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.

Officer Down Theatrical Review
Officer Down   Officer Down Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/22/2013 2:48 PM EDT
It's hard to say what type of film "Officer Down" wants to be, but it doesn't appear particularly successful on any front. Part cop drama, part whodunit, with a dusting of action dynamics, the picture marches forward without a game plan, creating a confusing, heavy effort that depends on twists to keep the audience invested, only it's... Read More

Snitch Theatrical Review
Snitch   Snitch Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/21/2013 4:14 PM EDT
Actor Dwayne Johnson gives a powerful performance in the action drama Snitch opening in theaters this weekend.  The film, Based on true accounts, takes you on a suspense filled ride under the fine direction of famous stuntman Ric Roman Waugh.  Although the film does provide insight about how the justice system works, the hard knocks story... Read More

Beautiful Creatures Theatrical Review
Beautiful Creatures   Beautiful Creatures Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 10:41 AM EDT
Teen romance comes to the screen once more with the supernatural thriller Beautiful Creatures doing its best to break the mold switching from vampire lust to wooing witchery.  It's Twilight only better.  The film takes you into the coven of some nasty people who want to preserve their species no matter the cost to their teenage daught... Read More

A Good Day to Die Hard Theatrical Review
A Good Day to Die Hard   A Good Day to Die Hard Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/14/2013 9:03 AM EDT
The action gets to fever pitch in A Good Day to Die Hard the fifth in a series of Bruce Willis movies that have attracted large audiences. The film starts off with a bang and never stops with relentless destruction mounting to a thrilling roller coaster ride finish.  If you are an action junkie and need a shot of adrenaline, then you won't... Read More

Identity Thief Theatrical Review
Identity Thief   Identity Thief Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/08/2013 9:40 AM EDT
The comedy road tripper Identity Thief enters this weekend's film choices on a good note.  Although it's not the best relationship film, I found it entertaining especially if you like the dead pan comedy of Jason Bateman and the wild and wackiness of Melissa McCarthy.  If you want some guffaws and whoops, then take a ride with a n... Read More

Side Effects Theatrical Review
Side Effects   Side Effects Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/07/2013 9:43 AM EDT
Very compelling and gripping, the twisty little film Side Effects has the right cast, direction by Steven Soderbergh and a solid script by Scott Z. Burns.  The movie works hard to keep the audience off kilter right up to an ending with a surprising payoff. Drama lovers, film buffs, and those hankering for a good mystery are the main audience f... Read More

Warm Bodies Theatrical Review
Warm Bodies   Warm Bodies Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/31/2013 8:02 PM EDT
A nice job with a Romeo and Juliet theme, Warm Bodies shows what a imaginative writer/director can do with a zombie love story.  The slick little romancer creates fun out of terror and sends a lot of subliminal messages. Perfect for teens to twenties, it's the perfect modern day date movie with both sexes looking for fun and some creative horr... Read More

Stand Up Guys Theatrical Review
Stand Up Guys   Stand Up Guys Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/30/2013 9:33 PM EDT
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   Bullet to the Head Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/30/2013 2:04 PM EDT
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   Parker Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/28/2013 8:26 AM EDT
"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