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.

Identity Thief Theatrical Review
Identity Thief Theatrical Review   Identity Thief Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/8/2013 9:40 AM EDT
The comedy road tripper Identity Thief enters this weekend's film choices on a good note.  Although it's not the best relationship film, I found it entertaining especially if you like the dead pan comedy of Jason Bateman and the wild and wackiness of Melissa McCarthy.  If you want some guffaws and whoops, then take a ride with a n... Read More

Side Effects Theatrical Review
Side Effects Theatrical Review   Side Effects Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/7/2013 9:43 AM EDT
Very compelling and gripping, the twisty little film Side Effects has the right cast, direction by Steven Soderbergh and a solid script by Scott Z. Burns.  The movie works hard to keep the audience off kilter right up to an ending with a surprising payoff. Drama lovers, film buffs, and those hankering for a good mystery are the main audience f... Read More

Warm Bodies Theatrical Review
Warm Bodies Theatrical Review   Warm Bodies Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/31/2013 8:02 PM EDT
A nice job with a Romeo and Juliet theme, Warm Bodies shows what a imaginative writer/director can do with a zombie love story.  The slick little romancer creates fun out of terror and sends a lot of subliminal messages. Perfect for teens to twenties, it's the perfect modern day date movie with both sexes looking for fun and some creative horr... Read More

Stand Up Guys Theatrical Review
Stand Up Guys Theatrical Review   Stand Up Guys Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/30/2013 9:33 PM EDT
The film Stand Up Guys being released this weekend in theaters has a nice touch. It brings together three of the most revered stars in a film emulating some of their past acting gigs.  It's a testimonial to their craft that puts them in front of a camera, aged and changed from their earlier Oscar winning performances and still commanding the s... Read More

Bullet to the Head Theatrical Review
Bullet to the Head Theatrical Review   Bullet to the Head Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/30/2013 2:04 PM EDT
Not one of Stallone's best efforts or Walter Hill's for that matter, Bullet to the Head's just another partner film with a lot of mayhem and familiar one-liners.  Missing the chemistry of the Stallone of yesteryears, the master of the choreographed fight has become too repetitive accepting too many of the same roles lately.  I... Read More

Parker Theatrical Review
Parker Theatrical Review   Parker Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/28/2013 8:26 AM EDT
"Parker" is quite the conundrum. It's not bizarre enough in visuals to be unique, nor is it edited flashily enough to be contemporary. It's not overly violent, exploitive, gratuitous, or edgy in any manner and the story is severely lacking creativity. The combination of Statham and Lopez is curious at best, but Statham doesn't... Read More

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Theatrical Review
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Theatrical Review   Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  1/25/2013 8:33 AM EDT
Hollywood, of late, seems to be running to the safety of classics to help churn out a collection of new flicks to entertain the masses. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters epitomizes the trend. Based loosely on the classic children's Grimm fairytale; Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters follows the brother and sister from the Germanic tale to adulthood. D... Read More

Broken City Theatrical Review
Broken City Theatrical Review   Broken City Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/18/2013 7:19 AM EDT
Tough cop, cagy police chief, bad mayor the film Broken City comes to theaters this weekend telling a wicked tale of graft and corruption in New York City.  The well acted and interesting story gives a good show, but gets quite predictable and familiar. If you like raw crime thrillers with a political backdrop, Broken City has both. The m... Read More

The Last Stand Theatrical Review
The Last Stand Theatrical Review   The Last Stand Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/17/2013 3:34 PM EDT
ARNOLD IS BACK! A little loss for wear, yet he's still a winner in my book with his new film The Last Stand.  Action lovers and fans of Schwarzenegger are in for a real treat with this rock em' sock em' explosive film that brings back memories of the Arnold of yesteryear ‘s Terminator series.  The well written script, kick-butt dire... Read More

Gangster Squad Theatrical Review
Gangster Squad Theatrical Review   Gangster Squad Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/10/2013 10:22 AM EDT
Los Angeles relives it's gritty past in this fictional account of a real mob boss in Gangster Squad.  The violent crime film has an exceptional A-list cast with creative sets, period costumes and props that resemble the era, but the lifeless storyline just doesn't do it for me. The script with its over indulgence in Tommy gun fire, explosions,... Read More