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.

Atomic Blonde Theatrical Review
Atomic Blonde   Atomic Blonde Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/26/2017 6:18 PM EDT
In 1989, the Cold War and Berlin Wall permeated world news.  Spies from Russia, England and America worked all over Europe smuggling secrets in a deadly game of cat and mouse.  When the wall finally fell, it changed the course of history and some say the spy game forever.  Atomic Blonde, based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by... Read More

Dunkirk Theatrical Review
Dunkirk   Dunkirk Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/18/2017 3:15 PM EDT
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) is known for writing and directing some gripping films.  His visuals are usually filled with grays and deeper colors which set a tone that permeates his aesthetic and draws the audience in.  He knows how to build a scene so it offers the viewer layers while contributing to the overall feel of his films.... Read More

The Big Sick Theatrical Review
The Big Sick   The Big Sick Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2017 2:10 PM EDT
We all feel pressure from our parents… get a good education, get a good job, get married, have a family, etc.  But for some, that pressure becomes even greater when religious beliefs are thrown into the mix.  For Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani; Silicon Valley), that is exactly the life he leads.  Unfortunately, that isn't th... Read More

Spider-Man: Homecoming Theatrical Review
Spider-Man: Homecoming   Spider-Man: Homecoming Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/29/2017 5:02 PM EDT
Spider-Man made his debut in Marvel comics 55 years ago as a sidekick to the protagonist. He was a lonely teen who, like most kids his age, suffered anxiety and inadequacy.  He became so popular there have been a number of comic books, merchandise, movies and television shows focused solely on him.  In more recent years, we have had the m... Read More

Despicable Me 3 Theatrical Review
Despicable Me 3   Despicable Me 3 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/29/2017 10:27 AM EDT
Let's face it… Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures hit gold back in 2010 when the first Despicable Me movie made its way into theaters.  With great characters, funny lines and a solid story, it delighted audiences, especially the adorable little yellow Minions.  Due to its success, it was followed in 2013 by... Read More

Rough Night Theatrical Review
Rough Night   Rough Night Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/15/2017 1:20 PM EDT
In a year in which female empowerment has already permeated major motion pictures, Sony offers up its latest entry with this summer's version of The Hangover entitled Rough Night. What starts out as some harmless fun in the form of a bachelorette party winds up being a series of mishaps that creates the most surreal evening some... Read More

Cars 3 Theatrical Review
Cars 3   Cars 3 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/15/2017 10:19 AM EDT
From the minute we met Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson; Wedding Crashers) in Cars, we, as an audience, were enchanted.  He was the self-assured, confident race car with a little bit of cockiness thrown in - but hey, what else can you expect from the best.  When he loses his way and finds himself in a small town, he learns humilit... Read More

The Mummy Theatrical Review
The Mummy   The Mummy Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/07/2017 4:52 PM EDT
If you are anything like me, you loved 1999's The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser (School Ties; Gods and Monsters) and Rachel Weisz (The Bourne Legacy).  It was fun, well done and included some interesting ideas about history.  When I heard it was being "reimagined" starring Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible) and Russell C... Read More

Churchill Theatrical Review
Churchill   Churchill Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/01/2017 11:13 AM EDT
There have been numerous books and movies about Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill over the years and in a 2002 poll, he was named the greatest Briton of all time.  He led the United Kingdom through some tumultuous times and was always seen as a great statesman.  However, behind the scenes, he wasn't necessarily as eloquent sometim... Read More

Wonder Woman Theatrical Review
Wonder Woman   Wonder Woman Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  06/01/2017 10:02 AM EDT
As many a young girl before and after, I dreamed of being Wonder Woman. Years [decades] would pass with multitudes of proposed actors and storylines inspiring an "eh, I can see that," at best. Then came the age of MCU & DCEU (Marvel Cinematic & DC Extended Universes, respectively); and, of course, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious; Ke... Read More