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.

Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review
Doctor Strange   Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/28/2017 9:27 AM EDT
I always find that the hardest reviews to write are for movies that I thought were out of this world, and Marvel Studio's Doctor Strange is at the top of my writer's block list.   From the script to the special effects to the cast, Doctor Strange is one of the best Marvel movies to date.  After all, some of the best things in life... Read More

Moonlight Blu-ray Review
Moonlight   Moonlight Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/27/2017 8:38 AM EDT
It's rare that one gets to watch a movie about self-discovery but Lionsgate and A24 have released a movie that when you watch it, provides a profound sense of oneself and understanding of what it takes to mold a person from childhood to adulthood.   Director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) has taken a story and transforme... Read More

Trolls 4K Ultra HD Review
Trolls   Trolls 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/09/2017 2:06 PM EDT
Dreamworks Animation has given us many of our favorite animated movies.   The Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda franchise, and How to Train Your Dragon franchise are just a few of the great works coming out of this studio.  In fact, there aren't many productions that Dreamworks has had th... Read More

Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
Batman Lego Movie   Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/08/2017 9:35 AM EDT
With a hit song, "Everything is Awesome" and an amazing first movie, The Lego Batman Movie is an easy ride into building a franchise.  With the advent of the television show Gotham and the renewed interest in Superheroes and Villains by the younger generation, Batman is a huge hit with the children of all ages.  Lionsg... Read More

American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
American Pastoral   American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/06/2017 8:40 AM EDT
The 1960s were a decade filled with turmoil, protests, war and the end of an era of the working husband, stay at home mom, and the Leave it To Beaver mentality.  Lionsgate brings American novelist Philip Roth's, American Pastoral, to the big screen and with it, brings to light the turmoil that visited many families when try... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/30/2017 1:40 PM EDT
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

A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
A Dog's Purpose   A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/25/2017 11:15 AM EDT
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 EDT
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

Sherlock Television Review
Sherlock: Season Four   Sherlock Television Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/16/2017 9:30 PM EDT
Sherlock is an U.K. production starting Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) as Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr. John H. Watson.  Quite possibility being the last series (we hope not) in this show, due to the actors very busy outside schedule, Series 4 brings more emotion, more mystery closer to home than ev... Read More

The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review
The Girl On The Train   The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/16/2017 3:02 PM EDT
When Universal Studios wants to pick a book to develop into one of the best thriller-mystery movies of the year, they go to Paula Hawkins and create a screenplay and movie of the same name as the book and present it to the audience with twists and turns at every moment of the film. The Girl On The Train is an unpredictable story that will keep... Read More



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