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.

What's Your Number? Theatrical Review
What's Your Number?   What's Your Number? Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/30/2011 7:05 AM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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

Contagion Theatrical Review
Contagion   Contagion Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/08/2011 8:33 AM EDT
Throughout human history, there have been a few Pandemics that have plagued mankind.  There was the Black Plague, the Spanish Flu, SARS, and Bird Flu to name a few; but what happens when the next Pandemic hits.  How far and quickly will it spread with our global economy? Warner Bros along with Director, Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Oceans ... Read More

Warrior Theatrical Review
Warrior   Warrior Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  09/08/2011 6:43 AM EDT
I watched befuddled, backtracking Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte, 48 Hrs, Mother Night) working desperately, unselfconsciously to insinuate himself back into his son's life. As he stood on son Brendan's (Joel Edgerton, Star Wars Episode III, Legend of the Guardians) lawn, I decided that he was pathetic and degenerate, even gloriously so. Of cours... Read More

Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review
Our Idiot Brother   Our Idiot Brother Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/27/2011 11:15 PM EDT
If you are looking for a comedy that has a lot of laughs and surprising situations, Our Idiot Brother fails to deliver.  Opening late in the summer wasn't a good idea since the film comes on the heels of a fairly good year for human humor.  A lot of ‘seen that' and ‘not too original' puts this film on a fast track ... Read More