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.

Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
Closed Circuit   Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/27/2013 1:05 PM EDT
This cat and mouse thriller takes a startling twist as it weaves a tale of terrorism and trust in the film Closed Circuit.  The story rules the feature with compelling writing under the fine direction of John Crowley.  It plays out like a John Grisham novel with edge of your seat suspense and tense courtroom drama. The fine acting keeps t... Read More

The World's End Theatrical Review
The World's End   The World's End Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  08/23/2013 9:42 AM EDT
After the successes of last decade's Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, director Edgar Wright treats us to one last flavour in his hilarious "Cornetto" trilogy,The World's End, which also sees Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reuniting with Wright for the third time.The World's End opens with Gary King (Pegg), a fortysomething s... Read More

Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
Kick-Ass 2   Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/16/2013 3:46 PM EDT
Whenever you have a sequel to an extremely well done movie that could be a one and done story, you run the risk of ruining the first movie with a poorly executed follow-up.  That was a concern of mine, especially since Matthew Vaughn (the director of the original Kick-Ass, and X-Men First Class) was turning over the reins to  Jeffrey Wadl... Read More

Lovelace Theatrical Review
Lovelace   Lovelace Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/08/2013 9:22 PM EDT
A very dramatic Lovelace hits theaters this weekend and Amanda Seyfried puts on an incredibly convincing show as the porn star.  The biopic takes a close look at the woman who got her start in the industry and became a household word, although whispered at the time.  Not the average fare, the film tells all with the fine acting of Seyfrie... Read More

Elysium Theatrical Review
Elysium   Elysium Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/08/2013 1:48 PM EDT
Outer space never looked so good in the exciting sci-fi adventure Elysium now in theaters.  Well acted, designed and filmed, the movie gets right in the meat of the story and puts the viewers right in the action.  Fast moving and exciting the film moves close to the front runners for my choice for best action films for 2013.The film takes... Read More

We're the Millers Theatrical Review
We're the Millers   We're the Millers Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/07/2013 3:30 PM EDT
Cramming in a lot of sight gags, silly situations and comic set-ups We're The Millers tries for comedy of the year.  Although it does have its good points and they are many, the road film may be a little too formulaic riding on the coattails of the resent Identity Thief, Hangover 3 and if you add the classic Vacation.  Not that I didn't e... Read More

2 Guns Theatrical Review
2 Guns   2 Guns Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/01/2013 3:27 PM EDT
The teaming up of Denzel Washington with Mark Wahlberg turned out to be a good choice as the action boys in 2 Guns.  Under the direction of Baltasar Kormákur the two are quarrelsome, rough yet their interplay deals out plenty of comedy with this terrific crime action thriller. If you enjoy watching films like Safe House and Contraband r... Read More

Redemption Theatrical Review
Redemption   Redemption Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  07/30/2013 10:19 AM EDT
Director Steven Knight's Redemption (Hummingbird in the UK) sees Jason Statham in the lead role of Joey Jones. Jones is a former Royal Marine commando who, on a tour in Afghanistan, took justice into his own hands after the ambush and killing of other personnel in his patrol. Court-martialled, he now fi... Read More

Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review
Fruitvale Station   Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/29/2013 4:00 PM EDT
The true story of an incident that boggles the mind called Fruitvale Station makes a bleak statement on the excessive power of America's police. Actual footage of the rancor that took place on New Year's Eve 2008 in Oakland, California gives testimony to a growing problem that should be universally addressed in all phases of our justice system.&nbs... Read More

The Wolverine Theatrical Review
The Wolverine   The Wolverine Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/25/2013 10:28 AM EDT
Aggressive Samurai martial arts fighting takes the stage as The Wolverine moves into theaters this weekend. And with the return of Hugh Jackman as the man with the adamantium claws in this new chapter Marvel pushes the envelope by taking the action to Japan where it's Logan versus Ninjas. More of a story driven comic book thriller, the twi... Read More