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.

We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
We Bought A Zoo   We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/22/2011 10:32 PM EDT
The heartfelt drama We Bought A Zoo comes to town and it's for the whole family.  A true story perfect for the holiday season with an uplifting account that shows what one family can do to help a community while healing themselves.  I am a fan of this kind of film as it reminds us of the principles on which America is built, with dreams, ... Read More

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review
Rise of the Planet of the Apes   Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/22/2011 10:32 AM EDT
"Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" on the surface appears to be a "throw away" summer film, a haphazardly thrown together money grab, grasping at nostalgia for its acclaimed predecessor.  Much like its storied roots, however the film will shock and awe with it's stunning plot twits and revelations only adding to the mytho... Read More

The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Review
The Adventures of Tintin   The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/21/2011 9:13 AM EDT
Making the most of the animation called performance capture Steven Spielberg creates a wonderful kid adventure with The Adventures of Tintin.  The veritable rollercoaster ride of a film is even more spectacular in 3D.  Targeted at lads of any age and for good family fun, rush to see the full feature film The Adventures of Tintin. The... Read More

Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review
Dolphin Tale   Dolphin Tale Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/21/2011 8:38 AM EDT
Dolphin Tale presents a staggering compilation of various cinematic clichés so transparent a kid could see through them. For a while, the film is so blandly average in said clichés that it nearly passes by as a simple bore. Then the third act kicks in and the onslaught becomes so incessant that by the end, it wouldn't be surprising if... Read More

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Theatrical Review
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo   The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/20/2011 7:42 PM EDT
The mystery and suspense in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets menacing giving audiences an unsuspected thriller.  I liked this version over the foreign release of the movie in 2010 because it's in English, has Daniel Craig and the story moves along as it should, unencumbered by faulty direction.  For those who like a good detective dra... Read More

Mr. Popper's Penguins Blu-ray Review
Mr. Popper's Penguins   Mr. Popper's Penguins Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/20/2011 9:22 AM EDT
For the holidays, Fox has released Mr. Poppers Penguins in Blu-ray combo packs, Blu-ray and DVD's.  It's true family fare and a fun gift for the youngsters.  The combo pack has the film in both Blu-ray and DVD and includes a digital download disc as well.  The film stars Jim Carrey as Tom Popper a guy who's had a tough life grow... Read More

Young Adult Theatrical Review
Young Adult   Young Adult Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/15/2011 5:01 PM EDT
Take two aspirins and go to bed, a great remedy for Young Adult, an over stated understatement that never gets entertaining.  Billed as a comedy, the more the cast tries to make it one, the lesser it becomes.  If you like a film with angst riddled plot, underdeveloped characters and only one very good performance than you are the only dem... Read More

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Theatrical Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/15/2011 1:00 PM EDT
Another fine adventure for the London detective becomes afoot in the newest 19th century Sir Arthur Conan Doyle crime story Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  The cast from the 2009 release reprises their roles under the able direction of Guy Richie making this outing even more exciting than the last. Don't skimp here; choose the theater wit... Read More

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol   Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/15/2011 9:51 AM EDT
Some day Tom Cruise will be too old to reprise Ethan Hunt, the Team Leader for the Impossible Mission Force.   I wondered if the 49-year-old Cruise was there already; but there was no need to wonder!  The guy has the body of a completely ripped 25-year-old.  I am not sure how that is possible; but unless it is CGI, what we see on scr... Read More

The Help Blu-ray Review
The Help   The Help Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/12/2011 7:33 PM EDT
Now on Blu-ray/DVD The Help hits the street on Tuesday December 6th and it has all the ear-markings of becoming the hottest item of the holiday season.  My prediction for this film at the Oscars include nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, 2 Best Supporting Actress, Costumes and Musical Score.  It should do equally as well at the G... Read More



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