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.

Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
Cosmopolis   Cosmopolis Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 10:26 AM EDT
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   Premium Rush Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/24/2012 9:46 AM EDT
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   Revenge DVD Review
(John Delia)  08/23/2012 10:08 AM EDT
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   Hit and Run Theatrical Review
(Stephen Compall)  08/21/2012 8:20 AM EDT
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   The Hunger Games Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  08/19/2012 8:06 PM EDT
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   The Expendables 2 Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  08/17/2012 8:41 AM EDT
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

The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review
The Odd Life of Timothy Green   The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/16/2012 3:02 PM EDT
An enchanting story of inspiration and hope, The Odd Life of Timothy Green opens in movie theaters.  The nice little film has an uplifting story for the whole family even though it over fanaticizes at times.  Translation from script to screen seems to have been a chore however and the pieces of the puzzle look like they have been jammed t... Read More

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Blu-ray Review
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax   Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/14/2012 10:41 AM EDT
Not to overstate things, but "The Lorax," Dr. Seuss' none too subtle illustrated children's book, remains a classic environmental cautionary tale ever penned for a young audience. The story itself is simple: a little boy visits a remorseful hermit called the Once-ler and learns how the creature's greed, carelessness and ambiti... Read More

Butterfly Effect 2 Blu-ray Review
Butterfly Effect 2   Butterfly Effect 2 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  08/13/2012 12:13 PM EDT
In some ways, it's hard to blame studios for remakes like this. The exec's must love pitches for movies like The Butterfly Effect 2: take a popular movie, write a script built around the same premise, hire some b-list actors, crank it out in less time than it takes to review it, rip off the name of the original, and hope that it will be a b... Read More

Full Metal Jacket Blu-ray Review
Full Metal Jacket 25th Anniversary Book   Full Metal Jacket Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  08/13/2012 11:58 AM EDT
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Full Metal Jacket has been released on Blu-ray Disc and if you have never seen the movie, it's a stunner.  Packaged with a companion book, the 2-disc set makes a great purchase for your library.  Nominated for an Oscar, the gutsy war film features an excellent cast and magnificent direction by Stanley K... Read More