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.

Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review   Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2014 11:16 AM EST
It's always a little tricky when a hit Broadway Musical is adapted for the big screen.  Devoted fans of the show often scrutinize every detail and compare the movie to the stage productions.  In the case of Jersey Boys, I don't think the fans will be disappointed.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 11, 2014, it packs all the exci... Read More

Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review   Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/04/2014 9:05 AM EST
How far can Disney stretch an animated franchise?  Pretty far, it seems.  As with most of their cartoon features,  there is usually a sequel to a successful movie.  First there was Planes and now Planes: Fire and Rescue.  The second movie will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014. In this installment we ... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended 3D Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/03/2014 4:53 PM EST
The second movie in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sees our trusted band of adventurers, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman; Love Actually), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen; Xmen: Days of Future Past) and Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage; Captain America: The First Avenger) heading to the Lonely Mountain with the dream of reclaimi... Read More

Maleficent Blu-ray Review
Maleficent Blu-ray Review   Maleficent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2014 11:16 AM EST
Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty.  Or do they…?  As with the Broadway Musical Wicked bringing a new perspective to The Wizard of OZ, we see a different telling of sleeping beauty in Disney's Maleficent.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014, this live action version of the classic cartoon is darker and more... Read More

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Review
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Review   Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/21/2014 12:48 PM EST
Who said a old Dog can't teach new tricks? When it comes to creative concepts for cartoons, anything is possible. While many dogs in cartoons like Scooby Doo, Dino &  Pluto never say a word, the talking dog isn't out of the ordinary. Just ask Underdog or Brian from family guy. But what is rare is a father and son duo. in fact ... Read More

The Following Blu-ray Review
The Following: Season 2 Blu-ray Review   The Following Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/16/2014 10:54 PM EST
The Following series debuted on Fox on January 21, 2013 by creator Kevin Williamson (Scream, Vampire Diaries) centering around an ex-FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon; Footloose, A Few Good Men) trying to catch a serial killer Joel Carol (James Purefoy; Resident Evil, Solomon Kane) and his cult of followers.  From the first episode on viewers ... Read More

A Million Ways to Die in the West Blu-ray Review
A Million Ways to Die in the West Blu-ray Review   A Million Ways to Die in the West Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/08/2014 9:03 PM EST
Quick off the top of your head how many western comedy films can you name? If you got four of them you did pretty well as the list is quite short. You have Blazing Saddles, Three Amigos, Back To The Future III, and Maverick. Now you can also safely add A Million Ways to Die in The West to your list. A Million Ways To Die in The West, written, ... Read More

Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray Review
Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray Review   Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/08/2014 9:37 AM EST
The magic that is a Disney movie is truly evident in any number of the classic animated features in their catalog.  Included in this list is Sleeping Beauty, which has a Diamond edition release Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD combo pack.  For anyone, young or old, who previously has not purchased a copy of this film, the diamond edition is a... Read More

Edge Of Tomorrow Blu-ray Review
Edge Of Tomorrow Blu-ray Review   Edge Of Tomorrow Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/06/2014 10:41 AM EST
"Shampoo, rinse, repeat" or Groundhog's day on a bad acid  trip are really two of the best ways to sum up Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise (Mission impossible; Jack Reacher)With the concept of the film, Edge of Tomorrow  could have been boring repeat footage going through the same day over and over again but it luckily isn't... Read More

Gone With The Wind Blu-ray Review
Gone With the Wind 75th Anniversary Blu-ray Review   Gone With The Wind Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/02/2014 8:43 AM EST
When you think of classic movies, a few titles instantly pop into your mind… "Casablana, "Wizard of Oz", Miracle on 34th street" and "Gone With The Wind".  The last celebrates its 75th anniversary with a limited and numbered box set, 4 disc Blu-Ray special collector's edition.    In conjuncti... Read More