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.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Ultra HD Review
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  03/28/2017 9:58 AM EDT
For all the Harry Potter fans out there, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. has rewarded us with a "prequel" to the beloved magical series (rumored to be the first of possibly five- yes, five!) that creates its own story without losing the Harry Potter vibe that is central to the stories.  Magic,&nb... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 9:58 PM EDT
J.K Rowling wrote seven books in the Harry Potter series but the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was so large and full of details that it was broken into two movies.  I'm sure Warner Bros. also saw it as a chance to prolong the inevitable end of the series and an opportunity to make more money.  In all... Read More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 9:18 PM EDT
It is hard to believe that it has been almost 20 years since the first book in the Harry Potter series was published and 16 years since the first film was released.  Both the books and the movies garnered boundless success and have now spawned a second generation of fans.  As newer technology advances the audience'... Read More

20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
20th Century Women   20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 1:00 PM EDT
When I heard about 20th Century Women, I was intrigued.  People said it was funny and it got very strong reviews.  It had a great cast, so I added it to my "must watch" list but took my time to see it.  Now that it is coming to Blu-ray, it's time to revisit the film and write down my thoughts.  Inter... Read More

The Smurfs 4K Ultra HD Review
The Smurfs   The Smurfs 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 11:40 AM EDT
In 1958, illustrator Peyo (Pierre Culliford), brought The Smurfs comics to Belgium.  It's popularity quickly spread throughout Europe and eventually became an animated show on American Television.  I can remember Saturday mornings in the 1980's in front of the television watching those little blue creature... Read More

Assassins Creed Blu-ray Review
Assassins Creed   Assassins Creed Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/21/2017 9:57 AM EDT
I don't like video games.  I never have. I don't get the appeal and I don't have the hand/eye coordination to be good at them.  Therefore, the idea of a movie based on a video game is truly something I wouldn't be interested in seeing.  However, for gamers everywhere, that same idea fills them with excitement and slight trepidation a... Read More

Live By Night Blu-ray Review
Live By Night   Live By Night Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/21/2017 9:07 AM EDT
Ben Affleck can be hit or miss as an actor, director, and writer. Argo was masterfully shot and Gone Baby, Gone and The Town were beautifully written and all three engaged audiences and left us feeling emotionally spent.  Even his acting talents don't go to waste in The Accountant, so it's only natural t... Read More

Sing 4K Ultra HD Review
Sing   Sing 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/20/2017 5:00 PM EDT
Fifteen years ago, a little singing competition show aired on television and captivated our hearts.  Each year, we would watch intently as hopeful young adults put themselves and their vocal talents on display on a show called American Idol.  Other shows soon followed.  Some, such as The Voice, are still on the air and show... Read More

Insecure Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Insecure Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  03/20/2017 12:14 PM EDT
HBO was one of the forerunners in cable television to start their own programming.  With shows like Game of Thrones, Westword, The Sopranos, VEEP, Silicon Valley, and True Blood, HBO has shown foresight into what captivates viewers and they have also shown that they are not afraid to spend money on their productions, which make the s... Read More

Collateral Beauty Blu-ray Review
Collateral Beauty   Collateral Beauty Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  03/17/2017 10:49 AM EDT
This week, Warner Brothers released to Bluray & DVD "Collateral Beauty", which was released in theaters back in December of 2016. This picture is headed by Will Smith, who recently seems to step away from his big summer blockbusters here and there in the search of that elusive Best Actor Oscar. The sad part is, he's deserved it ma... Read More