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.

Grown Ups 2 Theatrical Review
Grown Ups 2   Grown Ups 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/11/2013 11:35 AM EDT
It's a hilarious bunch of nonsense called Grown Ups 2 that follows its previous hilarious bunch of nonsense.  If you like Adam Sandler's wacky comedy style that mostly works with sight gags, tongue in cheek quips and a lot of monkey business then you are a target for this film. Others may not want to waste their time.  Adam brings... Read More

Pacific Rim Theatrical Review
Pacific Rim   Pacific Rim Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/11/2013 8:37 AM EDT
Pump yourself up for this one because Pacific Rim takes action to new heights with a noisy display of explosive combat.  The battle scenes rise to shock and awe much like you've seen in films like Battleship and Transformers, but that's the point of going to see this genre of film now isn't it.  If you drag your lady along however, you ma... Read More

Despicable Me 2 Theatrical Review
Despicable Me 2   Despicable Me 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/03/2013 8:50 AM EDT
They're back again those funny characters that make the animated film Despicable Me 2 a hilarious situation comedy that delivers the laughter.  I'm speaking of the pill shaped ‘work a bee's' for the villain Gru called Minions.  In this sequel they dominate the screen and give most of the audience what they came for, a lot of chuckle... Read More

The Lone Ranger Theatrical Review
The Lone Ranger   The Lone Ranger Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/03/2013 8:43 AM EDT
Taking a chance on an old-timer favorite, producer and director Gore Verbinski brings a remake of The Lone Ranger to the big screen.  Loosely based on the 1956 movie starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels, his casting of Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp somewhat mirrors the two original players and delivers a solid hit. The film opens at ... Read More

The Heat Theatrical Review
The Heat   The Heat Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2013 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   White House Down Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  06/28/2013 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   Monsters University Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/21/2013 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   World War Z Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/21/2013 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   Man of Steel Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/11/2013 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   This is The End Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/11/2013 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