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 Sweeney Theatrical Review
The Sweeney Theatrical Review   The Sweeney Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  9/20/2012 12:26 PM EDT
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)  9/20/2012 12:05 PM EDT
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)  9/19/2012 8:05 AM EDT
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

Arbitrage Theatrical Review
Arbitrage Theatrical Review   Arbitrage Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  9/13/2012 2:17 PM EDT
Packed with intrigue and very tense moments, Arbitrage makes its way into movie theaters this weekend. You may have seen similar stories as the Arbitrage script certainly isn't the most original plot that's come to the big screen. But, the performances, directing and cinematography make the film a nice piece of entertainment. If you haven't had you... Read More

For a Good Time, Call ... Theatrical Review
For a Good Time, Call ... Theatrical Review   For a Good Time, Call ... Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  9/13/2012 11:39 AM EDT
Using sexuality in a comedy has stimulated a wave of movie making but has it gone too far?  Using every expletive possible from today's amoral vocabulary For a Good Time, Call… opens in theaters with an attempt to titillate and shock audiences.  Well it does the latter for sure, but for the most part it's the ladies who are taking ... Read More

The Words Theatrical Review
The Words Theatrical Review   The Words Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  9/7/2012 8:52 AM EDT
Compelling and complex the film The Words reaches for a drama loving audience that will enjoy a touching romance intertwined with an engrossing story. The film has excellent performances by the whole cast and directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal work through the intricate script providing very good entertainment.  The film finds Rory... Read More

The Cold Light of Day Theatrical Review
The Cold Light of Day Theatrical Review   The Cold Light of Day Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  9/6/2012 10:50 AM EDT
When recently failed businessman Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) goes to Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family, it appears he thought that nothing else in his world could get any worse.  But after returning from a brief trip ashore, Shaw finds it difficult to locate the family yacht; when he does, his already fragile world is shattere... Read More

Robot and Frank Theatrical Review
Robot and Frank Theatrical Review   Robot and Frank Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/31/2012 9:47 AM EDT
Even though Robot & Frank has some rough edges to smooth out, the film does produce a sweet bond between man and machine.  Finding this little gem at your local theater would be an opportunity to see some excellent acting with a cute little quirky storyline. A retired cat burglar and jewel thief, Frank (Frank Langella) has been challe... Read More

Lawless Theatrical Review
Lawless Theatrical Review   Lawless Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/28/2012 4:15 PM EDT
Totally out of control, the Bondurant brothers were a part of history that could only have been called Lawless.  The movie that opens today builds on the almost true story of bootleggers in Virginia from a recollection by Matt Bondurant, the grandson of one of the three main characters.  Lawless ‘shines' in all departments inclu... Read More

Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
Cosmopolis Theatrical Review   Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/24/2012 10:26 AM EDT
Showing most all the ills in the world Cosmopolis gives its audience a slow moving picture of our decaying civilization.  Although the film is nicely acted and directed, there's too much crammed into the nearly two-hour movie to really appreciate the meaning of it all.  The warning here insinuates the self-destruction of our great society... Read More