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.

Need For Speed Theatrical Review
Need For Speed Theatrical Review   Need For Speed Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/14/2014 1:49 PM EDT
Hot cars, hot women and hotheads cut loose in Need for Speed an action packed film that will make your head spin. It's a little of Smokey and the Bandit, a measure of Fast and Furious and a lot of Cannonball Run, and that's a good thing.  Much like those films, Need for Speed hooks its audience from the very beginning with exciting str... Read More

300: Rise Of An Empire Theatrical Review
300: Rise Of An Empire Theatrical Review   300: Rise Of An Empire Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  3/5/2014 9:13 AM EDT
Not all sequels of movies work unless they were a blockbuster, had an unfinished story to tell and had characters that were likeable enough to warrant more screen time. In the case of 300: Rise of an Empire it had an uphill battle to capture all three of the justifications and it comes out on top.  With a graphic novelist like Frank Miller (Ro... Read More

Non-Stop Theatrical Review
Non-Stop Theatrical Review   Non-Stop Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/28/2014 9:02 AM EDT
Filled with suspense and edge of your seat thrills, Non-Stop does a good job of keeping the audience off balance to the very end.   Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra who helmed the horror thriller Orphan combined with notables in lead roles, the film has excellent potential for a good weekend run.  If you like your movies taut with twis... Read More

3 Days to Kill Theatrical Review
3 Days to Kill Theatrical Review   3 Days to Kill Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/20/2014 3:28 PM EDT
Emotionally and action charged 3 Days to Kill features a fine cast, direction by McG and top notch cinematography.  The CIA thriller follows a script by Luc Beeson who also oversaw the movie as producer.  Taught drama mixed with situation comedy makes for a cool secret agent film that should appeal to age 13 plus moviegoers.  Th... Read More

Winter's Tale Theatrical Review
Winter's Tale Theatrical Review   Winter's Tale Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/13/2014 9:25 AM EDT
Miracles and Mayhem cloud Winter's Tale, a romantic saga that's extremely predictable and falls short on acting.  The film tries to be a mystery of sorts and almost achieves its goal, until the devil comes into the picture and from there on the movie slowly falls apart.  Laughable at times, the story loses its passion and any possible emp... Read More

Robocop Theatrical Review
Robocop Theatrical Review   Robocop Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  2/11/2014 8:56 AM EDT
In the year 2028, OmniCorp rules the world in robot technologies. Their robots are deployed all around the globe keeping law and order on the streets, except in one country, America. The U.S. has the Dreyfuss Act -- a law forbidding the use of drones on its street. OmniCorp's CEO, Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton), sees a way of getting around the l... Read More

The Monuments Men Theatrical Review
The Monuments Men Theatrical Review   The Monuments Men Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/6/2014 11:22 AM EDT
If you are looking for a big action film from this weekend's Monuments Men, it's not.  More of a historical recreation of the true events, the movie tries very hard to open the window to an important part of WWII history, but barely achieves it.  Loading the movie with familiar faces of top actors, director George Clooney makes his film m... Read More

That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review
That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review   That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/31/2014 8:38 AM EDT
Here's a chick flick with a lot of face time with upcoming stars.  It's called That Awkward Moment and features Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan.  The film's a romancer that has a lot of appeal, except the storyline is quite hackneyed and very predictable.  The saving grace here is the snappy comedy that keeps the script... Read More

Labor Day Theatrical Review
Labor Day Theatrical Review   Labor Day Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/30/2014 12:38 PM EDT
Finally making its way into many theaters after a soft opening in December, Labor Day adds some drama to the weekend.  The film features some good acting, able direction and a story that intrigues, but gets hung up in reality issues. If you accept the story as played out you will enjoy it, otherwise the box of tissues you bring will be for nau... Read More

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review   Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2014 3:37 PM EDT
Filled with intrigue and mystery one of novelist Tom Clancy's more ambitious books "The Teeth of the Tiger" comes to the screen as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.  The film turns the clock back on the main character to his college days where he gets pressed into service by the CIA.  It's a fairly complicated film at first, but tends ... Read More