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 Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review
The Lair of the White Worm   The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  01/30/2017 4:06 PM EST
The Lair of the White Worm, based on the Novel by Bram Stoker and Directed and adapted for the screen by Ken Russell (Altered States).The film takes place in the Peak District of England, where a young Archeologist named Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi; Doctor Who) uncovers a strange skull buried in the yard of the Bed & Breakfast where he... Read More

Parents Blu-ray Review
Parents   Parents Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  01/30/2017 4:05 PM EST
Parents, an underrated black comedy, directed by Bob Balaban (My Boyfriend's Back) and written by Christopher Hawthorne and starring Randy Quaid (National Lampoon's Vacation), Mary Beth Hurt (Untraceable), and Sandy Dennis (976-EVIL).Meet the Laemles. Dad's got a great job, mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask fo... Read More

Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
Pinocchio   Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 1:43 PM EST
In 1940, Walt Disney captured our imaginations when he brought the beloved character of Pinocchio to the theaters.  Based on the Italian children's novel by Carlo Collido it teaches valuable lessons about lying and the differences between right and wrong.  With lovable characters and catchy songs, it melted hearts all over the world a... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/30/2017 1:40 PM EST
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

Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
Queen of Katwe   Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 9:49 AM EST
Sometime between 280 and 550 A.D. in Eastern India, the foundation for the modern game of Chess was born.  Evolving and changing throughout the centuries, it essentially became what we know today in approximately 1475.  A game of skill and strategy, it uses a board of sixty-four squares and thirty-two pieces (16 per player) and while know... Read More

The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
The Light Between Oceans   The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/24/2017 2:12 PM EST
The Light Between Oceans is a romantic drama based upon the 2012 novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman.  Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures takes on a deep topic to bring to the big screen.  Done with grace and dignity, The Light Between Oceans is a wonderful, but bittersweet story about love, life, a... Read More

Homeland Blu-ray Review
Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season   Homeland Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/19/2017 11:01 AM EST
Showtime debuted Homeland in October 2011, and, since then, fans have followed the story of Carrie Mathison (Claire Daines, Stardust), a CIA operations officer who suffers from bi-polar disorder. Throughout the years, there have been many story arcs, perhaps most notably, the death of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis; Ocean's Eight) in season three... Read More

Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
Birth of a Natiaon   Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 8:23 PM EST
Slavery in this country has been the fodder of major motion pictures since the epic drama Roots aired on television in the 1970's.  The injustice befallen on African Americans has fascinated and horrified us and has been depicted in graphic detail on occasion.  While the stories have been told time and time again, it seems we ca... Read More

Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review
Keeping Up With The Joneses   Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 11:05 AM EST
Spy movies are generally very popular and well received in this country, especially when there is a team of spies.  Some are serious films, while others are meant to be comedies or parodies.  In 2005, we got spies in suburbia (and real life drama) with Mr. and Mrs. Smith.  This year, we once again see espionage come to the world of s... Read More

The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review
The Girl On The Train   The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/16/2017 3:02 PM EST
When Universal Studios wants to pick a book to develop into one of the best thriller-mystery movies of the year, they go to Paula Hawkins and create a screenplay and movie of the same name as the book and present it to the audience with twists and turns at every moment of the film. The Girl On The Train is an unpredictable story that will keep... Read More