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.

John Wick, Chapter 2 Theatrical Review
John Wick, Chapter 2   John Wick, Chapter 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/09/2017 10:07 AM EST
In 2014, Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) made a career comeback to action films with a little known movie entitled John Wick. It featured the perfect revenge story, a man hell-bent on avenging the death of his dog that his wife gave him from beyond the grave. The movie had everything going for it — great plot, great acting, great action, ... Read More

Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
Batman Lego Movie   Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/08/2017 9:35 AM EST
With a hit song, "Everything is Awesome" and an amazing first movie, The Lego Batman Movie is an easy ride into building a franchise.  With the advent of the television show Gotham and the renewed interest in Superheroes and Villains by the younger generation, Batman is a huge hit with the children of all ages.  Lionsg... Read More

The Passion of the Christ Blu-ray Review
The Passion of the Christ   The Passion of the Christ Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 3:43 PM EST
Generally, movies with a religious undertone tend to be controversial and when Jesus is the main character, that controversy tends to be doubled.  Such is the case with Mel Gibson's (Braveheart) 2004 film The Passion of The Christ. While it opened to modest acclaim and solid box office numbers, it definitely had its detractors. ... Read More

The Salesman Theatrical Review
The Salesman   The Salesman Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 9:50 AM EST
So much is different in other parts of the world from what we know and are used to in the United States. There are strict rules regarding women having their heads covered, what theater and music can be enjoyed, and how the police deal with crimes. Relationships between husbands and wives are also different.  Yet much o... Read More

Almost Christmas Blu-ray Review
Almost Christmas   Almost Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 8:51 AM EST
We can't choose our family and many times we don't get along with them.  We try to avoid getting together whenever possible but during the holidays, we often head home for a few days and suffer through the family drama.  Of course, Hollywood likes to play on that drama and there is always a movie coming out dealing with ... Read More

American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
American Pastoral   American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/06/2017 8:40 AM EST
The 1960s were a decade filled with turmoil, protests, war and the end of an era of the working husband, stay at home mom, and the Leave it To Beaver mentality.  Lionsgate brings American novelist Philip Roth's, American Pastoral, to the big screen and with it, brings to light the turmoil that visited many families when try... Read More

Vice Principals Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Vice Principals Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/06/2017 8:12 AM EST
HBO is known for its award-winning television series and movies, so when one receives a Blu-ray from them, you can usually expect great things.  Gripping stories, excellent production values, terrific cast and something that you would want to watch over and over again.  Sadly, Vice Principals is probably one of the lower points ... Read More

John Wick 4K Ultra HD Review
John Wick   John Wick 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/04/2017 8:17 AM EST
"John Wick is the guy you send to kill the boogeyman".  Make no mistake about it, John Wick (Keanu Reeves; The Matrix) is a badass. He is not the guy you want to make angry, nor do you want to double cross him.  He has skills in hand to hand combat and is an expert marksman.  He will find you and make you pay before you kno... Read More

Rings Theatrical Review
Rings   Rings Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  02/03/2017 11:26 AM EST
It had been a long while since I'd seen a horror flick.  I loved them as a kid, but somewhere along the way viewing them just trailed off.  So, when the opportunity presented itself to view the latest chapter in the RING franchise, I wasn't so sure how I felt about seeing it.  Then, I discovered that it had been directed by F. Javier... Read More

The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/03/2017 10:34 AM EST
Why has travel to Mars become such a hot movie topic of late?  Last year's The Martian was a cautionary tale of space exploration and the triumph of the human spirit.  Other than the clichéd ending, it was a gripping and moving commentary on life and outer space.  This month's The Space Between Us a... Read More