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.

Black Swan Blu-ray Review
Black Swan   Black Swan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/04/2011 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   Tangled Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/28/2011 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   Yogi Bear Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/25/2011 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   127 Hours Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/10/2011 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   Love & Other Drugs Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/10/2011 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   Rain Man Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/03/2011 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

Bambi Blu-ray Review
Bambi   Bambi Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/24/2011 8:49 AM EDT
Since its inception Disney has put out classic films that entertain people of all ages. Specializing in animation they made some of the most iconic movies of all time. Over the last few years Disney has been releasing special editions of some its more classic films. One of their most treasured stories has just received the same treatment. It is unl... Read More

Unstoppable Blu-ray Review
Unstoppable   Unstoppable Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/21/2011 10:58 PM EDT
Sometimes you can't help but enjoy a movie that, in your heart, you know is completely ridiculous but does exactly what it promises; has great action, simple plot and doesn't talk down to audiences.   Unstoppable is that kind of film; it stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as two railroad operators who get caught up in an outrageous situati... Read More

Due Date Blu-ray Review
Due Date   Due Date Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/21/2011 10:45 PM EDT
Due Date stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis as two road companions on the worst possible trip in history. For anyone who was born before the 1980's it will bring up memories of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Unlike that film though this film feels the need to up the crazy quotient by 100%; perhaps it's indicative of the times we live in... Read More

Dungeons & Dragons Blu-ray Review
Dungeons & Dragons   Dungeons & Dragons Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/16/2011 11:06 AM EDT
For anyone who has been a fan of the fantasy world the name of Dungeons & Dragons legendary. It was created back in 1974 by Gary Gygax who like most fantasy lovers, had grown up longing to play in a world like Lord of the Rings. Eventually he was able to simulate that experience with the role-playing game of Dungeons & Dragons where partici... Read More