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.

Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
Closed Circuit Theatrical Review   Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/27/2013 1:05 PM EDT
This cat and mouse thriller takes a startling twist as it weaves a tale of terrorism and trust in the film Closed Circuit.  The story rules the feature with compelling writing under the fine direction of John Crowley.  It plays out like a John Grisham novel with edge of your seat suspense and tense courtroom drama. The fine acting keeps t... Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness Digital HD Review
Star Trek Into Darkness Digital HD Review   Star Trek Into Darkness Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/27/2013 1:00 PM EDT
I was completely swept away by the 2009 reinvention of "Star Trek". Director J.J. Abrams approached an impossible creative challenge with startling confidence, restoring awe to a brand name that had lost its way while removing the need to be slavish to Gene Roddenberry's original creation as it paved the way for its own universe of alien ... Read More

Epic Blu-ray Review
Epic Blu-ray Review   Epic Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/27/2013 10:38 AM EDT
The title of Blue Sky Studios' latest animated film seems to be both ironic and sincere, the former because Epic is concerned with an incredibly small-scale view—it stars little woodland creatures and a race of tiny, fairy-like humans—and the latter because the film tries to mount a large-scale action-adventure that pits the forces ... Read More

Grey's Anatomy DVD Review
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Ninth Season DVD Review   Grey's Anatomy DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/26/2013 10:49 AM EDT
Grey's Anatomy came onto the TV scene, believe it or not, over 9 years ago and during that time has garnered a strong and loyal following. Mostly, the audience for this show is women which isn't so surprising when you take a closer look at the plot of the show. Take a few handsome television actors, make their characters good and noble with just th... Read More

The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review
The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review   The Great Gatsby Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/26/2013 9:45 AM EDT
There's no shortness of irony swirling around Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, a slick but shallow retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. From Strictly Ballroom to Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! to Australia, the famously ritzy, operatic visionary is known for elevating, even celebrating style over substance. Sub... Read More

The World's End Theatrical Review
The World's End Theatrical Review   The World's End Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  8/23/2013 9:42 AM EDT
After the successes of last decade's Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, director Edgar Wright treats us to one last flavour in his hilarious "Cornetto" trilogy,The World's End, which also sees Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reuniting with Wright for the third time.The World's End opens with Gary King (Pegg), a fortysomething s... Read More

Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review   Kick-Ass 2 Theatrical Review
(Roger Longenbach)  8/16/2013 3:46 PM EDT
Whenever you have a sequel to an extremely well done movie that could be a one and done story, you run the risk of ruining the first movie with a poorly executed follow-up.  That was a concern of mine, especially since Matthew Vaughn (the director of the original Kick-Ass, and X-Men First Class) was turning over the reins to  Jeffrey Wadl... Read More

The Muppet Movie Blu-ray Review
The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   The Muppet Movie Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  8/15/2013 3:32 PM EDT
The first, some would argue best Muppets movie could have easily been the last. On-set tensions between director James Frawley and producer Jim Henson could have spilled over into the film. Henson's hand-stitched felt puppets could have failed to make the transition from the cozy confines of a television room to the revealing expanse of the big... Read More

Lovelace Theatrical Review
Lovelace Theatrical Review   Lovelace Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/8/2013 9:22 PM EDT
A very dramatic Lovelace hits theaters this weekend and Amanda Seyfried puts on an incredibly convincing show as the porn star.  The biopic takes a close look at the woman who got her start in the industry and became a household word, although whispered at the time.  Not the average fare, the film tells all with the fine acting of Seyfrie... Read More

Elysium Theatrical Review
Elysium Theatrical Review   Elysium Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  8/8/2013 1:48 PM EDT
Outer space never looked so good in the exciting sci-fi adventure Elysium now in theaters.  Well acted, designed and filmed, the movie gets right in the meat of the story and puts the viewers right in the action.  Fast moving and exciting the film moves close to the front runners for my choice for best action films for 2013.The film takes... Read More