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.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/16/2015 3:05 AM EDT
In 1977, the words "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... " kicked off what would become one of the largest pop culture phenomenons in history, the Star Wars saga. The six films, countless TV shows, books, and video games that have been released have created their own little niche in today's society the world over.Now, 32 years... Read More

In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
In The Heart of The Sea   In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/10/2015 3:06 PM EDT
There has been so much written about the almost mystical, great white whale that haunted Captain Ahab's dreams in Moby Dick.   Herman Melville's novel is the quintessential story that has enraptured people for over 150 years.  Lesser known is a nonfiction book, by Nathaniel Philbrick, retelling the tale of the whale ship Essex, destr... Read More

The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
The Good Dinosaur   The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2015 9:42 AM EDT
What if a meteor never hit earth and destroyed the Dinosaurs?  What if they still existed today?  What if they had human like qualities and the humans were more animalistic?  That is how Disney/Pixar marketed their newest release, The Good Dinosaur.  Interestingly enough, those themes play a small role in the grand scheme of the... Read More

Creed Theatrical Review
Creed   Creed Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/24/2015 8:53 AM EDT
Legacy – it's a powerful word. It can open doors for a person and/or it can be a heavy burden someone carries throughout their life.   That theme permeates the new movie Creed in more ways than one.  Not only is legacy part of the film itself, but it also is an underlying tone about the Rocky Saga and Sylvest... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/19/2015 4:50 PM EDT
Suzanne Collins' journey, which began with the publication of The Hunger Games in 2010, is coming to its glorious conclusion this week with the release of the fourth movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.  Our love affair with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence; American Hustle) is about to come to a close, and I'm sure man... Read More

Spectre Theatrical Review
Spectre   Spectre Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/05/2015 8:36 AM EDT
Bond is back in his twenty fourth adrenaline pumping, globe-trotting adventure, Spectre.There's no getting away from the fact that Skyfall was one of the best if not the best Bond movies ever made, so keeping continuity for the Bond 24 was paramount if it were to equal in success. Thankfully, that's the case, and Daniel Craig returns again for his ... Read More

Room Theatrical Review
Room   Room Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/30/2015 9:42 AM EDT
Room. A ten foot by ten foot space.  A bed, sink, toilet, bathtub, wardrobe and small skylight to help differentiate between day and night. And, most importantly, one door to the outside with a keypad lock.  Not nearly enough space for one person let alone two.Joy (Brie Larson; 21 Jump Street) has spent 7 years locked in this room/shed in... Read More

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Theatrical Review
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse   Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/29/2015 10:25 AM EDT
Imagine, if you will, that a deadly zombie outbreak has plagued your city and just a handful of people are alive, trying to survive the pandemic. While this plot could easily describe the hit 2009 film Zombieland, it is actually the premise for the Paramount Pictures upcoming Halloween release, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.Direct... Read More

The Last Witch Hunter Theatrical Review
The Last Witch Hunter   The Last Witch Hunter Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 8:37 PM EDT
The Last Witch Hunter had so much potential; unfortunately it just didn't live up to it.  It is predictable, anticlimactic and overdone at points. Even some good casting choices can't help salvage the tangled mess the plot weaves.  Dark, demonic and ordinary, I spent an hour and 45 minutes waiting for the big payoff that never qui... Read More

Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
Jem and the Holograms   Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 4:51 PM EDT
If I were a young girl between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, I would say Jem and the Holograms is inspirational, moving, fun, and all about girl power.  However, I'm a grown woman, so for me the film was cliché, predictable, cheesy and unoriginal.  Clearly, I am not the target audience.Based on the Hasbro toy, Jerrica/Jem (Au... Read More