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.

Prisoners Theatrical Review
Prisoners Theatrical Review   Prisoners Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  9/19/2013 2:17 PM EDT
Shocking, relentless and suspenseful Prisoners opens in theaters this weekend with a story of abduction that's gut wrenching to the core. Much like the urgency and feel of Ransom, this film takes you deep into the helplessness of a child kidnapping.  Probably a contender for an Oscar nomination for best picture, the action thriller has a good ... Read More

The Family Theatrical Review
The Family Theatrical Review   The Family Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  9/12/2013 3:10 PM EDT
A fine cast, a notable director and some very nice camerawork create Luc Besson's newest film The Family.  Delivering a lot of family angst mixed with a good measure of chaos the movie works its way into the kind of comedy that often takes a chunk out of the box-office.  Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones The F... Read More

Riddick Theatrical Review
Riddick Theatrical Review   Riddick Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  9/6/2013 8:24 AM EDT
"Somewhere along the way I lost a step… gotta find that animal side again."Those words, croaked early in the film by Vin Diesel's titular antihero and bathed in metatextuality, sum up far more than the character's intentions. Riddick manages to salvage a franchise that faltered by adopting the strategy that A Good Day to Di... Read More

The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review   The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/30/2013 11:10 AM EDT
One of the most truly artistic films this year turns out to be foreign and in black and white, but the charming, beautiful, sweet and convincing story out shines anything else.  It's called The Artist and the Model with brilliant performances that draw you into a window of the past where World War II takes a pause and sparks a different kind o... Read More

Getaway Theatrical Review
Getaway Theatrical Review   Getaway Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/29/2013 10:33 AM EDT
Burning rubber for nearly 90 minutes the movie Getaway slams into theaters this weekend.  It's not Fast and Furious or even a remake of The Getaway, but a script that emulates films like Bullet, Drive and a myriad of car chase films. It's non-stop action from the word go, pushing the tachometer into the red allowing only a few times for the au... Read More

Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
Closed Circuit Theatrical Review   Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/27/2013 1:05 PM EDT
This cat and mouse thriller takes a startling twist as it weaves a tale of terrorism and trust in the film Closed Circuit.  The story rules the feature with compelling writing under the fine direction of John Crowley.  It plays out like a John Grisham novel with edge of your seat suspense and tense courtroom drama. The fine acting keeps t... Read More

The World's End Theatrical Review
The World's End Theatrical Review   The World's End Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  8/23/2013 9:42 AM EDT
After the successes of last decade's Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, director Edgar Wright treats us to one last flavour in his hilarious "Cornetto" trilogy,The World's End, which also sees Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reuniting with Wright for the third time.The World's End opens with Gary King (Pegg), a fortysomething s... Read More

Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review   Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/16/2013 3:46 PM EDT
Whenever you have a sequel to an extremely well done movie that could be a one and done story, you run the risk of ruining the first movie with a poorly executed follow-up.  That was a concern of mine, especially since Matthew Vaughn (the director of the original Kick-Ass, and X-Men First Class) was turning over the reins to  Jeffrey Wadl... Read More

Lovelace Theatrical Review
Lovelace Theatrical Review   Lovelace Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/8/2013 9:22 PM EDT
A very dramatic Lovelace hits theaters this weekend and Amanda Seyfried puts on an incredibly convincing show as the porn star.  The biopic takes a close look at the woman who got her start in the industry and became a household word, although whispered at the time.  Not the average fare, the film tells all with the fine acting of Seyfrie... Read More

Elysium Theatrical Review
Elysium Theatrical Review   Elysium Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/8/2013 1:48 PM EDT
Outer space never looked so good in the exciting sci-fi adventure Elysium now in theaters.  Well acted, designed and filmed, the movie gets right in the meat of the story and puts the viewers right in the action.  Fast moving and exciting the film moves close to the front runners for my choice for best action films for 2013.The film takes... Read More