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.

Gangster Squad Blu-ray Review
Gangster Squad   Gangster Squad Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/18/2013 7:25 PM EDT
Gangster Squad hinges on violence and little more, and with it comes an odd, slack-jawed silliness. The film aspires for Untouchables greatness but bumbles all the elements that make Brian De Palma and David Mamet's 1987 crime drama great. It longs to be L.A. Confidential but falls closer to The Black Dahlia. It desperately paws at the classics... Read More

42 Theatrical Review
42   42 Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/12/2013 8:15 AM EDT
The movie 42 hits a home run in acting, directing and cinematography. The storyline takes you on a journey of courageousness in the face of racial discrimination and a door opener for others that followed. It's not just about baseball, but also of heroes and the right to play the game. The film centers on Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), a hig... Read More

Trance Theatrical Review
Trance   Trance Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  04/10/2013 2:14 PM EDT
I must admit to not having looked forward to a single Danny Boyle film in recent years. I enjoyed his films that were more rough-cut, like Trainspotting,Shallow Grave and 28 Days LaterRead More

Les Miserables Blu-ray Review
Les Miserables   Les Miserables Blu-ray Review
(Adam Rose)  04/09/2013 8:40 AM EDT
While not a fan of musicals, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Les Miserables on Blu Ray ever since falling in love with the film in theaters.  For weeks the music, characters, and drama stayed glued to a sentimental part of my mind.  When the Blu-ray finally arrived, I wasted no time ripping it open and exploring.  ... Read More

On The Road Theatrical Review
On The Road   On The Road Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/08/2013 9:14 AM EDT
A road movie with a lot of sexual energy opens this weekend in South Florida.  The film is called On the Road and its brilliant cast makes it a winner.  Taken from a novel by Jack Kerouac, the film gives a view of 40's America and the challenges faced by a group of free-spirited friends.  It's 1947 New York City where we find Sa... Read More

No Theatrical Review
No   No Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/05/2013 9:09 AM EDT
Out of Chile comes a film that was nominated for a 2013 Oscar called "NO".  It's a true story political drama that pits citizens against a tyrannical government.  The film makes a statement that no matter what the barrier you can fight for your rights and with the right campaign you can take it all the way to the top.  ... Read More

Evil Dead Theatrical Review
Evil Dead   Evil Dead Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/04/2013 8:33 AM EDT
New faces save Evil Dead from getting inane in this respectable remake of a Sam Remi film. The horror flick has some very good special effects, CGI and makeup that turn the film into a gory blood bath.  Although the script does follow the original made in 1981, the evil in this film far outweighs anything Remi did 32 years ago. Horror fans sho... Read More

Parental Guidance Blu-ray Review
Parental Guidance   Parental Guidance Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/04/2013 8:29 AM EDT
Billy Crystal hasn't starred in a major motion picture since 2002, where he burned off considerable audience goodwill with the abysmal sequel, "Analyze That." There was a bit part in the "Tooth Fairy" with Dwayne Johnson, but let's not dogpile on the guy. Considering he's been away from screen comedy for an eternity in Hollywood... Read More

The Sweeney DVD Review
The Sweeney   The Sweeney DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/03/2013 1:10 PM EDT
"The Sweeney" is based on a British television series that began in 1975, making its American theatrical run a little on the baffling side, though one should never doubt the drawing power of Ray Winstone. The beefy, growling actor makes a fine if familiar impression in this hard-charging actioner, giving depressingly conventional material... Read More

The Host Theatrical Review
The Host   The Host Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/28/2013 5:03 PM EDT
Taking her new book to the screen, Producer Stephenie Meyer tries for a good opening this weekend for the film adaptation of The Host.  Hitting the target audience with a jolt of romance fantasy, the teens to twenties females should give the film a strong attendance. However, with hardly any promotion of the film, the male audiences will have ... Read More