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.

Evita Blu-ray Review
Evita Blu-ray Review   Evita Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  7/17/2012 3:30 PM EDT
Evita's stature has grown with the passage of time, and even if you feel (as many fans do) that Alan Parker's 1996 film adaptation doesn't capture the electricity of the stage musical at its best, the movie remains one of the most effective stage-to-screen adaptations of the last thirty years. For all the attention she garnered dur... Read More

Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review   Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  7/9/2012 11:25 AM EDT
The 2002 animated sci-fi/fantasy adventure film from Disney, Treasure Planet, is loosely based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island, but how well the Stevenson's seafaring adventure translates as an alien populated space adventure is debatable. While Disney's experiments with mixed hand-drawn and CG animation seem to work rather well... Read More

Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review   Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  7/6/2012 8:32 AM EDT
Atlantic City. Chariots of Fire. On Golden Pond. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Reds. These are the five films nominated for Best Picture in 1981, and it was Chariots of Fire that walked away with the honor. Chariots of Fire isn't fully deserving of that prestigious win, but none of the other four films on the list leap out at as being more worthy of... Read More

Savages Theatrical Review
Savages Theatrical Review   Savages Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/5/2012 8:12 PM EDT
If you are looking for gut wrenching excitement in a movie with a brilliant cast and a creative storyline then choose Savages, this year's most powerful action filled drama to date.  Intense and intriguing, the film has scenes so extreme that I felt myself gripping the theatre arm rests. If you think the drug wars were crazy in No Country for ... Read More

The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review   The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/2/2012 12:02 PM EDT
The production of The Amazing Spider-Man makes it a standout in visual acuity but misses its mark in originality and thrills.  That aside, it's still a must see for hero worshipers, action seekers and Marvel comic book fans.  To give the best review possible, I took out my DVD of Spider-Man, which was released in 2002, starring T... Read More

People Like Us Theatrical Review
People Like Us Theatrical Review   People Like Us Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  7/1/2012 10:40 AM EDT
"People Like Us" is the story of two siblings' responses to their father's death. The first five minutes add up to a well crafted character study, as whip-smart salesman Sam (Chris Pine) is stunned by the news that his father has died suddenly. Still resentful of his emotionally distant old man, Sam reluctantly heads home to ... Read More

Ted Theatrical Review
Ted Theatrical Review   Ted Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/28/2012 3:51 PM EDT
Most all of us have had a Teddy Bear when we were young, even if it was in the form of Yoda or Raggedy Ann, but nothing like the one in the movie Ted.  This fun filled film gives a great show under the direction of Seth MacFarlane who knows comedy and shows off his skills in a big way with Ted. The fantasy story centers on John Bennett (M... Read More

Magic Mike Theatrical Review
Magic Mike Theatrical Review   Magic Mike Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/28/2012 2:15 PM EDT
Bare bods and fast music can't save Magic Mike.  Even if the ladies think they are being entertained, it's all a façade to cash in on a voyeuristic business that has clung to the sexual 90's.  It may be a take on Tatum's early teen romp to fill his pockets, but the actor did better with his "Step-up" acting than he does h... Read More

Deliverance Blu-ray Review
Deliverance Blu-ray Review   Deliverance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/28/2012 11:27 AM EDT
This is the weekend they didn't play golf. That's the tag line for a film that has seared itself into the minds of  a generation of fans. Deliverance has lasted for over three decades as lesson one of a Northerner's introduction to the South. Showing the backwoods and a laid back lifestyle, almost to the point of being inbred, thos... Read More

Wilfred Blu-ray Review
Wilfred: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Wilfred Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/28/2012 11:15 AM EDT
Series co-creator and co-star Jason Gann describes Wilfred as "Donnie Darko meets Russell Crowe on a bender." That gets you at least halfway there. The show, which is based on Gann's Australian TV comedy of the same name, revolves around the old imaginary friend/talking animal conceit of Mr. Ed and the Jimmy Stewart classic Harvey wit... Read More