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.

Shame Theatrical Review
Shame   Shame Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/09/2012 10:58 AM EDT
Brilliantly written, cunningly directed and very disturbing Shame gives a fly on the wall view of forbidden sex.  What makes this film a work of art however, comes with the fine acting by Fassbender and Carey Mulligan who give performances worthy of an Oscar.  The story centers on Brandon (Michael Fassbender) a successful businessman... Read More

Safe House Theatrical Review
Safe House   Safe House Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/09/2012 10:11 AM EDT
If you like your movies with constant action from beginning to end, then go and check out Safe House, a thrill a minute.  As a matter of fact, Ryan Reynolds has successfully crossed the line between comedy and drama with a performance like he has never delivered.  If all of a sudden you get an epiphany on where the film's going, not to wo... Read More

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Theatrical Review
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island   Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  02/09/2012 8:57 AM EDT
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island runs along the same format as the 2008 Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Josh Hutcherson comes back as Sean Anderson while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson takes on the father figure or I should say step-father character Hank, while Michael Caine adds some class playing Sean's Grandfather Alexander.Sean obvious... Read More

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Blu-ray Review
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas   A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  02/08/2012 11:57 AM EDT
What I didn't expect of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas was to be genuinely laughing at one of the jokes early on.  In a blatant display of ubiquitous timeliness, of which most films these days may be accused, a protester was depicted below Harold's (John Cho, Star Trek, FlashForward) office window picketing with the catchy &quo... Read More

Lady and The Tramp Blu-ray Review
Lady and The Tramp   Lady and The Tramp Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  02/06/2012 10:49 AM EDT
Enhanced with High Definition, Lady and the Tramp has been released on Blu-ray for the first time. The format gives the animated film more color and sharpness that was missing when it was released in the original VHS Video format. The story of Lady and the Tramp has been around since its release in 1955,  and the tale has never lost its l... Read More

The Woman in Black Theatrical Review
The Woman in Black   The Woman in Black Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/03/2012 8:36 AM EDT
For the first time being away from his comfort zone of playing Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe takes on a Victorian horror flick called The Woman in Black.  Although Radcliffe has shown a strong growth on his way to being an adult film star, he chose this film that has to prove he has made it.  Good choice or bad, he's now matured and read... Read More

Chronicle Theatrical Review
Chronicle   Chronicle Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/02/2012 11:21 AM EDT
"It's all the buzz" and for good reason, Chronicle the movie takes aim for a box-office bundle with a "super-powered" film that's directed at one of the largest movie going audiences, pre-teen to 25.  The highly imaginative, intensely thrilling teen film pushes all the right buttons providing a feeding for the frenz... Read More

Man on a Ledge Theatrical Review
Man on a Ledge   Man on a Ledge Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/26/2012 1:34 PM EDT
With an exciting beginning and suspense filled story Man on a Ledge entertains those that love a good thriller.  With very good performances and an action filled script that's nicely directed this year's box office should leap into high gear.  Ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) escapes guards at his father's funeral and takes off ... Read More

The Grey Theatrical Review
The Grey   The Grey Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/26/2012 9:05 AM EDT
Exciting, terrifying, intriguing and thrilling The Grey provides a stunning entry in the erratic first month of the year.  Good acting all around, electrifying cinematography and able direction keeps the film moving and entertaining.  If you like a white-knuckle panic film that challenges your worst fears, The Grey will have you in its sn... Read More

The Whistleblower Blu-ray Review
The Whistleblower   The Whistleblower Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/25/2012 9:27 AM EDT
The Whistleblower is a film whose first act is such a mishmash of re-hashed scenes and clunky exposition that it's a little surprising how engaged we are by its end. It stars Rachel Weisz, which is reason enough to see it, and it is (we are told in the opening title) "inspired by actual events," which is reason enough to hesitate. But... Read More