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 Host Theatrical Review
The Host Theatrical Review   The Host Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/28/2013 5:03 PM EST
Taking her new book to the screen, Producer Stephenie Meyer tries for a good opening this weekend for the film adaptation of The Host.  Hitting the target audience with a jolt of romance fantasy, the teens to twenties females should give the film a strong attendance. However, with hardly any promotion of the film, the male audiences will have ... Read More

G.I. Joe: The Retaliation Theatrical Review
G.I. Joe: The Retaliation Theatrical Review   G.I. Joe: The Retaliation Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/28/2013 8:48 AM EST
Originally slated for release last summer, this movie was pulled from the schedule in order to convert to 3D – at least that was the official reason why.  At the same time additional scenes were shot in order to give Channing Tatum (who reprises his role as Duke from the first movie) more screen time.  While the reason for this is c... Read More

Olympus Has Fallen Theatrical Review
Olympus Has Fallen Theatrical Review   Olympus Has Fallen Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/22/2013 9:06 AM EST
One of the best action films this year, Olympus Has Fallen provides continuous action, intrigue and drama with a subject fresh in the news.  Adding a bit of realism during the release of the film is the recent activity in North Korea making this film a possible wakeup call. This work of fiction by Film District gives a chilling reminder that w... Read More

Spring Breakers Theatrical Review
Spring Breakers Theatrical Review   Spring Breakers Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/21/2013 10:08 PM EST
Glitz, glamor, gross, guns, and gratuitous nudity, violence, drugs and sex, that's the sum of the new film Spring Breakers in theaters this weekend.  While they bill the film as a comedy, there's not much of that and as for drama the acting's so poor it's more laughable than tragic. I will say that they did get something right for the target a... Read More

The Croods Theatrical Review
The Croods Theatrical Review   The Croods Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/21/2013 10:05 PM EST
You've seen Ice Age, maybe even remember The Flint Stones, but they can't hold a candle to The Croods, a prehistoric family that puts the an A in adventure and animation with characters that are downright silly and I mean that in a good way. The very funny script, excellent 3D and a fine recognizable voice cast are the reasons to take your family t... Read More

Admission Theatrical Review
Admission Theatrical Review   Admission Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/21/2013 10:01 PM EST
An interesting film for the subject matter that's shows the inner workings of a student Admissions Department of a major college and a spoof that dampens the credibility of that office plagues the film Admission, now in theaters. The film could have easily been an episode on a television show rather than a major release at the movies.The admissions... Read More

The Call Theatrical Review
The Call Theatrical Review   The Call Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/15/2013 8:09 AM EST
Bringing the workings of the police emergency 911 to the screen, The Call makes for a very edgy thriller with a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  The excellent direction of the terror script with fine acting from Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin makes everything so real I found myself gripping the seat at times.  Jor... Read More

Lore Theatrical Review
Lore Theatrical Review   Lore Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/14/2013 4:24 PM EST
One of the most sensitive and disturbing themes fuels Lore, a mesmerizing drama opening this weekend in theaters.  It's about the opposite side of the coin when Germany gets taken by the Allies during WWII. Seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old German girl, this film takes you on a journey that will shock, outrage and sadden. It's 1945 a... Read More

Don Jon Theatrical Review
Don Jon Theatrical Review   Don Jon Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/13/2013 2:50 PM EST
Jon has a problem.  For an outsider, you wouldn't know it.  While he isn't college educated, he's got a decent job, decent apartment, he loves to keep it clean, he has a nice ride, and he's able to get any woman he wants.  But that isn't enough for him.  He is addicted to watching porn.  But that's n... Read More

Downloaded Theatrical Review
Downloaded Theatrical Review   Downloaded Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/12/2013 9:56 AM EST
Is sharing things with your friends legal?  Is it okay to let a friend borrow a book, a movie or a CD of yours? Normally you answer yes, it's okay to let someone borrow one of those things.  But in the digital age, can you legally share those same things?  That is a question, that while has been answered in the courts, is still ... Read More