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.

Act of Valor Theatrical Review
Act of Valor Theatrical Review   Act of Valor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/24/2012 9:01 AM EST
They're not actors, directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh did not want them to be.  The main characters in the movie Act of Valor are real Navy SEALs and they perform like one of the best freedom fighter units that the United States could ever produce.  The film does more than entertain; it gives Americans a chance to see what the armed fo... Read More

Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review
Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review   Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  02/18/2012 5:57 PM EST
Nicolas Cage is back as the Ghost Rider; and after his 2007 original outing as Johnny Blaze, I didn't think I would be saying that.  Johnny Blaze, the stunt rider who sold his soul to the devil in a pact to save his dying father and in return got cursed, has resided in Eastern Europe for the last five years. Five years of trying to repress the... Read More

This Means War Theatrical Review
This Means War Theatrical Review   This Means War Theatrical Review
(Penny McLean)  02/16/2012 8:57 AM EST
This Means War is a wonderful action, comedy romance all in one great film. It stars the beautiful and talented Reese Witherspoon, and handsome and funny Chris Pine (Stark Trek) and Tom Hardy. When the film starts, you think that this is a new James Bond movie. There are sexy men in tuxedos, attractive women drinking cocktails in a swanky club, &nb... Read More

Rampart Theatrical Review
Rampart Theatrical Review   Rampart Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/13/2012 9:11 AM EST
Every so often, there is a movie that is lifted up from an otherwise mediocre state by a piece of acting that's so on-the-spot it makes the rest of the film's faults insignificant, and lifts the it up from the pit of mediocrity into the realm of the fantastic that you're certain to see glowing reviews from the four corners of the world any minu... Read More

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menance Theatrical Review
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menance 3D Theatrical Review   Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menance Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/11/2012 9:38 PM EST
There is nary a person alive today who hasn't heard of Star Wars or seen the influence it has had on culture. So to explain it to you seems unnecessary but for the sake of this article let's do so. Star Wars follows a group of resistance fighters who are trying to topple the regime of an evil emperor, at the same time a young farm boy eager to make... Read More

The Vow Theatrical Review
The Vow Theatrical Review   The Vow Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/10/2012 9:11 AM EST
Very few men will admit this, but we do have a romantic side. When it comes to cinema there are few films that men will lower themselves to watch because they are just too "girlie" for their tastes, unless there is an over abundance of fart jokes and nudity. However if a film is handled tastefully with well thought out characters most men... Read More

Shame Theatrical Review
Shame Theatrical Review   Shame Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/09/2012 10:58 AM EST
Brilliantly written, cunningly directed and very disturbing Shame gives a fly on the wall view of forbidden sex.  What makes this film a work of art however, comes with the fine acting by Fassbender and Carey Mulligan who give performances worthy of an Oscar.  The story centers on Brandon (Michael Fassbender) a successful businessman... Read More

Safe House Theatrical Review
Safe House Theatrical Review   Safe House Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/09/2012 10:11 AM EST
If you like your movies with constant action from beginning to end, then go and check out Safe House, a thrill a minute.  As a matter of fact, Ryan Reynolds has successfully crossed the line between comedy and drama with a performance like he has never delivered.  If all of a sudden you get an epiphany on where the film's going, not to wo... Read More

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Theatrical Review
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Theatrical Review   Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  02/09/2012 8:57 AM EST
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island runs along the same format as the 2008 Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Josh Hutcherson comes back as Sean Anderson while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson takes on the father figure or I should say step-father character Hank, while Michael Caine adds some class playing Sean's Grandfather Alexander.Sean obvious... Read More

The Woman in Black Theatrical Review
The Woman in Black Theatrical Review   The Woman in Black Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/03/2012 8:36 AM EST
For the first time being away from his comfort zone of playing Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe takes on a Victorian horror flick called The Woman in Black.  Although Radcliffe has shown a strong growth on his way to being an adult film star, he chose this film that has to prove he has made it.  Good choice or bad, he's now matured and read... Read More