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.

Labor Day Theatrical Review
Labor Day   Labor Day Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/30/2014 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   Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/16/2014 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

Ride Along Theatrical Review
Ride Along   Ride Along Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/16/2014 10:13 AM EDT
Getting very goofy and wacky comes natural to Kevin Hart and with Ice Cube as his partner in Ride Along he does it well.  The story may be a little hackneyed and predictable, but it's their comedic performances that make the movie fun.  Whether you are a Kevin Hart fan or just like a lot of craziness in your film diet, than drive over to ... Read More

Her Theatrical Review
Her   Her Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/10/2014 9:08 AM EDT
One of the better features at the movies "Her" has been released wide after a short limited release that qualifies it for the Oscar race.  The Sci-Fi comedy/drama that takes place in the future uses some of the phone knowledge we have today adding many twists on the potential of our present day communications.  With a brilliant ... Read More

Lone Survivor Theatrical Review
Lone Survivor   Lone Survivor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/09/2014 4:18 PM EDT
A startling true story reaches theaters this weekend and it's very realistic. Lone Survivor takes the viewer on an ‘edge of your seat' trip into Afghanistan with a Navy Seals squad.  It's not a documentary, but a gut wrenching drama that shows the brutal fighting that goes on in a country in turmoil.  Extremely well acted, directed ... Read More

The Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Review
The Wolf of Wall Street   The Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2013 9:40 AM EDT
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   American Hustle Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/19/2013 2:36 PM EDT
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   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/12/2013 4:59 PM EDT
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   Frozen Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/27/2013 11:12 AM EDT
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   The Delivery Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/21/2013 4:13 PM EDT
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