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.

Gone Girl Theatrical Review
Gone Girl Theatrical Review   Gone Girl Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/03/2014 12:44 PM EST
Just when you think you've figured it all out, a new twist is added to the plot of Gone Girl, which once again leaves you paying close attention to see what happens next.  Based on the book of the same name, author and screenwriter, Gillian Flynn takes the audience on a journey of lies, deception, and psychological cunning played out in &q... Read More

A Walk Among the Tombstones Theatrical Review
A Walk Among the Tombstones Theatrical Review   A Walk Among the Tombstones Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/19/2014 7:48 AM EST
I'm always fascinated by what motivates people, especially serial killers, to do the depraved things they do.  Unfortunately for me, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" doesn't delve that deeply into the Psyches of the duo killing and chopping up the women who are loved by drug dealers in NY.  Instead it tells the story of Matt Scudde... Read More

The Drop Theatrical Review
The Drop Theatrical Review   The Drop Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/12/2014 12:52 PM EST
One of James Gandolfini's (The Sopranos) final movies, "The Drop", heads to theaters today,  September 12, 2014.  Gandolfini plays Cousin Marv a former tough guy bar owner in NY who now is reluctantly under the watch of the Chechnyan Mob.  The mob uses his bar as one of many to make "the drop", a monthly payout by... Read More

As Above / So Below Theatrical Review
As Above / So Below Theatrical Review   As Above / So Below Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/29/2014 9:28 AM EST
As Above, So Below, the latest horror thriller co-written and directed by John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) opens this week in theaters.  Set in the catacombs under Paris, As above follows a team of explorers as they discover the horror under the City of Lights.  While underground the explorers have visions of their pasts which haunt ... Read More

The November Man Theatrical Review
The November Man Theatrical Review   The November Man Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/27/2014 9:19 AM EST
Proving you can't keep a good agent down, Pierce Bronson, 007 himself, has just gotten his license to kill reinstated in the new thriller, November Man. November Man, director by spy thriller veteran, Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, The Recruit), based on the first in a thirteen part book series by author Bill Granger, is about a retied CIA... Read More

The Expendables 3 Theatrical Review
The Expendables 3 Theatrical Review   The Expendables 3 Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  08/14/2014 2:38 PM EST
The night the lights went out on…Lincoln Road.  A power outage affected the entire block.  In the theatre, The Expendables 3 continued to play.  Like the proverbial cockroach.  Except for the sound.  The sound had cut out, and the crowd agreed that the film had just improved ten-fold.  Should Stallone be bored e... Read More

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/07/2014 11:07 AM EST
For years various studios and companies have been trying to find a way to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle property back on the big screen, and this August it will be finally accomplished by Platinum Dunes, Nickelodeon, and Paramount.The premise is simple – Four turtles and a rat come into contact with a mutagen agent that transforms then ... Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review
Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review   Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  07/31/2014 9:56 AM EST
Marvel Studios does it again!  Cliche? Yes, and yes.  About that...We begin by meeting Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) as a young boy (not) coping with his mother's death, and abducted by an alien ship. Rather than deliver him (to whom, we have yet to discover…his extraterrestrial father, Jason, or one of his foes, perhaps)... Read More

Get On Up Theatrical Review
Get On Up Theatrical Review   Get On Up Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/31/2014 9:45 AM EST
Get on Up: the James Brown Story" combines drama, heart and great music to tell the fascinating life story of the Godfather of Soul.   Chadwick Boseman (Draft Day) Plays the lead and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) plays Brown's best friend Bobby Bird.  Dan Aykroyd (Ghoptbusters, The Blues Brothers) portrays Brown's long time manager ... Read More

Hercules Theatrical Review
Hercules Theatrical Review   Hercules Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  07/30/2014 11:05 AM EST
One of Ancient Greece's most popular myths is turned on its head with Brett Ratner's telling of Hercules. In Ratner's account, the son of Zeus is no more than a leader of a band of cut-throat mercenaries, working their way through life, until they each have enough gold to retire into a life they all desire.Once the predictable narrative that seems ... Read More