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.

Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review
Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review   Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2015 8:51 AM EST
When you see a movie starring Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), you have high hopes it will be good.  Sadly, Hot Pursuit completely missed the mark by not utilizing these two talented ladies. I‘m not sure what they saw in this film when they read the script, but, it isn't funny, interesting or original.... Read More

Home Blu-ray Review
Home Blu-ray Review   Home Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  08/07/2015 10:58 AM EST
There's no place like Home? What if one day instead of going over the rainbow, Glenda's bubble came to your home and relocated you to a new house on the other side of the globe so the munchkins could live in your neighborhood? Well for the Munchkins it would be THE BEST DAY EVER! And so it is for the Boov! DreamWorks Animation's late... Read More

Insurgent Blu-ray Review
Insurgent Blu-ray Review   Insurgent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/04/2015 10:57 AM EST
Insurgent, the second in the trilogy by Veronica Roth's Divergent series, hits stores Tuesday, August 4, on Blu-ray and DVD.  In the ever present quest for commercial dominance, I'm sure this Blu-ray will fare well based on the popularity of the book series and the stars of the movie.The film picks up pretty much where the first o... Read More

The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review
The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review   The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/03/2015 4:40 PM EST
Never judge a book by its cover.  That is one of the lessons of The Casual Vacancy, the J.K Rowling book adaptation that was a three hour miniseries on BBC and HBO. Lesson two – our actions affect those around us, so be careful of what you say and do because it can have unintended consequences.=Pagford seems like a quaint, idyl... Read More

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review   Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/28/2015 9:55 AM EST
Coming to Blu-ray/DVD this week is a reimagining of sorts of the Justice League we all know and love in the full-length feature film, Justice League:  Gods and Monsters. Imagine if you will, a world where there is a Superman, but no Clark Kent, a Batman, but no Bruce Wayne, A Wonder Woman, but no Princess Diana. These are some of the changes t... Read More

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review   The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/27/2015 4:15 PM EST
I know the saying is "third time's a charm",  but, for  Fox Searchlight, it seems to be the second go around is charming, or at least just as charming, as the first.  The surprise hit of 2012 is back, along with the entire cast, for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.   Starring some of Britain's most talented ... Read More

The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review
The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review   The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/23/2015 3:15 PM EST
Anyone expecting Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) to veer from his tried and true method of romantic story telling would be sorely disappointed with The Longest Ride.  As is Sparks' M.O., once again, there are multi-generational love stories, tragedy, heartbreak, and ultimately, a happy ending.  While slightly more interesting than Sparks' ... Read More

X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut) Blu-ray Review   X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/23/2015 10:54 AM EST
I have a great idea for a new drinking game. Every time you spot a difference from the original X-Men: Days of Future Past to the new Rogue cut, take a shot!  With 30 more minutes of footage you will surely be drunk long before Magneto (Michael Fassbender; Inglourious Basterds) shoots Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence; The Hunger Games) in the leg.S... Read More

The Strain Blu-ray Review
The Strain: Season 1 - The Premium Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review   The Strain Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/30/2015 4:06 PM EST
Nowadays, vampire television, films and series are a dime a dozen; but, when someone like director Guillermo del Toro puts his name on something, it causes one to pause and pay attention. Such is the case with The Strain, the new series by FX and Guillermo del Toro, based on the trilogy of books written by del Toro and Chuck Hogan.This ne... Read More

The Gunman Blu-ray Review
The Gunman Blu-ray Review   The Gunman Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2015 9:21 AM EST
Heading to Blu-ray and DVD on June 30, 2015, The Gunman reminds us that the sins of our past will always come back to haunt us.  Starring Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Jasmine Trinca(Honey), and Javier Bardem (Skyfall), it is a look into the world and politics of mining in the Congo, the civil unrest that ensued and the fall out of... Read More