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.

Interstellar Theatrical Review
Interstellar Theatrical Review   Interstellar Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/05/2014 9:00 AM EST
How to make a movie 101 – Open up a proverbial can and add a little bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a star studded cast, a bit of family conflict, a three hour runtime, and a horrible twist, and you have Interstellar. Interstellar, the latest big budget, big concept film from Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight), written by ... Read More

Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review
Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review   Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/30/2014 9:46 PM EST
With most films coming out before this Friday since most of America will be out celebrating Halloween, Before I Go To Sleep takes the opportunity to come out in "not so crowded" weekend. Before I Go To Sleep is a British-American thriller film adapted from a novel of the same name by S. J. Watson, written and directed by Rowan Joff&e... Read More

John Wick Theatrical Review
John Wick Theatrical Review   John Wick Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/23/2014 3:20 PM EST
Keanu Reeves has had a very turbulent career. It first started out in mainly comedic and dramatic roles. Then his first big action role was staring as Johnny Utah in Point Break alongside Patrick Swayze (Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing). This was followed up with smash hit Speed, and finally his most well know action films, The Matrix Trilogy. After that t... Read More

Fury Theatrical Review
Fury Theatrical Review   Fury Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 2:19 PM EST
I'm not sure what the fascination is with WWII movies in the past 20 years but there have been several made on the subject.  Fury is the latest addition to this list.  Set in Germany, just before the end of the war, Fury tackles a different aspect of the war than its predecessors had – life inside a Sherman tank.  Fury fol... Read More

Book of Life Theatrical Review
Book of Life Theatrical Review   Book of Life Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 11:33 AM EST
The Book of Life, the latest animated film from producer Guillermo Del Torro (The Strain, Pacific Rim) is a lighthearted, fun movie with a message.  Set around the Mexican Holiday of "The Day of The Dead", it portrays love, dishonesty, disappointment and courage in a family friendly way.  While it is a cute film that should do w... Read More

The Best of Me Theatrical Review
The Best of Me Theatrical Review   The Best of Me Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 10:28 AM EST
Boy meets girl in 1992 in a small Louisiana town.  Boy is from the wrong side of the tracks.   Girl comes from a well to do family.  Boy and girl fall in love but are ultimately torn apart and destined to spend the rest of their lives pinning for each other.  It's a story we've heard time and time again and, except for... Read More

Big Driver Theatrical Review
Big Driver Theatrical Review   Big Driver Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/16/2014 10:43 PM EST
Big Driver, The latest thriller television film based on a novella by Stephen King is coming to the Lifetime this Saturday as part of their big push to diversify themselves from their "lifetime movie" stigmata in most people's minds.The movie premise is very simple, but it works.  It tells the tale of a book author, which after a pub... Read More

The Good Lie Theatrical Review
The Good Lie Theatrical Review   The Good Lie Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/16/2014 12:10 PM EST
"The good lie" is when not telling the truth is for the betterment of others; "the end justifies the means" so to speak.  It's a heartfelt a sentiment especially when you know the reason for the lie is ultimately the best choice even though you know it's wrong.  The Good Lie, a new film from Warner Bros. illustrates th... Read More

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical Review
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical Review   Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  10/10/2014 9:35 AM EST
Watching Kelly Cooper (Jennifer Garner; Alias) navigate the daily grind of parenthood, I couldn't help but feel like the inspiration for this film (as many a mother/father out there will feel when watching it themselves).  Watching her bike through traffic in a race to reach Dick van Dyke before a (mis)reading of a children's book remi... Read More

Dracula Untold Theatrical Review
Dracula Untold Theatrical Review   Dracula Untold Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/09/2014 11:08 PM EST
At this point in your life you might be asking why do we need another vampire movie. However, if you discount all the sparkling vampires, the 90210/Melrose Place CW vampires, and vampires that drink synthetic blood. The last true Dracula movie was Wes Craven produced Dracula 2000 back in as you probably guessed 2000. Most people are familiar w... Read More