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.

Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review
Marvel's The Avengers   Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/02/2012 8:21 AM EDT
Ever since the original Iron Man film came out in the summer of 2008, Marvel has been teasing the ultimate superhero film, The Avengers.  Now in 2012, Marvel along with Walt Disney Pictures brings this story to life.   If names such as Tony Stark, Loki, or Black Widow seem foreign to you, then you have to get ready to do some homework bef... Read More

Pirates! Band of Misfits Theatrical Review
Pirates! Band of Misfits   Pirates! Band of Misfits Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/27/2012 11:28 AM EDT
The Pirates! Band of Misfits comes to us from "across the pond" as they say and is based on a kids book by Gideon DeFoe. The film features some interesting voice, specifically that of Hugh Grant as our nefarious leader. The Captain proudly sports an impressive beard, even if his modest haul of "booty" is less impressive. Wh... Read More

Safe Theatrical Review
Safe   Safe Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/27/2012 9:04 AM EDT
The latest film starring the chisel-jawed Jason Statham is the unholy baby of screen writer Boaz Yakin who wrote such movies as "The Punisher" (1989) and "The Rookie" (1990) before his impressive directorial debut with "Fresh." For the first 25 minutes or so, he appears to have pulled off an unexpected success with his... Read More

The Five-Year Engagement Theatrical Review
The Five-Year Engagement   The Five-Year Engagement Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/27/2012 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   The Raven Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/27/2012 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   Detention Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  04/23/2012 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   The Lucky One Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  04/20/2012 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

The Three Stooges Theatrical Review
The Three Stooges   The Three Stooges Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/13/2012 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   The Raid: Redemption Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/12/2012 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   Lockout Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/12/2012 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