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 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

Escape Plan Theatrical Review
Escape Plan Theatrical Review   Escape Plan Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/17/2013 8:38 AM EST
Well the ex-Governor and ex-boxer finally get full feature screen time together in their new film Escape Plan and they haven't broken the formula yet.  Playing familiar roles, delivering pedestrian lines and punching their way through this prison story that could easily have been made for cable, the two icons create a lot of their usual fu... Read More

Captain Phillips Theatrical Review
Captain Phillips Theatrical Review   Captain Phillips Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2013 11:29 AM EST
Gripping, disturbing and suspenseful the movie Captain Phillips depicts a story from the headlines that have captivated Americans with concern.  The well crafted, strongly detailed and stunningly acted true story will have you on the edge of your seat.  I found myself mesmerized by the astounding facts behind the takeover of a huge contai... Read More

Filth Theatrical Review
Filth Theatrical Review   Filth Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/08/2013 11:02 AM EST
If ever there was a film aptly named it has to be Filth, director Jon S. Baird's adaptation of the novel by Irving Welsh.The film starts with Bruce Robinson (James McAvoy, Trance, X-Men: First Class), a Scottish cop who is keen to climb up the ladder of success and gain promotion; in doing so, he believes he will win back his wife's affections afte... Read More

Runner Runner Theatrical Review
Runner Runner Theatrical Review   Runner Runner Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/04/2013 9:05 AM EST
There are a lot of things you may not know about online gambling, but if you're interested Runner Runner tells all.  The movie features two of Hollywood's prominent stars Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck who face off against each other in a world that pays off big if you are on the right side of the craps table.  The film with a twist yo... Read More

Gravity Theatrical Review
Gravity Theatrical Review   Gravity Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/03/2013 9:13 AM EST
Breathtaking, mesmerizing and thrilling the movie Gravity explodes on the screen generating a feast of cinematic brilliance.  In 3D IMAX the film will have you floating in space then spinning out of control while you are gasping for air as you try clinging to anything solid, followed by the taste fear of being alone. Fine direction, believable... Read More

Rush Theatrical Review
Rush Theatrical Review   Rush Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/27/2013 11:17 AM EST
Auto Racing takes center stage with a duel of wits, willpower and pride in the film Rush.  The film takes its audience up close while two men vie for the top prize and fame in a sport that captivates with its test of endurance and agility.  The direction by Ron Howard of this documentary feel true story makes the theme work in spite of it... Read More

Metallica: Through the Never Theatrical Review
Metallica: Through the Never Theatrical Review   Metallica: Through the Never Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/26/2013 4:20 PM EST
One of the most amazing films on music Metallica Through the Never comes to the IMAX screen and it's a musical experience to remember.  Not just for metalheads, this show bangs out messages while Metallica plays the groups most memorable titles.  I'm not a heavy metal follower, but in IMAX and 3D the experience blows your mind whi... Read More

Prisoners Theatrical Review
Prisoners Theatrical Review   Prisoners Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/19/2013 2:17 PM EST
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)  09/12/2013 3:10 PM EST
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