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 Heat Theatrical Review
The Heat Theatrical Review   The Heat Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/28/2013 9:24 AM EDT
One of the better comedies to be released this year, The Heat has a lot going for it with a fine cast, good comedic writing and some nice direction from Paul Feig who gave us Bridesmaids. Of course it doesn't hurt to have Melissa McCarthy one of the top comics in the business as your co-star. If you're looking for a lot of laughs from a plo... Read More

White House Down Theatrical Review
White House Down Theatrical Review   White House Down Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  6/28/2013 8:48 AM EDT
As a critic I often wonder if Hollywood has completely run out of new ideas and I'm even more bewildered when 2 movies are released, within a short period of time, with the same subject. I'm sure you have noticed this before. Just off the top of my head "Friends with Benefits" & "No Strings Attached" came to mind, or... Read More

Monsters University Theatrical Review
Monsters University Theatrical Review   Monsters University Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/21/2013 8:35 AM EDT
Bringing back two of my favorite cartoon characters Sully and Mike with a prequel called Monsters University, Pixar presents renewed delight.  The madness that the two opposites brought to Monsters Inc more than ten years ago doubles in Monsters University, while providing a lot of heart and a college year full of laughs. A follow up to a... Read More

World War Z Theatrical Review
World War Z Theatrical Review   World War Z Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/21/2013 8:26 AM EDT
The opening sequence in the zombie thriller World War Z gets so intense that I white knuckled as I grabbed the arms of my seat, the film's that shocking.  These 15 minutes alone are worth the price of admission.  It's like watching a Roland Emmerich film on steroids (Day After Tomorrow, 2012) only more daunting.  If you like films th... Read More

Man of Steel Theatrical Review
Man of Steel Theatrical Review   Man of Steel Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/11/2013 4:46 PM EDT
Taking a walk on the dark side for a comic book favorite, Man of Steel blazes into theaters under the direction of Zack Snyder this weekend and he's aiming at taking over Iron Man as the best box-office superhero.  The cast, crew and story are impeccable providing a brooding look into the life of Superman and the battle for planet Earth. Yet t... Read More

This is The End Theatrical Review
This is The End Theatrical Review   This is The End Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/11/2013 10:23 AM EDT
In a smart move by Seth Rogen for his fans things start getting Looney bins in his new film This Is The End, an apocalyptic film that features most all his old pals and then some.  The movie isn't more than a goof on the end of the world, but it scorches when it comes to the comedy the stars bring to the screen.  If you've ever wa... Read More

The Internship Theatrical Review
The Internship Theatrical Review   The Internship Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/6/2013 3:56 PM EDT
The comedies are starting to invade movie theaters this summer, some raunchy others just for fun and The Internship fits into the latter genre of a good old fashion laugher.  With two of my favorite comedians teaming up for the first time since Wedding Crashers, this little ditty had me in stitches most of the time.  If you like wacky com... Read More

Now You See Me Theatrical Review
Now You See Me Theatrical Review   Now You See Me Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  5/30/2013 8:31 PM EDT
There have been some good film's featuring magicians, but it's been quite awhile since a bright one has come along to challenge their forerunners.  Opening this weekend is Now You See Me and it's a fast moving, quick thinking, mindbender that's fueled by a mysterious story and played out by a great cast.  If you like intrigue, mystery, ma... Read More

After Earth Theatrical Review
After Earth Theatrical Review   After Earth Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  5/30/2013 3:52 PM EDT
Taking a chance on another science fiction thriller, M. Night Shyamalan probes disaster with After Earth.  The trick here is can he rise above his box-office misses like The Last Airbender and Lady in the Water. His Sixth Sense has never been equaled and for that he still has a following.  Here, Shyamalan gets smart and brings in a top st... Read More

Fast & Furious 6 Theatrical Review
Fast & Furious 6 Theatrical Review   Fast & Furious 6 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  5/23/2013 11:34 AM EDT
There are not that many franchises that can boast six or more feature films to their name, but that landmark has just been set for the hugely popular high octane movies Fast and Furious series. Starting back in 2001, the series so far has taken in over $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office, and the sixth instalment will surely boost that figure ... Read More