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.

Killing Gunther Blu-ray Review
Killing Gunther   Killing Gunther Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/02/2018 11:57 AM EDT
Killing Gunther. Is it an action film, is it a comedy, is it the latest film to showcase the amazing talent of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Unfortunately, it is none of these things.So what exactly is Killing Gunther? In short, the movie is a "mockumentary" told through the eyes of the world of contract killers as they band together t... Read More

American Made 4K Ultra HD Review
American Made   American Made 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/02/2018 10:04 AM EDT
American Made is based on the true story of Barry Seal (Tom Cruise; Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation).  It's a fascinating tale of drugs, greed, guns and wealth that involves the governments of a number of countries including the United States.  It chronicles Barry's life as he "worked the system" while getting involved ... Read More

Inception 4K Ultra HD Review
Inception   Inception 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/02/2018 8:57 AM EDT
If you look up the word inception in the dictionary, you will find this meaning - an act, process, or instance of beginning: commencement. However, for director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Night) it means something slightly different.  In 2010, he took that concept and applied it to one's subconscious mind and people's drea... Read More

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4K Ultra HD Review
Terminator 2: Judgment Day   Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/28/2017 4:33 PM EDT
It was a sequel seven years in the making and at the time it had been the most expensive film made to date.  The visual effects surpassed everyone's expectations and when it was released on July 3, 1991, it became an instant commercial and critical success.  It utilized the latest CGI technology offering audiences something they had rarel... Read More

Pitch Perfect 3 Theatrical Review
Pitch Perfect 3   Pitch Perfect 3 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/21/2017 11:25 AM EDT
Five years ago, the world was introduced to the Barden Bellas, a college acapella group who had the goal of regaining past glory and winning a national title.  Three years later, we got the sequel when the Bellas set loftier dreams to include an international stage.  Now we have the last installment in the trilogy, as Pitch Perfect 3... Read More

The Greatest Showman Theatrical Review
The Greatest Showman   The Greatest Showman Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/20/2017 2:10 PM EDT
Some would say Phineas T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman; Logan) was a dreamer. Others would say he was a businessman. Yet, some would argue he was both and some would say he scammed people.  The truth is probably a little of each but there is no denying he was one of the greatest showmen on Earth.  He gained wealth entertaining people but not... Read More

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Theatrical Review
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle   Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/20/2017 8:55 AM EDT
It has been twenty-two years since the original Jumanji film starring Robin Williams graced the silver screen. A lot has changed in that time - grunge music is out, pop music is in, mobile phones are no longer a luxury, but a necessity and board games are no longer the preferred form of entertainment. Video games have taken over and to that end, Co... Read More

Kingsman: The Golden Circle 4K Ultra HD Review
Kingsman: The Golden Circle   Kingsman: The Golden Circle 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/19/2017 11:32 AM EDT
Back in 2015, director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, X-Men: First Class) and famed comic book writer Mark Millar unloaded a new kind of comic book film unto the world entitled Kingsman: The Secret Service. Kingman was a slick, glossy film that wore it's R rated badge proudly.  It was filled with tongue in cheek jokes, a "bondesque... Read More

Boston Digital HD Review
Boston   Boston Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/19/2017 10:08 AM EDT
"Boston Strong" - the phrase has come to symbolize a feeling of hope and community surrounding a horrible tragedy and a horrific act of terrorism on American soil. The 2013 event shone a spotlight on the City of Boston and the Boston Athletic Association and has sparked two major motion pictures. It also prompted director Jon Dunham (Spir... Read More

Stronger Blu-ray Review
Stronger   Stronger Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/19/2017 10:03 AM EDT
In April of 2013, the landscape of Boston and the marathon were changed forever. A simple act of terrorism rocked the city and the Boston Athletic Association to its very core and kept the world waiting with bated breath as the drama unfolded. On that day at 2:49 pm, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the race killing three people,... Read More

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