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.

In Time DVD Review
In Time DVD Review   In Time DVD Review
(Roger Longenbach)  01/12/2012 3:09 PM EST
When I first saw the trailer for In Time, I could only think, "Oh, look at this, they're remaking Logan's Run."  In a way, that's true: for the basic premise of the stage in this film.  In Time is set in the future when mankind is genetically engineered to only age for 25 years.  And then you get 1 year of time.  Run o... Read More

Carnage Theatrical Review
Carnage Theatrical Review   Carnage Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:34 AM EST
Bizarre and yet a tasty morsel, Carnage is one of those ‘fly on the wall' films where in this case you get to watch the decay of one's social skills and can laugh without them hearing you. It's four stellar actors in a room with a very wacky script and a tall order of ego, all moving in opposite directions over a simple solution.  T... Read More

Contraband Theatrical Review
Contraband Theatrical Review   Contraband Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:26 AM EST
I can see why Contraband has been set for release in January, with December being action/adventure month this gem would have been buried in their dust. And that would have been a shame, because this gritty story has a lot going for it.  With non-stop thrills, chills and spills this film entertains big time. Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) has t... Read More

The Iron Lady Theatrical Review
The Iron Lady Theatrical Review   The Iron Lady Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/12/2012 8:25 AM EST
With a genuinely gifted performance, Meryl Streep depicts Margaret Thatcher one of the world's greatest leaders in The Iron Lady.  Thatcher served as the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and during some of the most trying times.  If you like biographies, real life stores and historical happenings, The Iron Lady is a mu... Read More

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  01/06/2012 8:42 AM EST
The British movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is not for everyone.  It's a mind-numbing film for audiences that crave an involving storyline, can deal with British accents and are into the underpinning of espionage that fueled The Cold War in the 1970's.  I am not a big fan of films like this one, but those who are into author John le Ca... Read More

Contagion Blu-ray Review
Contagion Blu-ray Review   Contagion Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2012 8:15 PM EST
Contagion, the latest from director Steven Soderbergh, really got under this reviewer's skin, and quite frankly that's what makes it such fun.Contagion is a lithe procedural that follows a deadly virus from patient zero through to epidemic and then containment. The whole chain of germs starts with Gwyneth Paltrow in Hong Kong and spreads out from t... Read More

Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review
Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review   Final Destination 5 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  01/02/2012 8:11 PM EST
The Final Destination movies are the closest we've gotten to those classic 80's horror film franchises. Where else can you find a group of movies that continue on without really advancing the film's main themes and ideas? The only reason the Final Destination movies exist is to showcase spectacularly gruesome demises of characters that neve... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Two Blu-ray Review   Archer Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  12/30/2011 10:13 PM EST
All you Archer lovers take heed, now on Blu-ray Archer: The Complete Season Two with every minute of the hilarious spy spoof unencumbered by those pesky commercials.  If you think season one was crude, you can bet the second season has more wild and wacky episodes that could embarrass a drunken sailor.  Archer is an adult animated, h... Read More

War Horse Theatrical Review
War Horse Theatrical Review   War Horse Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/24/2011 6:14 PM EST
Steven Spielberg adds another holiday film to the mix, but this one tends to skew higher on the age scale due the violence and cruelty.  The film called War Horse has a bountiful cast of good actors, a bold story and brilliant cinematography that sometimes seems ‘too' real.  Although targeted to young boys, the film gets a little to... Read More

We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review   We Bought A Zoo Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  12/22/2011 10:32 PM EST
The heartfelt drama We Bought A Zoo comes to town and it's for the whole family.  A true story perfect for the holiday season with an uplifting account that shows what one family can do to help a community while healing themselves.  I am a fan of this kind of film as it reminds us of the principles on which America is built, with dreams, ... Read More