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.

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

Alex Cross Theatrical Review
Alex Cross   Alex Cross Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/18/2012 11:16 AM EDT
Even with fine acting on the part of the central cast, Alex Cross rises to no more than average due to uneven directing and a weak screenplay. That said the film's main star Tyler Perry should draw a huge audience of curiosity seekers who want to see his first film starring role as an action actor.  The story centers on Alex Cross (Tyler ... Read More

Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
Seven Psychopaths   Seven Psychopaths Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/12/2012 8:44 AM EDT
When you have a violent comedy your cast must have the ability to carry out the dialogue with dead pan and tongue-in-cheek precision, with Seven Psychopaths there's no doubt.  Much like the humor in Inglourious Basterds, In Bruges and most of the Grindhouse films, the script and actors fit the bill.  If you can deal with the bloody scenes... Read More

Argo Theatrical Review
Argo   Argo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/11/2012 3:57 PM EDT
Based on a true story the suspense filled film Argo involving the rescue of six Americans opens in theaters this weekend.  Set in the background of unrest in Iran during the President Jimmy Carter era, the covert operation was kept secret until the late 1990's.  The drama based on a book of the same title features a solid script, some fin... Read More

Sinister Theatrical Review
Sinister   Sinister Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/11/2012 9:10 AM EDT
[sin-uh-ster] 1. threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous: a sinister film. Sinister, the latest effort by Scott Derrickson, Director of  "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", is a film about true crime novelist Ellison Oswalt, who is way past his 15 minutes of fame, and is trying so desperately to get it back. So ... Read More

Frankenweenie Theatrical Review
Frankenweenie   Frankenweenie Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/06/2012 6:14 PM EDT
With Halloween quickly approaching horror flicks take center stage at the movie theater.  But, most fright films this time of the year are not for kids.  Disney's Frankenweenie however pulls out all the stops and bolts into movie houses around the nation providing some family fun and its rated PG for most everyone.  Direct from ... Read More

Pitch Perfect Theatrical Review
Pitch Perfect   Pitch Perfect Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/05/2012 10:10 AM EDT
If you are looking for a fun film with a lot of liveliness, then look to Pitch Perfect for your entertainment this weekend.  It's not just a comedy, but a creative musical that aims at a younger crowd yet reaches all adult levels with snappy wit, involving storyline and high energy performances. The story centers on Beca (Anna Kendrick) a... Read More

Taken 2 Theatrical Review
Taken 2   Taken 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/05/2012 9:09 AM EDT
Liam Neeson first appeared as former CIA operative Bryan Mills in 2008's Taken, in which Mills's daughter was kidnapped by an Albanian sex-trafficking gang while holidaying in Paris. Naturally enough, the overprotective father went to Europe, kicked butt, and rescued his only child. Now 2012 brings the imaginatively titledTaken 2 to our s... Read More