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.

Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
Trouble With the Curve   Trouble With the Curve Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/28/2012 11:24 AM EDT
Trouble with the Curve is a neat 'n tidy counterpoint to the much better film Moneyball, bemoaning the long lost art of baseball scouting over the cold, faceless statistics of major league number crunching. The movie's story offers gruff romanticism over game-changing mathematics. Family drama over closed door shake-ups. And a very differen... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/27/2012 11:22 PM EDT
Targeted toward young males, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days has a lot going for it including a very good cast, some very witty scenes and a romantic storyline that's just for kids. Now available in a Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD with Digital Copy, the movie may be good enough to have your youngsters put down their video games just long en... Read More

Les Miserables Theatrical Review
Les Miserables   Les Miserables Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/25/2012 9:29 AM EDT
Not many musical plays get translated to screen with pleasing results and Les Miserables barely makes the cut.  The lavish film production of the heartfelt story wins with sets, music and cinematography, but not desirable enough in the acting development. While the strongest performances come from support characters the leads just couldn't mak... Read More

Django Unchained Theatrical Review
Django Unchained   Django Unchained Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2012 5:31 PM EDT
Taking a page out of history, Quentin Tarantino adds his version of the unsettling times in his newest film Django Unchained.  Much like his Inglourious Basterds this outrageous adventure generates tongue-in-cheek satire and raises eyebrows in it's nearly 3 hours of ‘creative' damnation. Taking the film with a grain of salt, the audience... Read More

Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review
Ice Age: Continental Drift   Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/21/2012 8:11 AM EDT
The lovable dinosaur age characters are back in Ice Age: Continental Drift and this time the world is about to crack, literally.  Just released on Blu-ray combo pack that includes a DVD and Digital Copy, the funny animated movie is perfect for good family fun.  All the favorites return along with some new surprises in their newest adventu... Read More

Jack Reacher Theatrical Review
Jack Reacher   Jack Reacher Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/21/2012 7:56 AM EDT
Tom Cruise, the somewhat diminutive movie star, brings to life the hulking figure of ex-military cop Jack Reacher, in Christopher McQuarrie's film adaptation of Lee Child's novel One Shot, and goes a long way in proving the point that size really does not matter. A somewhat disturbing opening scene that sees a sniper take out five random innocent u... Read More

Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review
Dick Tracy   Dick Tracy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/17/2012 9:27 AM EDT
Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy is the bright, cheerful cousin to Tim Burton's Batman. When Tracy was released the year after Burton's film, it felt something like a repeat. (It didn't help that Danny Elfman scored both pictures.) But now, after over two decades of tortured heroes in dark films inspired by comics and graphic novels, Trac... Read More

Hyde Park on Hudson Theatrical Review
Hyde Park on Hudson   Hyde Park on Hudson Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/13/2012 4:45 PM EDT
Our longest serving President has a heyday in Hyde Park on Hudson, an interesting look at Franklin Delano Roosevelt's affairs while in office. The historical, humorous and intriguing story puts our 32nd President in a rather awkward situation derived from an excerpt of the diary of his cousin Daisy. A questionable motive for the piece of entertainm... Read More

Butter DVD Review
Butter   Butter DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/12/2012 10:32 AM EDT
There was tremendous potential for "Butter" to throw a spotlight on the rigors of butter sculpting competitions, drinking in the varied characters that populate this odd hobby while taking note of the exceptional skill required to turn slabs of dairy into art. Instead, "Butter" goes for a swipe of irreverence, poking fun with Mi... Read More

The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray Review
The Odd Life of Timothy Green   The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/12/2012 9:06 AM EDT
"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" forces an enormous amount of whimsy down the throat of its audience in the early moments of the picture, though it doesn't take very long to develop a taste for the sweet stuff. Heartfelt and genuinely magical, this Disney release is perfect for the family, touching on themes of parenthood for adults, while... Read More