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.

Sand Castle Digital HD Review
Sand Castle   Sand Castle Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/20/2017 2:19 PM EDT
There are any number of films about War- the blood and guts and bombs and bullets.  They make soldiers into heroes and typically glorify the horror and bloodshed in an attempt to get the audience to   "root" for the good guys.  Sand Castle is not that type of film.  It shows a much more human side of lif... Read More

The Lost City of Z Theatrical Review
The Lost City of Z   The Lost City of Z Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  04/20/2017 11:20 AM EDT
Being wonderfully unspectacular (in the Hollywood sense) is precisely what makes this film unassumingly spectacular.  Missing are the elaborate sets and city populations worth of extras.  In their stead, indigenous tribespeople from the Colombian jungles where the film was shot was included for authenticity.  Lacking are the costumes... Read More

Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
Donnie Darko (4-Disc Limited Edition)   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  04/18/2017 8:46 AM EDT
This movie is not easily digestible.  It demands your attention, especially during multiple viewings.  It was an instant cult classic upon its release 16 years ago and it remains so to this day.  And now, it finally gets the release it deserves and, of course, it comes from Arrow!The film is described by its director as "The Cat... Read More

Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
Fate of The Furious   Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/13/2017 9:52 AM EDT
Usually, after the third or fourth movie in a series, the plots get extremely stupid and the quality and budget go down about 80%.  Heck, sometimes that happens by the sequel so it's amazing to see the eighth film in The Fast and The Furious saga come on so strong and have a good cast, great storyline and amazing stunts and... Read More

Archer DVD Review
The Complete Seventh Season   Archer DVD Review
(Sean Ferguson)  04/12/2017 3:52 PM EDT
With the eighth season of Archer kicking off a couple of weeks ago on FX, 20th Century Fox has released the seventh season of the show on DVD.If you haven't caught up on Archer Season 7 as of yet, there are a few new things this season. Season 7 starts with Archer and gang moving to L.A and opening a Private Investigators office. Of c... Read More

Hidden Figures 4K Ultra HD Review
Hidden Figures   Hidden Figures 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/12/2017 8:45 AM EDT
In a world in which being both black and a female were disadvantages, to say the least, Twentieth Century Fox shows audiences that if you have the guts to do it, nothing - including color or gender - can stop you.  Based upon Margot Lee Shetterly's non-fiction novel, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Hel... Read More

Silicon Valley Blu-ray Review
Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season   Silicon Valley Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2017 10:20 AM EDT
Take a bunch of "tech nerds", stir in some humor and drama, mix in some great acting, directing and casting and you end up with HBO's Silicon Valley.  Heading into its Fourth Season on April 23, 2017, the award-winning show has a lot more to offer its audience in the way of plot twists and fun.  Before the new season starts... Read More

Veep Blu-ray Review
Veep: The Complete Fifth Season   Veep Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2017 8:44 AM EDT
Politics is serious business.  So many movies and television shows detail the cutthroat world of Washington D.C., while others try to take a more lighthearted view of the realm.  HBO's VEEP is the latter, poking fun at those in power and how they wheel and deal with our laws and regulations.  The critically acclaimed and award-wi... Read More

War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
War on Everyone   War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 4:50 PM EDT
War on Everyone can best be summed up by the title of the featured extra… "Everyone sounds off: The Quirky Cast of War on Everyone".   Quirky, defined as different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion, is synonymous with bizarre, crazy, curious, etc.  All of which are apt descr... Read More

Lion Blu-ray Review
Lion   Lion Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 10:45 AM EDT
Any parent's nightmare is to lose their child and not know what happened to them.  The uncertainty of their child's fate haunts them until their last breath.  For Kamla (Priyanka Bose; Sold), this nightmare becomes a reality in the movie Lion.  Based on a true story, Lion details the twenty-five yea... Read More