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.

Fury Theatrical Review
Fury   Fury Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 2:19 PM EDT
I'm not sure what the fascination is with WWII movies in the past 20 years but there have been several made on the subject.  Fury is the latest addition to this list.  Set in Germany, just before the end of the war, Fury tackles a different aspect of the war than its predecessors had – life inside a Sherman tank.  Fury fol... Read More

Book of Life Theatrical Review
Book of Life   Book of Life Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 11:33 AM EDT
The Book of Life, the latest animated film from producer Guillermo Del Torro (The Strain, Pacific Rim) is a lighthearted, fun movie with a message.  Set around the Mexican Holiday of "The Day of The Dead", it portrays love, dishonesty, disappointment and courage in a family friendly way.  While it is a cute film that should do w... Read More

The Best of Me Theatrical Review
The Best of Me   The Best of Me Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 10:28 AM EDT
Boy meets girl in 1992 in a small Louisiana town.  Boy is from the wrong side of the tracks.   Girl comes from a well to do family.  Boy and girl fall in love but are ultimately torn apart and destined to spend the rest of their lives pinning for each other.  It's a story we've heard time and time again and, except for... Read More

Big Driver Theatrical Review
Big Driver   Big Driver Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/16/2014 10:43 PM EDT
Big Driver, The latest thriller television film based on a novella by Stephen King is coming to the Lifetime this Saturday as part of their big push to diversify themselves from their "lifetime movie" stigmata in most people's minds.The movie premise is very simple, but it works.  It tells the tale of a book author, which after a pub... Read More

The Good Lie Theatrical Review
The Good Lie   The Good Lie Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/16/2014 12:10 PM EDT
"The good lie" is when not telling the truth is for the betterment of others; "the end justifies the means" so to speak.  It's a heartfelt a sentiment especially when you know the reason for the lie is ultimately the best choice even though you know it's wrong.  The Good Lie, a new film from Warner Bros. illustrates th... Read More

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical Review
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day   Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  10/10/2014 9:35 AM EDT
Watching Kelly Cooper (Jennifer Garner; Alias) navigate the daily grind of parenthood, I couldn't help but feel like the inspiration for this film (as many a mother/father out there will feel when watching it themselves).  Watching her bike through traffic in a race to reach Dick van Dyke before a (mis)reading of a children's book remi... Read More

Dracula Untold Theatrical Review
Dracula Untold   Dracula Untold Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/09/2014 11:08 PM EDT
At this point in your life you might be asking why do we need another vampire movie. However, if you discount all the sparkling vampires, the 90210/Melrose Place CW vampires, and vampires that drink synthetic blood. The last true Dracula movie was Wes Craven produced Dracula 2000 back in as you probably guessed 2000. Most people are familiar w... Read More

Gone Girl Theatrical Review
Gone Girl   Gone Girl Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/03/2014 12:44 PM EDT
Just when you think you've figured it all out, a new twist is added to the plot of Gone Girl, which once again leaves you paying close attention to see what happens next.  Based on the book of the same name, author and screenwriter, Gillian Flynn takes the audience on a journey of lies, deception, and psychological cunning played out in &q... Read More

A Walk Among the Tombstones Theatrical Review
A Walk Among the Tombstones   A Walk Among the Tombstones Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/19/2014 7:48 AM EDT
I'm always fascinated by what motivates people, especially serial killers, to do the depraved things they do.  Unfortunately for me, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" doesn't delve that deeply into the Psyches of the duo killing and chopping up the women who are loved by drug dealers in NY.  Instead it tells the story of Matt Scudde... Read More

The Drop Theatrical Review
The Drop   The Drop Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/12/2014 12:52 PM EDT
One of James Gandolfini's (The Sopranos) final movies, "The Drop", heads to theaters today,  September 12, 2014.  Gandolfini plays Cousin Marv a former tough guy bar owner in NY who now is reluctantly under the watch of the Chechnyan Mob.  The mob uses his bar as one of many to make "the drop", a monthly payout by... Read More