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.

Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
Pinocchio   Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 1:43 PM EST
In 1940, Walt Disney captured our imaginations when he brought the beloved character of Pinocchio to the theaters.  Based on the Italian children's novel by Carlo Collido it teaches valuable lessons about lying and the differences between right and wrong.  With lovable characters and catchy songs, it melted hearts all over the world a... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/30/2017 1:40 PM EST
Ballers is an HBO series that first aired in 2015.  It's a show that looks at  NFL agents and athlete and the problems that they go up against dealing with the sports agencies, greedy owners, and the increasingly money-driven NFL itself.  Season One was a solid show and kept enough interest for HBO to re... Read More

Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
Queen of Katwe   Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 9:49 AM EST
Sometime between 280 and 550 A.D. in Eastern India, the foundation for the modern game of Chess was born.  Evolving and changing throughout the centuries, it essentially became what we know today in approximately 1475.  A game of skill and strategy, it uses a board of sixty-four squares and thirty-two pieces (16 per player) and while know... Read More

Powerless Television Review
Powerless Series Preview   Powerless Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2017 1:48 PM EST
Imagine being ordinary in an extraordinary world.  The "muggles" of the Harry Potter realm, if you will. You know you're ordinary and that there are supernatural beings out there doing amazing and terrifying things.  Now imagine you want to make a difference in that world.  That is the premise of NBC's mid-season ha... Read More

A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
A Dog's Purpose   A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/25/2017 11:15 AM EST
Retelling a story from a unique perspective, and opening the audience's eyes to human nature through the voice of man's best friend, brought A Dog's Purpose to life - captivating the audience through laughter, love, and tears.   Director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) has created a masterpiece based on W. Bruce Cameron's ... Read More

The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
The Light Between Oceans   The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/24/2017 2:12 PM EST
The Light Between Oceans is a romantic drama based upon the 2012 novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman.  Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures takes on a deep topic to bring to the big screen.  Done with grace and dignity, The Light Between Oceans is a wonderful, but bittersweet story about love, life, a... Read More

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Theatrical Review
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage   xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Theatrical Review
(Javier Conte)  01/20/2017 8:57 AM EST
As great as it is to eat a gourmet meal, sometimes, all you're really craving is some junk food; something cheap and tasty that you can just mindlessly eat for a little bit of instant pleasure. For me, action movies are my junk food. If Mad Max: Fury Road is the cinematic equivalent of a Five Guys burger, then xXx: Return of Xander Cage is like a Q... Read More

Homeland Blu-ray Review
Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season   Homeland Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/19/2017 11:01 AM EST
Showtime debuted Homeland in October 2011, and, since then, fans have followed the story of Carrie Mathison (Claire Daines, Stardust), a CIA operations officer who suffers from bi-polar disorder. Throughout the years, there have been many story arcs, perhaps most notably, the death of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis; Ocean's Eight) in season three... Read More

Split Theatrical Review
Split   Split Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/18/2017 2:35 PM EST
Dissociative identity disorder, sometimes referred to as multiple personality disorder, is described as a mental disorder in which an individual has at least two distinct and dissociated identities and includes lapses in memory unaccounted for by other means such as substance abuse or seizures.  It is a very controversial subject and diagnosis... Read More

Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
Birth of a Natiaon   Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 8:23 PM EST
Slavery in this country has been the fodder of major motion pictures since the epic drama Roots aired on television in the 1970's.  The injustice befallen on African Americans has fascinated and horrified us and has been depicted in graphic detail on occasion.  While the stories have been told time and time again, it seems we ca... Read More