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.

Jason Bourne 4K Ultra HD Review
Jason Bourne 4K Ultra HD Review   Jason Bourne 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/06/2016 9:44 AM EST
Jason Bourne marks the return of Matt Damon to the Bourne franchise, from which he was absent from for 9 years. Fans clamored to see Damon reprise the role that he made famous and this return was just what the franchise needed - some "new" life breathed into it.When we meet up with him again we see Jason Bourne living off the grid but not... Read More

The Secret Life of Pets 4K Ultra HD Review
The Secret Life of Pets 4K Ultra HD Review   The Secret Life of Pets 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/05/2016 2:16 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   The BFG Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/03/2016 6:01 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   The Wild Life Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 4:58 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   Pete's Dragon Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/30/2016 12:03 PM EST
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

Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review   Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/22/2016 4:08 PM EST
Stop motion animation seems to be a painstaking labor of love for those who attempt it.  While still incredibly time consuming, today's technology has made the process a little easier and has resulted in some amazing animation.  For Kubo and the Two Strings producers, that "labor of love" has taken five years to complete.  ... Read More

War Dogs 4K Ultra HD Review
War Dogs 4K Ultra HD Review   War Dogs 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/22/2016 10:39 AM EST
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

Teen Wolf DVD Review
Teen Wolf: Season 5, Part 2 DVD Review   Teen Wolf DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/22/2016 8:49 AM EST
High school is a tumultuous time in a young person's life.  All the drama and teenage angst can be exhausting and annoying. Now imagine trying to navigate it as a werewolf.  For Scott McCall (Tyler Posey: Scary Movie 5), it becomes his new reality when he is bitten in sophomore year and becomes a werewolf.  This i... Read More

The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
The Jungle Book 3D Collector's Edition Blu-ray Review   The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/15/2016 10:34 AM EST
"Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities".  We all know and love the song and many of us remember the animated film that came out in 1967.  When Disney said they were going to make a live action version of the beloved cartoon, there were certainly skeptics who wondered how they were going to pull that off. &nb... Read More

Citizen Kane Blu-ray Review
Citizen Kane: 75th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Citizen Kane Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  11/15/2016 9:56 AM EST
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