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.

Despicable Me 2 Theatrical Review
Despicable Me 2   Despicable Me 2 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/03/2013 8:50 AM EST
They're back again those funny characters that make the animated film Despicable Me 2 a hilarious situation comedy that delivers the laughter.  I'm speaking of the pill shaped ‘work a bee's' for the villain Gru called Minions.  In this sequel they dominate the screen and give most of the audience what they came for, a lot of chuckle... Read More

The Lone Ranger Theatrical Review
The Lone Ranger   The Lone Ranger Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/03/2013 8:43 AM EST
Taking a chance on an old-timer favorite, producer and director Gore Verbinski brings a remake of The Lone Ranger to the big screen.  Loosely based on the 1956 movie starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels, his casting of Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp somewhat mirrors the two original players and delivers a solid hit. The film opens at ... Read More

The Heat Theatrical Review
The Heat   The Heat Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  06/28/2013 9:24 AM EST
One of the better comedies to be released this year, The Heat has a lot going for it with a fine cast, good comedic writing and some nice direction from Paul Feig who gave us Bridesmaids. Of course it doesn't hurt to have Melissa McCarthy one of the top comics in the business as your co-star. If you're looking for a lot of laughs from a plo... Read More

White House Down Theatrical Review
White House Down   White House Down Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  06/28/2013 8:48 AM EST
As a critic I often wonder if Hollywood has completely run out of new ideas and I'm even more bewildered when 2 movies are released, within a short period of time, with the same subject. I'm sure you have noticed this before. Just off the top of my head "Friends with Benefits" & "No Strings Attached" came to mind, or... Read More

6 Souls Blu-ray Review
6 Souls   6 Souls Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  06/27/2013 2:12 PM EST
Disturbing and violent the mystery thriller 6 Souls creates a cool brand of horror that creeps and surprises.  The film has very good acting, good direction and some excellent cinematography with special effects.  Now on Blu-ray and DVD the movie makes for a spooky night in your home. The story centers on forensic psychologist Dr. Ca... Read More

Stoker Blu-ray Review
Stoker   Stoker Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/26/2013 1:36 PM EST
A "stoker," for those of you who don't know, is someone who adds fuel to a fire. Gets it roaring, heated up, feeding the flames. This is the underlying metaphor of Stoker, a twisted coming-of-age thriller about a morbid teenaged girl whose inner appetites—sexual and otherwise—are fed by a charismatic long-lost uncle who ar... Read More

Wilfred Blu-ray Review
Wilfred: Season Two   Wilfred Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/26/2013 1:30 PM EST
Much like its central protagonist, Ryan Newman (Elijah Wood), Wilfred's weightiest problems continue to be inconsistency and uncertainty. Adapted from the Australian series of the same name, concerning an emotionally distraught young man who possibly survives a suicide attempt only to awake to a world in which he's the only one who sees his... Read More

The Emperor's New Groove Blu-ray Review
The Emperor's New Groove / Kronk's New Groove: Two-Movie Collection   The Emperor's New Groove Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 4:06 PM EST
You have to wonder if the Disney folk were as surprised as anyone at the phenomenal success of 1992's animated feature, "Aladdin," among adults as well as children, thanks largely to the hip vocal talents of Robin Williams as the genie of the lamp. It must not have taken them long to recognize that they might duplicate that accomplish... Read More

Lilo & Stitch Blu-ray Review
Lilo & Stitch / Lilo & Stitch: Stitch Has A Glitch Two-Movie C...   Lilo & Stitch Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 3:37 PM EST
"Lilo & Stitch" was Disney's major animated release for 2002, and it was interesting enough to make a splash at Cannes. There was something intriguing about a little Hawaiian girl and a mutated alien she adopts, thinking he's a dog. Same old same old? Not remotely. Especially when you have that girl stuck on Elvis, with her pl... Read More

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone   The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  06/24/2013 8:43 AM EST
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is a great title for a promising premise involving dueling Las Vegas magicians fighting for stage glory. Unfortunately, the feature moves beyond the basics to beef up a sense of character and fuel formulaic story arc ambitions, dropping its sense of cartwheeling absurdity to tend to a tale of spray-tanned rebir... Read More