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 Help Theatrical Review
The Help   The Help Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/09/2011 9:25 PM EDT
It's hard to believe that it was only a short period of time ago that people were still separating black from white.  In The Help we find what a little thing like writing a book could do to stir up segregation and bring it to the forefront.  In this story there's a huge helping of right versus wrong with an unexpected outcome that reminds... Read More

The Change-Up Theatrical Review
The Change-Up   The Change-Up Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/04/2011 7:22 AM EDT
Not much to say positive about The Change UP a lame film that tries every old trick in the book to grab your attention and make you think it's comedy.  The film suffers from ‘I've seen that before' and a sick humor syndrome.  If you think that watching a baby try to stick its hand in a blender is funny, then this is your kind of wei... Read More

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
Rise of the Planet of the Apes   Rise of the Planet of the Apes Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/04/2011 7:19 AM EDT
Do you have your Action/Adventure fill for summer, or are you ready for more?  Try Rise of the Planet of the Apes for a thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.  I like the way Director Rupert Wyatt makes sure each exciting scene develops with emotion, first creating interest, then suspense finalizing in aggressive thrills. &... Read More

The Smurfs Theatrical Review
The Smurfs   The Smurfs Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/29/2011 9:01 AM EDT
Those lovable Smurfs have finally hit the big screen this summer with their first theatrical live-action-film, simply entitled, The Smurfs. The Smurfs follows the adventures of Papa Smurf and his fellow Smurfs as they are sucked through a magical voxrtex from their world into our modern day society.  However, to add to their troubles, the... Read More

Attack The Block Theatrical Review
Attack The Block   Attack The Block Theatrical Review
(Marco Duran)  07/28/2011 10:35 PM EDT
The South London housing estates, or "blocks", have always been a great place to stage a film, especially to a Yankee like me.  When I think of London, I think of some place nice and clean and free of crime where you can walk down the alley after having a few pints at the local pub and not feel the least bit afraid of being accosted.... Read More

Cowboys & Aliens Theatrical Review
Cowboys & Aliens   Cowboys & Aliens Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/28/2011 10:35 AM EDT
Strap your six-gun to your waist, tie the string around your leg and ride over to see the movie Cowboys & Aliens a rip snorting account of a universe invasion.  Seriously now, there will be no guns allowed in the movie theatre, not even toy type.  If you want some action with great special effects that make a film come alive with awes... Read More

The Devil's Double Theatrical Review
The Devil's Double   The Devil's Double Theatrical Review
(Marco Chacon)  07/22/2011 12:54 PM EDT
Uday Hussein, eldest son of Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, was allegedly known for torturing national athletes who failed to win.  He was known for kidnapping school girls off the streets of Baghdad and raping, and perhaps sometimes murdering them.  He was called a psychopath by Egyptian leader, Mubarak.  The story, The Devil's ... Read More

Friends With Benefits Theatrical Review
Friends With Benefits   Friends With Benefits Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/22/2011 3:26 AM EDT
What saves this remix from taking a nosedive into oblivion is the cast.  Friends With Benefits' Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are the winners here who outdo Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in their attempt to jazz up friendship with sex in No Strings Attached.  So if you haven't seen the latter, then don't miss Friends With Benefits... Read More

Captain America: The First Avenger Theatrical Review
Captain America: The First Avenger   Captain America: The First Avenger Theatrical Review
(Craig Rogalski)  07/21/2011 10:22 AM EDT
So Captain America has finally arrived with all the red, white, and blue, or should I say black and blue.  This is the story of a puny outcast and how he becomes the hero of America, although at first he is treated as a side show attraction.  It is very interesting how the Director accomplished this -- as most movie superhero films usuall... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  07/14/2011 8:57 AM EDT
As you may remember, I ripped apart the last Harry Potter movie that I reviewed (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince).  Missing my opportunity to see Part 1 in the theatre, I had to jump at my chance to see the finale in the theater.  And I'm going to repeat what I tweeted shortly afterward here:  This movie is an emotional, a... Read More