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.

Pain & Gain Theatrical Review
Pain & Gain   Pain & Gain Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/25/2013 3:29 PM EST
Continuing to make exciting films Michael Bay releases Pain & Gain a movie that's reminiscent of his storytelling with the wild and enthusiastic Bad Boys, but far from his explosive films like Transformers and Armageddon. Here he takes you on a rollercoaster ride with a true crime story, a dark comedy that gets so absurd I found myself question... Read More

Mud Theatrical Review
Mud   Mud Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/25/2013 10:46 AM EST
It's time for Matthew McConaughey to step up and do what he does best and in Mud he nails the role.  The cool little Indie has all the trappings of a good film including, a taught plot, good direction and a couple of kids that can act to boot. If you like movies that ease into the plot and hook you before you know it, rush out to see Mud. ... Read More

Oblivion Theatrical Review
Oblivion   Oblivion Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  04/19/2013 12:03 PM EST
The opening sequence in the movie Oblivion is spectacular showing Earth as a devastated planet and the moon busting apart following an attack by an alien invasion. Well acted by a handful of cast members, the action movie mesmerizes as it spools out its grand design.  Both the cinematography and computer graphics are the stars of the film with... Read More

Gangster Squad Blu-ray Review
Gangster Squad   Gangster Squad Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/18/2013 7:25 PM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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

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