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.

Ben-Hur Theatrical Review
Ben-Hur Theatrical Review   Ben-Hur Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  8/18/2016 9:06 PM EDT
A quick recap for the rock valley dwellers out there...Ben-Hur is a cinematic soap opera spinning betrayal, prejudice and forgiveness; in which a prince, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), is forced into slavery after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell) falsely accuses him of treason.  Fans of the "original" Charlton Heston Ben-Hur ... Read More

War Dogs Theatrical Review
War Dogs Theatrical Review   War Dogs Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  8/17/2016 11:54 AM EDT
If you look up the definition of a war dog in the Urban Dictionary, you find, "A political and/or military person who's immorally eager to encourage a people or nation to go to war."  For arms dealers, this is exactly what they are hoping for and when President Bush went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, they couldn't wait to suppl... Read More

Sausage Party Theatrical Review
Sausage Party Theatrical Review   Sausage Party Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  8/12/2016 8:54 AM EDT
Take some animated supermarket food, throw in some catchy tunes, and stir with a bunch of celebrity voices… what could be bad, right?  Oh my lord!  You are not prepared for what this delicious recipe concocts.  Bawdy, immature, outrageous, over the top, raunchy humor and antics ensue and are sure to offend almost everyone in s... Read More

Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review
Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review   Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  8/11/2016 4:38 PM EDT
In 1977, Walt Disney Productions made a live action/animated film called Pete's Dragon.  It was fun and kid friendly, with happy songs and a colorful dragon named Elliot.  While it had some somber moments, the majority of the film was uplifting and inspiring.  Almost 40 years later, Disney has reimagined the classic film in a way... Read More

Hell or High Water Theatrical Review
Hell or High Water Theatrical Review   Hell or High Water Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  8/11/2016 12:01 PM EDT
What would you do for your family?  Would you kill someone or rob a bank? What if you were a career criminal about to lose the family farm due to crooked bankers who preyed on the elderly and ill?  Would the end justify the means?  Hell or High Water, the new film from Director David Mackenzie (Asylum), gives you ... Read More

Florence Foster Jenkins Theatrical Review
Florence Foster Jenkins Theatrical Review   Florence Foster Jenkins Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  8/11/2016 11:27 AM EDT
Have you ever had a dream you wish you could accomplish?  Ever think you are better at something than you actually are?  Florence Foster Jenkins is someone who could answer yes to both these questions and her story is dramatized on the new film of the same name.  Coming to theaters on August 12, 2016, Florence Foster Jenkins&nbs... Read More

Suicide Squad Theatrical Review
Suicide Squad Theatrical Review   Suicide Squad Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  8/4/2016 10:19 AM EDT
The world of comic books has invaded the movie theaters and has all but taken over.  The biggest blockbusters in the past few years have all included men in capes with super human abilities.  It was only natural that when DC comics and Warner Bros. announced they were making a movie from Suicide Squad that the speculation and hype surroun... Read More

Jason Bourne Theatrical Review
Jason Bourne Theatrical Review   Jason Bourne Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/28/2016 3:20 PM EDT
After a 4 year hiatus, and 9 years for Matt Damon (The Martian), the Bourne franchise returns to theaters this week with the latest installment titled Jason Bourne.   The highly anticipated film also sees the return of Director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) and his "shaky cam" technique.  With the original star and the... Read More

Ghostbusters Theatrical Review
Ghostbusters Theatrical Review   Ghostbusters Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/14/2016 3:33 PM EDT
If you were a child of the 80's, you will undoubtedly remember the classic movie, Ghostbusters, starring Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers), Bill Murray (Caddyshack), Harold Ramis (Stripes), and Ernie Hudson (The Crow).  I'm not sure why Columbia pictures decided to reimagine Ghostbusters, but for some reason it did.Dr. Erin Gilbert (Kri... Read More

The Infiltrator Theatrical Review
The Infiltrator Theatrical Review   The Infiltrator Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/13/2016 11:00 AM EDT
It was the biggest drug bust in US history.  A triumph for the Federal Government that took down over 100 drug smugglers in the Pablo Escobar Ring.  For Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston; Breaking Bad), it was a few years' worth of work living a double life and always being in danger.  It was also bittersweet as he became friends with man... Read More