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.

Bad Moms Blu-ray Review
Bad Moms   Bad Moms Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2016 7:57 PM EDT
When Bridesmaids hit theaters in 2011 it created a whole new level of female comedies.  It was racier and raunchier and had audiences laughing hysterically.  It opened the door to more crass and vulgar movies starring female leads in order to give male actors a run for their money.  This summer, Bad Moms riva... Read More

Inferno Theatrical Review
Inferno   Inferno Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/27/2016 11:02 AM EDT
If you like solving puzzles, you should read every one of Dan Brown's novels.  He combines cyphers with history and architectural beauty.  He has made Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks; Sully) everyone's favorite teacher and sent us racing all over the world unravelling conspiracies.  His 2013 novel,&nbs... Read More

Vice Principals Digital HD Review
Vice Principals   Vice Principals Digital HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/27/2016 8:57 AM EDT
Imagine that the high school Principal (Bill Murray; Groundhog Day) leaves his job unexpectedly without any replacement being named.  Also, imagine, the two Vice Principals (Danny McBride; This is the End and Walter Goggins; American Ultra) of the same school are arch enemies and desperate enough to the point that they would do anything to ens... Read More

Mr. Church Blu-ray Review
Mr. Church   Mr. Church Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/25/2016 11:34 AM EDT
Anyone would be lucky to have a Mr. Church in their lives and for Susan McMartin (Mom) it was reality.  Based on her true story, Mr. Church was the only father figure McMartin had ever known and became more than just an employee to her.  To her, he was family.  The movie that unfortunately didn't fair very well at the box office ... Read More

Independence Day: Resurgence 4K Ultra HD Review
Independence Day: Resurgence   Independence Day: Resurgence 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/25/2016 10:26 AM EDT
In 1996, Independence Day became the biggest movie of the summer. An alien invasion meant certain annihilation for the entire world.  Will Smith's  (Ali) character was the cocky fighter pilot who saved us all and cemented his career as a bona fide movie star.  Bill Pullman's (American Ultra) presidential speech wa... Read More

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Blu-ray Review
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising   Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/21/2016 2:44 PM EDT
My, how Zac Efron (High School Musical) has grown up!  In the first installment of this franchise, Teddy, played by Zac Efron, was a fraternity boy out to get his "adult" neighbors, Mac (Seth Rogan; Superbad ) and  Kelly (Rose Byrne; Damages).  In this second installment, he goes back to the fraternity house, now a sorority... Read More

The Night Of Blu-ray Review
The Night Of   The Night Of Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/21/2016 11:56 AM EDT
I remember when we first got cable TV in my house and HBO was THE movie channel (yes I know, I'm dating myself).  Then, HBO started creating original series and have been doing a great job of it for over 15 years (Game of Thrones, anyone?). Now, they are creating a block of what I would describe as mini-series - first with American Crime Story... Read More

The Pickle Recipe Theatrical Review
The Pickle Recipe   The Pickle Recipe Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  10/21/2016 8:21 AM EDT
Ah, those memories of culinary ecstasy on our palates.  The yearn to taste that unparalleled delight just once more leading to the declaration that one would die or kill for the opportunity; even better...for the recipe.  The Pickle Recipe was born from just such a recollection.  Writers/Producers Gary Wolfson and Sheldon Cohn were t... Read More

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Theatrical Review
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back   Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/20/2016 1:54 PM EDT
"Reach for the stars" is a common idiom encouraging everyone to try their best, and with this second installment of Jack Reacher's adventures, Director Edward Zwick tried his very best to reach as high as he could- and I think it paid off.  Based on the 18th book in author Lee Child's series, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back follo... Read More

American Pastoral Theatrical Review
American Pastoral   American Pastoral Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/20/2016 1:24 PM EDT
Phillip Roth's (The Human Stain) Pulitzer Prize winning novel American Pastoral is a commentary of 1960's America and the "All-American" white middle class family.  With gripping insight, turmoil, despair, and, ironically, a misguided sense of hope, it chronicles the rise and fall of the not so charmed life of the Levovs and how the ... Read More