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.

Arbitrage Theatrical Review
Arbitrage Theatrical Review   Arbitrage Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/13/2012 2:17 PM EST
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)  09/13/2012 11:39 AM EST
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)  09/07/2012 8:52 AM EST
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)  09/06/2012 10:50 AM EST
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)  08/31/2012 9:47 AM EST
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)  08/28/2012 4:15 PM EST
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)  08/24/2012 10:26 AM EST
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

Premium Rush Theatrical Review
Premium Rush Theatrical Review   Premium Rush Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 9:46 AM EST
Action junkies beware the movie Premium Rush streaks into theaters this weekend and it's a sweet adrenaline rush.  The film features some excellent shots of New York City through the eyes of a rapid camera that draws focus on all the heart pumping drama.  The fine acting and directing make this hour and a half body in motion film work.&nb... Read More

Hit and Run Theatrical Review
Hit and Run Theatrical Review   Hit and Run Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  08/21/2012 8:20 AM EST
The motor sounds are real. Writer/director/star Dax Shepard (Parenthood, When in Rome) provided many of the vehicles from his personal collection, and does all his own stunts. So he reported, in his appearance following the screening at which I saw Read More

The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review   The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  08/17/2012 8:41 AM EST
The Expendables are back, and this time they are even more explosive than before. All the old cohorts from the original movie return, joined by new recruits Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth), Booker (Chuck Norris), Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and Maggie (Yu Nan), in director Simon West’s sequel.In 2010, the first Expendables read like a who’s ... Read More