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.

Cell Blu-ray Review
Cell Blu-ray Review   Cell Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/27/2016 11:06 AM EDT
As a commentary on today's world where most of us are in a zombie like state staring at our electronic devices instead of interacting with those around us, Cell is a meaningful look at what we as a society have become.  As a movie based on a Stephen King Novel of the same name, it is a horrible mess that makes little sense.  It's taken ab... Read More

Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review   Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/27/2016 10:12 AM EDT
What happens when you peak in High School and it all goes downhill 20 years later?  What happens when you were the geek in High School and now you‘ve peaked 20 years later?  For Calvin (Kevin Hart; Ride Along) and Bob (Dwayne Johnson; Furious 7) that is exactly what happened in this year's Central Intelligence.Bob was the fat kid at... Read More

Empire DVD Review
Empire: The Complete Second Season DVD Review   Empire DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/26/2016 5:27 PM EDT
You know rap music has finally hit mainstream when it gets its own prime time soap opera. Empire premiered on FOX in 2015 and immediately became a success garnering Golden Globe and Emmy Nominations.  Season Two was just as intense at the original, with drama in every one of the eighteen episodes in the season.  I wasn't sure how long... Read More

Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review
Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review   Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  9/26/2016 11:10 AM EDT
Since the 90s, gamers all around the world have fallen in love with the World of Warcraft. Its fan base has reached such fevered levels that there are conventions for the series and people have even been married in the game itself. For years, Warcraft's legion of loyal (some may say fanatical) fans have been clamoring for a theatrical vision of... Read More

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/23/2016 1:53 PM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been twenty-five years since Beauty and the Beast came to theaters.  With its romantic story and beautiful music, it is what we think of as "Classic Disney" and even these many years later, it still holds up.  It's no wonder there is a live action version set for next year. But, until then, ... Read More

The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review
The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review   The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/22/2016 10:00 AM EDT
I never saw the 1960's version of The Magnificent Seven or its predecessor, the Japanese film Seven Samurai, so I have no basis of comparison with the latest remake coming to theaters this week.  All I can say is, as a standalone film, it has action, adventure, and some funny moments that make it a worthwhile movie going experience.When Ro... Read More

Aliens Blu-ray Review
Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Aliens Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  9/21/2016 11:08 AM EDT
Aliens Blu-ray 30th Anniversary Edition features outer space and Sigourney Weaver and makes for one of the best sci-fi movies ever.  Can you believe it's been 30 years since Sigourney Weaver graced the movie theaters as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of her ship after the catastrophic encounter with the Alien?  Who else can... Read More

Free State of Jones Blu-ray Review
Free State of Jones Blu-ray Review   Free State of Jones Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/20/2016 9:34 AM EDT
The Civil War was a time of turmoil and strife in this country, especially for the southern states.  The Confederate Army was full of farmers who were not quite sure why they were fighting and while they were away their farms were being ransacked by the very people they were working for. Adding to that, rich slave owners were becoming exempt f... Read More

Bridget Jones's Baby Theatrical Review
Bridget Jones's Baby Theatrical Review   Bridget Jones's Baby Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/15/2016 11:43 AM EDT
In 1996, Helen Fielding introduced the world to a frumpy, single workingwoman from England in the bestselling novel, Bridget Jones's Diary.  Funny, self-deprecating and certainly relatable, Bridget became an instant success and spawned a movie of the same name in 2001.  Three years later, the film was followed up by its sequel Bridget... Read More

Marauders Blu-ray Review
Marauders Blu-ray Review   Marauders Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  9/14/2016 10:57 AM EDT
Being released this week on Blu-ray & Digital DVD from Lionsgate Premier films is Marauders, an action film starring Law & Order's Christopher Meloni and Bruce Willis. Now, many may not have heard of it, mainly because it's a straight to Blu-ray release, which would seem odd considering the cast. I mean come on! You have Christopher Meloni ... Read More