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.

The Raven Theatrical Review
The Raven   The Raven Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/27/2012 8:25 AM EDT
Methodically delivered The Raven provides a suspense mystery that chills and thrills.  Set in the mid 1800's the Edgar Allan Poe based story has all the earmarks of a winning box office weekend.  With excellent direction controlling fine actors and a sold script, the film moves to the top of my best of 2012. The storyline involves a ... Read More

Detention Theatrical Review
Detention   Detention Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/23/2012 3:16 PM EDT
"Detention" may be where the deconstruction of the high school and slasher movie genre burns all the way through analysis and satire and achieves wrap-around becoming its own thing again. The film is set in the Town of Grizzly Lake.  It opens with a mean, female cheerleader (a necessary trope) breaking the 4th wall to address th... Read More

The Lucky One Theatrical Review
The Lucky One   The Lucky One Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  04/20/2012 10:16 PM EDT
There was a time when a movie starring Zac Efron also meant attendance by a flock of screaming teenage girls. Well, teenage girls mature and grow up, and after seeing Efron's latest offering "The Lucky One", it seems that the teenage idol has also, as he plays the role of a Marine returning from Iraq. Efron certainly looks the part of... Read More

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked   Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/13/2012 5:00 PM EDT
Alvin, Simon and Theodore—along with their female counterparts, The Chipettes—head off on an oceanic cruise with their exasperated manager, Dave Seville (Jason Lee, My Name is Earl). On the cruise, Alvin acts like the annoying rodent he is by creating absolute havoc. The ship's captain warns Dave if The Chipmunks screw up one more t... Read More

The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
The Darkest Hour 3D   The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/13/2012 1:51 PM EDT
During the time of year that normally plays only to Oscar contenders, Summit Entertainment bucked the trend and released the Sci-fi thriller, The Darkest Hour, now this April, It is released to the home entertainment market on Blu-ray 3D.   The film follows a group of five, 20-year olds (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinna... Read More

The Three Stooges Theatrical Review
The Three Stooges   The Three Stooges Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/13/2012 8:30 AM EDT
Woo Woo Woo, Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck and all the sight gags you can handle are back and more impious than ever in The Three Stooges. The very cool film had me in stitches with inane comedy that hits the top of my laughter barometer.  Although mainly a guy film, most all who can remember the knuckleheaded trio will love the insane comical antics th... Read More

The Raid: Redemption Theatrical Review
The Raid: Redemption   The Raid: Redemption Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/12/2012 4:20 PM EDT
A kick to the head, a fist to the body, guns blazing, explosions rocking the hallways, knives slashing, bodies everywhere and that's only the first 15 minutes of film The Raid: Redemption.  With amazing choreography, realistic combat and creative cinematography the movie makes a big hit.  Don't look for an original story, but that's not t... Read More

Lockout Theatrical Review
Lockout   Lockout Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/12/2012 11:01 AM EDT
With a mixture of tongue in cheek comedy and sci-fi action Lockout does an average job of entertaining male teens through adults.  The fast paced film reminds me however, of Escape From New York another futuristic film that features some very mean characters and a lot of brutality. Lockout features some very mean looking characters so it's har... Read More

We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review
We Bought A Zoo   We Bought A Zoo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/11/2012 12:01 PM EDT
We Bought a Zoo is located at the intersection of Feel Good Road and Predictable Lane. Matt Damon saps it up as the father who means to do well by his two children after their mother passes, but is hounded by impossibly over-the-top government bureaucrats, teenage angst, and Scarlett Johansson. Scratch that, that last one is actually a good thing.&... Read More

War Horse Blu-ray Review
War Horse   War Horse Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/07/2012 10:37 AM EDT
When the 2010 Academy Awards nominees were announced they seemed to justify the expansion of the Best Picture category to ten slots. But when the 2011 nominees came down, some began to wonder: is there really a benefit to nominating so many films? While The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and Tree of Life earned their pl... Read More



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