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.

Collateral Beauty Theatrical Review
Collateral Beauty   Collateral Beauty Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/13/2016 12:22 PM EDT
In David Frankel's (The Devil Wears Prada) new film, Collateral Beauty, the title is defined as "the profound connection to everything". The movie explores how we interact with people, space, etc. and what mark we leave on them.  It makes us think, and wonder, and forces us to question our purpose in life and in our everyday acti... Read More

Suicide Squad 4K Ultra HD Review
Suicide Squad   Suicide Squad 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/13/2016 10:54 AM EDT
Supervillains, anti-heroes, or bad guys?  As Shakespeare said, "That is the question".  Okay, he wasn't referring to DC's Suicide Squad movie, but who's really checking?  All we know is that Superman's dead, Batman's catching bad guys, Will Smith plays a very expensive hitman, and the Joker's got a girlfriend so crazy that ... Read More

Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review
Ben-Hur   Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/12/2016 9:17 PM EDT
Ben-Hur – the title alone conjures up images of excellence in literature and filmmaking.  In 1880, the novel was published with modest success originally but became more popular when it was recommended reading by Clergy.  Then, in 1925, it was made into a silent film and also became successful.  In 1959, it was once again reima... Read More

The Man in the High Castle Television Review
Man in the High Castle Season 2 Preview   The Man in the High Castle Television Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/12/2016 5:11 PM EDT
Travel back to the past in an alternate reality that is so horrifying that you can't take your eyes from the television screen.   So many of the dystopian shows are based off recent and current novels, taking place at some unspecified futuristic time frame,  mostly after World War Three, and aimed at the teenage population. ... Read More

Morgan 4K Ultra HD Review
Morgan   Morgan 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/12/2016 4:20 PM EDT
Ever since the advent of computer sciences, medical breakthroughs have been happening at a lightning fast pace. Starting in the 1990s with the human genome project and the cloning of Dolly the sheep, people have feared scientists might tinker too much with human DNA. As is the norm, art imitates life and in the past few decades films have popped up... Read More

Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review
Office Christmas Party   Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/08/2016 5:32 PM EDT
It's that time of year again.  Everyone is celebrating the end of the year and the holiday season.  Many companies hold office parties for the employees and, sometimes, crazy things happen during those gatherings. Employees can even occasionally get fired after inappropriate behavior at said party.  But what if, as a boss, you had to... Read More

The Town 4K Ultra HD Review
The Town   The Town 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 11:35 PM EDT
They say people are a product of their environment, although I'm not exactly sure who "they" are.  However, for one Boston area neighborhood, it seems to be a true statement. Charlestown, a lower income area, raises a large number of criminals, especially bank robbers. For Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck; The Account... Read More

I Am Legend 4K Ultra HD Review
I Am Legend   I Am Legend 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/06/2016 1:43 PM EDT
If you had to abandon your city because of an outbreak of a zombie vampire apocalypse, leave everything behind, and put every fiber of your being into the one person who might be able to save the world, who would it be?  You'd want someone with a suave attitude, good looks, a sarcastic sense of humor to help keep him alive and the dialogue int... Read More

Argo 4K Ultra HD Review
Argo   Argo 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 1:34 PM EDT
The 1980 hostage crisis in Iran held the world captivated as we watched the drama unfold and prayed for the safe return of the innocent people being held.  With eyes fixed on Tehran, there seemed no end to the standoff, as the rebels kept control of the United States Embassy for 444 days.  Lesser known were the six Americans who fled the ... Read More

Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review
Goodfellas   Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 10:37 AM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since we met Henry Hill on the big screen and instantly fell in love.  I'm not sure why we became so fascinated, but maybe it had something to do with guns, violence and a bunch of wise guys who thought they ruled the streets. Whatever the reason, we were captivated by the portrayal of the ma... Read More