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 Hunger Games: Catching Fire Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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