Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Jennifer Broderick

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.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/03/2017 9:07 AM EDT
Warner Bros. has been amazing moviegoers over the last few years with their movie content, storylines, and choice of cast.  In the last year, they have also shown incredible foresight into bringing some of their prior blockbuster releases into the new digital technology.  The Harry Potter franchise has enthralled kids and adults... Read More

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

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

Jackie Blu-ray Review
Jackie   Jackie Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  03/08/2017 10:39 AM EDT
In the 1960s, the United States was introduced to Camelot. Camelot – a time of romance and prosperity. The time in which there was contentment throughout the kingdom and people were happy. Well, we, as Americans, didn't have King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, or The Knights of the Round Table; we had the White House, the Oval Office, and the K... Read More

Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review
Doctor Strange   Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/28/2017 9:27 AM EDT
I always find that the hardest reviews to write are for movies that I thought were out of this world, and Marvel Studio's Doctor Strange is at the top of my writer's block list.   From the script to the special effects to the cast, Doctor Strange is one of the best Marvel movies to date.  After all, some of the best things in life... Read More

Moonlight Blu-ray Review
Moonlight   Moonlight Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/27/2017 8:38 AM EDT
It's rare that one gets to watch a movie about self-discovery but Lionsgate and A24 have released a movie that when you watch it, provides a profound sense of oneself and understanding of what it takes to mold a person from childhood to adulthood.   Director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) has taken a story and transforme... Read More

Trolls 4K Ultra HD Review
Trolls   Trolls 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/09/2017 2:06 PM EDT
Dreamworks Animation has given us many of our favorite animated movies.   The Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda franchise, and How to Train Your Dragon franchise are just a few of the great works coming out of this studio.  In fact, there aren't many productions that Dreamworks has had th... Read More

Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
Batman Lego Movie   Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/08/2017 9:35 AM EDT
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

American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
American Pastoral   American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/06/2017 8:40 AM EDT
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

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/30/2017 1:40 PM EDT
Ballers is an HBO series that first aired in 2015.  It's a show that looks at  NFL agents and athlete and the problems that they go up against dealing with the sports agencies, greedy owners, and the increasingly money-driven NFL itself.  Season One was a solid show and kept enough interest for HBO to re... Read More