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.

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

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