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.

Lawless Theatrical Review
Lawless   Lawless Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/28/2012 4:15 PM EDT
Totally out of control, the Bondurant brothers were a part of history that could only have been called Lawless.  The movie that opens today builds on the almost true story of bootleggers in Virginia from a recollection by Matt Bondurant, the grandson of one of the three main characters.  Lawless ‘shines' in all departments inclu... Read More

Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
Cosmopolis   Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 10:26 AM EDT
Showing most all the ills in the world Cosmopolis gives its audience a slow moving picture of our decaying civilization.  Although the film is nicely acted and directed, there's too much crammed into the nearly two-hour movie to really appreciate the meaning of it all.  The warning here insinuates the self-destruction of our great society... Read More

Premium Rush Theatrical Review
Premium Rush   Premium Rush Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 9:46 AM EDT
Action junkies beware the movie Premium Rush streaks into theaters this weekend and it's a sweet adrenaline rush.  The film features some excellent shots of New York City through the eyes of a rapid camera that draws focus on all the heart pumping drama.  The fine acting and directing make this hour and a half body in motion film work.&nb... Read More

Hit and Run Theatrical Review
Hit and Run   Hit and Run Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  08/21/2012 8:20 AM EDT
The motor sounds are real. Writer/director/star Dax Shepard (Parenthood, When in Rome) provided many of the vehicles from his personal collection, and does all his own stunts. So he reported, in his appearance following the screening at which I saw Read More

The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
The Expendables 2   The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  08/17/2012 8:41 AM EDT
The Expendables are back, and this time they are even more explosive than before. All the old cohorts from the original movie return, joined by new recruits Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth), Booker (Chuck Norris), Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and Maggie (Yu Nan), in director Simon West’s sequel.In 2010, the first Expendables read like a who’s ... Read More

The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review
The Odd Life of Timothy Green   The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/16/2012 3:02 PM EDT
An enchanting story of inspiration and hope, The Odd Life of Timothy Green opens in movie theaters.  The nice little film has an uplifting story for the whole family even though it over fanaticizes at times.  Translation from script to screen seems to have been a chore however and the pieces of the puzzle look like they have been jammed t... Read More

The Bourne Legacy Theatrical Review
The Bourne Legacy   The Bourne Legacy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/10/2012 12:45 AM EDT
Director Tony Gilroy takes his time spooling out The Bourne Legacy just avoiding the snooze factor in this forth installment of the Bourne series.  The film is steeped in a lot of superfluous character build up, long periods of uneventful scenes and an outcome that doesn't deliver.  If you are looking for an action thriller from this four... Read More

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Theatrical Review
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  08/03/2012 7:40 AM EDT
Our kids' summer break is winding down, but before they head back to school, they can enjoy the last few "Dog Days" of summer with Rowley, Greg and his annoying brother Rodrick, in the third edition in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. Since the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series exploded on to the tween scene in 2007, Aut... Read More

Total Recall Theatrical Review
Total Recall   Total Recall Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/03/2012 12:39 AM EDT
In a summer of sequels and reboots comes our first remake, Total Recall. This entry is based on the 1990 film of the same name, and the short story by acclaimed science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick. It seeks to retell the story of Douglas Quaid - a blue collar worker with an average life living in the future who believes he is cut out for somethi... Read More

The Watch Theatrical Review
The Watch   The Watch Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/26/2012 11:07 AM EDT
The screwball film The Watch tries hard to entertain, but sinks below average even with its fine cast of witty pros. The film struggles, trying to make the scanty script work by upping the crude and rude level with a lot of off color sight gags, a good measure of dumbness and strong sexual innuendos. The only reason for making the trek to your loca... Read More