Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Maureen Buccellato

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.

Criminial 4K Ultra HD Review
Criminial 4K Ultra HD Review   Criminial 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  07/28/2016 8:48 AM EST
Criminal, the thriller film starring Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds, is out on shelves this week on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD.The film, which also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) seems like it should be amazing given the cast. But what really has occurred here is a bit of a disappointment. William "Bil... Read More

Code of Honor Blu-ray Review
Code of Honor Blu-ray Review   Code of Honor Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  07/05/2016 4:32 PM EST
At one point in time Steven Seagal (Above The Law, Under Siege) was considered a true Hollywood bad-ass.  Well, those days are long gone, but Seagal continues to make films that only his younger self could pull off.Code of Honor stars Seagal as Robert Sikes, a former special-ops operative, who, after his family is killed in a drive-by shooting... Read More

Sisters Blu-ray Review
Sisters Blu-ray Review   Sisters Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/17/2016 8:41 AM EST
Tina Fey and Amy Pohler have once again joined forces to create another solid comedy film. Between hosting the Emmy's together, starring in films and on SNL together, this duo is unstoppable.  Their latest film, Sisters, is out on Blu-ray and DVD this week.Fey (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) and Pohler (Inside Out) play sisters Kate and Maura... Read More

Mike Tyson Mysteries DVD Review
Mike Tyson Mysteries: The Compete First Season DVD Review   Mike Tyson Mysteries DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/19/2015 10:30 AM EST
Mike Tyson Mysteries: The Complete First Season, is available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD Tuesday, October 20, and it's a show that is not to be missed.In Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new animated adult comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation, Mike Tyson takes the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving myster... Read More

The Last Man on Earth DVD Review
The Last Man on Earth: The Complete First Season DVD Review   The Last Man on Earth DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/03/2015 10:21 AM EST
Last Man on Earth, starring Will Forte, takes place in the year 2020, after a virus has wiped out most of the human population.  Forte plays Phil Miller, who, after the apocalypse, decides to take a trip to find other survivors. He eventually goes to Tucson, but when he can't find anyone he decides to end his life.  However, this is w... Read More

Gotham Blu-ray Review
Gotham: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Gotham Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  09/14/2015 9:28 AM EST
The character of Batman has been one of the most popular comic character since he emerged onto the comic book scene back in 1939.  Since then, we have seen many incarnations of Batman in print, television, and film; some comical, some dark and serious. Gotham brings a whole new dissection of his story to life.The show, which airs on Fox, premi... Read More

The Good Lie Blu-ray Review
The Good Lie Blu-ray Review   The Good Lie Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/23/2014 2:05 PM EST
"The Good Lie", starring Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Wild), is a story about four Sudanese refugee "siblings".  Based on a true story, the movie depicts the atrocities of the Sudan war.  It tells the story of the numerous people left displaced, along with tens of thousands of children who were orphaned, and livi... Read More

Revolution Blu-ray Review
Revolution Blu-ray Review   Revolution Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  08/20/2014 8:38 PM EST
Revolution, created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), comes back for a second and final season on Blu-ray to the delight to fans of  the now canceled show.  While the series started off fairly slowly, it picked up part way through and the second season continued this momentum.Beginning the series six months after season one concluded, we fin... Read More

Prom Theatrical Review
Prom Theatrical Review   Prom Theatrical Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  04/28/2011 9:34 AM EST
Disney "Prom" is a film made about -- you guessed it -- the Prom!  This squeaky-clean high school film is a breath of fresh air from the usual high-school- themed films that one sees nowadays.  Hokey?  Maybe, but it is nice to be able to bring a young girl to a movie without worrying about seeing alcohol or drug use and lot... Read More

Tangled Blu-ray Review
Tangled Blu-ray Review   Tangled Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  03/28/2011 11:26 AM EST
Disney has had a few "golden ages" of animated feature films throughout its existence. The first one was Snow White,  followed by their next golden age that started with the Little Mermaid -- then peeked at the company's best-animated feature to date, The Lion King.  It appears now with Tangled that we are on the verge of yet an... Read More



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