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 Martian Blu-ray Review
The Martian: Extended Edition   The Martian Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/15/2016 9:51 AM EDT
Director Ridley Scott (Alien) is notorious for lengthy feature films.   His movies tend to run over two hours and, originally, his latest feature, The Martian, was closer to three.  The theatrical version was edited down to two hours and twenty four minutes and some felt even that was too long.  Now Twentieth Century Fox Home En... Read More

London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review
London Has Fallen   London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/13/2016 10:40 PM EDT
In 2013, two films came out within six months of each other about the United States White House being taken over by terrorists and the President taken hostage. One film succeeded; one didn't. And, in the wake of box office success, a sequel was green lit for Olympus Has Fallen entitled London Has Fallen.Following in the footsteps of Olympus Has... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/13/2016 10:24 PM EDT
So many times when you see a movie or television show about Major League sports, there is a common theme running throughout...Babes, Booze and Bling.  HBO's hit series, Ballers, has plenty of all three, plus something extra thrown in.Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson; Furious 7) was a world class football play... Read More

Zootopia Blu-ray Review
Zootopia   Zootopia Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  06/10/2016 10:46 AM EDT
Welcome to Zootopia, Walt Disney's 55th animated feature,which will be released this week on BluRay, DVD and Digital download. Zootopia is all about a world where humans didn't exist. Animals evolved upright on 2 feet, wear clothes and have jobs. They live as humans do. Not really the most original idea, but there was a ton of thought as ... Read More

Roots Blu-ray Review
Roots   Roots Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/07/2016 10:25 PM EDT
"My name is Kunta Kinte".  I had just turned six years old when Roots became a television event so, even though I had never seen it, I knew what that phrase meant.  For almost forty years it meant courage, spirit and hope for an entire race of people.  And now, as the History Channel airs a retelling of Alex Haely's classic... Read More

The Finest Hours Blu-ray Review
The Finest Hours   The Finest Hours Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/24/2016 3:54 PM EDT
In case you missed the theatrical release of Disney's The Finest Hours, it has finally come to Blu-ray combo pack this week, just before the start of the United States Memorial Day 2016 weekend.The drama, starring Chris Pine (Star Trek), Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), Ben Foster (Warcraft), and Holliday Granger (Cinderella) is b... Read More

How To Be Single Blu-ray Review
How To Be Single   How To Be Single Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/24/2016 1:31 PM EDT
How to Be Single, the comedy starring Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Gray), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Leslie Mann (This Is 40) and Alison Brie (Community), makes its way to the home theater market this week with the release of the Blu-ray.Based on the book by Liz Tuccillo, How to Be Single focuses on four woman and their li... Read More

The Witch Blu-ray Review
The Witch   The Witch Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/16/2016 11:38 PM EDT
While The Witch garnered critical acclaim when it debuted in theaters in February of this year, it was met with less than enthusiastic audience ratings.  After having viewed the movie, I have been contemplating it, and the more I separate myself from the film, the more I can see how it would be praised form a cine... Read More

Joy Blu-ray Review
Joy   Joy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/10/2016 4:41 PM EDT
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), and Robert DeNiro (The Intern) have teamed up several times on film in the last few years.  Their latest venture is a semi-true story about a down-on-her-luck single mother who invents a new way to mop the floor.... Read More

Independence Day Blu-ray Review
Independence Day   Independence Day Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/10/2016 11:40 AM EDT
It's been 20 years since Bill Pullman (American Ultra) uttered those now famous words "Today we celebrate our independence day", and made the world fall in love with a new, timeless classic movie – Independence Day.  Now, in anticipation of this summer's sequel, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released a sp... Read More