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.

Focus Blu-ray Review
Focus Blu-ray Review   Focus Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  5/28/2015 11:52 AM EDT
I get why they named the movie Focus.  As Will Smith's (Men in Black, Ali) character, Nicky, explains the trick to being a good con artist is to shift the victim's focus away from what you are really trying to do.   Unfortunately, I felt neither the need nor inclination to actually focus on watching this movie.  Coming to Blu-ra... Read More

American Sniper Blu-ray Review
American Sniper Blu-ray Review   American Sniper Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  5/18/2015 10:22 PM EDT
Critically acclaimed, and Academy award nominated, American Sniper heads to stores May 19th on Blu-ray/DVD/ Ultraviolet combo pack.  Based on Chris Kyle's autobiography, the movie makes you think beyond the typical war story.  While there are still the dead bodies, the film makes the audience think beyond the bullets to... Read More

Black or White Blu-ray Review
Black or White Blu-ray Review   Black or White Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  5/12/2015 11:37 AM EDT
When Black or White came to the FlickDirect office for review I couldn't figure out how I missed a movie starring Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams, Draft Day) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Insurgent).  Two powerhouses headline a film directed by Mike Binder (The Upside of Anger, Reign Over Me), what could be bad?  Turns out there is a ... Read More

Cake Blu-ray Review
Cake Blu-ray Review   Cake Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  4/30/2015 10:56 PM EDT
Claire Bennett (Jenifer Aniston; Friends, Horrible Bosses) is in a lot of pain.  Continual, excruciating pain.  Physical pain, mental pain and, most importantly, emotional pain.  She doesn't know how to stop the pain; or rather she does, but can't get enough determination together to end her life so she teeters between living a hollo... Read More

Inherent Vice Blu-ray Review
Inherent Vice Blu-ray Review   Inherent Vice Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  4/29/2015 10:37 PM EDT
Inherent vice: noun Hidden defect (or the very nature) of a good or property which of itself is the cause of (or contributes to) its deterioration, damage, or wastage. Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon, the 2014 Academy award-nominated movie Inherent Vice is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Starring a long l... Read More

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review   The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  4/20/2015 11:36 PM EDT
After the success of the 2012 film, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), it is no surprise that a sequel was to be made by the studio. Released in January of 2015, and now on Blu-ray, we now have the sequel entitled Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.Unlike the first film, which was based on the novel by Susan Hill, Woma... Read More

Into The Woods Blu-ray Review
Into The Woods Blu-ray Review   Into The Woods Blu-ray Review
(Emily Hazlett)  4/7/2015 8:20 AM EDT
Who knew the woods could be so magical? Apparently director Rob Marshall (Chicago) did when he made the renowned Broadway musical, Into the Woods, come to life. With the world famous cast, he takes you on a journey, which blows you away. There is definitely magic in these woods.The collaborative effort of the cast makes watching the extras worthwhi... Read More

The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review
The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review   The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  3/25/2015 12:54 PM EDT
After three movies of playing bit characters in the background, the Penguins of Madagascar finally have gotten their starring roles.  The black and white flightless birds, that have always had about ten minutes of screen time, are now the main players of the hour and a half long The Penguins of Madagascar.  With their crazy strategic... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy: Season Seven Blu-ray Review   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  3/15/2015 12:01 AM EDT
Sons of Anarchy, one of the most successful cable TV series ever, gave its viewers a good send off.  Unlike other series finales, it doesn't leave anything up in the air but wraps things up tightly.After viewers were left reeling from the chaos of season 6, Season 7 welcomes back the gang to try and deal with everything and put things back... Read More

Horrible Bosses 2 Blu-ray Review
Horrible Bosses 2 Blu-ray Review   Horrible Bosses 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  2/24/2015 8:27 AM EDT
Recently I watched two sequels on Blu-ray - Dumb and Dumber To and Horrible Bosses 2. The latter was the better of the two films, but that isn't saying much.  The aptly named Horrible Bosses 2 IS horrible and boring to boot. Once again Nick (Jason Bateman; Arrested Development), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis; We're The Millers) and Dale (Char... Read More