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.

Stand Up Guys Theatrical Review
Stand Up Guys Theatrical Review   Stand Up Guys Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/30/2013 9:33 PM EST
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)  01/30/2013 2:04 PM EST
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)  01/28/2013 8:26 AM EST
"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)  01/25/2013 8:33 AM EST
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)  01/18/2013 7:19 AM EST
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)  01/17/2013 3:34 PM EST
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)  01/10/2013 10:22 AM EST
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

Promised Land Theatrical Review
Promised Land Theatrical Review   Promised Land Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/06/2013 8:00 PM EST
Promised Land, Gus Van Sant's gentle but knowing natural gas drama, is concerned with the tension between long-term environmental costs and short-term financial gain. Set in small-town Pennsylvania and based on a story by Dave Eggers, the screenplay by co-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski aims for a moral complexity that pays as much attentio... Read More

Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review   Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/03/2013 10:47 PM EST
This step-by-step insight into how the CIA found Osama Bin Laden and then blew him away is nicely produced, directed and acted.  I found the film involving, intriguing and then startling, playing out like a news story happening before my eyes. Even though you know the story from the media, you will be shocked with the finale of this nearly 3-h... Read More

Les Miserables Theatrical Review
Les Miserables Theatrical Review   Les Miserables Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/25/2012 9:29 AM EST
Not many musical plays get translated to screen with pleasing results and Les Miserables barely makes the cut.  The lavish film production of the heartfelt story wins with sets, music and cinematography, but not desirable enough in the acting development. While the strongest performances come from support characters the leads just couldn't mak... Read More



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