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.

The Infiltrator Theatrical Review
The Infiltrator   The Infiltrator Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/13/2016 11:00 AM EST
It was the biggest drug bust in US history.  A triumph for the Federal Government that took down over 100 drug smugglers in the Pablo Escobar Ring.  For Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston; Breaking Bad), it was a few years' worth of work living a double life and always being in danger.  It was also bittersweet as he became friends with man... Read More

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 4K Ultra HD Review
The Divergent Series: Allegiant   The Divergent Series: Allegiant 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/12/2016 12:25 PM EST
Anytime there is a popular book series these days, it is a given it will be made into feature films; and Veronica Roth's Divergent books are no exception.  Allegiant is the third film in the Divergent franchise, and it makes its way into stores on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 12, 2016.In the film, we see Tris (Shailene Wo... Read More

Green Room Blu-ray Review
Green Room   Green Room Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/11/2016 10:24 PM EST
There is something very cliché about waking up in your van with your band mates in a cornfield in the middle of nowhere.  Even more cliché is when you have to syphon gas from a car to get to your next gig.  This could be the beginning of a lot of great rock drama movies; but in this case, it is the opening of the new suspens... Read More

Eddie the Eagle 4K Ultra HD Review
Eddie the Eagle   Eddie the Eagle 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/11/2016 8:03 PM EST
It's a bird, it's a plane, It's Super… oh wait, no it's not.  It's simply a British Ski Jumper who came in last at the 1988 Olympic games and stole the world's heart.  Based on a true story, Eddie the Eagle teaches us to dream big, persevere, and to view life through "rose colored glasses". &... Read More

The Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review
The Innocents (Les Innocentes)   The Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2016 3:35 PM EST
As the old saying goes, "war is hell".  Of course that is true of the soldiers fighting those wars but even more so for the civilians witnessing the atrocities war can bring.  Everything from riots and bombs to lost limbs and life befall those not actually fighting in the war.  The toll it takes on anyone unlucky enough to ... Read More

Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review
Wiener-Dog   Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/08/2016 1:31 PM EST
If cats have nine lives, how many reincarnations do dogs get?  If Wiener-Dog is any indication, the answer is about five.  Or, at least it seems that way in this case.  The movie follows the travails of a dog that is passed from home-to-home and scenario-to-scenario and, as independent films go, I've seen worse.Writer/Director To... Read More

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates   Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 6:25 PM EST
Zac Efron has had an interesting career so far.  He started as a fresh faced teenager singing and dancing his way in to young girls' hearts, then moved on to more serious and adult roles and now he seems to be enjoying more of the frat boy, partying, comedy driven characters.   So far this year, we have seen him i... Read More

The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
The Secret Life of Pets   The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 2:10 PM EST
Illumination Entertainment hasn't made a ton of animated films, but, when they do, they typically get it right.  Great characters, good stories, terrific animation, etc. Their feature films are something to look forward to and their characters tend to be memorable (Minions anyone?).  Their newest foray into the world of animation, The Sec... Read More

Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Review
Kung Fu Panda 3   Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/06/2016 11:27 AM EST
What could be better than an animated, Kung Fu fighting, Warrior Dragon Panda Bear?  Tons of adorable, dumpling eating, noodle slurping, roly-poly baby pandas!  DreamWorks animation has stepped up their cuteness factor for the third installment in the franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3 (Awesome Edition), out now on Blu-ray and DVD.Back are all th... Read More

Code of Honor Blu-ray Review
Code of Honor   Code of Honor Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  07/05/2016 4:32 PM EST
At one point in time Steven Seagal (Above The Law, Under Siege) was considered a true Hollywood bad-ass.  Well, those days are long gone, but Seagal continues to make films that only his younger self could pull off.Code of Honor stars Seagal as Robert Sikes, a former special-ops operative, who, after his family is killed in a drive-by shooting... Read More