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 Monuments Men Theatrical Review
The Monuments Men Theatrical Review   The Monuments Men Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  2/6/2014 11:22 AM EDT
If you are looking for a big action film from this weekend's Monuments Men, it's not.  More of a historical recreation of the true events, the movie tries very hard to open the window to an important part of WWII history, but barely achieves it.  Loading the movie with familiar faces of top actors, director George Clooney makes his film m... Read More

That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review
That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review   That Awkward Moment Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/31/2014 8:38 AM EDT
Here's a chick flick with a lot of face time with upcoming stars.  It's called That Awkward Moment and features Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan.  The film's a romancer that has a lot of appeal, except the storyline is quite hackneyed and very predictable.  The saving grace here is the snappy comedy that keeps the script... Read More

Labor Day Theatrical Review
Labor Day Theatrical Review   Labor Day Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/30/2014 12:38 PM EDT
Finally making its way into many theaters after a soft opening in December, Labor Day adds some drama to the weekend.  The film features some good acting, able direction and a story that intrigues, but gets hung up in reality issues. If you accept the story as played out you will enjoy it, otherwise the box of tissues you bring will be for nau... Read More

Enough Said Blu-ray Review
Enough Said Blu-ray Review   Enough Said Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/27/2014 4:24 PM EDT
Will James Gandolfini be the latest recipient of a posthumous Academy Award nomination? The Academy Awards haven't been shy about recognizing deceased performers and behind the scenes craftsmen from literally the first year the statuettes were handed out. Many other less generally known names have received at least nominations through the years... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Four Blu-ray Review   Archer Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/27/2014 4:07 PM EDT
It's been a longstanding conceit for television shows featuring the same production houses or other creative staff to occasionally cross-promote themselves by having various characters show up on sibling series. The incestuous "rural" comedies that were CBS' mainstay in the 1960s are a prime example, with various characters in The... Read More

Carrie Blu-ray Review
Carrie Blu-ray Review   Carrie Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/20/2014 9:58 AM EDT
Interviewed about the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, actor Jackie Earle Haley was asked why anyone would want to step into the shoes of Robert Englund in the iconic role of Freddy Krueger. Haley gave an interesting answer. He pointed out that the studio was going to remake the film whether or not he took the role. Why not see what he cou... Read More

Runner Runner Blu-ray Review
Runner Runner Blu-ray Review   Runner Runner Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/17/2014 10:31 AM EDT
The internet has probably been as much of a curse as it has been a blessing, and perhaps nowhere is that first tendency as clearly evident as in the case of online gambling. In days of yore, one had to go to physical establishments (most of them in places like Las Vegas) to get a dose of adrenaline as dice were tossed or cards were dealt. But with ... Read More

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review   Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2014 3:37 PM EDT
Filled with intrigue and mystery one of novelist Tom Clancy's more ambitious books "The Teeth of the Tiger" comes to the screen as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.  The film turns the clock back on the main character to his college days where he gets pressed into service by the CIA.  It's a fairly complicated film at first, but tends ... Read More

Ride Along Theatrical Review
Ride Along Theatrical Review   Ride Along Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2014 10:13 AM EDT
Getting very goofy and wacky comes natural to Kevin Hart and with Ice Cube as his partner in Ride Along he does it well.  The story may be a little hackneyed and predictable, but it's their comedic performances that make the movie fun.  Whether you are a Kevin Hart fan or just like a lot of craziness in your film diet, than drive over to ... Read More

Don Jon Blu-ray Review
Don Jon Blu-ray Review   Don Jon Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/10/2014 10:46 AM EDT
Once the scrawny kid from "3rd Rock From the Sun," Gordon-Levitt has filled out for the role of a modern-day Don Juan, who is first seen deep in the throes of orgasm. Looking like a castaway from "Jersey Shore," gym-built, greasy-haired bartender Jon has been getting his jollies from explicit videos three, four, sometimes 10 tim... Read More