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 Incredible Burt Wonderstone Theatrical Review
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Theatrical Review   The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/12/2013 9:38 AM EST
As the opening night headliner for SXSW 2013, this movie opened to a packed house in Austin, Texas.  The crowd laughed along with Burt Wonderstone, but it was the movie's antagonist who steals the show.  Steve Carrell plays the adult Burt Wonderstone, who was given a magic kit for his birthday (which included an instructional videotape fr... Read More

Emperor Theatrical Review
Emperor Theatrical Review   Emperor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/07/2013 3:46 PM EST
Opening this weekend Emperor brings a film based on a true event that brought closure to the war in the Pacific during WWII.  Questionable writing, direction and acting, the historical drama threads a romantic tale inside this biopic that tends to distract rather than add to the historical meetings between General McArthur and the Emperor of J... Read More

Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review
Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review   Oz: The Great and Powerful Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/07/2013 3:42 PM EST
The bold, dazzling and dramatic Oz the Great and Powerful opens this weekend with immense possibilities of being the top gainer so far this year. Nearly critic proof, the film should bask in great returns at the box office. However, although the film is a masterpiece of cinematography and CGI, the acting and direction never really reaches an accept... Read More

Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review
Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review   Jack the Giant Slayer Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/27/2013 4:34 PM EST
Taking special effects and sound to a new level for a 3D film, Jack the Giant Slayer entertains with adventure and excitement.  The audience for the film in my estimation targets preteen to 20's male population.  That said, the movie is critic proof with its giant size marketing budget and will certainly make a huge profit in the box-off ... Read More

Officer Down Theatrical Review
Officer Down Theatrical Review   Officer Down Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/22/2013 2:48 PM EST
It's hard to say what type of film "Officer Down" wants to be, but it doesn't appear particularly successful on any front. Part cop drama, part whodunit, with a dusting of action dynamics, the picture marches forward without a game plan, creating a confusing, heavy effort that depends on twists to keep the audience invested, only it's... Read More

Snitch Theatrical Review
Snitch Theatrical Review   Snitch Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/21/2013 4:14 PM EST
Actor Dwayne Johnson gives a powerful performance in the action drama Snitch opening in theaters this weekend.  The film, Based on true accounts, takes you on a suspense filled ride under the fine direction of famous stuntman Ric Roman Waugh.  Although the film does provide insight about how the justice system works, the hard knocks story... Read More

Beautiful Creatures Theatrical Review
Beautiful Creatures Theatrical Review   Beautiful Creatures Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 10:41 AM EST
Teen romance comes to the screen once more with the supernatural thriller Beautiful Creatures doing its best to break the mold switching from vampire lust to wooing witchery.  It's Twilight only better.  The film takes you into the coven of some nasty people who want to preserve their species no matter the cost to their teenage daught... Read More

A Good Day to Die Hard Theatrical Review
A Good Day to Die Hard Theatrical Review   A Good Day to Die Hard Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 9:03 AM EST
The action gets to fever pitch in A Good Day to Die Hard the fifth in a series of Bruce Willis movies that have attracted large audiences. The film starts off with a bang and never stops with relentless destruction mounting to a thrilling roller coaster ride finish.  If you are an action junkie and need a shot of adrenaline, then you won't... Read More

Identity Thief Theatrical Review
Identity Thief Theatrical Review   Identity Thief Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/08/2013 9:40 AM EST
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)  02/07/2013 9:43 AM EST
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



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