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.

Oblivion Theatrical Review
Oblivion   Oblivion Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/19/2013 12:03 PM EDT
The opening sequence in the movie Oblivion is spectacular showing Earth as a devastated planet and the moon busting apart following an attack by an alien invasion. Well acted by a handful of cast members, the action movie mesmerizes as it spools out its grand design.  Both the cinematography and computer graphics are the stars of the film with... Read More

42 Theatrical Review
42   42 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/12/2013 8:15 AM EDT
The movie 42 hits a home run in acting, directing and cinematography. The storyline takes you on a journey of courageousness in the face of racial discrimination and a door opener for others that followed. It's not just about baseball, but also of heroes and the right to play the game. The film centers on Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), a hig... Read More

Trance Theatrical Review
Trance   Trance Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  04/10/2013 2:14 PM EDT
I must admit to not having looked forward to a single Danny Boyle film in recent years. I enjoyed his films that were more rough-cut, like Trainspotting,Shallow Grave and 28 Days LaterRead More

On The Road Theatrical Review
On The Road   On The Road Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/08/2013 9:14 AM EDT
A road movie with a lot of sexual energy opens this weekend in South Florida.  The film is called On the Road and its brilliant cast makes it a winner.  Taken from a novel by Jack Kerouac, the film gives a view of 40's America and the challenges faced by a group of free-spirited friends.  It's 1947 New York City where we find Sa... Read More

No Theatrical Review
No   No Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/05/2013 9:09 AM EDT
Out of Chile comes a film that was nominated for a 2013 Oscar called "NO".  It's a true story political drama that pits citizens against a tyrannical government.  The film makes a statement that no matter what the barrier you can fight for your rights and with the right campaign you can take it all the way to the top.  ... Read More

Evil Dead Theatrical Review
Evil Dead   Evil Dead Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/04/2013 8:33 AM EDT
New faces save Evil Dead from getting inane in this respectable remake of a Sam Remi film. The horror flick has some very good special effects, CGI and makeup that turn the film into a gory blood bath.  Although the script does follow the original made in 1981, the evil in this film far outweighs anything Remi did 32 years ago. Horror fans sho... Read More

The Host Theatrical Review
The Host   The Host Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/28/2013 5:03 PM EDT
Taking her new book to the screen, Producer Stephenie Meyer tries for a good opening this weekend for the film adaptation of The Host.  Hitting the target audience with a jolt of romance fantasy, the teens to twenties females should give the film a strong attendance. However, with hardly any promotion of the film, the male audiences will have ... Read More

G.I. Joe: The Retaliation Theatrical Review
G.I. Joe: The Retaliation   G.I. Joe: The Retaliation Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/28/2013 8:48 AM EDT
Originally slated for release last summer, this movie was pulled from the schedule in order to convert to 3D – at least that was the official reason why.  At the same time additional scenes were shot in order to give Channing Tatum (who reprises his role as Duke from the first movie) more screen time.  While the reason for this is c... Read More

Olympus Has Fallen Theatrical Review
Olympus Has Fallen   Olympus Has Fallen Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/22/2013 9:06 AM EDT
One of the best action films this year, Olympus Has Fallen provides continuous action, intrigue and drama with a subject fresh in the news.  Adding a bit of realism during the release of the film is the recent activity in North Korea making this film a possible wakeup call. This work of fiction by Film District gives a chilling reminder that w... Read More

Spring Breakers Theatrical Review
Spring Breakers   Spring Breakers Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/21/2013 10:08 PM EDT
Glitz, glamor, gross, guns, and gratuitous nudity, violence, drugs and sex, that's the sum of the new film Spring Breakers in theaters this weekend.  While they bill the film as a comedy, there's not much of that and as for drama the acting's so poor it's more laughable than tragic. I will say that they did get something right for the target a... Read More