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.

Silent House Theatrical Review
Silent House Theatrical Review   Silent House Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/09/2012 8:39 AM EST
What starts out as a horror flick turns into a terror mindbender in the movie Silent House.  Not a very good script and a bit too sophisticated for most fans of the genres, there's little doubt that it will not last at the box office.    Set in a northern rural lake area, Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) has returned to her childhoo... Read More

The Town Blu-ray Review
The Town Ultimate Collectors Edition Blu-ray Review   The Town Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  03/09/2012 8:27 AM EST
About midway through The Town, there's a quiet pause, just a calm moment before we dive into the film's next dramatic movement, as happens so often throughout. But I laugh, because it's the prelude to a car chase through the winding, claustrophobic streets of Boston's North End.Read More

John Carter Theatrical Review
John Carter Theatrical Review   John Carter Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/08/2012 9:36 AM EST
Technically John Carter shines as one of the better films I've seen in a couple of years.  The CGI, make-up, puppetry, mixed with fine live action characterization alone is worth the watch. Melding all this technology with the amazing fantasy story by Edgar Rice Burroughs and you have an excellent movie going experience. Much like the film Ava... Read More

Friends With Kids Theatrical Review
Friends With Kids Theatrical Review   Friends With Kids Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  03/08/2012 8:52 AM EST
It's cute, fun loving and complicated, yes Friends With Kids has all the markings of a chick flick. Yet for men the film does play well to couples, so gals grab a fine guy and drag him to see this funny little romantic comedy. Friends Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott), both single adults have known each other for years.  T... Read More

Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review   Happy Feet 2 Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  03/04/2012 9:31 PM EST
"Happy Feet Two" returns us to the frozen arctic on the heels of the Academy Award winning "Happy Feet" (2006). A worthy successor, the film itself is a delight for children and adults alike with several musical numbers, a positive message of working together, and good old fashioned family fun. With several package options to ch... Read More

Unforgiven Blu-ray Review
Unforgiven [Book] Blu-ray Review   Unforgiven Blu-ray Review
(Penny McLean)  03/04/2012 8:32 PM EST
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the "modern" western masterpiece Unforgiven was released in theaters. Pausing for a moment to reflect on the timelessness of the Clint Eastwood vehicle,  a deep study of the intricate plot points which make the film so spectacular is warranted. Spoiler Alert - for the uninitiated who have... Read More

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review   Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Theatrical Review
(Eric English)  03/03/2012 6:00 PM EST
The Lorax marks the fourth story of the late great Dr. Seuss to be adapted into a film. Two of those films, The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas were made into live-action films, while the other, Horton Hears a Who was an animated feature. So far all of the adaptations done by Hollywood have failed in comparison to the original sto... Read More

J. Edgar Blu-ray Review
J. Edgar Blu-ray Review   J. Edgar Blu-ray Review
(Stephen Compall)  02/28/2012 6:36 AM EST
Among the most colorful moments of J. Edgar are those when J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator, Inception) testifies in Congress. It is, more than anything, reminiscent of the very radicals he is espousing the dangers of, seeking increased government powers and resources to combat them. However, this is no accident, nor indictment of Ho... Read More

Wanderlust Theatrical Review
Wanderlust Theatrical Review   Wanderlust Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  02/26/2012 8:14 PM EST
Trust falls? Rap sessions? Giggle weed? Whatever tools of the trade Paul Rudd and director David Wain share to dream up the kind of inspired nutso stuff Rudd has done in smart-funny-raunchy winners like Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models. But whatever it is, the two are in a groove — and backed up by some blissed-out creative co-conspira... Read More

Act of Valor Theatrical Review
Act of Valor Theatrical Review   Act of Valor Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  02/24/2012 9:01 AM EST
They're not actors, directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh did not want them to be.  The main characters in the movie Act of Valor are real Navy SEALs and they perform like one of the best freedom fighter units that the United States could ever produce.  The film does more than entertain; it gives Americans a chance to see what the armed fo... Read More