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.

Premium Rush Theatrical Review
Premium Rush Theatrical Review   Premium Rush Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/24/2012 9:46 AM EDT
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)  8/21/2012 8:20 AM EDT
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)  8/17/2012 8:41 AM EDT
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

The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review   The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/16/2012 3:02 PM EDT
An enchanting story of inspiration and hope, The Odd Life of Timothy Green opens in movie theaters.  The nice little film has an uplifting story for the whole family even though it over fanaticizes at times.  Translation from script to screen seems to have been a chore however and the pieces of the puzzle look like they have been jammed t... Read More

The Bourne Legacy Theatrical Review
The Bourne Legacy Theatrical Review   The Bourne Legacy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/10/2012 12:45 AM EDT
Director Tony Gilroy takes his time spooling out The Bourne Legacy just avoiding the snooze factor in this forth installment of the Bourne series.  The film is steeped in a lot of superfluous character build up, long periods of uneventful scenes and an outcome that doesn't deliver.  If you are looking for an action thriller from this four... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Theatrical Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Theatrical Review   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  8/3/2012 7:40 AM EDT
Our kids' summer break is winding down, but before they head back to school, they can enjoy the last few "Dog Days" of summer with Rowley, Greg and his annoying brother Rodrick, in the third edition in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. Since the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series exploded on to the tween scene in 2007, Aut... Read More

Total Recall Theatrical Review
Total Recall Theatrical Review   Total Recall Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  8/3/2012 12:39 AM EDT
In a summer of sequels and reboots comes our first remake, Total Recall. This entry is based on the 1990 film of the same name, and the short story by acclaimed science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick. It seeks to retell the story of Douglas Quaid - a blue collar worker with an average life living in the future who believes he is cut out for somethi... Read More

The Watch Theatrical Review
The Watch Theatrical Review   The Watch Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/26/2012 11:07 AM EDT
The screwball film The Watch tries hard to entertain, but sinks below average even with its fine cast of witty pros. The film struggles, trying to make the scanty script work by upping the crude and rude level with a lot of off color sight gags, a good measure of dumbness and strong sexual innuendos. The only reason for making the trek to your loca... Read More

The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Review
The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Review   The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/19/2012 10:29 AM EDT
This may be the film that knocks off The Avengers from the all time box-office winner for 2012.  The movie is called The Dark Knight Rises, but loyal fans will refer to the film as Batman and they know that this dark knight has all the power to rise above any comic book hero the industry can throw at him. For me, I'm just one of the crew, ... Read More

Savages Theatrical Review
Savages Theatrical Review   Savages Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/5/2012 8:12 PM EDT
If you are looking for gut wrenching excitement in a movie with a brilliant cast and a creative storyline then choose Savages, this year's most powerful action filled drama to date.  Intense and intriguing, the film has scenes so extreme that I felt myself gripping the theatre arm rests. If you think the drug wars were crazy in No Country for ... Read More