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 Longest Ride Theatrical Review
The Longest Ride   The Longest Ride Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  04/10/2015 9:20 AM EST
If grey is too gloomy for you, try 50 (or 100) Shades of Blush.  I did! But, before we get to those hot and glistening details...What you need to know about Nicholas Sparks' latest novel turned Hollywood blockbust... er... uh... hopeful...There are some acting gems in this film.  Disclosure: I became a lifelong Alan Alda fan upon meet... Read More

Furious 7 Theatrical Review
Furious 7   Furious 7 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/03/2015 9:03 AM EST
Furious 7 is everything you would expect from the Fast and Furious franchise and so much more.  Once again "the family" needs to pull together to fight against others who want to harm them.  Interestingly, this time there are two menaces instead of one and a "world domination" pseudo plot is woven into the mix. In... Read More

Home Theatrical Review
Home   Home Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/26/2015 4:23 PM EST
The Boov are coming, The Boov are coming!!!  What exactly are "Boov", you ask?  They are the cute, colorful alien creatures at the center of Dreamworks' new theatrical release Home.   Out in theaters on March 27, 2015, this animated film is an hour and a half of typical family entertainment. The Boov are a society... Read More

Cinderella Theatrical Review
Cinderella   Cinderella Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/13/2015 10:09 AM EST
Cinderella…We have all seen it in some form or another.  The story has been told time and again. Of course, arguably the best version is the Disney animated classic.  Now Disney is trying to outdo itself with a live action movie out in theaters today.This latest attempt is directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and stars Lily James (Do... Read More

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Theatrical Review
Hot Tub Time Machine 2   Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  02/20/2015 8:30 AM EST
"You don't need money, don't take fameDon't need no credit card to ride this trainIt's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimesbut it might just save your lifeThat's the power of love" It's amazing how something can just whisk you off in time. Hear those lyrics and what do you think? July 3rd 30 yea... Read More

Fifty Shades of Grey Theatrical Review
Fifty Shades of Grey   Fifty Shades of Grey Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/13/2015 2:07 PM EST
Ok I admit it…I read the books. Well, I haven't finished the third one yet but I figure I still have time before they make it into a movie.   Of course I'm speaking of the fan fiction turned novel turn major motion picture juggernaut that is Fifty Shade of Grey.  From the moment the film adaptation was announced t... Read More

Kingsman: The Secret Service Theatrical Review
Kingsman: The Secret Service   Kingsman: The Secret Service Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/11/2015 12:02 PM EST
Who doesn't love a good spy movie?  Action, adventure, intrigue and great gadgets all blending together to create an enjoyable movie experience.  Throw in a strong, seasoned group of actors and you have the makings of a great film.   Twentieth Century Fox had attempted to tackle this genre with Kingsman: The Secret Service being... Read More

Blackhat Theatrical Review
Blackhat   Blackhat Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/15/2015 11:03 PM EST
Almost as if the plot of the film was ripped from today's headlines, Michael Mann's Blackhat hacks in to theaters this weekend, January 16th, 2015.Blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Viola Davis (Enders Game, Get On Up), is Michael Mann's (Heat, Collateral) latest crime story about a cyber-terrorist attack at a n... Read More

Into The Woods Theatrical Review
Into The Woods   Into The Woods Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/24/2014 11:17 AM EST
Musical theater fans have a reason to celebrate this holiday season.  The beloved Broadway show Into The Woods opens in theaters on Christmas day.  Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine), the film boasts an all-star cast and enjoyable two hours of drama and song. Into The Woods opened on Broadway in 1987 and won several Tony awards... Read More

The Imitation Game Theatrical Review
The Imitation Game   The Imitation Game Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/23/2014 1:42 PM EST
If you want to see an Oscar worthy film before the end of 2014, go to see The Imitation Game.  Based on the novel by Andrew Hodges, the movie tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant yet awkward Mathematician who basically won WWII.  Starring Benjamin Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Fifth Estate), The Imitation Game is one of the best movie... Read More



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