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.

The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review   The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  7/2/2012 12:02 PM EDT
The production of The Amazing Spider-Man makes it a standout in visual acuity but misses its mark in originality and thrills.  That aside, it's still a must see for hero worshipers, action seekers and Marvel comic book fans.  To give the best review possible, I took out my DVD of Spider-Man, which was released in 2002, starring T... Read More

People Like Us Theatrical Review
People Like Us Theatrical Review   People Like Us Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  7/1/2012 10:40 AM EDT
"People Like Us" is the story of two siblings' responses to their father's death. The first five minutes add up to a well crafted character study, as whip-smart salesman Sam (Chris Pine) is stunned by the news that his father has died suddenly. Still resentful of his emotionally distant old man, Sam reluctantly heads home to ... Read More

Ted Theatrical Review
Ted Theatrical Review   Ted Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/28/2012 3:51 PM EDT
Most all of us have had a Teddy Bear when we were young, even if it was in the form of Yoda or Raggedy Ann, but nothing like the one in the movie Ted.  This fun filled film gives a great show under the direction of Seth MacFarlane who knows comedy and shows off his skills in a big way with Ted. The fantasy story centers on John Bennett (M... Read More

Magic Mike Theatrical Review
Magic Mike Theatrical Review   Magic Mike Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/28/2012 2:15 PM EDT
Bare bods and fast music can't save Magic Mike.  Even if the ladies think they are being entertained, it's all a façade to cash in on a voyeuristic business that has clung to the sexual 90's.  It may be a take on Tatum's early teen romp to fill his pockets, but the actor did better with his "Step-up" acting than he does h... Read More

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/23/2012 6:52 PM EDT
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter": Those four words, strung together in that order, sound like a lot of fun, don't they? It's a totally ridiculous premise, this notion that the 16th U.S. president lived a whole other secret life, prowling about at night, seeking out bloodsuckers. But it's a creative one, and it should have prov... Read More

Brave Theatrical Review
Brave Theatrical Review   Brave Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  6/22/2012 1:42 PM EDT
The latest feature from cinema Juggernaut Pixar is  Brave and while visually it is everything we've come to expect from that think-tank of geniuses it might disappoint many loyal fans. This marks the 13th animated feature from the world's most consistently successful film company and the first (for them)  set in that version ... Read More

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review   Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  6/22/2012 8:36 AM EDT
Usually with a disaster movie you follow the main characters as they fight for survival.  In this case, we have something different: there is no hope for survival.  What would you do?  Would you party like its 1999?  Would you loot?  Would you continue about your daily life?  Would you spend it with your family?  ... Read More

Rock of Ages Theatrical Review
Rock of Ages Theatrical Review   Rock of Ages Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  6/14/2012 9:43 AM EDT
The raw edge of 1980's rock music, mixed liberally with the associated lingo, leads to a fun-packed, two hours of movie fun in the form of Rock of Ages. It should have you singing along to a whole host of recognizable hits that have stood the test of time.Based on the hit Broadway show, the movie follows wannabe singers Sherrie (Julianne Hough) and... Read More

That's My Boy Theatrical Review
That's My Boy Theatrical Review   That's My Boy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  6/13/2012 4:45 PM EDT
Coming off a dismal outing with Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler releases his newest comedy That's My Boy trying to reconnect to his fans.  Partnering up with Andy Samberg and going old school he makes the film a hit. The very funny story builds during each act leading to a very humorous ending. The silly little plot goes like this; w... Read More

Prometheus Theatrical Review
Prometheus Theatrical Review   Prometheus Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  6/8/2012 7:57 AM EDT
In 1979, Director Ridley Scott gave the world one of the most iconic sci-fi horror movies we had ever seen — Alien — and with it a tagline as recognizable today as it was then: "In space, no one can hear you scream." Even today, those words have the ability to send a shiver down your spine. Alien and its no... Read More