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.

Gold Blu-ray Review
Gold   Gold Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/02/2017 11:55 AM EDT
In 1995, Bre-X, a Canadian mining company announced to the world they had found significant gold deposits in Busang, Indonesia.  Overnight, they became a huge success and their penny stock suddenly was worth significantly more money per share.  However, by 1997, everything fell apart when independent consultants couldn't replicate the... Read More

A Dog's Purpose Blu-ray Review
A Dog's Purpose   A Dog's Purpose Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/02/2017 10:58 AM EDT
Everyone knows that even before A Dog's Purpose opened in theaters this past January it was embroiled in a scandal.  A video surfaced of what looked like a trainer forcing a terrified dog into a pool of rushing water and animal cruelty allegations were tossed around.  What started out as PR for a movie full of cute dogs ended up... Read More

Animal Kingdom Blu-ray Review
Animal Kingdom: The Complete First Season   Animal Kingdom Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/27/2017 4:00 PM EDT
Every family is dysfunctional in some way or another, but the Cody clan takes that idea to new heights.  As the core of the TNT drama Animal Kingdom, based on the critically acclaimed Australian film of the same name, they are as "white trash" as they come.  Drugs, partying and a successful robbery business makes up their core b... Read More

Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Review
Girl With All The Gifts   Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/25/2017 8:44 AM EDT
Everything's coming up zombies right now and zombie movies are a hot commodity.  We've seen it countless times now, where an epidemic sweeps the world and people turn into soulless, brain-eating creatures terrorizing those that are still human. While The Girl With All the Gifts encompasses some of those ideas, there is so much more going on wi... Read More

The Founder Blu-ray Review
The Founder   The Founder Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/25/2017 8:17 AM EDT
McDonald's and its trademark "Golden Arches" are known worldwide for serving hot food quickly.  In any restaurant you walk into, you will see a sign proclaiming Ray Kroc as its founder.  While not truly incorrect, that statement doesn't reveal the whole story surrounding the multimillion dollar corporation.  Ray Kroc may ha... Read More

Split Blu-ray Review
Split   Split Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/21/2017 10:54 AM EDT
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

Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
Donnie Darko (4-Disc Limited Edition)   Donnie Darko Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  04/18/2017 8:46 AM EDT
This movie is not easily digestible.  It demands your attention, especially during multiple viewings.  It was an instant cult classic upon its release 16 years ago and it remains so to this day.  And now, it finally gets the release it deserves and, of course, it comes from Arrow!The film is described by its director as "The Cat... Read More

Silicon Valley Blu-ray Review
Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season   Silicon Valley Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2017 10:20 AM EDT
Take a bunch of "tech nerds", stir in some humor and drama, mix in some great acting, directing and casting and you end up with HBO's Silicon Valley.  Heading into its Fourth Season on April 23, 2017, the award-winning show has a lot more to offer its audience in the way of plot twists and fun.  Before the new season starts... Read More

Veep Blu-ray Review
Veep: The Complete Fifth Season   Veep Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2017 8:44 AM EDT
Politics is serious business.  So many movies and television shows detail the cutthroat world of Washington D.C., while others try to take a more lighthearted view of the realm.  HBO's VEEP is the latter, poking fun at those in power and how they wheel and deal with our laws and regulations.  The critically acclaimed and award-wi... Read More

War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
War on Everyone   War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 4:50 PM EDT
War on Everyone can best be summed up by the title of the featured extra… "Everyone sounds off: The Quirky Cast of War on Everyone".   Quirky, defined as different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion, is synonymous with bizarre, crazy, curious, etc.  All of which are apt descr... Read More