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.

Tomorrowland Theatrical Review
Tomorrowland   Tomorrowland Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/21/2015 10:44 AM EDT
Tomorrowland — an alternate world where everyone is happy and carefree and technological advances are beyond our wildest imaginations.  Of course, things are never really as perfect as they seem.  Disney's latest attempt to entwine theme parks with cinema results in an identity crisis riddled movie called Tomorrowland, out in th... Read More

I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review
I'll See You in My Dreams   I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/20/2015 11:26 AM EDT
Eloquently understated and poignant...I'll See You In My Dreams.There are no grandiose overtures to lure the audience in, but as soon as the film starts rolling, the trance begins. The plot is incidental; the story profound.At a time when our elders are undervalued, and not fully respected as individuals, writer/director Brett Haley (The New Year; ... Read More

Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review
Mad Max: Fury Road   Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/14/2015 2:16 PM EDT
"What a lovely, lovely day"In a world plagued by teenage dystopian cannon fodder, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, Max Rockatansky has come to save us from this plague.  It has been thirty years since we have seen Mad Max leaving Bartertown and the Thunderdome. Now, Warner Bros., in association with Village... Read More

Pitch Perfect 2 Theatrical Review
Pitch Perfect 2   Pitch Perfect 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/14/2015 10:49 AM EDT
It was three years in the making but Pitch Perfect 2 is finally hitting theaters.  As is typical with sequels, it can't compare to its predecessor but as a whole it holds its own.  I really like the first Pitch Perfect so it had "lofty shoes to fill" and while it doesn't quite get there it was actually better than I expected it ... Read More

Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron   Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/01/2015 12:01 AM EDT
Marvel's Avengers: The Age of Ultron, the film with the biggest "hype meter" in the Movie Hype App, kicks off the 2015 Summer film season this Friday in North America.If the story is unknown to you, it's pretty simple. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" assemble to defend the world from utter destruction. This time... Read More

The Age of Adaline Theatrical Review
The Age of Adaline   The Age of Adaline Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/23/2015 4:55 PM EDT
From the trailers I decided I wanted to see Age of Adaline.   It looked mildly interesting, starred actors I typically liked, and wasn't the same old action adventure, sci-fi or romantic comedy so prevalent in movie theaters today.  Unfortunately, I left the theater with a sense of disappointment as Age of Adaline was predictable, un... Read More

The Longest Ride Theatrical Review
The Longest Ride   The Longest Ride Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  04/10/2015 9:20 AM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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



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