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.

Now You See Me Theatrical Review
Now You See Me   Now You See Me Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  05/30/2013 8:31 PM EDT
There have been some good film's featuring magicians, but it's been quite awhile since a bright one has come along to challenge their forerunners.  Opening this weekend is Now You See Me and it's a fast moving, quick thinking, mindbender that's fueled by a mysterious story and played out by a great cast.  If you like intrigue, mystery, ma... Read More

After Earth Theatrical Review
After Earth   After Earth Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  05/30/2013 3:52 PM EDT
Taking a chance on another science fiction thriller, M. Night Shyamalan probes disaster with After Earth.  The trick here is can he rise above his box-office misses like The Last Airbender and Lady in the Water. His Sixth Sense has never been equaled and for that he still has a following.  Here, Shyamalan gets smart and brings in a top st... Read More

Cleopatra Blu-ray Review
Cleopatra   Cleopatra Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  05/30/2013 9:19 AM EDT
One of the most spectacular films made back in the day Cleopatra comes to Blu-ray two months shy of its 50th birthday and it exudes nostalgia of yesteryears.  This release has a special significance as it's the 4 hours plus version that was shown at the premiere in New York for its debut.  Colorful, eventful and historical, the movie feat... Read More

Dark Skies Blu-ray Review
Dark Skies   Dark Skies Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  05/28/2013 8:52 AM EDT
Believable characters played by a fine cast save Dark Skies and keep it just scary enough to make it work.  I am a fan of science fiction and especially those based on possibilities of being a reality, so I wasn't sure if I could be challenged with this film based on aliens.  After watching Dark Skies on Blu-ray one dark night however... Read More

Fast & Furious 6 Theatrical Review
Fast & Furious 6   Fast & Furious 6 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  05/23/2013 11:34 AM EDT
There are not that many franchises that can boast six or more feature films to their name, but that landmark has just been set for the hugely popular high octane movies Fast and Furious series. Starting back in 2001, the series so far has taken in over $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office, and the sixth instalment will surely boost that figure ... Read More

The Hangover Part III Theatrical Review
The Hangover Part III   The Hangover Part III Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  05/22/2013 2:39 PM EDT
Actually, although I did laugh at many of the comical mishaps to which characters were subjected, The Hangover Part III wasn't up to par with the original of the three episodes.  The good things were the return of the whole main cast that made The Hangover Part I a huge success, the downside was it turned out to be more repetitious than I thou... Read More

Beautiful Creatures Blu-ray Review
Beautiful Creatures   Beautiful Creatures Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/21/2013 11:03 AM EDT
So it begins (and hopefully ends) the post Twilight era of hurried box office seizures, as studios and once-respectable filmmakers willingly sell their souls to score the next, big teen-driven supernatural mega-franchise. There's an Edward and Jacob-sized hole in adolescent cinema's still-racing heart, dear readers, and whoever manages to f... Read More

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Digital HD Review
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters   Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/20/2013 10:32 AM EDT
"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" aspires to be cheeky entertainment, sold with a wink and a fist to the face with plenty of ghouls, trolls, and horrible humans to populate a carnival atmosphere of genre delights. However, despite a colorful presentation, the movie fails to raise much hell, insisting on a flat tone of tedious storytell... Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness Theatrical Review
Star Trek Into Darkness   Star Trek Into Darkness Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  05/16/2013 4:33 PM EDT
Picking up where he left off with the fine release of his first attempt at bringing back the Star Trek franchise, J.J. Abrams hits pay dirt again with Star Trek Into Darkness.  The exciting new chapter tantalizes the mind with amazing CGI and special effects while presenting an adventure that's reminiscent of earlier challenges for the Enterpr... Read More

One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review
One Hour Photo   One Hour Photo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  05/15/2013 11:06 AM EDT
Think hard—when was the last time you dropped off a roll of 35mm film at a photo lab for processing and prints? It's probably been close to a decade, as digital cameras first outsold film models around 2003. For a lot of people, even the idea of getting prints made from digital files off of a memory card seems quaint, especially now that ... Read More