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.

Dark Shadows Blu-ray Review
Dark Shadows   Dark Shadows Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/27/2012 4:20 PM EDT
Crammed with a lot of cool ghouls, wacky witchery and comedic moments the movie Dark Shadows delivers a fun movie that mature audiences will enjoy.  Using Johnny Depp to his utmost bizarre performance capabilities the film delivers for fans of his past legendary roles like Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, Willy Wonka, Mad Hatter, and Jack Spa... Read More

Hostel Blu-ray Review
Hostel & Hostel II Double Feature   Hostel Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/27/2012 12:17 PM EDT
There are many film critics who have written about the uneven popularity of horror films. Horror films will be popular for a few years, drop off in business, and then see a resurgence. It's also fairly easy to track the trends within horror films. There is a current notion of bringing back the brutal and no-nonsense films of the 70s and we'... Read More

10 Years Theatrical Review
10 Years   10 Years Theatrical Review
(Richard Augusztin)  09/24/2012 9:53 PM EDT
Although 10 Years started off on the slower side for me, as the movie progressed I realized why; the heart of the film lies with the characters' shared back stories, and how each defies or yields to the expectations set for them long ago.  That's exactly what writer/director Jamie Linden has done.  If you don't have characters... Read More

Body of Proof DVD Review
Body of Proof: Season Two   Body of Proof DVD Review
(John Delia)  09/21/2012 11:05 AM EDT
With all the crime related shows on television it's hard to choose between them all for this genre of entertainment.  This year one show popped up that really has an interesting take on solving the most difficult crimes.  It's called Body of Proof and now you can view the second season on DVD.  Because the series finishe... Read More

Trouble With the Curve Theatrical Review
Trouble With the Curve   Trouble With the Curve Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/20/2012 4:39 PM EDT
An enjoyable life drama Trouble with the Curve opens in theaters nationwide with a stellar cast playing likeable characters in this modern day sports story.  Drawing on an age old message concerning separated family members the film should hit a home run with those who have been dealing with the problem and need a nudge toward reconciliation.&... Read More

The Master Theatrical Review
The Master   The Master Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/20/2012 2:27 PM EDT
One of the better drama's you'll see this year comes to the screen and it's a creative winner.  Called The Master, the film features excellence all around from cast to crew.  The deeply fascinating and thought provoking film has all the trappings for Oscar Nominations. The film centers around an unknown movement called The Cause, but... Read More

The Sweeney Theatrical Review
The Sweeney   The Sweeney Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  09/20/2012 12:26 PM EDT
TV in the UK in the 1970's may not have been unqualifiedly describable as brilliant, but one of the shining lights from that era was cop show "The Sweeney", which starred the late great John Thaw and Dennis Waterman as Regan and Carter. The Sweeney is now on the big screen, set in modern day London with Ray Winstone and Ben Drew playi... Read More

End of Watch Theatrical Review
End of Watch   End of Watch Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  09/20/2012 12:05 PM EDT
Crime dramas seem to be taking over the action entertainment scene as witnessed on both the big screen and television.  End of Watch however, happens to be one of the better ones.  Realistically presented, the movie gets into the nitty-gritty bowels of one of the most notorious crime areas in America, South Central Los Angeles. The film t... Read More

Dredd Theatrical Review
Dredd   Dredd Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  09/19/2012 8:05 AM EDT
Back in the 90's a movie was made called Judge Dredd. Based off the UK comic of the same name, it starred Sylvester Stallone as the title character. But that is not what we're going to discuss here. What we will review is the much better adaptation that hits theaters September 21. It stars Karl Urban, Lena Headey, and Olivia Thirlby. Simply... Read More

Raiders of the Lost Ark Blu-ray Review
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures   Raiders of the Lost Ark Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  09/18/2012 4:33 PM EDT
It's time to see one of the best movie franchises of all time in your own living room.  Now on Blu-ray in a box set, the Indiana Jones series can be seen in all their adventurous glory, and in crystal clear High Definition perfect for home viewing.  If you missed them when they were released in a theater or feel it's time to revis... Read More