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.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Theatrical Review
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters   Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/25/2013 8:33 AM EDT
Hollywood, of late, seems to be running to the safety of classics to help churn out a collection of new flicks to entertain the masses. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters epitomizes the trend. Based loosely on the classic children's Grimm fairytale; Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters follows the brother and sister from the Germanic tale to adulthood. D... Read More

Broken City Theatrical Review
Broken City   Broken City Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/18/2013 7:19 AM EDT
Tough cop, cagy police chief, bad mayor the film Broken City comes to theaters this weekend telling a wicked tale of graft and corruption in New York City.  The well acted and interesting story gives a good show, but gets quite predictable and familiar. If you like raw crime thrillers with a political backdrop, Broken City has both. The m... Read More

The Last Stand Theatrical Review
The Last Stand   The Last Stand Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/17/2013 3:34 PM EDT
ARNOLD IS BACK! A little loss for wear, yet he's still a winner in my book with his new film The Last Stand.  Action lovers and fans of Schwarzenegger are in for a real treat with this rock em' sock em' explosive film that brings back memories of the Arnold of yesteryear ‘s Terminator series.  The well written script, kick-butt dire... Read More

Gangster Squad Theatrical Review
Gangster Squad   Gangster Squad Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/10/2013 10:22 AM EDT
Los Angeles relives it's gritty past in this fictional account of a real mob boss in Gangster Squad.  The violent crime film has an exceptional A-list cast with creative sets, period costumes and props that resemble the era, but the lifeless storyline just doesn't do it for me. The script with its over indulgence in Tommy gun fire, explosions,... Read More

Promised Land Theatrical Review
Promised Land   Promised Land Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/06/2013 8:00 PM EDT
Promised Land, Gus Van Sant's gentle but knowing natural gas drama, is concerned with the tension between long-term environmental costs and short-term financial gain. Set in small-town Pennsylvania and based on a story by Dave Eggers, the screenplay by co-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski aims for a moral complexity that pays as much attentio... Read More

Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
Zero Dark Thirty   Zero Dark Thirty Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/03/2013 10:47 PM EDT
This step-by-step insight into how the CIA found Osama Bin Laden and then blew him away is nicely produced, directed and acted.  I found the film involving, intriguing and then startling, playing out like a news story happening before my eyes. Even though you know the story from the media, you will be shocked with the finale of this nearly 3-h... Read More

Les Miserables Theatrical Review
Les Miserables   Les Miserables Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/25/2012 9:29 AM EDT
Not many musical plays get translated to screen with pleasing results and Les Miserables barely makes the cut.  The lavish film production of the heartfelt story wins with sets, music and cinematography, but not desirable enough in the acting development. While the strongest performances come from support characters the leads just couldn't mak... Read More

Django Unchained Theatrical Review
Django Unchained   Django Unchained Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2012 5:31 PM EDT
Taking a page out of history, Quentin Tarantino adds his version of the unsettling times in his newest film Django Unchained.  Much like his Inglourious Basterds this outrageous adventure generates tongue-in-cheek satire and raises eyebrows in it's nearly 3 hours of ‘creative' damnation. Taking the film with a grain of salt, the audience... Read More

Jack Reacher Theatrical Review
Jack Reacher   Jack Reacher Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/21/2012 7:56 AM EDT
Tom Cruise, the somewhat diminutive movie star, brings to life the hulking figure of ex-military cop Jack Reacher, in Christopher McQuarrie's film adaptation of Lee Child's novel One Shot, and goes a long way in proving the point that size really does not matter. A somewhat disturbing opening scene that sees a sniper take out five random innocent u... Read More

Hyde Park on Hudson Theatrical Review
Hyde Park on Hudson   Hyde Park on Hudson Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/13/2012 4:45 PM EDT
Our longest serving President has a heyday in Hyde Park on Hudson, an interesting look at Franklin Delano Roosevelt's affairs while in office. The historical, humorous and intriguing story puts our 32nd President in a rather awkward situation derived from an excerpt of the diary of his cousin Daisy. A questionable motive for the piece of entertainm... Read More