lag in the madness we aficionados have enjoyed for the last ... Read More

The Sitter Blu-ray Review
The Sitter   The Sitter Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/28/2012 8:16 AM EDT
Out on Blu-Ray is the 2011 movie produced and starring Jonah Hill, The Sitter.  The plot is very simple.  Jonah Hill plays Noah Griffith, a college student dropout who is coaxed into babysitting the kids of a family friend.  Things go wrong that night leading to Noah taking the kids out downtown.  In fact, it is almost a mirror ... Read More

Casablanca Blu-ray Review
Casablanca (70th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition)   Casablanca Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/27/2012 10:41 AM EDT
Casablanca is great. It's the quintessential Hollywood film; a classic example of the studio machine: fantastic acting, an artful directorial style, a sentimental score, and a story that will warm the many frozen rivers of your cold, cold heart. It's filled with classic lines ("I stick my neck out for nobody!") and unparalleled dr... Read More

The Muppets Blu-ray Review
The Muppets   The Muppets Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/24/2012 9:10 AM EDT
After a hiatus of twelve years since their last widespread theatrical movie, the Muppets returned to the big screen in late 2011.  From an idea hatched by Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man) and Nicolas Stoller, The Muppets was an attempt to revive a long-running and storied franchise.  Jason Segel may have left clues ... Read More

The Killing Blu-ray Review
The Killing: Season One   The Killing Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/23/2012 2:48 PM EDT
AMC has produced some big hits these past few years i.e. Breaking Bad, Mad Men and most recently The Walking Dead. That doesn't mean that everything they touch will take off like a rocket. Case in point: The Killing. A girl is murdered, and the unseen act creates a ripple effect across several socio-economic layers in the excessively bleak... Read More