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.

Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review
Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review   Arthur Christmas Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/27/2011 4:28 PM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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

The Muppets Theatrical Review
The Muppets Theatrical Review   The Muppets Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/22/2011 8:17 AM EDT
Those adorable, crazy Muppets from the late Jim Henson are back on the silver screen this November with their latest film simply entitled, The Muppets.The story plot is simple and follows closely to real life. The ever-changing world has left the Muppets as just a memory and not relevant to modern day society. The Muppets have moved on to have norm... Read More

Like Crazy Theatrical Review
Like Crazy Theatrical Review   Like Crazy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/18/2011 9:27 AM EDT
How to screw up your life without really trying seems to be the theme of the film Like Crazy an inconceivable little film that's poorly written and delivered.  Even with heartthrobs Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, the predictable unlikely plot just kills any chance for a dramatic winner. Writer director Drake Doremus centers his film on... Read More

Melancholia Theatrical Review
Melancholia Theatrical Review   Melancholia Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/18/2011 9:11 AM EDT
The film Melancholia by writer and director Lars von Trier stimulates the artistic part of the brain with sprawling landscape images, ominous tableaus and threatening visuals of a drifting planet. The film moves along playing out like the definition of its title. Melancholia: a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characteri... Read More

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review   The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/17/2011 1:55 PM EDT
Well the Twilight Saga has finally reached its ebb with the first half of Breaking Dawn that opens this weekend in theaters around the world.  Certainly expected to be earth shaking due to millions of young girls and twenty-something's rushing to the box-office to get a look at semi-nude Robert Pattenson making love to his comely co-star Krist... Read More

Immortals Theatrical Review
Immortals Theatrical Review   Immortals Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  11/11/2011 10:40 PM EDT
For the new film Immortals directed by Tarsem Singh, looks are everything. A movie can have a lousy screenplay and uninteresting characters, but as long as the costumes are immaculate and the production design superb, then little else matters. Immortals attempts at having as much machismo as 300 but comes up quite short and has about as much mythol... Read More

Anonymous Theatrical Review
Anonymous Theatrical Review   Anonymous Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/11/2011 1:58 PM EDT
I hope the film Anonymous is true because as being a former Theatre (plays) critic it has always intrigued me if William Shakespeare did or didn't write his sonnets and plays.  So, being the kind of guy I am and having enjoyed the film so much, it must be very near the truth.  Even if this period piece was all contrived, the settings, cos... Read More

J. Edgar Theatrical Review
J. Edgar Theatrical Review   J. Edgar Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/9/2011 1:45 PM EDT
The interesting and historical J. Edgar has reached local movie theatres with very good performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Judi Dench.  The film has a few flaws, but it does give a good account of the man who was the first director of the FBI.   The film follows the life of J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) the first director of ... Read More