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.

Sicario Theatrical Review
Sicario   Sicario Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/01/2015 10:10 AM EDT
In Mexico, Sicario Means Hitman.Ripped directly from today's headlines comes Sicario, a film about the brutal war against drugs and the Mexican cartels, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Untitled Blade Runner Project).FBI Agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt; The Edge of Tomorrow, Looper) is very good at her job on the FBI kidnapping task forc... Read More

The Intern Theatrical Review
The Intern   The Intern Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/24/2015 10:26 AM EDT
Robert DeNiro (Limitless) is the consummate actor.  Throw any part at him and he will make it his own; a chameleon of immense proportions unmatched by most actors today.  In his latest role as 70-year-old Ben Whittaker, he plays the gentleman businessman who needs something to do in retirement.When "About the Fit" Cyber Company ... Read More

Black Mass Theatrical Review
Black Mass   Black Mass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/17/2015 11:10 AM EDT
Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger is a man you did not want to cross.  As the notorious head of the Winter Hill gang from Boston's South side, he was responsible for numerous murders and controlled the drug and racketeering trade in the area.  He was also allegedly an informant for the FBI for 20 years, handled by his childhood friend, ... Read More

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