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.

The BFG Blu-ray Review
The BFG Blu-ray Review   The BFG Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/03/2016 6:01 PM EST
The setting starts in an eerie looking orphanage on a dark, city street.  A little girl wrapped in a blanket talks about the witching hour when people go missing.  The brick buildings and cobblestone roads on a night when it's clearly rained, with a dark sky and birds flying overhead, set the stage for an impending dark and deep story... Read More

The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
The Wild Life Blu-ray Review   The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 4:58 PM EST
The Summit Entertainment (Twilight franchise, Divergent Franchise) distributed nWave Pictures production of The Wild Life (2016) is a continuation of the duo's joint venture into animation. While nWave Pictures concentrates on production of 3D/4D pictures, The Wild Life just doesn't compare to the Pixar and Disney anima... Read More

Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review   Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 12:03 PM EST
A young boy is in the car, reading his book in the back seat, out loud.  His dad is driving and his mom is helping him with the big words in the book.  Dad explains what an adventure is and then the car turns upside down and taking the little boy's world with it.   Beginning in 1977, the little boy, Pete, finds a strange fri... Read More

Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review   Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/22/2016 4:08 PM EST
Stop motion animation seems to be a painstaking labor of love for those who attempt it.  While still incredibly time consuming, today's technology has made the process a little easier and has resulted in some amazing animation.  For Kubo and the Two Strings producers, that "labor of love" has taken five years to complete.  ... Read More

The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
The Jungle Book 3D Collector's Edition Blu-ray Review   The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/15/2016 10:34 AM EST
"Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities".  We all know and love the song and many of us remember the animated film that came out in 1967.  When Disney said they were going to make a live action version of the beloved cartoon, there were certainly skeptics who wondered how they were going to pull that off. &nb... Read More

Citizen Kane Blu-ray Review
Citizen Kane: 75th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Citizen Kane Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/15/2016 9:56 AM EST
Citizen Kane is not just Citizen Kane.  It is Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941).  A classic movie in which a great man dies and leaves behind a mystery with his last dying word, "Rosebud", and no one can let it rest with the deceased man.  Who is Rosebud? The greatest mystery of all movies must be solved and that is wha... Read More

Space Jam Blu-ray Review
Space Jam: 20th Anniversary Steelbook Blu-ray Review   Space Jam Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/15/2016 9:53 AM EST
Starting out in 1973, a little boy named Michael is shooting hoops in his backyard after midnight with his father, not missing one basket.   The little boy outlines his life-play for North Carolina, win a Championship, and play for the NBA.  After all that he's going to play baseball, which is a "real" sport according t... Read More

Game of Thrones Blu-ray Review
The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray Review   Game of Thrones Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/15/2016 8:43 AM EST
Winter is coming" is the catch phrase of the highly popular HBO series Game of Thrones.  Many people question if the $10 million dollars or more per episode HBO spent on Game of Thones Season 6 was worth the money.  For ten episodes, that's more than $100 million dollars for the season.   The money spent ... Read More

Finding Dory Blu-ray Review
Finding Dory Blu-ray Review   Finding Dory Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/14/2016 3:24 PM EST
We all know the story of the little boy disabled boy who proves to everyone that just because he is disabled, he is not handicapped.  Oh- wait.  It was a fish- and the movie was called Finding Nemo (Disney Pixar Films).  In the much anticipated and eagerly awaited sequel, Finding Dory brings to like the bonding of a diverse family an... Read More

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector's Edition Blu-ray Review   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/13/2016 6:21 PM EST
Ever since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film was announced, the anticipation was palpable.  When the movie finally came out last December, the frenzy surrounding it was incredible and, even though some of the plot was recycled, it managed to deliver.  Much to audiences' delight, it fed their sense of nostalgia and refueled their l... Read More