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.

La La Land Theatrical Review
La La Land Theatrical Review   La La Land Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/15/2016 10:31 AM EST
In the golden age of Hollywood movie studios, elaborate movie musicals were part of the culture.  Stars like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers were household names and their dancing and singing abilities were well known.  Gone are the days of stars singing and dancing into our hearts in big budget pictures but writer Director Da... Read More

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Theatrical Review
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Theatrical Review   Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/13/2016 6:46 PM EST
In the late 1970s, a trilogy of films captured hearts all over the world.  Star Wars captivated us and spawned one of the most successful franchises ever.  In the late 1990s, and early 2000s, the next three films were successful while being met with mixed reviews.  Last year, the saga continued with Episode VII, Star Wars: The F... Read More

Collateral Beauty Theatrical Review
Collateral Beauty Theatrical Review   Collateral Beauty Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/13/2016 12:22 PM EST
In David Frankel's (The Devil Wears Prada) new film, Collateral Beauty, the title is defined as "the profound connection to everything". The movie explores how we interact with people, space, etc. and what mark we leave on them.  It makes us think, and wonder, and forces us to question our purpose in life and in our everyday acti... Read More

Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review
Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review   Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/08/2016 5:32 PM EST
It's that time of year again.  Everyone is celebrating the end of the year and the holiday season.  Many companies hold office parties for the employees and, sometimes, crazy things happen during those gatherings. Employees can even occasionally get fired after inappropriate behavior at said party.  But what if, as a boss, you had to... Read More

Allied Theatrical Review
Allied Theatrical Review   Allied Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/23/2016 8:44 AM EST
Time travel to a world that no longer exists - where men and women fell in love at the drop of a hat and made life changing decisions in an instant.  In a world where it is truly good versus evil, love can be found in the most unique of places.  Visit this forgotten and idyllic world through the eyes of a RAF Resistance fighter and a Fren... Read More

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Theatrical Review
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Theatrical Review   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2016 9:59 AM EST
Let's face it J.K. Rowling has a knack for spinning a magical tale.   We all know her story.  Welfare mom who wrote a novel about a boy wizard that ended up captivating our hearts and spawned not only seven movies but also merchandising galore and its own spot in a major theme park.   When the Harry Potter series ended,... Read More

Nocturnal Animals Theatrical Review
Nocturnal Animals Theatrical Review   Nocturnal Animals Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2016 8:48 AM EST
When Austin Wright's (Disciples) novel Tony and Susan came out in 1993, it was not instantly successful.  However, in 2010, it was published for the first time in the United Kingdom where it enjoyed critical success, sparking a movie deal.  Six years later, Fashion Designer turned Director Tom Ford (A Single Man) has written the... Read More

Arrival Theatrical Review
Arrival Theatrical Review   Arrival Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2016 11:45 AM EST
Your average alien movie is usually an action packed, blow ‘em up, sci-fi thriller.  Spaceships show up and kill millions of people, forcing humanity to work together to save the human race. Rarely does Hollywood divert from this formula because these movies often become blockbusters. However, Arrival is not your average alien movie.Dr. ... Read More

Trolls Theatrical Review
Trolls Theatrical Review   Trolls Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/03/2016 2:53 PM EST
Take some cute, colorful characters, mean monsters, a story with a moral and some fun songs and what do you get?  In general, any number of animated films but in this case specifically…Trolls.  DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox's latest animated feature hits theaters November 4, 2016, and it promises to be an enjoyable film for kids and parents ... Read More

Doctor Strange Theatrical Review
Doctor Strange Theatrical Review   Doctor Strange Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/03/2016 11:11 AM EST
The Marvel universe seems to be never ending.  With a plethora of comic book heroes and villains to draw from, they manage to crank out a movie every three to six months it seems.  Each time the hype and excitement around the movie is immense, whether or not it is warranted.  This month's hero of choice is Doctor Strange (Benedict Cu... Read More