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 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Theatrical Review   The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:56 PM EDT
No matter what I say about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the fanatical female fans of The Twilight Saga will head to the theaters in droves.  A flick for the chicks, the men may as well stay at home from this mushy romance that thinks it's a fantasy yet panders to lust and a family affair.  A far cry from Breaking Dawn Part... Read More

The Sessions Theatrical Review
The Sessions Theatrical Review   The Sessions Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:55 PM EDT
Based on a true story The Sessions will open your eyes, titillate and warm your heart.  The strange account features excellent convincing acting on the part of John Hawkes and Helen Hunt earning them what I feel will be an Oscar Nomination.  If you want to see something completely different, poignant and unusual presented in a very creati... Read More

Lincoln Theatrical Review
Lincoln Theatrical Review   Lincoln Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:54 PM EDT
The biopic film Lincoln provides a look at how politics changed the United States in the final months of the 16th President's life.  It's a dark boding story that takes you into the heart of a historical political debate, a congress divided and a family being pulled apart. If you like films with educational substance, excellent acting and dark... Read More

Skyfall Theatrical Review
Skyfall Theatrical Review   Skyfall Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/7/2012 11:03 AM EDT
For the past fifty years, one name has been synonymous with the action movie: James Bond. Fifty years in one profession, spanning 22 feature films, and you would expect the British secret agent with a licence to kill would be worthy of retirement and a decent pension, and that may have been the case when news broke in 2010 of financial troubles at ... Read More

Wreck-It Ralph Theatrical Review
Wreck-It Ralph Theatrical Review   Wreck-It Ralph Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/1/2012 8:39 AM EDT
Whether you've ever heard of the video game "Fix-It Felix" or played it when you were young, Wreck It Ralph provides a fun time in this adventure for the whole family. Filled with action and comedy the animated film grabs you from the start and involves you in a tale of wonderment and hope.  From sassy to sinister, clumsy to crusher ... Read More

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review   Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/28/2012 1:17 PM EDT
Since 2009, there have been four "Paranormal Activity" pictures. The last "Silent Hill" movie came out in 2006, which is practically a century in horror film franchise years. Genre fans have short attention spans, making the delayed appearance of "Silent Hill: Revelation" a real head scratcher, especially after the ori... Read More

Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review
Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review   Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/25/2012 8:30 AM EDT
Tedious comes to mind after watching this tale of fantasy that spans six time periods within five centuries played out in nearly 3 hours.  Cloud Atlas, although an admirable piece of movie making tends to be so complex that viewers I'm afraid, will just not get it.  It's a brain teaser of sorts, one that challenges an audience to connect ... Read More

Alex Cross Theatrical Review
Alex Cross Theatrical Review   Alex Cross Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/18/2012 11:16 AM EDT
Even with fine acting on the part of the central cast, Alex Cross rises to no more than average due to uneven directing and a weak screenplay. That said the film's main star Tyler Perry should draw a huge audience of curiosity seekers who want to see his first film starring role as an action actor.  The story centers on Alex Cross (Tyler ... Read More

Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review   Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/12/2012 8:44 AM EDT
When you have a violent comedy your cast must have the ability to carry out the dialogue with dead pan and tongue-in-cheek precision, with Seven Psychopaths there's no doubt.  Much like the humor in Inglourious Basterds, In Bruges and most of the Grindhouse films, the script and actors fit the bill.  If you can deal with the bloody scenes... Read More

Argo Theatrical Review
Argo Theatrical Review   Argo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2012 3:57 PM EDT
Based on a true story the suspense filled film Argo involving the rescue of six Americans opens in theaters this weekend.  Set in the background of unrest in Iran during the President Jimmy Carter era, the covert operation was kept secret until the late 1990's.  The drama based on a book of the same title features a solid script, some fin... Read More