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.

The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/03/2017 10:34 AM EDT
Why has travel to Mars become such a hot movie topic of late?  Last year's The Martian was a cautionary tale of space exploration and the triumph of the human spirit.  Other than the clichéd ending, it was a gripping and moving commentary on life and outer space.  This month's The Space Between Us a... Read More

Masterminds Blu-ray Review
Masterminds   Masterminds Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/31/2017 10:32 AM EDT
They say truth is stranger than fiction.   And sometimes it can even be entertaining.  Such is the case with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's movie, Masterminds.  Based on a true story, the film gives a slightly humorous slant to one of the biggest bank heists in American history.  Available now on Blu-ray an... Read More

The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review
The Lair of the White Worm   The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  01/30/2017 4:06 PM EDT
The Lair of the White Worm, based on the Novel by Bram Stoker and Directed and adapted for the screen by Ken Russell (Altered States).The film takes place in the Peak District of England, where a young Archeologist named Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi; Doctor Who) uncovers a strange skull buried in the yard of the Bed & Breakfast where he... Read More

Parents Blu-ray Review
Parents   Parents Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  01/30/2017 4:05 PM EDT
Parents, an underrated black comedy, directed by Bob Balaban (My Boyfriend's Back) and written by Christopher Hawthorne and starring Randy Quaid (National Lampoon's Vacation), Mary Beth Hurt (Untraceable), and Sandy Dennis (976-EVIL).Meet the Laemles. Dad's got a great job, mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask fo... Read More

Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
Pinocchio   Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 1:43 PM EDT
In 1940, Walt Disney captured our imaginations when he brought the beloved character of Pinocchio to the theaters.  Based on the Italian children's novel by Carlo Collido it teaches valuable lessons about lying and the differences between right and wrong.  With lovable characters and catchy songs, it melted hearts all over the world a... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/30/2017 1:40 PM EDT
Ballers is an HBO series that first aired in 2015.  It's a show that looks at  NFL agents and athlete and the problems that they go up against dealing with the sports agencies, greedy owners, and the increasingly money-driven NFL itself.  Season One was a solid show and kept enough interest for HBO to re... Read More

Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
Queen of Katwe   Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 9:49 AM EDT
Sometime between 280 and 550 A.D. in Eastern India, the foundation for the modern game of Chess was born.  Evolving and changing throughout the centuries, it essentially became what we know today in approximately 1475.  A game of skill and strategy, it uses a board of sixty-four squares and thirty-two pieces (16 per player) and while know... Read More

Powerless Television Review
Powerless Series Preview   Powerless Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2017 1:48 PM EDT
Imagine being ordinary in an extraordinary world.  The "muggles" of the Harry Potter realm, if you will. You know you're ordinary and that there are supernatural beings out there doing amazing and terrifying things.  Now imagine you want to make a difference in that world.  That is the premise of NBC's mid-season ha... Read More

A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
A Dog's Purpose   A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/25/2017 11:15 AM EDT
Retelling a story from a unique perspective, and opening the audience's eyes to human nature through the voice of man's best friend, brought A Dog's Purpose to life - captivating the audience through laughter, love, and tears.   Director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) has created a masterpiece based on W. Bruce Cameron's ... Read More

The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
The Light Between Oceans   The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/24/2017 2:12 PM EDT
The Light Between Oceans is a romantic drama based upon the 2012 novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman.  Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures takes on a deep topic to bring to the big screen.  Done with grace and dignity, The Light Between Oceans is a wonderful, but bittersweet story about love, life, a... Read More