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 Revenant Blu-ray Review
The Revenant Blu-ray Review   The Revenant Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  4/28/2016 4:13 PM EDT
Based on the 2002 novel by Michael Punke, The Revenant is aptly named.  Defined as "a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead", the film explores the life and (almost) death of trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio; Titanic).  While loosely based on Glass's life, the book and movie fantasize h... Read More

Krampus Blu-ray Review
Krampus Blu-ray Review   Krampus Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  4/26/2016 4:14 PM EDT
When you think of holiday horror movies, you don't often think of Christmas.  However, if you've ever heard the Austrian Folklore about a horned, half goat-half demon creature that punishes children who misbehave and don't believe in Saint Nicholas anymore, then you realize the story lends itself to a creepy, horror tale.  Universal Studi... Read More

Ride Along 2 Blu-ray Review
Ride Along 2 Blu-ray Review   Ride Along 2 Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/26/2016 9:00 AM EDT
Back in January 2014, a quirky little comedy called Ride Along, starring Ice Cube (22 Jump Street, Barbershop: The Next Cut ) and Kevin Hart (Get Hard, Central Intelligence ), came out of nowhere and quickly became box-office gold. The story was simple — a hardened Atlanta detective James Payton (Cube), is not too happy wi... Read More

The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review   The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  4/21/2016 1:32 PM EDT
Quick question… if The Huntsman: Winter's War was never made, would we really be missing anything?  The short answer is probably not.  While there were some good things about the film, there were far more negatives than positives, starting with the question "why?"The prequel/sequel gives us the back-story of who the hunts... Read More

Criminial Theatrical Review
Criminial Theatrical Review   Criminial Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  4/14/2016 2:57 PM EDT
If you look up the word criminal in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you will find an adjective meaning "involving illegal activity: morally wrong".  From this, one would ascertain a movie with the word as its title would involve either of the above mentioned descriptions, which it does.  However, it's difficult to figure out whi... Read More

Archer DVD Review
Archer: The Complete Season Six DVD Review   Archer DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/11/2016 2:25 PM EDT
Six years ago, a little known show named Archer was showcased during San Diego Comic Con, and the rest, shall we say, is history. This zany, crazy, adult-themed comedy follows the adventures of Sterling Archer, an independent contractor, and his operatives.After a detour last year with Archer Vice, the writing team seems to be back on track, this t... Read More

The Boss Theatrical Review
The Boss Theatrical Review   The Boss Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  4/7/2016 10:57 AM EDT
For me, Melissa McCarthy is hit or miss.  Sometimes I like her stuff; other times I don't.  Mike and Molly was funny enough. Bridesmaids was hysterical and her character was great.  Spy was another example of a fun and entertaining McCarthy movie.  However, The Heat and Tammy were both awful and torturous to sit through.  S... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Blu-ray Review
The Hunger Games: Complete 4 Film Collection Blu-ray Review   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  3/30/2016 8:40 AM EDT
With the home release of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the circle is complete and the film series based on the novels  by Suzanne Collins is over. While Lionsgate turns it's sights to try to start up other franchises in it's wake, it also has released the four- film series in a box set for the fans.For those uninformed, The Hun... Read More

Point Break Blu-ray Review
Point Break Blu-ray Review   Point Break Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  3/29/2016 10:03 AM EDT
In 1991, a movie called Point Break hit theaters and starred Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing) and Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon).  It was a surfer's/stoner's dream and has a cult-like following.  In 2015,  someone at Warner Brothers Entertainment thought it would be a good idea to remake the film but using all ex... Read More

The Hateful Eight Blu-ray Review
The Hateful Eight Blu-ray Review   The Hateful Eight Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  3/28/2016 4:06 PM EDT
"What would make a man brave a blizzard, and kill in cold blood, I'm sure I don't know. You'd be surprised what a man would do."But with Tarantino at the helm, you know people are gonna die!The Hateful Eight, ironically Quentin Tarantino's eighth major motion picture, is out now on Blu-ray and DVD. If you missed your ... Read More