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.

Smashed Theatrical Review
Smashed   Smashed Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/05/2012 11:51 AM EDT
Nicely acted the film Smashed takes you on a journey of alcoholism and denial.  The movie does a good job of opening windows into the humiliating, demeaning and dire consequences of addiction to alcohol.  While not a Days of Wine and Roses, the film does make good grades as an educational tool. The movie centers on a young married co... Read More

Hitchcock Theatrical Review
Hitchcock   Hitchcock Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/25/2012 6:41 PM EDT
"Hitchcock" arrives in theaters just a month after the airing of HBO's "The Girl," an unflattering portrait of Alfred Hitchcock's troubled dealings with star Tippi Hedren during production on "The Birds" and "Marnie." While it similarly references the helmer's attempts to manipulate the blonde lea... Read More

Red Dawn Theatrical Review
Red Dawn   Red Dawn Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/20/2012 8:12 AM EDT
The strong emerging cast combined with a compelling story makes Red Dawn a strapping box-office contender in the crowed film arena. Aimed at teen to twenties mixed viewers, the movie should attract a solid following for the long haul.  Although a remake, this recreation of the 1984 hit with the same title has all the action elements that shoul... Read More

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2   The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:56 PM EDT
No matter what I say about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the fanatical female fans of The Twilight Saga will head to the theaters in droves.  A flick for the chicks, the men may as well stay at home from this mushy romance that thinks it's a fantasy yet panders to lust and a family affair.  A far cry from Breaking Dawn Part... Read More

The Sessions Theatrical Review
The Sessions   The Sessions Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:55 PM EDT
Based on a true story The Sessions will open your eyes, titillate and warm your heart.  The strange account features excellent convincing acting on the part of John Hawkes and Helen Hunt earning them what I feel will be an Oscar Nomination.  If you want to see something completely different, poignant and unusual presented in a very creati... Read More

Lincoln Theatrical Review
Lincoln   Lincoln Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/15/2012 1:54 PM EDT
The biopic film Lincoln provides a look at how politics changed the United States in the final months of the 16th President's life.  It's a dark boding story that takes you into the heart of a historical political debate, a congress divided and a family being pulled apart. If you like films with educational substance, excellent acting and dark... Read More

Skyfall Theatrical Review
Skyfall   Skyfall Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/07/2012 11:03 AM EDT
For the past fifty years, one name has been synonymous with the action movie: James Bond. Fifty years in one profession, spanning 22 feature films, and you would expect the British secret agent with a licence to kill would be worthy of retirement and a decent pension, and that may have been the case when news broke in 2010 of financial troubles at ... Read More

Wreck-It Ralph Theatrical Review
Wreck-It Ralph   Wreck-It Ralph Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/01/2012 8:39 AM EDT
Whether you've ever heard of the video game "Fix-It Felix" or played it when you were young, Wreck It Ralph provides a fun time in this adventure for the whole family. Filled with action and comedy the animated film grabs you from the start and involves you in a tale of wonderment and hope.  From sassy to sinister, clumsy to crusher ... Read More

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D   Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/28/2012 1:17 PM EDT
Since 2009, there have been four "Paranormal Activity" pictures. The last "Silent Hill" movie came out in 2006, which is practically a century in horror film franchise years. Genre fans have short attention spans, making the delayed appearance of "Silent Hill: Revelation" a real head scratcher, especially after the ori... Read More

Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review
Cloud Atlas   Cloud Atlas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/25/2012 8:30 AM EDT
Tedious comes to mind after watching this tale of fantasy that spans six time periods within five centuries played out in nearly 3 hours.  Cloud Atlas, although an admirable piece of movie making tends to be so complex that viewers I'm afraid, will just not get it.  It's a brain teaser of sorts, one that challenges an audience to connect ... Read More