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.

Homeland Blu-ray Review
Homeland: The Complete Second Season   Homeland Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  09/26/2013 1:56 PM EDT
With a series so tightly wound as Homeland season 1, seemingly meant for a self-contained, miniseries-style run, there are two real dangers of extending the story. To extend past shelf life, they could just modify the tail end of the story, dragging resolution on and on, until viewers get tired of being so blatantly manipulated, and the network put... Read More

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia DVD Review
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 8   It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/25/2013 9:16 AM EDT
There are different reasons to watch television. Some people want to live vicariously through the characters, finding adventure and excitement. Some people want to weep with the characters as unending challenges face their emotionally-driven lives. Some people just want to laugh.Over the years, with dramas coming and going to varying degrees of suc... Read More

The Fly Blu-ray Review
The Fly   The Fly Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/24/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Horror films have often been the poor stepchildren of the film industry, relegated to B-movies or less than stellar production quality, including often less than A-list talent both in front of and behind the camera. Universal may have built much of its early empire on horror flicks like Frankenstein and Dracula, but at the time of those films' ... Read More

Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Review
Iron Man 3   Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/23/2013 12:31 PM EDT
The ashes still not settled when it burned up the box-office in May of this year, the action thriller Iron Man 3 slams into home theaters in a Blu-ray combo pack. The movie with its HD Master Audio transfer from the theatrical release can shake the family room with the right equipment.  The movie cashed in with over $1billion ticket sales from... Read More

Prisoners Theatrical Review
Prisoners   Prisoners Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/19/2013 2:17 PM EDT
Shocking, relentless and suspenseful Prisoners opens in theaters this weekend with a story of abduction that's gut wrenching to the core. Much like the urgency and feel of Ransom, this film takes you deep into the helplessness of a child kidnapping.  Probably a contender for an Oscar nomination for best picture, the action thriller has a good ... Read More

Bates Motel Blu-ray Review
Bates Motel: Season One   Bates Motel Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/17/2013 3:14 PM EDT
Wow we had some great television and cable programs this past year and hopefully more to come.  Looking over the list so far however, one stands out as the most decadent drama of the year thus far.  The very eerie, well acted Bates Motel takes a classic horror film from Alfred Hitchcock and brings together a prequel that matches, no surpa... Read More

World War Z Blu-ray Review
World War Z   World War Z Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/17/2013 2:58 PM EDT
One of the best picks so far this year for the Action category World War Z has entered the home entertainment market and it comes in various formats including Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD.  Packed with bonus features the Blu-ray has an unrated version that contains extra footage of the zombie onslaught.  The movie will also be released on ... Read More

The Family Theatrical Review
The Family   The Family Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/12/2013 3:10 PM EDT
A fine cast, a notable director and some very nice camerawork create Luc Besson's newest film The Family.  Delivering a lot of family angst mixed with a good measure of chaos the movie works its way into the kind of comedy that often takes a chunk out of the box-office.  Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones The F... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy: Season Five   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/09/2013 1:49 PM EDT
It used to be that ads on television about so-called private matters seemed to be the exclusive domain of women (think of products like Depends or Summer's Eve), but we're in an apparently more enlightened age now when any number of potentially highly embarrassing "male issues" are trumpeted over the airwaves with of course the co... Read More

Revenge DVD Review
Revenge: The Complete Second Season   Revenge DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/09/2013 11:33 AM EDT
There was a period several years ago where it seemed that Bones was the only television show I watched on a regular basis. However, in recent years, the TV dance-card has been filled with more and more shows. As many have pointed out, there are a lot of great shows out there right now, both on network channels and on cable. These cable shows have i... Read More



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