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.

Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review
Ben-Hur   Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/12/2016 9:17 PM EDT
Ben-Hur – the title alone conjures up images of excellence in literature and filmmaking.  In 1880, the novel was published with modest success originally but became more popular when it was recommended reading by Clergy.  Then, in 1925, it was made into a silent film and also became successful.  In 1959, it was once again reima... Read More

Morgan 4K Ultra HD Review
Morgan   Morgan 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/12/2016 4:20 PM EDT
Ever since the advent of computer sciences, medical breakthroughs have been happening at a lightning fast pace. Starting in the 1990s with the human genome project and the cloning of Dolly the sheep, people have feared scientists might tinker too much with human DNA. As is the norm, art imitates life and in the past few decades films have popped up... Read More

The Town 4K Ultra HD Review
The Town   The Town 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 11:35 PM EDT
They say people are a product of their environment, although I'm not exactly sure who "they" are.  However, for one Boston area neighborhood, it seems to be a true statement. Charlestown, a lower income area, raises a large number of criminals, especially bank robbers. For Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck; The Account... Read More

I Am Legend 4K Ultra HD Review
I Am Legend   I Am Legend 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/06/2016 1:43 PM EDT
If you had to abandon your city because of an outbreak of a zombie vampire apocalypse, leave everything behind, and put every fiber of your being into the one person who might be able to save the world, who would it be?  You'd want someone with a suave attitude, good looks, a sarcastic sense of humor to help keep him alive and the dialogue int... Read More

Argo 4K Ultra HD Review
Argo   Argo 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 1:34 PM EDT
The 1980 hostage crisis in Iran held the world captivated as we watched the drama unfold and prayed for the safe return of the innocent people being held.  With eyes fixed on Tehran, there seemed no end to the standoff, as the rebels kept control of the United States Embassy for 444 days.  Lesser known were the six Americans who fled the ... Read More

Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review
Goodfellas   Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 10:37 AM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since we met Henry Hill on the big screen and instantly fell in love.  I'm not sure why we became so fascinated, but maybe it had something to do with guns, violence and a bunch of wise guys who thought they ruled the streets. Whatever the reason, we were captivated by the portrayal of the ma... Read More

Jason Bourne 4K Ultra HD Review
Jason Bourne   Jason Bourne 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/06/2016 9:44 AM EDT
Jason Bourne marks the return of Matt Damon to the Bourne franchise, from which he was absent from for 9 years. Fans clamored to see Damon reprise the role that he made famous and this return was just what the franchise needed - some "new" life breathed into it.When we meet up with him again we see Jason Bourne living off the grid but not... Read More

The Secret Life of Pets 4K Ultra HD Review
The Secret Life of Pets   The Secret Life of Pets 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/05/2016 2:16 PM EDT
Illumination Entertainment, currently owned by Universal, has released yet another gem, The Secret Life of Pets.   Beginning with Despicable Me in 2010, Hop (2011), The Lorax (2012), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Illumination waited two years until released Minions in 2015.   Following the continuation of their prior brightly animated... Read More

The BFG Blu-ray Review
The BFG   The BFG Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/03/2016 6:01 PM EDT
The setting starts in an eerie looking orphanage on a dark, city street.  A little girl wrapped in a blanket talks about the witching hour when people go missing.  The brick buildings and cobblestone roads on a night when it's clearly rained, with a dark sky and birds flying overhead, set the stage for an impending dark and deep story... Read More

The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
The Wild Life   The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 4:58 PM EDT
The Summit Entertainment (Twilight franchise, Divergent Franchise) distributed nWave Pictures production of The Wild Life (2016) is a continuation of the duo's joint venture into animation. While nWave Pictures concentrates on production of 3D/4D pictures, The Wild Life just doesn't compare to the Pixar and Disney anima... Read More