Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Jennifer Broderick

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 Man in the High Castle Television Review
Man in the High Castle Season 2 Preview   The Man in the High Castle Television Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/12/2016 5:11 PM EDT
Travel back to the past in an alternate reality that is so horrifying that you can't take your eyes from the television screen.   So many of the dystopian shows are based off recent and current novels, taking place at some unspecified futuristic time frame,  mostly after World War Three, and aimed at the teenage population. ... Read More

I Am Legend 4K Ultra HD Review
I Am Legend   I Am Legend 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/06/2016 1:43 PM EDT
If you had to abandon your city because of an outbreak of a zombie vampire apocalypse, leave everything behind, and put every fiber of your being into the one person who might be able to save the world, who would it be?  You'd want someone with a suave attitude, good looks, a sarcastic sense of humor to help keep him alive and the dialogue int... Read More

The Secret Life of Pets 4K Ultra HD Review
The Secret Life of Pets   The Secret Life of Pets 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/05/2016 2:16 PM EDT
Illumination Entertainment, currently owned by Universal, has released yet another gem, The Secret Life of Pets.   Beginning with Despicable Me in 2010, Hop (2011), The Lorax (2012), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Illumination waited two years until released Minions in 2015.   Following the continuation of their prior brightly animated... Read More

The BFG Blu-ray Review
The BFG   The BFG Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/03/2016 6:01 PM EDT
The setting starts in an eerie looking orphanage on a dark, city street.  A little girl wrapped in a blanket talks about the witching hour when people go missing.  The brick buildings and cobblestone roads on a night when it's clearly rained, with a dark sky and birds flying overhead, set the stage for an impending dark and deep story... Read More

The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
The Wild Life   The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 4:58 PM EDT
The Summit Entertainment (Twilight franchise, Divergent Franchise) distributed nWave Pictures production of The Wild Life (2016) is a continuation of the duo's joint venture into animation. While nWave Pictures concentrates on production of 3D/4D pictures, The Wild Life just doesn't compare to the Pixar and Disney anima... Read More

Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
Pete's Dragon   Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 12:03 PM EDT
A young boy is in the car, reading his book in the back seat, out loud.  His dad is driving and his mom is helping him with the big words in the book.  Dad explains what an adventure is and then the car turns upside down and taking the little boy's world with it.   Beginning in 1977, the little boy, Pete, finds a strange fri... Read More

Allied Theatrical Review
Allied   Allied Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/23/2016 8:44 AM EDT
Time travel to a world that no longer exists - where men and women fell in love at the drop of a hat and made life changing decisions in an instant.  In a world where it is truly good versus evil, love can be found in the most unique of places.  Visit this forgotten and idyllic world through the eyes of a RAF Resistance fighter and a Fren... Read More

War Dogs 4K Ultra HD Review
War Dogs   War Dogs 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/22/2016 10:39 AM EDT
A movie in which the Blu-ray cover states, "Money, Corruption and the American Dream" seems like it would be a movie about police force corruption, drug dealers, or strippers.  No one in their right mind would think that Warner Bros. War Dogs is actually a movie about two of our military soldiers, Miami twenty-something's wh... Read More

Citizen Kane Blu-ray Review
Citizen Kane: 75th Anniversary Edition   Citizen Kane Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/15/2016 9:56 AM EDT
Citizen Kane is not just Citizen Kane.  It is Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941).  A classic movie in which a great man dies and leaves behind a mystery with his last dying word, "Rosebud", and no one can let it rest with the deceased man.  Who is Rosebud? The greatest mystery of all movies must be solved and that is wha... Read More

Space Jam Blu-ray Review
Space Jam: 20th Anniversary Steelbook   Space Jam Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/15/2016 9:53 AM EDT
Starting out in 1973, a little boy named Michael is shooting hoops in his backyard after midnight with his father, not missing one basket.   The little boy outlines his life-play for North Carolina, win a Championship, and play for the NBA.  After all that he's going to play baseball, which is a "real" sport according t... Read More



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