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.

Man on a Ledge Theatrical Review
Man on a Ledge Theatrical Review   Man on a Ledge Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/26/2012 1:34 PM EST
With an exciting beginning and suspense filled story Man on a Ledge entertains those that love a good thriller.  With very good performances and an action filled script that's nicely directed this year's box office should leap into high gear.  Ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) escapes guards at his father's funeral and takes off ... Read More

The Grey Theatrical Review
The Grey Theatrical Review   The Grey Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/26/2012 9:05 AM EST
Exciting, terrifying, intriguing and thrilling The Grey provides a stunning entry in the erratic first month of the year.  Good acting all around, electrifying cinematography and able direction keeps the film moving and entertaining.  If you like a white-knuckle panic film that challenges your worst fears, The Grey will have you in its sn... Read More

Red Tails Theatrical Review
Red Tails Theatrical Review   Red Tails Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/19/2012 11:40 AM EST
George Lucas known for his adventure and science fiction films tears a page from the WWII war history book and produces Red Tails a true story of courage in the face of adversity and discrimination. Much like Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna the backdrop of war becomes the field on which we see the selfless devotion of African-American soldiers help... Read More

Haywire Theatrical Review
Haywire Theatrical Review   Haywire Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/19/2012 9:39 AM EST
From a ravenous mixed martial arts maven to a star overnight Gina Carano takes acting to new heights in Haywire a spy thriller from Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh.  Her screen presence gets so lively that I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen.  Knowing that the blows she has to give her adversaries have a lot of impact ... Read More

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review   Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/19/2012 9:15 AM EST
The touching film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close delves into the mind of a young boy on a quest.  It's not the quest that's important here, but the determination and desire to make peace with a loss so great it's nearly impossible.   Director Stephen Daldry takes us on that journey as if we were the ones looking for answers.&nbs... Read More

Carnage Theatrical Review
Carnage Theatrical Review   Carnage Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:34 AM EST
Bizarre and yet a tasty morsel, Carnage is one of those ‘fly on the wall' films where in this case you get to watch the decay of one's social skills and can laugh without them hearing you. It's four stellar actors in a room with a very wacky script and a tall order of ego, all moving in opposite directions over a simple solution.  T... Read More

Contraband Theatrical Review
Contraband Theatrical Review   Contraband Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:26 AM EST
I can see why Contraband has been set for release in January, with December being action/adventure month this gem would have been buried in their dust. And that would have been a shame, because this gritty story has a lot going for it.  With non-stop thrills, chills and spills this film entertains big time. Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) has t... Read More

The Iron Lady Theatrical Review
The Iron Lady Theatrical Review   The Iron Lady Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:25 AM EST
With a genuinely gifted performance, Meryl Streep depicts Margaret Thatcher one of the world's greatest leaders in The Iron Lady.  Thatcher served as the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and during some of the most trying times.  If you like biographies, real life stores and historical happenings, The Iron Lady is a mu... Read More

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/06/2012 8:42 AM EST
The British movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is not for everyone.  It's a mind-numbing film for audiences that crave an involving storyline, can deal with British accents and are into the underpinning of espionage that fueled The Cold War in the 1970's.  I am not a big fan of films like this one, but those who are into author John le Ca... Read More

War Horse Theatrical Review
War Horse Theatrical Review   War Horse Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2011 6:14 PM EST
Steven Spielberg adds another holiday film to the mix, but this one tends to skew higher on the age scale due the violence and cruelty.  The film called War Horse has a bountiful cast of good actors, a bold story and brilliant cinematography that sometimes seems ‘too' real.  Although targeted to young boys, the film gets a little to... Read More