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.

Lawless Theatrical Review
Lawless Theatrical Review   Lawless Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/28/2012 4:15 PM EST
Totally out of control, the Bondurant brothers were a part of history that could only have been called Lawless.  The movie that opens today builds on the almost true story of bootleggers in Virginia from a recollection by Matt Bondurant, the grandson of one of the three main characters.  Lawless ‘shines' in all departments inclu... Read More

Once Upon A Time Blu-ray Review
Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Once Upon A Time Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  08/28/2012 11:55 AM EST
One of the best series this year in my estimation Once Upon a Time: the Complete First Season has been released on Blu-ray in a box set. This fairytale has all the frills of a theatrical release including some nice special effects, commendable acting and a very good storyline. Intriguing, creative and exciting after the first few episodes it's addi... Read More

The Aristocats Blu-ray Review
The Aristocats Blu-ray Review   The Aristocats Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/27/2012 10:16 AM EST
Disney has long been one of the more conservative studios when it comes to releasing catalog titles on Blu-ray, especially its classic (and even its not-so-classic) animated films. The reasons are many -- some noble, others shrewd -- but chief among them is the sheer amount of time and level of care the studio invests in the restoration and remaste... Read More

Freelancers Blu-ray Review
Freelancers Blu-ray Review   Freelancers Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/26/2012 1:51 PM EST
Apparently it's true what is said of actors. Some films they choose out of an interest in the story and challenging themselves in new ways. While others are simply just a paycheck. This is clearly true for Robert De Niro because there is no logical reason for an performer of his caliber to be in a movie such as Freelancers. You almost with you ... Read More

Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
Cosmopolis Theatrical Review   Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 10:26 AM EST
Showing most all the ills in the world Cosmopolis gives its audience a slow moving picture of our decaying civilization.  Although the film is nicely acted and directed, there's too much crammed into the nearly two-hour movie to really appreciate the meaning of it all.  The warning here insinuates the self-destruction of our great society... Read More

Premium Rush Theatrical Review
Premium Rush Theatrical Review   Premium Rush Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 9:46 AM EST
Action junkies beware the movie Premium Rush streaks into theaters this weekend and it's a sweet adrenaline rush.  The film features some excellent shots of New York City through the eyes of a rapid camera that draws focus on all the heart pumping drama.  The fine acting and directing make this hour and a half body in motion film work.&nb... Read More

Revenge DVD Review
Revenge: The Complete First Season DVD Review   Revenge DVD Review
(John Delia)  08/23/2012 10:08 AM EST
If you would like to know what retribution feels like then watch the television series Revenge, the first season's now on DVD. So nicely crafted you would think that author Mike Kelly must have had a close encounter with a vengeance-craving woman.  Seriously though, I thought a female audience would best see the series, but after getting throu... Read More

Hit and Run Theatrical Review
Hit and Run Theatrical Review   Hit and Run Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  08/21/2012 8:20 AM EST
The motor sounds are real. Writer/director/star Dax Shepard (Parenthood, When in Rome) provided many of the vehicles from his personal collection, and does all his own stunts. So he reported, in his appearance following the screening at which I saw Read More

The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review
The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review   The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/19/2012 8:06 PM EST
Out on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy is one of 2012's most popular movies (currently #3, which is surprisingly good considering it was released in March, not during the summer season).  Based on the book with the same name, The Hunger Games is part one of a trilogy, which will have two movies for the finale just like the Twilight Saga (and until th... Read More

The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review   The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  08/17/2012 8:41 AM EST
The Expendables are back, and this time they are even more explosive than before. All the old cohorts from the original movie return, joined by new recruits Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth), Booker (Chuck Norris), Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and Maggie (Yu Nan), in director Simon West’s sequel.In 2010, the first Expendables read like a who’s ... Read More