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.

London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review
London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review   London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/13/2016 10:40 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/13/2016 10:24 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   Zootopia Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  06/10/2016 10:46 AM EST
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

Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review   Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2016 10:24 PM EST
Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and Edgar "Eddie" Garcia (How to Make It in America) sat down one day with Writer/Director Ian Edelman and brainstormed ideas.  The Childhood friends wanted to make a feature film together and just needed the right vehicle.  Hence, Puerto Ricans in Paris was born.Luis and Eddie are New York City cops ... Read More

Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review   Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2016 9:33 AM EST
Who doesn't love magic?  The sleight of hand. The trick of the eye. The elaborate showmanship meant to distract the unsuspecting, naïve spectator.  It's fantasy and theatrics that has people the world over delighting in the grandeur of it all.There have been any number of movies where magic serves as the backdrop to drama and suspens... Read More

Roots Blu-ray Review
Roots Blu-ray Review   Roots Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/07/2016 10:25 PM EST
"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

Me Before You Theatrical Review
Me Before You Theatrical Review   Me Before You Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/02/2016 2:54 PM EST
There is always room for a good love story in film today, and many studios bank on romantic comedies to get female audiences in the seats.  What's not to like about a good looking, emotionally damaged leading man, a pretty young lady who "heals" him and a few laughs thrown in?  Me Before You isn't that kind of romantic movie.&nb... Read More

Gods of Egypt 4K Ultra HD Review
Gods of Egypt 4K Ultra HD Review   Gods of Egypt 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/31/2016 4:08 PM EST
With the Hunger Games now complete, and the Divergent series winding down, Lionsgate's executives were looking to launch a new franchise and when Gods of Egypt of was pitched to them, they bit. Unfortunately, things didn't pan out as well as they had hoped, once it was released in theaters. Now, looking for new... Read More

Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review   Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/26/2016 5:06 PM EST
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a timeless classic that has been adapted into movies, both animated and live action, many times.   Now, Disney has taken the story a step further by continuing Alice's adventures in their newest release, Alice Through the Looking Glass.  In this whimsical story through a colorful... Read More

Weiner Theatrical Review
Weiner Theatrical Review   Weiner Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/25/2016 3:27 PM EST
Anthony Weiner has passion. It was evident when he was a member of the House of Representatives from New York.  It was evident when he ran for Mayor of New York City in 2013 and it was evident when he was caught in a sexting scandal... not once, but twice.  Weiner is vocal and stubborn and, at times, volatile.It's a wonder why he woul... Read More