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.

We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review   We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/22/2011 10:32 PM EST
The heartfelt drama We Bought A Zoo comes to town and it's for the whole family.  A true story perfect for the holiday season with an uplifting account that shows what one family can do to help a community while healing themselves.  I am a fan of this kind of film as it reminds us of the principles on which America is built, with dreams, ... Read More

The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Review
The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Review   The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/21/2011 9:13 AM EST
Making the most of the animation called performance capture Steven Spielberg creates a wonderful kid adventure with The Adventures of Tintin.  The veritable rollercoaster ride of a film is even more spectacular in 3D.  Targeted at lads of any age and for good family fun, rush to see the full feature film The Adventures of Tintin. The... Read More

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Theatrical Review
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Theatrical Review   The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/20/2011 7:42 PM EST
The mystery and suspense in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets menacing giving audiences an unsuspected thriller.  I liked this version over the foreign release of the movie in 2010 because it's in English, has Daniel Craig and the story moves along as it should, unencumbered by faulty direction.  For those who like a good detective dra... Read More

Young Adult Theatrical Review
Young Adult Theatrical Review   Young Adult Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/15/2011 5:01 PM EST
Take two aspirins and go to bed, a great remedy for Young Adult, an over stated understatement that never gets entertaining.  Billed as a comedy, the more the cast tries to make it one, the lesser it becomes.  If you like a film with angst riddled plot, underdeveloped characters and only one very good performance than you are the only dem... Read More

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Theatrical Review
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Theatrical Review   Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/15/2011 1:00 PM EST
Another fine adventure for the London detective becomes afoot in the newest 19th century Sir Arthur Conan Doyle crime story Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  The cast from the 2009 release reprises their roles under the able direction of Guy Richie making this outing even more exciting than the last. Don't skimp here; choose the theater wit... Read More

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review   Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  12/15/2011 9:51 AM EST
Some day Tom Cruise will be too old to reprise Ethan Hunt, the Team Leader for the Impossible Mission Force.   I wondered if the 49-year-old Cruise was there already; but there was no need to wonder!  The guy has the body of a completely ripped 25-year-old.  I am not sure how that is possible; but unless it is CGI, what we see on scr... Read More

The Sitter Theatrical Review
The Sitter Theatrical Review   The Sitter Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  12/11/2011 5:20 PM EST
Noah, the nobody's fool played by Jonah Hill in the haphazardly slapped together comedy The Sitter is a character in search of a movie, a setup in search of a punch line. Less directed, more handled by David Gordon Green, this on-and-off funny rehash of Adventures in Babysitting centers on a college dropout who, at his mother's urging, reluctantly ... Read More

Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review
Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review   Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/27/2011 4:28 PM EST
Arthur Christmas is a great holiday film for the new and old generations. It's a movie that kids can watch with their parents and grandparents and everybody will laugh and enjoy it. It has something for everyone while still staying true to its values and cute storyline. It is unlikely it will become a holiday tradition or must-see Christmas flick, ... Read More

Hugo Theatrical Review
Hugo Theatrical Review   Hugo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/23/2011 7:14 AM EST
Director Martin Scorsese takes his audience on a magical ride through a Paris train station in the adventurous tale Hugo. Graced with an amazing cast that makes his wonderful characters come alive, it's an enchanting production.  Set in 1920's France the movie centers on young Hugo (Asa Butterfield) who has been orphaned due to the untime... Read More

A Dangerous Method Theatrical Review
A Dangerous Method Theatrical Review   A Dangerous Method Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/22/2011 6:53 PM EST
David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is a film that grows on you the more you think about it; even considering the filmmaker's recent efforts, it is a picture that you keep waiting to get going, but it never quite does; however it nestles itself into your mind, where its oddness and intricacies continue to resonate long after the credits h... Read More