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.

The Family Theatrical Review
The Family   The Family Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/12/2013 3:10 PM EDT
A fine cast, a notable director and some very nice camerawork create Luc Besson's newest film The Family.  Delivering a lot of family angst mixed with a good measure of chaos the movie works its way into the kind of comedy that often takes a chunk out of the box-office.  Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones The F... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy: Season Five   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/09/2013 1:49 PM EDT
It used to be that ads on television about so-called private matters seemed to be the exclusive domain of women (think of products like Depends or Summer's Eve), but we're in an apparently more enlightened age now when any number of potentially highly embarrassing "male issues" are trumpeted over the airwaves with of course the co... Read More

Revenge DVD Review
Revenge: The Complete Second Season   Revenge DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/09/2013 11:33 AM EDT
There was a period several years ago where it seemed that Bones was the only television show I watched on a regular basis. However, in recent years, the TV dance-card has been filled with more and more shows. As many have pointed out, there are a lot of great shows out there right now, both on network channels and on cable. These cable shows have i... Read More

Riddick Theatrical Review
Riddick   Riddick Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/06/2013 8:24 AM EDT
"Somewhere along the way I lost a step… gotta find that animal side again."Those words, croaked early in the film by Vin Diesel's titular antihero and bathed in metatextuality, sum up far more than the character's intentions. Riddick manages to salvage a franchise that faltered by adopting the strategy that A Good Day to Di... Read More

The Fugitive Blu-ray Review
The Fugitive (20th Anniversary Edition)   The Fugitive Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/03/2013 12:35 PM EDT
The 20th Anniversary Edition of The Fugitive has been released with all the heart pounding action that appeared on the big screen in 1993.  The thrilling adventurous chase has always been the hallmark for which many subsequent films have imitated.  Relentless in pursuit, the film takes you on a fast paced ride keeping you on the edge of y... Read More

The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
The Artist and the Model   The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/30/2013 11:10 AM EDT
One of the most truly artistic films this year turns out to be foreign and in black and white, but the charming, beautiful, sweet and convincing story out shines anything else.  It's called The Artist and the Model with brilliant performances that draw you into a window of the past where World War II takes a pause and sparks a different kind o... Read More

Heart of the Country DVD Review
Heart of the Country   Heart of the Country DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/30/2013 10:17 AM EDT
"Heart of the Country" releasing to DVD on Aug. 20, isn't necessarily a bad movie, but there's really not much that is too memorable in the 87-minute runtime. The story is a by the numbers affair, taking cues from so many better features that have come before it. It seems these days that any film or TV show featuring a woman at th... Read More

Getaway Theatrical Review
Getaway   Getaway Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/29/2013 10:33 AM EDT
Burning rubber for nearly 90 minutes the movie Getaway slams into theaters this weekend.  It's not Fast and Furious or even a remake of The Getaway, but a script that emulates films like Bullet, Drive and a myriad of car chase films. It's non-stop action from the word go, pushing the tachometer into the red allowing only a few times for the au... Read More

Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
Closed Circuit   Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/27/2013 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   Star Trek Into Darkness Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/27/2013 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