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.

Anonymous Theatrical Review
Anonymous   Anonymous Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/11/2011 1:58 PM EST
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   J. Edgar Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/09/2011 1:45 PM EST
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

Tower Heist Theatrical Review
Tower Heist   Tower Heist Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  11/06/2011 8:19 PM EST
Rush Hour's Brett Ratner returns to direct Tower Heist, a lighthearted film with an impressive ensemble cast. Stiller plays the lead Josh, a workaholic manger of ‘The Tower'; a set of elite apartments in New York owned by one Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). Josh has always looked up to Shaw and the two have something of a friendship they are even ch... Read More

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Theatrical Review
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas   A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  11/03/2011 7:33 PM EST
Definitely a man flick A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas follows up on the other two outings with a lot of eye candy and sex, but the gals will get an eye full too. You do not have to have seen the other two flicks, but I bet you will go rent them after seeing this wild comedy; it's as good at The Hangover. Their signature full circle cra... Read More

In Time Theatrical Review
In Time   In Time Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/31/2011 10:26 PM EST
Writer/director Andrew Niccol's films make you pause and require some smart thinking. His film Gattaca, which he wrote, was also his first directing debut and a favorite of some sci-fi fans. Next came The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey and written and produced by Niccol, which received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. N... Read More

The Rum Diary Theatrical Review
The Rum Diary   The Rum Diary Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/27/2011 3:33 PM EST
A testy screenplay that turns conventional upside down becomes an enjoyable madcap adventure with Johnny Depp's ‘intoxicating' performance.  The daring filmmaking that takes a chance with the outlandish Hunter S. Thompson book The Rum Diary comes up a winner.  Not a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but a very good companion piece.&nb... Read More

Puss in Boots Theatrical Review
Puss in Boots   Puss in Boots Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  10/27/2011 9:08 AM EST
In the original story, Puss is a pretty arrogant cat.  He is not much of a sword-fighter, but is very smart as well as smartly dressed.  In Shrek, he is Antonio Bandaras, and he is a wizard with a blade.     Now we get a spin-off that takes place before the Shrek films:  Puss is an outlaw who grew up in an orphanage and hun... Read More

The Three Musketeers Theatrical Review
The Three Musketeers   The Three Musketeers Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/23/2011 2:40 PM EST
It is beyond amazing at how easily someone can take a classic tale and turn it into something unentertaining. What was once an epic tale has been watered down for the sake of the 3D craze and instead focuses on a dress wearing Milla Jovovich who is essentially incorporating all the moves from her Resident Evil films.It isn't too surprising to see h... Read More

The Thing Theatrical Review
The Thing   The Thing Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/13/2011 11:25 AM EST
Fans of the film The Thing beware; even though the movie takes you back to the Norwegian outpost providing a beginning to John Carpenter's 1982 film with the same title, it may as well have been a remake.  Those that have never seen Carpenter's masterpiece however, will get all the chills and thrills of the original.  For fun, why... Read More

Footloose Theatrical Review
Footloose   Footloose Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/13/2011 8:35 AM EST
Back in 1984, a small film, featuring Kevin Bacon, emerged on the silver screen – it was entitled, Footloose. The film went on to have moderate box office success, spawn a few hit singles and have a lasting impression on Generation X.  Now 26 years later, Footloose is coming back to the silver screen -- this time staring an unknown cast,... Read More