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 Martian Blu-ray Review
The Martian Blu-ray Review   The Martian Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/12/2016 5:21 PM EST
 The year is 2035, and the Ares 3 mission on Mars has gone horribly wrong.  The crew has to abandon the planet or risk their own lives when an unexpected storm threatens them.  Unfortunately, as they make their way to their ship, one of their own team is impaled by an antennae and Captain Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain; The Help, In... Read More

Sinister 2 Blu-ray Review
Sinister 2 Blu-ray Review   Sinister 2 Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  01/12/2016 2:17 PM EST
Making movies is a difficult process - from budgeting to casting, writing the screenplay, as well as scoring and special effects. That being said, writing a great movie is, truly, like catching lightning in a bottle. When the perfect storm of events and talented people come together we are gifted with films like Jaws, The Godfather, Schindler's... Read More

The Visit Blu-ray Review
The Visit Blu-ray Review   The Visit Blu-ray Review
(Emily Hazlett)  01/11/2016 5:01 PM EST
The latest project from M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), The Visit,  is available now on Blu-ray, and while The Visit has some cringe worthy moments and a few frights it's a little on the tame side as far as horror movies go.Becca (Olivia DeJonge; Hiding) and Tyler's (Ed Oxenbould; Alexander and The No Good, Very ... Read More

The Transporter: Refueled Blu-ray Review
The Transporter: Refueled Blu-ray Review   The Transporter: Refueled Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/06/2016 9:40 AM EST
The Transporter, starring Jason Statham (The Expendables), was a trilogy in the early 2000's that all but put Statham on the acting map, proving he could carry a film as a leading man.  As Frank Martin, he was the perfect combination of calm, cool and collected, with an element of "thug" underneath.  The first film in the series... Read More

The Green Inferno Blu-ray Review
The Green Inferno Blu-ray Review   The Green Inferno Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  01/05/2016 3:22 PM EST
The Green Inferno, the latest film by Eli Roth (Hostel), was clearly inspired by Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust. It is also clear that Roth owes a debt of gratitude to the Italian filmmaker, since he was the king of low-budget gore. Deodato's film was banned in many countries, and most people at the time were uncertain of the origin o... Read More

X-Files Blu-ray Review
X-Files: The Collector's Set Blu-ray Review   X-Files Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/04/2016 11:45 AM EST
Whether or not you watched The X-Files from 1993- 2002, you would have had to been living under a rock to not know the names Scully and Mulder.  The characters, the actors who played them, and even the theme song for the television series, were widely known and easily identifiable.  For nine seasons, these FBI agents invest... Read More

Concussion Theatrical Review
Concussion Theatrical Review   Concussion Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/24/2015 10:50 AM EST
Professional sports is big business.  Billions of dollars a year are spent on tickets and merchandising, not to mention players' contracts.  The NFL is so big they have their own day of the week, and commercial airtime for the Super Bowl costs an exorbitant amount of money for a 30 second spot.  You can only imagine what would happen... Read More

Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
Daddy's Home Theatrical Review   Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/23/2015 4:50 PM EST
I think I have finally figured out why Will Ferrell (Elf) has a movie career.  It's so he can make moronic comedies that really aren't very funny.  His latest endeavor, Daddy's Home, is more of the same mind numbing antics we have come to expect from him.  I can only hope at some point someone has the common sense to stop... Read More

Pan Blu-ray Review
Pan Blu-ray Review   Pan Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/22/2015 9:01 AM EST
Whether or not you have seen one of the many versions of the classic story, everyone has heard the tale of Peter Pan.  Peter is a young boy who lives in Never Never Land, and flies all over the world looking for "lost boys who, like himself, don't want to ever grow up.  He has a fairy named Tinker Bell for a friend and his archen... Read More

The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review   The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/21/2015 3:04 PM EST
I can't decide if Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) is incredibly brilliant or deeply disturbed; probably some combination of both.  And, I wonder what type of upbringing and young adult experiences shaped him into the person he has become today.  Whatever the answers are it has made him a successful filmmaker with a cinematic footprint al... Read More