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.

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theatrical Review
Man From U.N.C.L.E.   Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/13/2015 10:26 AM EDT
The film industry is full of cycles. Every couple of years, a new genre takes over the industry's slate of film releases. One can easily argue that, lately, it has been the superhero/comic book genre. However, another one has slowly crept into the mix in 2015; the spy film.This year has already seen Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mission: Imposs... Read More

Fantastic Four Theatrical Review
Fantastic Four   Fantastic Four Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/06/2015 10:42 AM EDT
Simply stated, Fantastic Four is the best comic book movie of 2015. In a year that brought us very dull offerings from the Marvel/Disney cinematic universe, this little movie puts energy back into the over saturated superhero genre.While the story differs from it's comic book origins, it still works in the film — Reed Richards, ... Read More

The End of The Tour Theatrical Review
The End of The Tour   The End of The Tour Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/31/2015 9:55 AM EDT
I'm not quite sure how to describe The End of The Tour.  So many adjectives come to mind, it's hard to know which ones to choose. The ones that jump out are intense, philosophical, poignant, introspective, intelligent, and slightly depressing.Based on a novel by David Lipsky, it tells the story of Lipsky's five day interview with acc... Read More

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Theatrical Review
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation   Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/29/2015 4:15 PM EDT
It has been nineteen years since the first Mission: Impossible film, and, this week, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise; Edge of Tomorrow, Top Gun) is back in it's fifth outing, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.Things haven't been going so great for Mr. Hunt since we last saw him in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. The IMF (Impossible Missions Force... Read More

Vacation Theatrical Review
Vacation   Vacation Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  07/28/2015 10:03 AM EDT
Once upon a time, my late cousin Alex effortlessly hit comedic treasure (in our small world) forever turning a simple word, pantalones, into an instant trigger for laughter.  Similarly (though on a much larger scale of recognition), John Hughes forever changed a simple word...Vacation.Some scenes do push attempts at dark and raunchy a little o... Read More

Paper Towns Theatrical Review
Paper Towns   Paper Towns Theatrical Review
(Emily Hazlett)  07/24/2015 8:53 AM EDT
Paper Towns makes you think about how you are living your life. If this movie teaches you one thing, it's that if we watch from the sidelines and just blend in we become the paper town, with paper people such as ourselves. It dares us to be bigger and live every day as though it's our last.Quentin(Nat Wolff; The Fault In Our Stars) is your average ... Read More

Southpaw Theatrical Review
Southpaw   Southpaw Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/22/2015 2:53 PM EDT
This summer will see its action films be released, as well as a popular animated film. These are the kind of films we have grown to expect over the summer. However, summer 2015 is about take a departure from the usual with the release of the Oscar worthy Southpaw.Originally conceived as an unofficial follow-up to 8 Mile, with Eminem reprising his r... Read More

Ant-Man Theatrical Review
Ant-Man   Ant-Man Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/17/2015 9:45 AM EDT
Marvel is the juggernaut that won't be stopped.  With its recent wave of Comic book hero themed movies, it dominates the theaters, raking in your hard earned dollars.  This summer, they once again entice you to suspend disbelief with their latest film, Ant-man.Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) stars as this most unlikely superhero and take... Read More

Trainwreck Theatrical Review
Trainwreck   Trainwreck Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/17/2015 8:45 AM EDT
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) walks into a bar, drinks too much, picks up some random guy, and writes a script about it.  Welcome to the world of Trainwreck.  The hilarious comedy written by and starring Schumer that comes to theaters on July 17th.From a young age, Amy is indoctrinated by her cheating father (Colin Quinn; Sat... Read More

Self/less Theatrical Review
Self/less   Self/less Theatrical Review
(Chuck Boyce)  07/09/2015 4:13 PM EDT
"Immortality does have some side effects." – Albright.Given effectively unlimited resources, what happens if you could buy a new body?In this science future feature by Focus Feature on July 10, 2015, Self/Less explores the big question of just because you can buy yourself a newly minted body, should you. And what about those pesky s... Read More