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.

Haywire Theatrical Review
Haywire   Haywire Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/19/2012 9:39 AM EDT
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   Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/19/2012 9:15 AM EDT
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   Carnage Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:34 AM EDT
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   Contraband Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:26 AM EDT
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   The Iron Lady Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:25 AM EDT
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   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/06/2012 8:42 AM EDT
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   War Horse Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2011 6:14 PM EDT
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   We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/22/2011 10:32 PM EDT
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   The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/21/2011 9:13 AM EDT
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   The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/20/2011 7:42 PM EDT
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