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 Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review
The Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review   The Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2016 3:35 PM EST
As the old saying goes, "war is hell".  Of course that is true of the soldiers fighting those wars but even more so for the civilians witnessing the atrocities war can bring.  Everything from riots and bombs to lost limbs and life befall those not actually fighting in the war.  The toll it takes on anyone unlucky enough to ... Read More

Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review
Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review   Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/08/2016 1:31 PM EST
If cats have nine lives, how many reincarnations do dogs get?  If Wiener-Dog is any indication, the answer is about five.  Or, at least it seems that way in this case.  The movie follows the travails of a dog that is passed from home-to-home and scenario-to-scenario and, as independent films go, I've seen worse.Writer/Director To... Read More

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review   Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 6:25 PM EST
Zac Efron has had an interesting career so far.  He started as a fresh faced teenager singing and dancing his way in to young girls' hearts, then moved on to more serious and adult roles and now he seems to be enjoying more of the frat boy, partying, comedy driven characters.   So far this year, we have seen him i... Read More

The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review   The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 2:10 PM EST
Illumination Entertainment hasn't made a ton of animated films, but, when they do, they typically get it right.  Great characters, good stories, terrific animation, etc. Their feature films are something to look forward to and their characters tend to be memorable (Minions anyone?).  Their newest foray into the world of animation, The Sec... Read More

Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Review
Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Review   Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/06/2016 11:27 AM EST
What could be better than an animated, Kung Fu fighting, Warrior Dragon Panda Bear?  Tons of adorable, dumpling eating, noodle slurping, roly-poly baby pandas!  DreamWorks animation has stepped up their cuteness factor for the third installment in the franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3 (Awesome Edition), out now on Blu-ray and DVD.Back are all th... Read More

Code of Honor Blu-ray Review
Code of Honor Blu-ray Review   Code of Honor Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  07/05/2016 4:32 PM EST
At one point in time Steven Seagal (Above The Law, Under Siege) was considered a true Hollywood bad-ass.  Well, those days are long gone, but Seagal continues to make films that only his younger self could pull off.Code of Honor stars Seagal as Robert Sikes, a former special-ops operative, who, after his family is killed in a drive-by shooting... Read More

The Adderall Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Adderall Diaries Blu-ray Review   The Adderall Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/05/2016 11:31 AM EST
Author Stephen Elliot had a pretty messed up childhood, which lead to varying degrees of abuse – both at the hands of his father and his own drug addiction.  At least that's the way he'd like to remember it.  The truth is probably something a little different.  He chronicles his journey to the so-called truth in his memoir, The... Read More

Eye in the Sky Blu-ray Review
Eye in the Sky Blu-ray Review   Eye in the Sky Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/30/2016 5:01 PM EST
In today's day and age, war is a constant. We send our troops out to various countries around the world and have to ask ourselves if the damages are really worth it sometimes.  With the advanced technology that now exists in the military, some argue there are less casualties, but, in some cases, the opposite could be true. Gavin Hood's... Read More

The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review
The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review   The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2016 9:42 AM EST
The story of Tarzan has been told in many different ways over 100 years.  From live action films and television shows to books and animated features, we seem to be fascinated with the idea of a man raised among animals.  The story appeals to various facets of the population and we always seem to be drawn into the animalistic male who... Read More

The BFG Theatrical Review
The BFG Theatrical Review   The BFG Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2016 8:39 AM EST
Some would argue that author Roald Dahl was a deeply disturbed individual.  Others would argue he was a brilliant writer.  Some would say he was both.  As the author of many children's and adult books, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, he cemented a place in literary hist... Read More