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 Five-Year Engagement Theatrical Review
The Five-Year Engagement Theatrical Review   The Five-Year Engagement Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/27/2012 8:28 AM EDT
Much like most of Jason Segel's films the comedy runs high in The Five-Year Engagement with strong performances, good direction and a decent script.  It's another romance film, but this one does have an edge that keeps this ditty reasonably fresh. Take a date or a gang the laughter gets contagious so sit back and enjoy a break from social netw... Read More

The Raven Theatrical Review
The Raven Theatrical Review   The Raven Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/27/2012 8:25 AM EDT
Methodically delivered The Raven provides a suspense mystery that chills and thrills.  Set in the mid 1800's the Edgar Allan Poe based story has all the earmarks of a winning box office weekend.  With excellent direction controlling fine actors and a sold script, the film moves to the top of my best of 2012. The storyline involves a ... Read More

Detention Theatrical Review
Detention Theatrical Review   Detention Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  4/23/2012 3:16 PM EDT
"Detention" may be where the deconstruction of the high school and slasher movie genre burns all the way through analysis and satire and achieves wrap-around becoming its own thing again. The film is set in the Town of Grizzly Lake.  It opens with a mean, female cheerleader (a necessary trope) breaking the 4th wall to address th... Read More

The Lucky One Theatrical Review
The Lucky One Theatrical Review   The Lucky One Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  4/20/2012 10:16 PM EDT
There was a time when a movie starring Zac Efron also meant attendance by a flock of screaming teenage girls. Well, teenage girls mature and grow up, and after seeing Efron's latest offering "The Lucky One", it seems that the teenage idol has also, as he plays the role of a Marine returning from Iraq. Efron certainly looks the part of... Read More

Iron Sky Theatrical Review
Iron Sky Theatrical Review   Iron Sky Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  4/18/2012 12:12 AM EDT
"Will everyone who doesn't think that Nazis on the moon is a funny idea, please leave the room."  Yes, that is what the basic plot of this magnificent homage to classic B-movies is.  Iron Sky is a partially crowd-funded indie film that is more than just that basic plot.  The final product ended up being the most expensi... Read More

The Three Stooges Theatrical Review
The Three Stooges Theatrical Review   The Three Stooges Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/13/2012 8:30 AM EDT
Woo Woo Woo, Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck and all the sight gags you can handle are back and more impious than ever in The Three Stooges. The very cool film had me in stitches with inane comedy that hits the top of my laughter barometer.  Although mainly a guy film, most all who can remember the knuckleheaded trio will love the insane comical antics th... Read More

The Raid: Redemption Theatrical Review
The Raid: Redemption Theatrical Review   The Raid: Redemption Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/12/2012 4:20 PM EDT
A kick to the head, a fist to the body, guns blazing, explosions rocking the hallways, knives slashing, bodies everywhere and that's only the first 15 minutes of film The Raid: Redemption.  With amazing choreography, realistic combat and creative cinematography the movie makes a big hit.  Don't look for an original story, but that's not t... Read More

Lockout Theatrical Review
Lockout Theatrical Review   Lockout Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/12/2012 11:01 AM EDT
With a mixture of tongue in cheek comedy and sci-fi action Lockout does an average job of entertaining male teens through adults.  The fast paced film reminds me however, of Escape From New York another futuristic film that features some very mean characters and a lot of brutality. Lockout features some very mean looking characters so it's har... Read More

American Reunion Theatrical Review
American Reunion Theatrical Review   American Reunion Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/6/2012 8:45 AM EDT
Comedy runs high in the sequel American Reunion with the whole cast returning from American Pie.  Although the film does provide a lot of laughs, it may be somewhat hackneyed with each of the characters getting in similar problems from the original film.  But, if it's just a mindless feature you want to clear out the emotions from a dull ... Read More

Mirror Mirror Theatrical Review
Mirror Mirror Theatrical Review   Mirror Mirror Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  3/29/2012 9:37 AM EDT
In 1937, the genius that was Walt Disney, released what was to become an all-time classic, the first full-length, animated feature film, Snow White. No doubt this was a movie that has stood the test of time and is as much loved by children and adults alike today as much as it was in those pre-war years. Fast forward to the present day, and 2012 wil... Read More