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.

Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
Daddy's Home   Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/23/2015 4:50 PM EST
I think I have finally figured out why Will Ferrell (Elf) has a movie career.  It's so he can make moronic comedies that really aren't very funny.  His latest endeavor, Daddy's Home, is more of the same mind numbing antics we have come to expect from him.  I can only hope at some point someone has the common sense to stop... Read More

The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
The Hateful Eight   The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/21/2015 3:04 PM EST
I can't decide if Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) is incredibly brilliant or deeply disturbed; probably some combination of both.  And, I wonder what type of upbringing and young adult experiences shaped him into the person he has become today.  Whatever the answers are it has made him a successful filmmaker with a cinematic footprint al... Read More

The Big Short Theatrical Review
The Big Short   The Big Short Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  12/21/2015 11:01 AM EST
A (less than) funny thing happened on the way to the keyboard.  Under my usual rock, I had no clue what the The Big Short was about (don't ask), much less what names would appear on the marquee (Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt...).  Not 10 seconds into the trailer, I knew I had to see this film.  I had to write ... Read More

Sisters Theatrical Review
Sisters   Sisters Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/18/2015 9:40 AM EST
Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) are pure comedy gold.  Practically everything they touch turns out to be a success and their latest collaboration, Sisters, is no different.  These two women can rival the best comedy duos of all time, and seeing them together on the big screen is a treat no one should miss.Fey and... Read More

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/16/2015 3:05 AM EST
In 1977, the words "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... " kicked off what would become one of the largest pop culture phenomenons in history, the Star Wars saga. The six films, countless TV shows, books, and video games that have been released have created their own little niche in today's society the world over.Now, 32 years... Read More

In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
In The Heart of The Sea   In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/10/2015 3:06 PM EST
There has been so much written about the almost mystical, great white whale that haunted Captain Ahab's dreams in Moby Dick.   Herman Melville's novel is the quintessential story that has enraptured people for over 150 years.  Lesser known is a nonfiction book, by Nathaniel Philbrick, retelling the tale of the whale ship Essex, destr... Read More

The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
The Good Dinosaur   The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2015 9:42 AM EST
What if a meteor never hit earth and destroyed the Dinosaurs?  What if they still existed today?  What if they had human like qualities and the humans were more animalistic?  That is how Disney/Pixar marketed their newest release, The Good Dinosaur.  Interestingly enough, those themes play a small role in the grand scheme of the... Read More

Creed Theatrical Review
Creed   Creed Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/24/2015 8:53 AM EST
Legacy – it's a powerful word. It can open doors for a person and/or it can be a heavy burden someone carries throughout their life.   That theme permeates the new movie Creed in more ways than one.  Not only is legacy part of the film itself, but it also is an underlying tone about the Rocky Saga and Sylvest... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/19/2015 4:50 PM EST
Suzanne Collins' journey, which began with the publication of The Hunger Games in 2010, is coming to its glorious conclusion this week with the release of the fourth movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.  Our love affair with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence; American Hustle) is about to come to a close, and I'm sure man... Read More

Spectre Theatrical Review
Spectre   Spectre Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/05/2015 8:36 AM EST
Bond is back in his twenty fourth adrenaline pumping, globe-trotting adventure, Spectre.There's no getting away from the fact that Skyfall was one of the best if not the best Bond movies ever made, so keeping continuity for the Bond 24 was paramount if it were to equal in success. Thankfully, that's the case, and Daniel Craig returns again for his ... Read More

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