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 Theatrical Review
Broken City Theatrical Review   Broken City Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/18/2013 7:19 AM EDT
Tough cop, cagy police chief, bad mayor the film Broken City comes to theaters this weekend telling a wicked tale of graft and corruption in New York City.  The well acted and interesting story gives a good show, but gets quite predictable and familiar. If you like raw crime thrillers with a political backdrop, Broken City has both. The m... Read More

The Last Stand Theatrical Review
The Last Stand Theatrical Review   The Last Stand Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/17/2013 3:34 PM EDT
ARNOLD IS BACK! A little loss for wear, yet he's still a winner in my book with his new film The Last Stand.  Action lovers and fans of Schwarzenegger are in for a real treat with this rock em' sock em' explosive film that brings back memories of the Arnold of yesteryear ‘s Terminator series.  The well written script, kick-butt dire... Read More

Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review
Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review   Mrs Miniver Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/17/2013 9:00 AM EDT
Winner of six Oscars including the coveted Best Picture Mrs. Miniver topped the box-office in 1942 with a war story that inspires. If you love the classics that have survived over the years, than this film, now on Blu-ray, should be in your home library.  The film's a great change from today's storytelling with acting that has hardly been equa... Read More

Taken 2 Blu-ray Review
Taken 2 Blu-ray Review   Taken 2 Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/16/2013 2:40 PM EDT
In the first movie, Liam Neeson's character Bryan, is called into action after his daughter is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring while in France.  This movie starts exactly where the other one ended, with the father of the kidnappers from the first movie vowing revenge over his son's fresh grave.  Apparently revenge means kidn... Read More

Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review
Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review   Grand Hotel Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/16/2013 9:24 AM EDT
The Oscar winner for Best Picture in 1932, Grand Hotel has been released on Blu-ray and it is stunning in gorgeous black and white.  A great film with an amazing cast that provides a whimsical and intriguing story should not be missed.  If you are a classic buff, what are you waiting for? The film centers on several guests and employ... Read More

Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review
Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review   Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  1/15/2013 9:35 AM EDT
The touching and incredibly performed and directed Driving Miss Daisy has been released in Blu-ray for the first time and comes in a special 32 page hard cover book.  The film received 4 Academy awards including Best Picture at the Oscars in 1989. The film's not only a story of friendship, but a visit to the past covering the 1940s through the... Read More

House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review   House at the End of the Street Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/14/2013 8:22 AM EDT
As Hollywood anoints Jennifer Lawrence as the Next Big Thing, there's some unfinished business to tend to before she bathes in her "Hunger Games" franchise success or tastes Oscar glory with the praise for "Silver Linings Playbook," and its name is "House at the End of the Street." Shot before her stint as Katniss in &... Read More

Gangster Squad Theatrical Review
Gangster Squad Theatrical Review   Gangster Squad Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  1/10/2013 10:22 AM EDT
Los Angeles relives it's gritty past in this fictional account of a real mob boss in Gangster Squad.  The violent crime film has an exceptional A-list cast with creative sets, period costumes and props that resemble the era, but the lifeless storyline just doesn't do it for me. The script with its over indulgence in Tommy gun fire, explosions,... Read More

Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review
Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review   Frankenweenie Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  1/9/2013 8:06 AM EDT
Out on Disney Blu-Ray 3D is Tim Burton's latest stop motion animated film, Frankenweenie.  Born from his imagination, Frankenweenie is an updated full-length version of his short film of the same name – created at the beginning of his career shortly before he came into his own by directing Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.  The basic premise... Read More

Promised Land Theatrical Review
Promised Land Theatrical Review   Promised Land Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  1/6/2013 8:00 PM EDT
Promised Land, Gus Van Sant's gentle but knowing natural gas drama, is concerned with the tension between long-term environmental costs and short-term financial gain. Set in small-town Pennsylvania and based on a story by Dave Eggers, the screenplay by co-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski aims for a moral complexity that pays as much attentio... Read More