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.

Leverage DVD Review
Leverage Season Four   Leverage DVD Review
(John Delia)  07/23/2012 11:59 AM EDT
The concept and storylines of the Season Four television series Leverage are good and the talent nicely cast.  Now on DVD all the advantages of being able to see the shows in their entirety unencumbered by commercial breaks makes the entertainment even better.  If you like crime shows that intrigue infused with some comedy, then Leverage'... Read More

The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Review
The Dark Knight Rises   The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/19/2012 10:29 AM EDT
This may be the film that knocks off The Avengers from the all time box-office winner for 2012.  The movie is called The Dark Knight Rises, but loyal fans will refer to the film as Batman and they know that this dark knight has all the power to rise above any comic book hero the industry can throw at him. For me, I'm just one of the crew, ... Read More

Frequency Blu-ray Review
Frequency   Frequency Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/17/2012 3:42 PM EDT
Now out on Blu-ray for the first time Frequency, an exciting and intriguing film with a lot of twists, gives home video consumers a chance to see the film upgraded for digital televisions. Loaded with special features that include commentaries by the filmmakers, the added treat makes the experience even better. Being a Sci-fi enthusiast, movie... Read More

Outland Blu-ray Review
Outland   Outland Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/17/2012 3:37 PM EDT
The science fiction thriller Outland has some very exciting special effects that could stand up to today's in comparison.  Now on Blu-ray for the first time, the special formatting, HD process and slick transfer to the new format makes the film even better on this second home video go around.  If you like outer space fantasy and if you ha... Read More

Evita Blu-ray Review
Evita   Evita Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/17/2012 3:30 PM EDT
Evita's stature has grown with the passage of time, and even if you feel (as many fans do) that Alan Parker's 1996 film adaptation doesn't capture the electricity of the stage musical at its best, the movie remains one of the most effective stage-to-screen adaptations of the last thirty years. For all the attention she garnered dur... Read More

Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
Treasure Planet   Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/09/2012 11:25 AM EDT
The 2002 animated sci-fi/fantasy adventure film from Disney, Treasure Planet, is loosely based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island, but how well the Stevenson's seafaring adventure translates as an alien populated space adventure is debatable. While Disney's experiments with mixed hand-drawn and CG animation seem to work rather well... Read More

Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
Chariots of Fire   Chariots of Fire Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/06/2012 8:32 AM EDT
Atlantic City. Chariots of Fire. On Golden Pond. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Reds. These are the five films nominated for Best Picture in 1981, and it was Chariots of Fire that walked away with the honor. Chariots of Fire isn't fully deserving of that prestigious win, but none of the other four films on the list leap out at as being more worthy of... Read More

Savages Theatrical Review
Savages   Savages Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/05/2012 8:12 PM EDT
If you are looking for gut wrenching excitement in a movie with a brilliant cast and a creative storyline then choose Savages, this year's most powerful action filled drama to date.  Intense and intriguing, the film has scenes so extreme that I felt myself gripping the theatre arm rests. If you think the drug wars were crazy in No Country for ... Read More

The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
The Amazing Spider-Man   The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/02/2012 12:02 PM EDT
The production of The Amazing Spider-Man makes it a standout in visual acuity but misses its mark in originality and thrills.  That aside, it's still a must see for hero worshipers, action seekers and Marvel comic book fans.  To give the best review possible, I took out my DVD of Spider-Man, which was released in 2002, starring T... Read More

People Like Us Theatrical Review
People Like Us   People Like Us Theatrical Review
(Chris Rebholz)  07/01/2012 10:40 AM EDT
"People Like Us" is the story of two siblings' responses to their father's death. The first five minutes add up to a well crafted character study, as whip-smart salesman Sam (Chris Pine) is stunned by the news that his father has died suddenly. Still resentful of his emotionally distant old man, Sam reluctantly heads home to ... Read More