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.

Money Monster Theatrical Review
Money Monster   Money Monster Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/12/2016 11:02 AM EST
I was a little apprehensive about tackling this one... having George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the same flick.  There are exceptions, but the good majority of their films are vehicles for box office draws.  Even their serious work can come off as a polished Hollywood tale wrapped with that film gift bow (read: guaranteed money maker).&... Read More

Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review
Captain America: Civil War   Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/05/2016 11:08 AM EST
Everyone is talking about it… #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan.  Where do you fall on the spectrum, or do you not even care?  If you don't, you should, as Captain America: Civil War seems to be one of 2016's blockbusters. Garnering praise aplenty, movie goers will flock to the theaters to see it at least once in the next month and they won... Read More

The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
The Huntsman: Winter's War   The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/21/2016 1:32 PM EST
Quick question… if The Huntsman: Winter's War was never made, would we really be missing anything?  The short answer is probably not.  While there were some good things about the film, there were far more negatives than positives, starting with the question "why?"The prequel/sequel gives us the back-story of who the hunts... Read More

Criminial Theatrical Review
Criminial   Criminial Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/14/2016 2:57 PM EST
If you look up the word criminal in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you will find an adjective meaning "involving illegal activity: morally wrong".  From this, one would ascertain a movie with the word as its title would involve either of the above mentioned descriptions, which it does.  However, it's difficult to figure out whi... Read More

The Boss Theatrical Review
The Boss   The Boss Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/07/2016 10:57 AM EST
For me, Melissa McCarthy is hit or miss.  Sometimes I like her stuff; other times I don't.  Mike and Molly was funny enough. Bridesmaids was hysterical and her character was great.  Spy was another example of a fun and entertaining McCarthy movie.  However, The Heat and Tammy were both awful and torturous to sit through.  S... Read More

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Theatrical Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice   Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/24/2016 8:37 AM EST
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been one of those highly anticipated super hero movies.  Beginning last year, my friends and family started taking sides and debating which hero would, or should, win.  Merchandise made its way into stores and online even before the holidays, and the first "sneak peak" debuted a year a... Read More

Eye in the Sky Theatrical Review
Eye in the Sky   Eye in the Sky Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2016 1:20 PM EST
War is a polarizing subject.  Is it necessary? Do the ends justify the means?  For hundreds of years, countries have sent their young adults off to kill or be killed with mixed results.  With today's technological advances, the risks of casualties may seem smaller but can actually be just the opposite.  Gavin Hood's (End... Read More

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Theatrical Review
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2   My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2016 10:44 AM EST
Opa!  Nia Vardalos (Connie and Carla) does it again.  A sequel 14 years in the making, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has all the laughs and emotional baggage we loved the first time around.  All of our favorite characters return to remind us of the craziness surrounding the Portokalos family, while they navigate through new challenges&h... Read More

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Theatrical Review
The Divergent Series: Allegiant   The Divergent Series: Allegiant Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/17/2016 2:17 PM EST
There are some movies that are going to make money regardless of if they are good or bad.  Allegiant is one of those movies.  With a built in audience, and two films preceding it, it is sure to be a winner at the box office.  Whether it is good or not is a matter of perspective.In the continuing saga of Tris&... Read More

10 Cloverfield Lane Theatrical Review
10 Cloverfield Lane   10 Cloverfield Lane Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/10/2016 4:49 PM EST
Anyone who would say 10 Cloverfield Lane is a sequel to 2008's Cloverfield would be wrong.  It's more like the long distance cousin…they share a few similarities, but are very different on almost every level.  Gone is the shaky, "home video" footage used in the first movie.  No more guessing who the enemy is ... Read More

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