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.

Legend Theatrical Review
Legend   Legend Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  09/13/2015 11:59 AM EDT
London in the 1960's was a hub for gangland crime, but there was one gang that stood out from the rest - The Kray's. "Legend", directed by Brian Helgeland (Payback, Mystic River), brings the biographical story of the celebrity gangsters Ronnie and Reggie to the big screen, with Tom Hardy (Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises) playing bo... Read More

The Visit Theatrical Review
The Visit   The Visit Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/10/2015 11:28 AM EDT
Like some of M. Night Shyamalan's other movies, The Visit ends with a twist you didn't see coming.  I expected the typical poltergeist infestation or supernatural explanation for the characters' behavior, but what I ultimately got was much darker and more realistic.  It almost makes you wonder what sort of demonic dialogue goes on inside ... Read More

We Are Your Friends Theatrical Review
We Are Your Friends   We Are Your Friends Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/26/2015 4:07 PM EDT
Zac Efron (Neighbors) seems to gravitate towards movies that incorporate music.  From singing and dancing in his earlier roles, to his latest film We Are Your Friends, Efron has a connection that will most likely follow him and pop up from time to time throughout his career.  As Cole Carter, a DJ trying to make it in the LA scen... Read More

No Escape Theatrical Review
No Escape   No Escape Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/25/2015 4:09 PM EDT
After an extremely stale box office last week, with no films entering the market to overthrow Straight Out of Compton from the number one spot, now comes box office hopeful, No Escape. With it's real-to-life thrills and action that will have audiences holding tightly to their seats as they are taken on a wild and intense ride thr... Read More

American Ultra Theatrical Review
American Ultra   American Ultra Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/20/2015 4:35 PM EDT
Take Clerks, Mission: Impossible, and Point of No Return and mix them all together in a bowl.  Dump the mix into rolling papers and you've made yourself a movie called American Ultra.  Coming to theaters August 21, 2015, it is a mish-mosh of other good films trying to be played off as an original idea, but not succeedi... Read More

Hitman: Agent 47 Theatrical Review
Hitman: Agent 47   Hitman: Agent 47 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/20/2015 4:08 PM EDT
Creating a film based on a video game property is a tough sell to audiences. In fact, there have been very few films that financially have accomplished this. Now, this August, 20th Century Fox tries yet again to translate the video game franchise Hitman to the silver screen with Hitman: Agent 47.If you aren't familiar with the Hitman property or Ag... Read More

Straight Outta Compton Theatrical Review
Straight Outta Compton   Straight Outta Compton Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/13/2015 11:20 AM EDT
The streets of Compton were a hard place to grow up in the 1980s. Guns, gangs, drugs and violence were prevalent, and a young black man was lucky just to stay alive, let alone not go to jail.  However, the Compton of the 80's also produced some of the best innovators of rap music in the industry.  Straight Outta Compton is the story o... Read More

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theatrical Review
Man From U.N.C.L.E.   Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/13/2015 10:26 AM EDT
The film industry is full of cycles. Every couple of years, a new genre takes over the industry's slate of film releases. One can easily argue that, lately, it has been the superhero/comic book genre. However, another one has slowly crept into the mix in 2015; the spy film.This year has already seen Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mission: Imposs... Read More

Fantastic Four Theatrical Review
Fantastic Four   Fantastic Four Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/06/2015 10:42 AM EDT
Simply stated, Fantastic Four is the best comic book movie of 2015. In a year that brought us very dull offerings from the Marvel/Disney cinematic universe, this little movie puts energy back into the over saturated superhero genre.While the story differs from it's comic book origins, it still works in the film — Reed Richards, ... Read More

The End of The Tour Theatrical Review
The End of The Tour   The End of The Tour Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/31/2015 9:55 AM EDT
I'm not quite sure how to describe The End of The Tour.  So many adjectives come to mind, it's hard to know which ones to choose. The ones that jump out are intense, philosophical, poignant, introspective, intelligent, and slightly depressing.Based on a novel by David Lipsky, it tells the story of Lipsky's five day interview with acc... Read More