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.

La La Land 4K Ultra HD Review
La La Land   La La Land 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  05/01/2017 3:54 PM EDT
If we all love a good movie/musical (and past success dictates we do) then La La Land is a movie that everyone must see.  It's a simple, romantic movie, full of song and dance, that sways together in sync with the harmonic melody of the underlying story.  There is a reason that this film was the winner of six Academy Awards, including... Read More

3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD Review
3:10 to Yuma   3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/01/2017 10:09 AM EDT
There is nothing quite like a good old-fashioned western and when done right, it can be entertaining and enjoyable.  From the outlaws to the lawmen, and the gunfights that take over a small town, they are a part of movie history that continues to this day.  Ten years ago, Lionsgate decided to add to the Western movie collection ... Read More

Animal Kingdom Blu-ray Review
Animal Kingdom: The Complete First Season   Animal Kingdom Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/27/2017 4:00 PM EDT
Every family is dysfunctional in some way or another, but the Cody clan takes that idea to new heights.  As the core of the TNT drama Animal Kingdom, based on the critically acclaimed Australian film of the same name, they are as "white trash" as they come.  Drugs, partying and a successful robbery business makes up their core b... Read More

Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Review
Girl With All The Gifts   Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/25/2017 8:44 AM EDT
Everything's coming up zombies right now and zombie movies are a hot commodity.  We've seen it countless times now, where an epidemic sweeps the world and people turn into soulless, brain-eating creatures terrorizing those that are still human. While The Girl With All the Gifts encompasses some of those ideas, there is so much more going on wi... Read More

The Founder Blu-ray Review
The Founder   The Founder Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/25/2017 8:17 AM EDT
McDonald's and its trademark "Golden Arches" are known worldwide for serving hot food quickly.  In any restaurant you walk into, you will see a sign proclaiming Ray Kroc as its founder.  While not truly incorrect, that statement doesn't reveal the whole story surrounding the multimillion dollar corporation.  Ray Kroc may ha... Read More

Underworld: Blood Wars 4K Ultra HD Review
Underworld: Blood Wars   Underworld: Blood Wars 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/24/2017 4:32 PM EDT
In 2003, a relatively unknown actress, Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor), along with director Len Wiseman (Total Recall), created a new gothic/steampunk/action/sci-fi franchise entitled Underworld. Since then, we have been treated to various adventures in a world dominated by Vampires and Lycans and now, in 2017, Sony Pictures and Screen Gems have unl... Read More

Split Blu-ray Review
Split   Split Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/21/2017 10:54 AM EDT
Since 1999 M. Night Shyamalan has given us some really thought provoking and plot-twisting films, and, this week, his latest film, Split, is available on Blu-ray. Split follows the story of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy; X-Men: Apocalypse), who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, or multiple personality disorder, and has 24 separa... Read More

Sand Castle Digital HD Review
Sand Castle   Sand Castle Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/20/2017 2:19 PM EDT
There are any number of films about War- the blood and guts and bombs and bullets.  They make soldiers into heroes and typically glorify the horror and bloodshed in an attempt to get the audience to   "root" for the good guys.  Sand Castle is not that type of film.  It shows a much more human side of lif... Read More

The Lost City of Z Theatrical Review
The Lost City of Z   The Lost City of Z Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  04/20/2017 11:20 AM EDT
Being wonderfully unspectacular (in the Hollywood sense) is precisely what makes this film unassumingly spectacular.  Missing are the elaborate sets and city populations worth of extras.  In their stead, indigenous tribespeople from the Colombian jungles where the film was shot was included for authenticity.  Lacking are the costumes... Read More

Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
Donnie Darko (4-Disc Limited Edition)   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  04/18/2017 8:46 AM EDT
This movie is not easily digestible.  It demands your attention, especially during multiple viewings.  It was an instant cult classic upon its release 16 years ago and it remains so to this day.  And now, it finally gets the release it deserves and, of course, it comes from Arrow!The film is described by its director as "The Cat... Read More



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