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.

Buster's Mal Heart Blu-ray Review
Buster's Mal Heart   Buster's Mal Heart Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  07/17/2017 4:45 PM EST
Well Go USA releases psycho-thriller Buster's Mal Heart this coming week and Sarah Adina Smith (GoodBye World) both directed and wrote the film.  Rami Malek (Mr. Robot; Twilight:  Breaking Dawn Part 2) and D.J. Qualls (Z Nation) star in the movie and the title surprises me because it seems to be a play on words- Mal meaning bad in Spanish... Read More

Free Fire Blu-ray Review
Free Fire   Free Fire Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  07/17/2017 4:27 PM EST
Lionsgate has a history of making captivating films and Free Fire is no different.  With Executive Producer, Martin Scorsese one may expect The Godfather, but it isn't.  However, with a different genre of a shootout film, Scorsese and the other producers who worked on this film, make it work.  Clearly, the Scorsese influence is felt,... Read More

Bambi Blu-ray Review
Bambi   Bambi Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  06/06/2017 8:47 AM EST
Disney has a habit of re-releasing classic movies from videotape to DVD to Blu-ray as they find a way to re-digitalize and/or improve the colors and animation.  Bambi's Anniversary Edition is the latest in a long line of classic movies chosen by Disney to be added to its Signature Collection. It's great to see these older films back in... Read More

The Young Pope Blu-ray Review
The Young Pope   The Young Pope Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  06/05/2017 4:42 PM EST
If you enjoy Dan Brown's books, Tom Hanks in his movies, or any intrigue and conspiracy theories about the Church, Vatican, and the Pope, then HBO's The Young Pope is the show to watch.  This new show doesn't have the action scenes that Games of Thrones has or the suspense factor of Westworld, but it has a young pope w... Read More

Ex Machina 4K Ultra HD Review
Ex Machina   Ex Machina 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  06/05/2017 2:22 PM EST
On the heels of a prior blockbuster movie from 2013, Lionsgate releases Ex Machina (2015), taking us into the world of A.I. like we have never seen or even imagined before.  Visual effects galore even impressed the Academy so much that they awarded Ex Machina the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.  Ex Machina&... Read More

Snitch 4K Ultra HD Review
Snitch   Snitch 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  06/05/2017 9:00 AM EST
Lionsgate is "the girl on fire" to use a quote from one of their most successful franchises (The Hunger Games).   Since their start in 1997, Lionsgate productions claims 30 Academy Awards and 122 Academy Award Nominations.   They release over 40 releases annually between Lionsgate and Summit labels and their other six ... Read More

The Space Between Us Blu-ray Review
The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  05/15/2017 4:28 PM EST
There have always been space movies spattered throughout the years and they all seem to instill a sense of survival mode while watching.  You root for the astronaut to hold his breath when the face mask cracks; you hope the rocket will have enough fuel to make it safely back home, and you pray that the Apollo doesn't burn up re-entering th... Read More

La La Land 4K Ultra HD Review
La La Land   La La Land 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  05/01/2017 3:54 PM EST
If we all love a good movie/musical (and past success dictates we do) then La La Land is a movie that everyone must see.  It's a simple, romantic movie, full of song and dance, that sways together in sync with the harmonic melody of the underlying story.  There is a reason that this film was the winner of six Academy Awards, including... Read More

Split Blu-ray Review
Split   Split Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/21/2017 10:54 AM EST
Since 1999 M. Night Shyamalan has given us some really thought provoking and plot-twisting films, and, this week, his latest film, Split, is available on Blu-ray. Split follows the story of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy; X-Men: Apocalypse), who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, or multiple personality disorder, and has 24 separa... Read More

Hidden Figures 4K Ultra HD Review
Hidden Figures   Hidden Figures 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/12/2017 8:45 AM EST
In a world in which being both black and a female were disadvantages, to say the least, Twentieth Century Fox shows audiences that if you have the guts to do it, nothing - including color or gender - can stop you.  Based upon Margot Lee Shetterly's non-fiction novel, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Hel... Read More

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