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.

Broken City Blu-ray Review
Broken City Blu-ray Review   Broken City Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/7/2013 11:20 AM EDT
Midway through Broken City, one character incredulously remarks, "Private eyes still exist?" The gumshoe-for-hire profession does seem old-fashioned and mostly unnecessary now. You could describe Broken City the same way: old-fashioned and mostly unnecessary. Penned by first-time screenwriter Brian Tucker and directed solo by Allen Hughes... Read More

Cloud Atlas Blu-ray Review
Cloud Atlas Blu-ray Review   Cloud Atlas Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  5/6/2013 9:36 AM EDT
Ambitious doesn't even begin to describe "Cloud Atlas," which marks the first collaboration between Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Powerhouse screen visionaries, the trio find an unusual harmony for their mighty endeavor, providing a smooth melt of specialized sensibilities as they tackle an adaptation of an "unfilmable"... Read More

Iron Man 3 Theatrical Review
Iron Man 3 Theatrical Review   Iron Man 3 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  5/1/2013 11:17 AM EDT
Mega-wealthy playboy philanthropist Tony Stark makes a welcome return to the big screen, for the third and possibly final Iron Man movie to star Robert Downey Jr. This movie kicks off the second phase of films set within the Marvel universe and is set shortly after the exploits of the Avengers in New York, which saw Iron Man et al beat off the alie... Read More

Jack Reacher Digital HD Review
Jack Reacher Digital HD Review   Jack Reacher Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/29/2013 9:50 AM EDT
"Jack Reacher" is a different film than you would expect. It's a different film than many will be expecting, with the possible exception of those already engrossed in the Jack Reacher books by author Lee Child, but even the fanatics might be puzzled by a few of the new details required to turn a page-turner into a Tom Cruise starring vehi... Read More

Pain & Gain Theatrical Review
Pain & Gain Theatrical Review   Pain & Gain Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/25/2013 3:29 PM EDT
Continuing to make exciting films Michael Bay releases Pain & Gain a movie that's reminiscent of his storytelling with the wild and enthusiastic Bad Boys, but far from his explosive films like Transformers and Armageddon. Here he takes you on a rollercoaster ride with a true crime story, a dark comedy that gets so absurd I found myself question... Read More

Mud Theatrical Review
Mud Theatrical Review   Mud Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/25/2013 10:46 AM EDT
It's time for Matthew McConaughey to step up and do what he does best and in Mud he nails the role.  The cool little Indie has all the trappings of a good film including, a taught plot, good direction and a couple of kids that can act to boot. If you like movies that ease into the plot and hook you before you know it, rush out to see Mud. ... Read More

Oblivion Theatrical Review
Oblivion Theatrical Review   Oblivion Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/19/2013 12:03 PM EDT
The opening sequence in the movie Oblivion is spectacular showing Earth as a devastated planet and the moon busting apart following an attack by an alien invasion. Well acted by a handful of cast members, the action movie mesmerizes as it spools out its grand design.  Both the cinematography and computer graphics are the stars of the film with... Read More

Gangster Squad Blu-ray Review
Gangster Squad Blu-ray Review   Gangster Squad Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/18/2013 7:25 PM EDT
Gangster Squad hinges on violence and little more, and with it comes an odd, slack-jawed silliness. The film aspires for Untouchables greatness but bumbles all the elements that make Brian De Palma and David Mamet's 1987 crime drama great. It longs to be L.A. Confidential but falls closer to The Black Dahlia. It desperately paws at the classics... Read More

42 Theatrical Review
42 Theatrical Review   42 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/12/2013 8:15 AM EDT
The movie 42 hits a home run in acting, directing and cinematography. The storyline takes you on a journey of courageousness in the face of racial discrimination and a door opener for others that followed. It's not just about baseball, but also of heroes and the right to play the game. The film centers on Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), a hig... Read More

Trance Theatrical Review
Trance Theatrical Review   Trance Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  4/10/2013 2:14 PM EDT
I must admit to not having looked forward to a single Danny Boyle film in recent years. I enjoyed his films that were more rough-cut, like Trainspotting,Shallow Grave and 28 Days LaterRead More