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 Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Review
The Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Review   The Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2013 9:40 AM EST
One of the toughest things to do in film making is to take a true story or biography and make it into a comedy.  Called The Wolf of Wall Street, it's a factual tale that takes you into the underbelly of a corrupt stock broker who swindles huge amounts of money from many investors that were conned into giving up their life savings.  Brough... Read More

American Hustle Theatrical Review
American Hustle Theatrical Review   American Hustle Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/19/2013 2:36 PM EST
Wacky and wild the comedy/drama American Hustle puts on a great show from the glitz and glamour of the nightlife to the plunging necklines of the women who make it a madcap piece of work. The film takes you on a journey, no an adventure, in the realm of the con artist and provides some nice twists in this sordid plot to turn chump change into a lit... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Theatrical Review
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Theatrical Review   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/12/2013 4:59 PM EST
Fresh from his victorious game of riddles with Gollum in the previous movie, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the band of dwarves lead by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), as well as the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), continue their quest to The Lonely Mountain and claim what is rightfully theirs. But, in order to succeed, they must battle t... Read More

Frozen Theatrical Review
Frozen Theatrical Review   Frozen Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/27/2013 11:12 AM EST
Disney goes back to its roots with a show tune filled animated adventure for the whole family.  Filled with song, action and comedy the film Frozen hits the ground sliding into a holiday almost devoid of family fare. Featuring new characters that are bound to attract both young girls and boys, Frozen should be able to go toe-to-toe with The Hu... Read More

The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
The Delivery Man Theatrical Review   The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 4:13 PM EST
What starts out a typical Vince Vaughn comedy becomes a heartfelt dramedy in the film Delivery Man.  The movie takes audiences into the world of a sperm donor and how one person can complicate the lives of the 533 children of the recipients.   The story is a fantasy, but it's also a cool "what if" question that makes the mo... Read More

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/19/2013 9:28 AM EST
Great news for fans of The Hunger Games: the girl is on fire again and burning just as brightly as before. The second movie in the popular franchise, Catching Fire, opens where the first movie left off, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: First Class, Silver Linings Playbook) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson, ... Read More

Thor: The Dark World Theatrical Review
Thor: The Dark World Theatrical Review   Thor: The Dark World Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/08/2013 8:48 AM EST
Now that we're firmly into Phase Two of Marvel's plan for total cinema domination, the titles are coming thick and fast.The next Captain America (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) will be along in the spring, and in a year that's already brought the terrific Iron Man 3 we now have this sequel to Thor, a movie that was bright, funny and carried a... Read More

Last Vegas Theatrical Review
Last Vegas Theatrical Review   Last Vegas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2013 4:29 PM EST
There's a lot of buzz going on about Last Vegas and rightly so.  The high energy comedy casts a dream team of actors, a top notch director and a story by the writer of The Guilt Trip that turns up the laughter in every scene.  With Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline in the lead roles, it's The Hangover for the... Read More

Ender's Game Theatrical Review
Ender's Game Theatrical Review   Ender's Game Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/31/2013 9:47 AM EST
Teens will have a blast with Ender's Game a science fiction adventure that's well acted and directed.  The much read novel by Orson Scott Card focuses on the target audience putting youngsters in the roles of saving the Earth. Using amazing special effects that transport the audience into space the book transfers to the screen exceptionally we... Read More

The Counselor Theatrical Review
The Counselor Theatrical Review   The Counselor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/24/2013 8:10 PM EST
No surprises here, Ridley Scott continues his inscrutable melodramas with The Counselor a weak film that's well acted by a stellar cast, but with a theme that's worn-out. While the cinematography gives his film a nice flare, the story and script by Cormac McCarthy who gave us No Country For Old Men and The Road could surly have been more or... Read More