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.

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

The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Review
The Dark Knight Rises   The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/19/2012 10:29 AM EDT
This may be the film that knocks off The Avengers from the all time box-office winner for 2012.  The movie is called The Dark Knight Rises, but loyal fans will refer to the film as Batman and they know that this dark knight has all the power to rise above any comic book hero the industry can throw at him. For me, I'm just one of the crew, ... Read More

Savages Theatrical Review
Savages   Savages Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/05/2012 8:12 PM EDT
If you are looking for gut wrenching excitement in a movie with a brilliant cast and a creative storyline then choose Savages, this year's most powerful action filled drama to date.  Intense and intriguing, the film has scenes so extreme that I felt myself gripping the theatre arm rests. If you think the drug wars were crazy in No Country for ... Read More

The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
The Amazing Spider-Man   The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/02/2012 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   People Like Us Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/01/2012 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   Ted Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2012 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   Magic Mike Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2012 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   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/23/2012 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   Brave Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/22/2012 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