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.

Inside Out Theatrical Review
Inside Out Theatrical Review   Inside Out Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/16/2015 11:56 AM EST
The voices in your head are real!  They are cute, colorful, and wreak havoc with your emotions. At least that is what Disney and Pixar would like you to believe.Riley is an 11 year old girl who, for the most part, has had a pretty happy life so far.  She is a silly, sweet, honest kid with loving parents and good friends.  All of this... Read More

Jurassic World Theatrical Review
Jurassic World Theatrical Review   Jurassic World Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/11/2015 11:58 AM EST
Back in 1993, the way films were made, and viewed, changed forever with Jurassic Park, a Stephen Spielberg (Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) film based on a book by Michael Crichton (Disclosure,Congo). The film blended the use of animatronics, CGI, and an engaging story, with characters you cared about, to become an international success.The succe... Read More

Spy Theatrical Review
Spy Theatrical Review   Spy Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/04/2015 11:48 AM EST
Melissa McCarthy's (Heat, Identity thief) movies are hit and miss.  Bridesmaids was hilariously funny but Tammy was just awful.  Luckily, her latest comedy, Spy, falls into the former category with 2 hours of nonstop humor that will have you laughing out loud.McCarthy plays CIA agent Susan Cooper, who does nothing more than sit behind a c... Read More

Tomorrowland Theatrical Review
Tomorrowland Theatrical Review   Tomorrowland Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/21/2015 10:44 AM EST
Tomorrowland — an alternate world where everyone is happy and carefree and technological advances are beyond our wildest imaginations.  Of course, things are never really as perfect as they seem.  Disney's latest attempt to entwine theme parks with cinema results in an identity crisis riddled movie called Tomorrowland, out in th... Read More

I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review
I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review   I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/20/2015 11:26 AM EST
Eloquently understated and poignant...I'll See You In My Dreams.There are no grandiose overtures to lure the audience in, but as soon as the film starts rolling, the trance begins. The plot is incidental; the story profound.At a time when our elders are undervalued, and not fully respected as individuals, writer/director Brett Haley (The New Year; ... Read More

Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review
Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review   Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/14/2015 2:16 PM EST
"What a lovely, lovely day"In a world plagued by teenage dystopian cannon fodder, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, Max Rockatansky has come to save us from this plague.  It has been thirty years since we have seen Mad Max leaving Bartertown and the Thunderdome. Now, Warner Bros., in association with Village... Read More

Pitch Perfect 2 Theatrical Review
Pitch Perfect 2 Theatrical Review   Pitch Perfect 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/14/2015 10:49 AM EST
It was three years in the making but Pitch Perfect 2 is finally hitting theaters.  As is typical with sequels, it can't compare to its predecessor but as a whole it holds its own.  I really like the first Pitch Perfect so it had "lofty shoes to fill" and while it doesn't quite get there it was actually better than I expected it ... Read More

Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review   Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/01/2015 12:01 AM EST
Marvel's Avengers: The Age of Ultron, the film with the biggest "hype meter" in the Movie Hype App, kicks off the 2015 Summer film season this Friday in North America.If the story is unknown to you, it's pretty simple. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" assemble to defend the world from utter destruction. This time... Read More

The Age of Adaline Theatrical Review
The Age of Adaline Theatrical Review   The Age of Adaline Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/23/2015 4:55 PM EST
From the trailers I decided I wanted to see Age of Adaline.   It looked mildly interesting, starred actors I typically liked, and wasn't the same old action adventure, sci-fi or romantic comedy so prevalent in movie theaters today.  Unfortunately, I left the theater with a sense of disappointment as Age of Adaline was predictable, un... Read More

The Longest Ride Theatrical Review
The Longest Ride Theatrical Review   The Longest Ride Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  04/10/2015 9:20 AM EST
If grey is too gloomy for you, try 50 (or 100) Shades of Blush.  I did! But, before we get to those hot and glistening details...What you need to know about Nicholas Sparks' latest novel turned Hollywood blockbust... er... uh... hopeful...There are some acting gems in this film.  Disclosure: I became a lifelong Alan Alda fan upon meet... Read More