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.

People Like Us Blu-ray Review
People Like Us   People Like Us Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/19/2012 9:09 AM EDT
The inspirational film People Like Us has been released in a Blu-ray Combo pack with some very nice bonus features.  It's a good film with an emotional story that's well acted and directed.  A chick flick of sorts, the movie should have a high appeal from the 25 and older target market. Inspired by a true story the movie finds down o... Read More

Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review
Chernobyl Diaries   Chernobyl Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/18/2012 7:58 AM EDT
Even for fans of "extreme tourism," spending an afternoon in a deserted city surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant hardly sounds like a jolly holiday. Within minutes of setting off with shady tour guide Uri (Dimitri Diatchenko), four American twenty-something tourists and two European backpackers are in for more than the promised ... Read More

Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review
Moonrise Kingdom   Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/17/2012 9:12 PM EDT
Ever wish to go back to the fantasy childhood you never had? In Wes Anderson's newest film released to Blu-ray "Moonrise Kingdom" you get to travel back in time to 1965 to the island of New Penzance, where you get to follow the childhood adventures of Sam, a troubled young man who has been unsuccessfully trying to fit in as a Khaki Sc... Read More

Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
Iron Sky   Iron Sky Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 10:41 AM EDT
For sheer audacity of premise, you'd be hard pressed to come up with a more outrageous setup than that which is front and center in Iron Sky. In this film's (literally) lunatic alternate universe, a horde of Nazis has managed to get to the dark side of the moon during the closing days of World War II, building a swastika shaped moon base wh... Read More

The Raven Blu-ray Review
The Raven   The Raven Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/15/2012 8:09 AM EDT
"The Raven" should be a lot more entertaining than it actually is. Playing out the final days of writer Edgar Allan Poe, the movie turns the author into a detective of sorts, playing up the man's expertise with macabre situations as he races to save a damsel in distress. After all, who's more skilled at catching murderers than a man who's... Read More

Wall Street Blu-ray Review
Wall Street   Wall Street Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/15/2012 7:55 AM EDT
Delivering a well thought out look at the seedy side of stock trading, Director Oliver Stone gets down and dirty in the film Wall Street now available on a "Filmmakers Signature Series Blu-ray".  The hard hitting story combined with excellent acting pushed the film to over a $43 million box-office take in 1987 and earned an Oscar and... Read More

The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition   The Rescuers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/12/2012 10:40 AM EDT
Based on a series of books by Margery Sharp, Disney's 1977 animated feature The Rescuers continued that success with a film that perhaps seized on a topic that was just right for them – a quaint and charming adventure involving mice. The story follows the Rescue Aid Society, an international organization of mice based in New York that mirrors... Read More

The French Connection Blu-ray Review
The French Connection: Filmmaker Signature Series   The French Connection Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 11:44 AM EDT
Taking a ride with Popeye Doyle in The French Connection just became easier now that it's on Blu-ray.  Just released as part of a Filmmakers Signature Series the high energy classic film, a winner of an Academy Award for Best Picture, is a must have treasure for any adrenaline seeking film buff.  I've seen the movie several times when it ... Read More

Prometheus Blu-ray Review
Prometheus   Prometheus Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/10/2012 9:22 AM EDT
Firstly, yes, "Prometheus" is a prequel to "Alien." 20th Century Fox played coy with the pre-release details for a reason, hoping that they could create generous buzz and a bit of mystery surrounding a sensitive production. Unfortunately, it wasn't an especially satisfying prequel to "Alien," doing away with the or... Read More

War of The Roses Blu-ray Review
War of the Roses: Filmmaker Signature Series   War of The Roses Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  10/10/2012 8:52 AM EDT
With a blast from the past The War of the Roses has returned on Blu-ray Disc.  Although it's billed as a comedy, most of the on screen time involves the drama that takes place between the three main actors.  Slow moving in parts, the character build up to a remarkable finale is worth the wait. The film centers on the Roses, Oliver (M... Read More


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