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.

Draft Day Theatrical Review
Draft Day   Draft Day Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/11/2014 3:18 PM EDT
With the NFL Draft a month away, the movie Draft Day will be hoping for a lengthy run at the box-office. The film takes you to the innards of high pressure picking and trading not seen during a real NFL draft.  We saw one side of the coin, player management, in the movie Jerry Maguire when it was released in 1996, but here we get a Hollywood l... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  04/09/2014 9:02 AM EDT
Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"   makes its long anticipated debut on the small screen with the release of various home entertainment editions. "The Hobbit", set 60 years before "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy   brings us Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Sir Ian McK... Read More

Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review
Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1   Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/04/2014 11:04 AM EDT
If you're a fan of DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon", they you need to check out this follow-up animated TV series "Dragons" if you haven't already. The first season of this show was subtitled "Riders of Berk" and included 20 episodes. The second season which just finished airing this month was subtitle... Read More

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Theatrical Review
Captain America: The Winter Soldier   Captain America: The Winter Soldier Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/03/2014 3:03 PM EDT
Next to the Iron Man series, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes in a close second.  The very compelling storyline, creative action, excellent direction and above all good acting combine to put this super hero in the forefront.  Not so sci-fi fantasy, the Captain works to protect and serve. He's an Ethan Hunt with more cour... Read More

47 Ronin Digital HD Review
47 Ronin   47 Ronin Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/02/2014 2:09 PM EDT
"47 Ronin" has received its fair share of press due to its runaway costs and missed released dates. Branded a troubled production, it's with some relief to report that the feature is not a mess, just misguided in a manner familiar to moviegoers who've previously been subjected to the runaway ambition of a first-time director with access t... Read More

The Jungle Book 2 Blu-ray Review
The Jungle Book 2   The Jungle Book 2 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/01/2014 12:35 PM EDT
Disney's relatively brief obsession with cash-in sequels churned out far more misses than hits, with Jungle Book 2 being one of the only direct-to-video-quality misfires in the bunch to make its debut in theaters... to the tune of $135 million no less. Regardless, it remains one of the studio's most unnecessary sequels and one of its most d... Read More

The Grand Budapest Hotel Theatrical Review
The Grand Budapest Hotel   The Grand Budapest Hotel Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/31/2014 11:48 AM EDT
Quirky and comical Wes Anderson's newest release The Grand Budapest Hotel follows the same pattern as several of his past work, but this one outdoes them all.  The sets, special computer graphics, costumes and other production values take you to a whimsical world of mystery and murder as only Anderson can depict.  If you are a fan of Wes ... Read More

Out of the Furnace Blu-ray Review
Out of the Furnace   Out of the Furnace Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/26/2014 2:59 PM EDT
There's a certain melancholy to a lot of country music that seemed to make Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart redolent with a kind of ragged sensibility that was perhaps best summed up by the title of its Academy Award winning song, "The Weary Kind". There's a different kind of sadness running rampant in Cooper's latest, the dour ... Read More

The Book Thief Blu-ray Review
The Book Thief   The Book Thief Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/24/2014 12:26 PM EDT
Young Adult Fiction has provided fodder for several huge film hits over the past several years, including such iconic franchises as the Harry Potter movies and the still current Hunger Games outings, which has just seen the Blu-ray release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Book Thief might seem like a somewhat odd addition to this growing sub... Read More

Divergent Theatrical Review
Divergent   Divergent Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/20/2014 12:22 PM EDT
Looking to take over where other young adult films have made big splashes, Divergent takes center stage at the box-office this weekend.  Taking aim at this very lucrative market the film features actors that are engaging, a story that's hip enough to garner their interest and a top notch production that envisions the tale very close to the pop... Read More