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.

Ted 2 Blu-ray Review
Ted 2 Blu-ray Review   Ted 2 Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/15/2015 9:51 AM EST
A couple of years ago, a foul mouthed teddy bear named Ted took the box office by storm, and, in true Hollywood fashion, a sequel was greenlit before the movie hit home release. While the first film was just exploring the world of Ted and his best friend, John Bennett  (Mark Wahlberg; Transformers: Age of Extinction), ... Read More

In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review   In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/10/2015 3:06 PM EST
There has been so much written about the almost mystical, great white whale that haunted Captain Ahab's dreams in Moby Dick.   Herman Melville's novel is the quintessential story that has enraptured people for over 150 years.  Lesser known is a nonfiction book, by Nathaniel Philbrick, retelling the tale of the whale ship Essex, destr... Read More

Ant-Man Blu-ray Review
Ant-Man Blu-ray Review   Ant-Man Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/08/2015 8:51 AM EST
For Marvel's second film entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for 2015, they decided to go with a character small in size, but large in might, Ant-Man.Paul Rudd (This Is the End) stars as Scott Lang, a man of the people, who was incarcerated for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. After a stretch in the United States penal system h... Read More

The Minions Blu-ray Review
The Minions Blu-ray Review   The Minions Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/07/2015 11:24 AM EST
If you are a fan of Despicable Me 1 or 2, then you are already familiar with the yellow, super cute guys called Minions.  So, what are these little creatures? How did Gru end up with them? How long have they been on this planet? To answer these questions and more, Universal pictures and Illuminati teamed up this year to give them their ow... Read More

The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review   The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2015 9:42 AM EST
What if a meteor never hit earth and destroyed the Dinosaurs?  What if they still existed today?  What if they had human like qualities and the humans were more animalistic?  That is how Disney/Pixar marketed their newest release, The Good Dinosaur.  Interestingly enough, those themes play a small role in the grand scheme of the... Read More

Creed Theatrical Review
Creed Theatrical Review   Creed Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/24/2015 8:53 AM EST
Legacy – it's a powerful word. It can open doors for a person and/or it can be a heavy burden someone carries throughout their life.   That theme permeates the new movie Creed in more ways than one.  Not only is legacy part of the film itself, but it also is an underlying tone about the Rocky Saga and Sylvest... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/19/2015 4:50 PM EST
Suzanne Collins' journey, which began with the publication of The Hunger Games in 2010, is coming to its glorious conclusion this week with the release of the fourth movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.  Our love affair with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence; American Hustle) is about to come to a close, and I'm sure man... Read More

Back to the Future Blu-ray Review
Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray Review   Back to the Future Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2015 2:17 PM EST
2015 seems to be the year of Back To The Future, which appeared to hit it's frenzied peak at the end of October.  From documentaries about the films to movie marathons in theaters across the country, the franchise has seen a resurgence in popularity.  Cashing in on the frenzy, specialty items from Pepsi and USA today sold out in ... Read More

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review
Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review   Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2015 9:26 AM EST
I wasn't alive when the popular television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. aired so I have no basis of comparison with the 2015 movie.  However, Warner Bros. decided it was time to make a full-length feature film that, I can only imagine, pays homage to the series.  If nothing else, it is a fun look at the spy game from years ago reminis... Read More

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/16/2015 5:11 PM EST
After a long perilous journey fraught with ogres and dragons, our precious groups of dwarfs, hobbits, and viewers have finally arrived at the culmination of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.   And luckily, the extended edition Blu-ray comes out just in time for the 2015 holiday season.Last... Read More