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.

The Ides of March Theatrical Review
The Ides of March   The Ides of March Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  10/07/2011 10:30 AM EST
Given the terrible state of our economical and political landscape at the moment, a film like The Ides of March could not have come at a better time. The movie tells the fictional story of a Presidential candidate and his team while they attempt to make a successful run for the White House.George Clooney plays Governor and Presidential Candidate Mi... Read More

Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review
Machine Gun Preacher   Machine Gun Preacher Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/07/2011 9:07 AM EST
Director Marc Forster who filmed Quantum of Solace and Monster's Ball brings Machine Gun Preacher to the screen and drives home a winner.  His production of the true story of the merciless killings in East Africa and one man's untiring commitment to helping children in the path of civil war provides a chill that's hard to forget.  Th... Read More

Real Steel Theatrical Review
Real Steel   Real Steel Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  10/06/2011 10:51 AM EST
It's not Rocky, it's Real Steel, but you would think you were watching the great boxing film in another dimension.  The gritty, action packed fight film blows the lid off some extreme robots on it's way to being an entertaining film for those who like a good punch fest.  I liked this film for the action, comedy and father-son relationship... Read More

What's Your Number? Theatrical Review
What's Your Number?   What's Your Number? Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/30/2011 7:05 AM EST
It's a chick flick, so there you go, I said it right up front.  And, What's Your Number? is very predictable, so there you go again.  AND it's 27 Dresses with a bit more sex and without Katherine Heigl.  Actually, I almost liked the film up until two scenes that show the moral decay of American cinema. The story follows Ally Dar... Read More

50/50 Theatrical Review
50/50   50/50 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/29/2011 11:34 AM EST
When I see Seth Rogen's name listed in the cast of a film the first thing that comes to my mind is a wild comedy.  But in 50/50 Rogen adjusts his bizarre persona and creates a character that provides the right medicine to a poignant situation.  Although the film gets a little sappy at times, it delivers a strong meaningful story. ... Read More

Moneyball Theatrical Review
Moneyball   Moneyball Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 4:39 PM EST
Even though the acting is stellar, unless you are a baseball fan or star struck on Brad Pitt, then you may want to shy away from Moneyball.  The film gets pretty hot and heavy into the subject matter of money versus mom's apple pie and the rites of summer.  It's not about little Jimmy loving his favorite player because that piece of colla... Read More

Killer Elite Theatrical Review
Killer Elite   Killer Elite Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 11:13 AM EST
The film Killer Elite plays out like you are watching a video game, kill an assassin and move up to the next level.  Exciting, power packed and relatively predictable, the film tends to mirror other action movies that have been released this year. The thing that does play better than the rest involves the suspense that comes with trying to dec... Read More

Dolphin Tale Theatrical Review
Dolphin Tale   Dolphin Tale Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/22/2011 8:32 AM EST
The Inspiring, moving, poignant true story Dolphin Tale splashes into theaters this weekend with a family friendly theme that's sure to touch your heart.  Filmed in Florida where it happened it's a movie about a dolphin that receives a compassionate helping hand and a strange new lease on life. Riding his bike to summer school Sawyer (Nat... Read More

Straw Dogs Theatrical Review
Straw Dogs   Straw Dogs Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/15/2011 1:50 PM EST
Here's a remake that actually makes for better entertainment.  It's called Straw Dogs and the cunning little tale takes you into the dark side of a dysfunctional town and renders fear.   I was very much blown away by the film from its mellow beginning to a buildup of concern and a final turn of events that made me shudder.  If y... Read More

Drive Theatrical Review
Drive   Drive Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/15/2011 10:19 AM EST
Just to make sure that the trailer for Drive doesn't give you the wrong idea, NO, this is not a Jason Statham movie in the vein of the adrenaline pumping Transporter series.  Ryan Gosling holds his own in this rough surrealistic drama that inserts all the thrills shown in the preview and more.  If you like looking into the mind of a tough... Read More