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.

Lion Blu-ray Review
Lion   Lion Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 10:45 AM EDT
Any parent's nightmare is to lose their child and not know what happened to them.  The uncertainty of their child's fate haunts them until their last breath.  For Kamla (Priyanka Bose; Sold), this nightmare becomes a reality in the movie Lion.  Based on a true story, Lion details the twenty-five yea... Read More

The Bye Bye Man Blu-ray Review
The Bye Bye Man   The Bye Bye Man Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 8:52 AM EDT
Back in the 1980's, horror films were all about blood and gore and people chasing teenagers and popping out from every corner.  Nowadays, they have evolved into more of psychological thrillers with characters and story lines playing with our minds.  There are also more horror movies centering around "urban legends" tha... Read More

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray Review
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story   Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray Review
(Eric English)  04/03/2017 1:01 PM EDT
"Incredible"..."Triumphant"..."Out Of This World".... A long time ago in a Galaxy far, far away, as movie goers lined up to witness the spectacle of "some new sci-fi flick", these exclamations could be overheard as those now initiated emerged wide-eyed from the theater.A relatively unknown director in an unch... Read More

20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
20th Century Women   20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 1:00 PM EDT
When I heard about 20th Century Women, I was intrigued.  People said it was funny and it got very strong reviews.  It had a great cast, so I added it to my "must watch" list but took my time to see it.  Now that it is coming to Blu-ray, it's time to revisit the film and write down my thoughts.  Inter... Read More

Assassins Creed Blu-ray Review
Assassins Creed   Assassins Creed Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/21/2017 9:57 AM EDT
I don't like video games.  I never have. I don't get the appeal and I don't have the hand/eye coordination to be good at them.  Therefore, the idea of a movie based on a video game is truly something I wouldn't be interested in seeing.  However, for gamers everywhere, that same idea fills them with excitement and slight trepidation a... Read More

Live By Night Blu-ray Review
Live By Night   Live By Night Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/21/2017 9:07 AM EDT
Ben Affleck can be hit or miss as an actor, director, and writer. Argo was masterfully shot and Gone Baby, Gone and The Town were beautifully written and all three engaged audiences and left us feeling emotionally spent.  Even his acting talents don't go to waste in The Accountant, so it's only natural t... Read More

Insecure Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Insecure Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  03/20/2017 12:14 PM EDT
HBO was one of the forerunners in cable television to start their own programming.  With shows like Game of Thrones, Westword, The Sopranos, VEEP, Silicon Valley, and True Blood, HBO has shown foresight into what captivates viewers and they have also shown that they are not afraid to spend money on their productions, which make the s... Read More

Collateral Beauty Blu-ray Review
Collateral Beauty   Collateral Beauty Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  03/17/2017 10:49 AM EDT
This week, Warner Brothers released to Bluray & DVD "Collateral Beauty", which was released in theaters back in December of 2016. This picture is headed by Will Smith, who recently seems to step away from his big summer blockbusters here and there in the search of that elusive Best Actor Oscar. The sad part is, he's deserved it ma... Read More

Jackie Blu-ray Review
Jackie   Jackie Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  03/08/2017 10:39 AM EDT
In the 1960s, the United States was introduced to Camelot. Camelot – a time of romance and prosperity. The time in which there was contentment throughout the kingdom and people were happy. Well, we, as Americans, didn't have King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, or The Knights of the Round Table; we had the White House, the Oval Office, and the K... Read More

Shut In Blu-ray Review
Shut In   Shut In Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/07/2017 11:51 AM EDT
There was a time when horror movies meant scary monsters who preyed on teenagers and created massive amounts of carnage wherever they went.  More recently, though, a lot of these type of horror movies have been replaced with a more suspenseful, psychological thriller-like motif of storytelling that offers a few scares but also plays tricks on ... Read More


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