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.

The Gunman Blu-ray Review
The Gunman   The Gunman Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2015 9:21 AM EST
Heading to Blu-ray and DVD on June 30, 2015, The Gunman reminds us that the sins of our past will always come back to haunt us.  Starring Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Jasmine Trinca(Honey), and Javier Bardem (Skyfall), it is a look into the world and politics of mining in the Congo, the civil unrest that ensued and the fall out of... Read More

Get Hard Blu-ray Review
Get Hard   Get Hard Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2015 8:32 AM EST
I don't think Will Ferrell (Elf, Anchorman) is funny. Yes, I said it…he isn't funny. I know I'm opening myself up for lots of hate mail with that statement but in my defense I give you exhibit A – Get Hard (coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 30, 2015).Ferrell plays Harvard educated investment Banker James King.  He has eve... Read More

Teen Wolf DVD Review
Teen Wolf: Season Four   Teen Wolf DVD Review
(Sean Ferguson)  06/22/2015 11:49 AM EST
MTV will kick off season five of their hit series Teen Wolf with a two part series kick off, part one airing on June 29th and part two on June 30th. So it's best that you run out to your local DVD seller and buy Teen Wolf Season 4 (just being released this week) and get caught up before the new season starts! For all those who are fans of ... Read More

Run All Night Blu-ray Review
Run All Night   Run All Night Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/16/2015 4:42 PM EST
A few months have past, which means it is time for another Liam Neeson (Taken, The Grey) action film to come out on Blu-ray/Digital HD. This time around, it is a film titled Run All Night starring Ed Harris (The Rock, The Abyss), Joel Kinnaman (Robocop,Suicide Squad), and Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil, Jurassic World ), directing... Read More

McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review
McFarland, USA   McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/10/2015 12:38 PM EST
If you've seen Lean On Me or Stand And Deliver, you've pretty much seen McFarland USA.  Impoverished students succeeding against the odds; encouraged by their teacher to achieve greatness despite their surroundings.  The difference here is merely the location – instead of inner-city ghettos,  McFarland,... Read More

The Duff Blu-ray Review
The Duff   The Duff Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2015 2:01 PM EST
Every high school movie has the usual cast of characters and The DUFF is no different.  There is Madison (Bella Thorne; Shake It Up, Blended) – the popular, beautiful, mean Homecoming queen, Wesley (Rob Amell; True Jackson VP) – the star quarterback that is friends with everyone but not especially bright, and Bianca (Mae Whitman; P... Read More

Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review
Jupiter Ascending   Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/02/2015 10:25 AM EST
Jupiter Ascending, the latest science fiction film from the creators of The Matrix (the Wachowskis'), creates a world in which the rich are reincarnated, people are spliced with animal DNA, and human beings are processed for their life force to keep them young.Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis; Ted, Black Swan) has a boring, miserable life. ... Read More

Focus Blu-ray Review
Focus   Focus Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/28/2015 11:52 AM EST
I get why they named the movie Focus.  As Will Smith's (Men in Black, Ali) character, Nicky, explains the trick to being a good con artist is to shift the victim's focus away from what you are really trying to do.   Unfortunately, I felt neither the need nor inclination to actually focus on watching this movie.  Coming to Blu-ra... Read More

American Sniper Blu-ray Review
American Sniper   American Sniper Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/18/2015 10:22 PM EST
Critically acclaimed, and Academy award nominated, American Sniper heads to stores May 19th on Blu-ray/DVD/ Ultraviolet combo pack.  Based on Chris Kyle's autobiography, the movie makes you think beyond the typical war story.  While there are still the dead bodies, the film makes the audience think beyond the bullets to... Read More

White Collar DVD Review
White Collar Season Six   White Collar DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/12/2015 10:36 PM EST
I had heard a lot of good things about the acclaimed USA Network show White Collar but I had never actually seen it so I wasn't sure what to expect when I dove, head first, in to the final six episodes of the series.  Season six, out on DVD today, was short and sweet and apparently tied up a lot of loose ends for fans that have been watchi... Read More