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 Mummy Theatrical Review
The Mummy   The Mummy Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/07/2017 4:52 PM EDT
If you are anything like me, you loved 1999's The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser (School Ties; Gods and Monsters) and Rachel Weisz (The Bourne Legacy).  It was fun, well done and included some interesting ideas about history.  When I heard it was being "reimagined" starring Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible) and Russell C... Read More

Churchill Theatrical Review
Churchill   Churchill Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/01/2017 11:13 AM EDT
There have been numerous books and movies about Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill over the years and in a 2002 poll, he was named the greatest Briton of all time.  He led the United Kingdom through some tumultuous times and was always seen as a great statesman.  However, behind the scenes, he wasn't necessarily as eloquent sometim... Read More

Wonder Woman Theatrical Review
Wonder Woman   Wonder Woman Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  06/01/2017 10:02 AM EDT
As many a young girl before and after, I dreamed of being Wonder Woman. Years [decades] would pass with multitudes of proposed actors and storylines inspiring an "eh, I can see that," at best. Then came the age of MCU & DCEU (Marvel Cinematic & DC Extended Universes, respectively); and, of course, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious; Ke... Read More

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Theatrical Review
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales   Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/25/2017 10:15 AM EDT
Apparently, there was a fourth installment to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise back in 2011.  On Stranger Tides.  While the box office success tells otherwise, the film is likely the most panned.  If Pirates fans can overlook their disappointment with the last installment, they will be more than content to have returned for thi... Read More

Baywatch Theatrical Review
Baywatch   Baywatch Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/24/2017 3:46 PM EDT
Full (or, at least, sincere) Disclosure: Upon hearing early whispers of the long rumored big screen resuscitation of Baywatch, I felt like the inspiration for that "slap in the face" emoji.  That's as much as the Hoff and I agree.  The original Mitch Buchannon, David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider; Guardians of The Galaxy 2), disclose... Read More

Everything, Everything Theatrical Review
Everything, Everything   Everything, Everything Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/18/2017 5:16 PM EDT
On the surface, it is a sweet, charming story about young love with a dramatic twist.  As it unfolds, the layers reveal so much more. The story is told in a visually appealing manner that will draw the attention of its intended market base of teens/young adults while introducing complex, mature themes that will engage their parents and open co... Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Theatrical Review
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/04/2017 9:50 AM EDT
In 2014, Marvel Studios released one of their lesser known movies, Guardians of the Galaxy.  Expecting the film to be modestly successful, I'm sure they were shocked when it became a huge summer blockbuster.  With cute characters, funny moments, a kick butt soundtrack and some great special effects, it quickly became an audience ... Read More

The Lost City of Z Theatrical Review
The Lost City of Z   The Lost City of Z Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  04/20/2017 11:20 AM EDT
Being wonderfully unspectacular (in the Hollywood sense) is precisely what makes this film unassumingly spectacular.  Missing are the elaborate sets and city populations worth of extras.  In their stead, indigenous tribespeople from the Colombian jungles where the film was shot was included for authenticity.  Lacking are the costumes... Read More

Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
Fate of The Furious   Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/13/2017 9:52 AM EDT
Usually, after the third or fourth movie in a series, the plots get extremely stupid and the quality and budget go down about 80%.  Heck, sometimes that happens by the sequel so it's amazing to see the eighth film in The Fast and The Furious saga come on so strong and have a good cast, great storyline and amazing stunts and... Read More

Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
Smurfs: The Lost Village   Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/06/2017 9:23 AM EDT
In 2011, The Smurfs got the "live action" treatment followed by a sequel in 2013.  Both starred Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons).  While they were hugely successful, they didn't have the same feel as the 1980's Saturday morning cartoon we all knew and loved.  Luckily, Sony A... Read More



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