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.

50/50 Theatrical Review
50/50   50/50 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/29/2011 11:34 AM EST
When I see Seth Rogen's name listed in the cast of a film the first thing that comes to my mind is a wild comedy.  But in 50/50 Rogen adjusts his bizarre persona and creates a character that provides the right medicine to a poignant situation.  Although the film gets a little sappy at times, it delivers a strong meaningful story. ... Read More

Dumbo Blu-ray Review
Dumbo   Dumbo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/26/2011 3:00 PM EST
It is always interesting to look back on films of the past and marvel at what was accomplished with so few resources. Given what can be done today in the world of animation, it is beyond impressive to see what the animators could achieve with simple 2-D pencil drawings. Disney was the company that innovated animation and captured the minds of audie... Read More

Moneyball Theatrical Review
Moneyball   Moneyball Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 4:39 PM EST
Even though the acting is stellar, unless you are a baseball fan or star struck on Brad Pitt, then you may want to shy away from Moneyball.  The film gets pretty hot and heavy into the subject matter of money versus mom's apple pie and the rites of summer.  It's not about little Jimmy loving his favorite player because that piece of colla... Read More

Killer Elite Theatrical Review
Killer Elite   Killer Elite Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 11:13 AM EST
The film Killer Elite plays out like you are watching a video game, kill an assassin and move up to the next level.  Exciting, power packed and relatively predictable, the film tends to mirror other action movies that have been released this year. The thing that does play better than the rest involves the suspense that comes with trying to dec... Read More

Dolphin Tale Theatrical Review
Dolphin Tale   Dolphin Tale Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 8:32 AM EST
The Inspiring, moving, poignant true story Dolphin Tale splashes into theaters this weekend with a family friendly theme that's sure to touch your heart.  Filmed in Florida where it happened it's a movie about a dolphin that receives a compassionate helping hand and a strange new lease on life. Riding his bike to summer school Sawyer (Nat... Read More

The Tempest Blu-ray Review
The Tempest   The Tempest Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/20/2011 8:45 AM EST
There are few who would debate that William Shakespeare is one of the most prolific writers in history. His works have been adapted and poured over for generations; always finding new audiences to rediscover his deep and elegant writing style. Once film was invented it was only natural to bring his works to the silver screen. It was in the mid 1990... Read More

Straw Dogs Theatrical Review
Straw Dogs   Straw Dogs Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/15/2011 1:50 PM EST
Here's a remake that actually makes for better entertainment.  It's called Straw Dogs and the cunning little tale takes you into the dark side of a dysfunctional town and renders fear.   I was very much blown away by the film from its mellow beginning to a buildup of concern and a final turn of events that made me shudder.  If y... Read More

Drive Theatrical Review
Drive   Drive Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/15/2011 10:19 AM EST
Just to make sure that the trailer for Drive doesn't give you the wrong idea, NO, this is not a Jason Statham movie in the vein of the adrenaline pumping Transporter series.  Ryan Gosling holds his own in this rough surrealistic drama that inserts all the thrills shown in the preview and more.  If you like looking into the mind of a tough... Read More

The Last Starfighter Blu-ray Review
The Last Starfighter   The Last Starfighter Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/14/2011 4:06 PM EST
"Greetings Starfighter, You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada." These words are etched into the brains of many an adult and possibly the children of those adults. Back in the early 1980's everyone was looking to jump onto the next big science fiction adventure tale and along... Read More

Bridesmaids DVD Review
Bridesmaids   Bridesmaids DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/13/2011 8:26 AM EST
When the Hangover came out it set a new bar for the type of high level raunchy comedy that audience's love to watch, and naturally afterwards many films attempted to re-create that same energy but failed to do so. It is difficult to say why that is, but what matters is that this past summer we were treated to a new comedy featuring a cast of women ... Read More

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