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.

Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review
Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review   Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/07/2013 3:42 PM EST
The bold, dazzling and dramatic Oz the Great and Powerful opens this weekend with immense possibilities of being the top gainer so far this year. Nearly critic proof, the film should bask in great returns at the box office. However, although the film is a masterpiece of cinematography and CGI, the acting and direction never really reaches an accept... Read More

Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review   Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/07/2013 9:10 AM EST
You don't have to be a surfer to enjoy the true story Chasing Mavericks, a bio drama that's filled with inspiration and determination.  Now on Blu-ray the movie has a fine cast and crew with a script that takes you deep into the life of a real surfer and his willpower to catch the biggest and most dangerous waves.  If you like dramas that... Read More

Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review   Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray Review
(Evette Meyer)  03/05/2013 11:01 AM EST
Disney scores big with Wreck-It Ralph! It's a clever and hilarious take on the world of gaming and one of the most original storylines Disney has put out in years. Imagine a virtual world where arcade video game characters come to life after the arcade closes every night. The visual effects in this movie are truly an experience. One-­- dimensio... Read More

Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review   Lay The Favorite Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/05/2013 9:55 AM EST
Kind of madcap with good measure of fun production Lay the Favorite is now available on Blu-ray.  Direction by Oscar nominated Stephen Frears makes the easy going gambling plot movie a winner with a lot of twists and attention-grabbing situations. Perfect for home viewing so you can control the play with a lot of reason to rewind the action fo... Read More

Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
Easter Parade Blu-ray Review   Easter Parade Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/04/2013 11:11 AM EST
For the first time on Blu-ray the romantic musical Easter Parade dances onto the small screen. Transferred to Blu-ray using 1080p high definition, the movie makes a better presentation than its DVD predecessor.  Originally released in 1948, this musical featuring the dancing of Fred Astaire and Judy Garland kicks up a great show. The stor... Read More

Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review
Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review   Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/27/2013 4:34 PM EST
Taking special effects and sound to a new level for a 3D film, Jack the Giant Slayer entertains with adventure and excitement.  The audience for the film in my estimation targets preteen to 20's male population.  That said, the movie is critic proof with its giant size marketing budget and will certainly make a huge profit in the box-off ... Read More

Phineas and Ferb DVD Review
Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files - Animal Agents DVD Review   Phineas and Ferb DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/27/2013 11:14 AM EST
If you are a fan of Phineas and Ferb, specifically a Perry the Platypus fan, get ready to be excited because Agent P has a whole new slew of adventures for you. As Phineas an Ferb have gained popularity it appears that Perry the Platypus has completely stolen the show. Hot off the heels of the popular Where's My Perry? App, this DVD comes at a grea... Read More

The Terminator Blu-ray Review
The Terminator (Remastered) Blu-ray Review   The Terminator Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/27/2013 10:40 AM EST
Even though I have seen The Terminator many times in the past, watching it again on my HD Television in enhanced Blu-ray makes the home experience even better.  Although this is the second time the movie has been released in the format, if you originally purchased the DVD copy, then this Blu-ray upgrade will give you a better experience. ... Read More

The Insider Blu-ray Review
The Insider Blu-ray Review   The Insider Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/25/2013 9:08 AM EST
Drama at its best, The Insider takes a look at big tobacco and comes up a winner in nearly every category including, acting, directing, writing and cinematography.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the 1999 film earned 7 Oscar nominations and accolades from nearly every film critics association.  The story centers on the tobacco in... Read More

Officer Down Theatrical Review
Officer Down Theatrical Review   Officer Down Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/22/2013 2:48 PM EST
It's hard to say what type of film "Officer Down" wants to be, but it doesn't appear particularly successful on any front. Part cop drama, part whodunit, with a dusting of action dynamics, the picture marches forward without a game plan, creating a confusing, heavy effort that depends on twists to keep the audience invested, only it's... Read More