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.

Cellular Blu-ray Review
Cellular Blu-ray Review   Cellular Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/31/2012 7:50 AM EST
If you are a lover of fright films that keep fear on a high level then see Cellular now available on Blu-ray for the first time in the United States.  The creative film has excellent acting, imaginative directing and a great script.  If that's not enough to get the Blu-ray here's another reason to grab it, the smart interesting bonus feat... Read More

Newsies Blu-ray Review
Newsies Blu-ray Review   Newsies Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/30/2012 10:06 AM EST
Newsies' history as a film is as unlikely as that of its titular heroes. The biggest live action flop in Disney's history (at the time), it steadily built a devoted following on home video until it not only recouped its costs, but also spawned a hit stage musical that is currently filling the house on Broadway (and, like most successful mus... Read More

The Three Stooges Blu-ray Review
The Three Stooges Blu-ray Review   The Three Stooges Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/30/2012 9:03 AM EST
As The Three Stooges, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, and Larry Fine created a comedy institution. An act that grew into a popular series of shorts and features, the Stooges developed into a household name, with young fans spending long hours replicating the trio's signature moves of pain, to the consternation of parents everywhere. They are legends with... Read More

Next of Kin Blu-ray Review
Next of Kin Blu-ray Review   Next of Kin Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/27/2012 9:58 AM EST
In 1987, Patrick Swayze scored a sleeper smash with "Dirty Dancing," catapulting the actor to bigger and better roles in Hollywood, offering a shot at starring vehicles after years of supporting work. In 1990, Swayze hit the jackpot with "Ghost," a bona fide blockbuster that made him a household name, using sensual pottery and a... Read More

Murder In The First Blu-ray Review
Murder In The First Blu-ray Review   Murder In The First Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/26/2012 8:52 PM EST
"Based on a true story," those are loaded words. By that standard the undeniably affecting Murder in the First, which takes major factual liberties, is bound to get bashed. Here's the true part: Henri Young — Kevin Bacon in a blistering performance — hit prison at 17 for stealing five bucks from a post office. In 1938, Hen... Read More

A Perfect Murder Blu-ray Review
A Perfect Murder Blu-ray Review   A Perfect Murder Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/26/2012 8:46 PM EST
A Perfect Murder is based on the same 1952 stage play by Frederick Knott that Alfred Hitchcock memorably filmed as Dial M for Murder. Hitchcock kept the play's title and much of its dialogue, and he also retained its limited setting, where most of the action was confined to a London apartment inhabited by an unfaithful wife and her homicidally ... Read More

The Watch Theatrical Review
The Watch Theatrical Review   The Watch Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/26/2012 11:07 AM EST
The screwball film The Watch tries hard to entertain, but sinks below average even with its fine cast of witty pros. The film struggles, trying to make the scanty script work by upping the crude and rude level with a lot of off color sight gags, a good measure of dumbness and strong sexual innuendos. The only reason for making the trek to your loca... Read More

The Astronaut's Wife Blu-ray Review
The Astronaut's Wife Blu-ray Review   The Astronaut's Wife Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/26/2012 9:15 AM EST
The Astronaut's Wife isn't Rosemary's Baby in Space but it does inch awfully close, though. So close that it invites a host of unfavorable comparisons to Roman Polanski's critically acclaimed 1968 classic. Yes, writer/director Rand Ravich's slow sci-fi chiller sort of works, particularly as it follows Charlize Theron on a rather... Read More

Phenomenon Blu-ray Review
Phenomenon Blu-ray Review   Phenomenon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/25/2012 8:43 AM EST
In 1994 John Travolta was rescued from the Look Who's Talking sequels when Pulp Fiction reminded everyone of the unique magnetism with which he could invest almost any character. For the next six years—that is, until Battlefield Earth put some doubt in our minds—Travolta racked up one success after another, if not always financially... Read More

Margaret Blu-ray Review
Margaret Blu-ray Review   Margaret Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/24/2012 1:59 PM EST
It took a while to recover from watching the movie Margaret, but it sure is worth the watch.  Now available on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack the very poignant and psychological film digs into some of life's disturbing behaviors to tell the story of a teen hardened by societies deep-seated challenges.  If you would like to be immersed in a fa... Read More