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.

Gold Blu-ray Review
Gold   Gold Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/02/2017 11:55 AM EDT
In 1995, Bre-X, a Canadian mining company announced to the world they had found significant gold deposits in Busang, Indonesia.  Overnight, they became a huge success and their penny stock suddenly was worth significantly more money per share.  However, by 1997, everything fell apart when independent consultants couldn't replicate the... Read More

A Dog's Purpose Blu-ray Review
A Dog's Purpose   A Dog's Purpose Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/02/2017 10:58 AM EDT
Everyone knows that even before A Dog's Purpose opened in theaters this past January it was embroiled in a scandal.  A video surfaced of what looked like a trainer forcing a terrified dog into a pool of rushing water and animal cruelty allegations were tossed around.  What started out as PR for a movie full of cute dogs ended up... Read More

The Expendables 2 4K Ultra HD Review
The Expendables 2   The Expendables 2 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/02/2017 10:00 AM EDT
It's very rare when a sequel manages to be as good as the original movie and even rarer still when the sequel is actually better than the original.  You can probably count on your right hand how many times that has happened in filmmaking but, if you did, you would have to include The Expendables 2 in that illustrious grouping.  ... Read More

The Expendables 4K Ultra HD Review
The Expendables   The Expendables 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/02/2017 9:29 AM EDT
When The Expendables came out seven years ago, it was a who's who of today's best action heroes and promised to be jam-packed with the type of work they are known for.  It didn't disappoint and spawned two more films in the franchise.  The original offered another Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) production as he not only starred in t... Read More

La La Land 4K Ultra HD Review
La La Land   La La Land 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  05/01/2017 3:54 PM EDT
If we all love a good movie/musical (and past success dictates we do) then La La Land is a movie that everyone must see.  It's a simple, romantic movie, full of song and dance, that sways together in sync with the harmonic melody of the underlying story.  There is a reason that this film was the winner of six Academy Awards, including... Read More

3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD Review
3:10 to Yuma   3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/01/2017 10:09 AM EDT
There is nothing quite like a good old-fashioned western and when done right, it can be entertaining and enjoyable.  From the outlaws to the lawmen, and the gunfights that take over a small town, they are a part of movie history that continues to this day.  Ten years ago, Lionsgate decided to add to the Western movie collection ... Read More

Animal Kingdom Blu-ray Review
Animal Kingdom: The Complete First Season   Animal Kingdom Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/27/2017 4:00 PM EDT
Every family is dysfunctional in some way or another, but the Cody clan takes that idea to new heights.  As the core of the TNT drama Animal Kingdom, based on the critically acclaimed Australian film of the same name, they are as "white trash" as they come.  Drugs, partying and a successful robbery business makes up their core b... Read More

Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Review
Girl With All The Gifts   Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/25/2017 8:44 AM EDT
Everything's coming up zombies right now and zombie movies are a hot commodity.  We've seen it countless times now, where an epidemic sweeps the world and people turn into soulless, brain-eating creatures terrorizing those that are still human. While The Girl With All the Gifts encompasses some of those ideas, there is so much more going on wi... Read More

The Founder Blu-ray Review
The Founder   The Founder Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/25/2017 8:17 AM EDT
McDonald's and its trademark "Golden Arches" are known worldwide for serving hot food quickly.  In any restaurant you walk into, you will see a sign proclaiming Ray Kroc as its founder.  While not truly incorrect, that statement doesn't reveal the whole story surrounding the multimillion dollar corporation.  Ray Kroc may ha... Read More

Underworld: Blood Wars 4K Ultra HD Review
Underworld: Blood Wars   Underworld: Blood Wars 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/24/2017 4:32 PM EDT
In 2003, a relatively unknown actress, Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor), along with director Len Wiseman (Total Recall), created a new gothic/steampunk/action/sci-fi franchise entitled Underworld. Since then, we have been treated to various adventures in a world dominated by Vampires and Lycans and now, in 2017, Sony Pictures and Screen Gems have unl... Read More