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.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector's Edition   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/13/2016 6:21 PM EDT
Ever since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film was announced, the anticipation was palpable.  When the movie finally came out last December, the frenzy surrounding it was incredible and, even though some of the plot was recycled, it managed to deliver.  Much to audiences' delight, it fed their sense of nostalgia and refueled their l... Read More

The Hunger Games 4K Ultra HD Review
The Hunger Games Series   The Hunger Games 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/08/2016 2:00 PM EDT
The Suzanne Collins young adult book series The Hunger Games was enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike and became bestsellers.  They spawned four blockbuster movies (the last book was broken into two films) and solidified Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class) as an A list Hollywood actress.  They brought to ... Read More

Bad Moms Blu-ray Review
Bad Moms   Bad Moms Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2016 7:57 PM EDT
When Bridesmaids hit theaters in 2011 it created a whole new level of female comedies.  It was racier and raunchier and had audiences laughing hysterically.  It opened the door to more crass and vulgar movies starring female leads in order to give male actors a run for their money.  This summer, Bad Moms riva... Read More

Mr. Church Blu-ray Review
Mr. Church   Mr. Church Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/25/2016 11:34 AM EDT
Anyone would be lucky to have a Mr. Church in their lives and for Susan McMartin (Mom) it was reality.  Based on her true story, Mr. Church was the only father figure McMartin had ever known and became more than just an employee to her.  To her, he was family.  The movie that unfortunately didn't fair very well at the box office ... Read More

Independence Day: Resurgence 4K Ultra HD Review
Independence Day: Resurgence   Independence Day: Resurgence 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/25/2016 10:26 AM EDT
In 1996, Independence Day became the biggest movie of the summer. An alien invasion meant certain annihilation for the entire world.  Will Smith's  (Ali) character was the cocky fighter pilot who saved us all and cemented his career as a bona fide movie star.  Bill Pullman's (American Ultra) presidential speech wa... Read More

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Blu-ray Review
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising   Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/21/2016 2:44 PM EDT
My, how Zac Efron (High School Musical) has grown up!  In the first installment of this franchise, Teddy, played by Zac Efron, was a fraternity boy out to get his "adult" neighbors, Mac (Seth Rogan; Superbad ) and  Kelly (Rose Byrne; Damages).  In this second installment, he goes back to the fraternity house, now a sorority... Read More

The Night Of Blu-ray Review
The Night Of   The Night Of Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/21/2016 11:56 AM EDT
I remember when we first got cable TV in my house and HBO was THE movie channel (yes I know, I'm dating myself).  Then, HBO started creating original series and have been doing a great job of it for over 15 years (Game of Thrones, anyone?). Now, they are creating a block of what I would describe as mini-series - first with American Crime Story... Read More

Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray Review
Alice Through the Looking Glass   Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/18/2016 12:17 PM EDT
There are just some movies that suck you into the fantasy world they create, and by that I mean, you become so immersed in the scenery, the language, the imagery and the costumes, that after the movie is done, you look around and wonder why real life looks so plain.  Alice Through the Looking Glass is such a movie.  Following the original... Read More

Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
Cafe Society   Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/18/2016 10:35 AM EDT
Admittedly, I haven't seen that many Woody Allen films in my life but, when I do, three things are certain: 1) the film will always be a little bit on the "quirky" side, 2) it will probably be an entertaining film that is highly stylized and 3) it will involve numerous big name Hollywood stars.  Café Society, his latest work t... Read More

Ice Age: Collision Course 4K Ultra HD Review
Ice Age: Collision Course   Ice Age: Collision Course 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/17/2016 2:42 PM EDT
It's what we've all been waiting for all these years.  I mean, the franchise films all start out with it and end with it.  We've seen shorts of it.  The anticipation has been almost crippling.   The public has demanded it and 20th Century Fox has delivered.  Yes, Scrat and his acorn are back. ... Read More