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.

Taken 2 Theatrical Review
Taken 2 Theatrical Review   Taken 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/05/2012 9:09 AM EST
Liam Neeson first appeared as former CIA operative Bryan Mills in 2008's Taken, in which Mills's daughter was kidnapped by an Albanian sex-trafficking gang while holidaying in Paris. Naturally enough, the overprotective father went to Europe, kicked butt, and rescued his only child. Now 2012 brings the imaginatively titledTaken 2 to our s... Read More

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Theatrical Review
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Theatrical Review   The Perks of Being a Wallflower Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/03/2012 4:48 PM EST
Films about teens are scarce in 2012 so other than Hunger Games that came out in March the pickings have been thin for that genre.  With the teen movie Perks of Being a Wallflower opening in a very slow month mostly devoted to horror flicks, hopefully it won't be overlooked as its pretty darn good. Able to touch a finger to the pulse of what m... Read More

Hotel Transylvania Theatrical Review
Hotel Transylvania Theatrical Review   Hotel Transylvania Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  09/29/2012 9:36 PM EST
A father's love for his daughter knows no bounds, even if you're Dracula. Parents will tell you that wanting to protect their children from the outside world never truly goes away, but what happens when your Immortal? In "Hotel Transylvania", Dracula (Adam Sandler) wants to protect his little girl Mavis (Selena Gomez) from the horror... Read More

Looper Theatrical Review
Looper Theatrical Review   Looper Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/28/2012 8:06 AM EST
The future and the past collide in Looper, a creative action thriller directed by Rian Johnson.  This clever crime drama takes the audience to another level with a captivating enigma that holds your interest to the very last dialogue. The film hits the target male audience right on the box-office trigger looking for high rewards. It's... Read More

10 Years Theatrical Review
10 Years Theatrical Review   10 Years Theatrical Review
(Richard "Rick" Augusztin)  09/24/2012 9:53 PM EST
Although 10 Years started off on the slower side for me, as the movie progressed I realized why; the heart of the film lies with the characters' shared back stories, and how each defies or yields to the expectations set for them long ago.  That's exactly what writer/director Jamie Linden has done.  If you don't have characters... Read More

Trouble With the Curve Theatrical Review
Trouble With the Curve Theatrical Review   Trouble With the Curve Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/20/2012 4:39 PM EST
An enjoyable life drama Trouble with the Curve opens in theaters nationwide with a stellar cast playing likeable characters in this modern day sports story.  Drawing on an age old message concerning separated family members the film should hit a home run with those who have been dealing with the problem and need a nudge toward reconciliation.&... Read More

The Master Theatrical Review
The Master Theatrical Review   The Master Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/20/2012 2:27 PM EST
One of the better drama's you'll see this year comes to the screen and it's a creative winner.  Called The Master, the film features excellence all around from cast to crew.  The deeply fascinating and thought provoking film has all the trappings for Oscar Nominations. The film centers around an unknown movement called The Cause, but... Read More

The Sweeney Theatrical Review
The Sweeney Theatrical Review   The Sweeney Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  09/20/2012 12:26 PM EST
TV in the UK in the 1970's may not have been unqualifiedly describable as brilliant, but one of the shining lights from that era was cop show "The Sweeney", which starred the late great John Thaw and Dennis Waterman as Regan and Carter. The Sweeney is now on the big screen, set in modern day London with Ray Winstone and Ben Drew playi... Read More

End of Watch Theatrical Review
End of Watch Theatrical Review   End of Watch Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/20/2012 12:05 PM EST
Crime dramas seem to be taking over the action entertainment scene as witnessed on both the big screen and television.  End of Watch however, happens to be one of the better ones.  Realistically presented, the movie gets into the nitty-gritty bowels of one of the most notorious crime areas in America, South Central Los Angeles. The film t... Read More

Dredd Theatrical Review
Dredd Theatrical Review   Dredd Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/19/2012 8:05 AM EST
Back in the 90's a movie was made called Judge Dredd. Based off the UK comic of the same name, it starred Sylvester Stallone as the title character. But that is not what we're going to discuss here. What we will review is the much better adaptation that hits theaters September 21. It stars Karl Urban, Lena Headey, and Olivia Thirlby. Simply... Read More