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.

Live By Night Theatrical Review
Live By Night   Live By Night Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/11/2017 10:25 AM EDT
Step back into time to a prolific era when men returned from The Great War and lost themselves, where life was easy, alcohol was for the back rooms, speakeasies were the thing to do, and the Irish and Italian Mobs ran the country. Live By Night transports you back into a time that has gone by the wayside- a glorious, relaxing time full of... Read More

A Monster Calls Theatrical Review
A Monster Calls   A Monster Calls Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/05/2017 5:06 PM EDT
The purpose of a movie is to tell a story and to entertain the audience.  A Monster Calls is the epitome of a story with a deep meaning, one with a lesson, or two, and one with such emotion that there isn't a dry eye left in the theater or a sound emitting from the audience by the time the credits roll.Conor McGuire (Lewis MacDou... Read More

The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review
The Dressmaker   The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/26/2016 9:33 PM EDT
There are some stories of the past that are just epic. They tell a story,  they involve you in their character's life to the point where you are invested in the outcome and you don't even know its happening until the movie is over.  Finally, you let out your breath that you didn't even know you were holding.  In this vein... Read More

When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review
When The Bough Breaks   When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/26/2016 8:32 PM EDT
Hollywood is full of real life stories of the husband running off with the nanny, or having an affair, and there have been several movies made similarly.  In fact, there have been movies made where the nanny becomes obsessed with the husband and it didn't end well for the nanny.  Screen Gems and Sony decided to put a little spin... Read More

Sully 4K Ultra HD Review
Sully   Sully 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/19/2016 11:08 PM EDT
Warner Bros. has been on fire this year with their blockbuster releases.  Superb actors, scintillating trailers and fantastic marketing, all paired with up with amazing directors and storylines has really put Warner Bros. at the top of their game in 2016.  Between Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Legend of Tarzan, Batman v. Su... Read More

Storks 4K Ultra HD Review
Storks   Storks 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/19/2016 9:28 AM EDT
We all know that Storks deliver babies.  I mean, come on, that's what our parents told us.  And that's what we tell our children.  But wait, we will all have some explaining to do, because in the Warner Bros. movie, Storks, they don't deliver babies – they deliver packages.Yes, you read it correctly.  Pack... Read More

Suicide Squad 4K Ultra HD Review
Suicide Squad   Suicide Squad 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/13/2016 10:54 AM EDT
Supervillains, anti-heroes, or bad guys?  As Shakespeare said, "That is the question".  Okay, he wasn't referring to DC's Suicide Squad movie, but who's really checking?  All we know is that Superman's dead, Batman's catching bad guys, Will Smith plays a very expensive hitman, and the Joker's got a girlfriend so crazy that ... Read More

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