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 Best of Me Blu-ray Review
The Best of Me   The Best of Me Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  02/09/2015 12:02 PM EDT
Based on a Nicolas Sparks novel, The Best Of Me is out on Blu-ray and DVD.   Having not read any of his books, and only having seen a few of his movies, I didn't know what to expect.  A friend did say she threw the book across the room at the end, so I was a little concerned about the ending. While I am a fan of two of its s... Read More

101 Dalmatians Blu-ray Review
101 Dalmatians   101 Dalmatians Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/08/2015 8:11 PM EDT
"Everything old is new again" and in this vain Disney has rereleased the animated classic 101 Dalmatians.  This special Diamond Edition introduces the 1961 film to a whole new audience and is sure to delight anyone who watches it.  Regardless of whether or not you've seen it before, the Blu-ray/ DVD is a great purchase to ad... Read More

Before I Go To Sleep Blu-ray Review
Before I Go To Sleep   Before I Go To Sleep Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/29/2015 9:42 PM EDT
How would you feel if you woke up every morning not remembering a thing from the previous ten years?  Such is the plight of Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman; Eyes Wide Shut, Batman Forever).   Every evening she goes to sleep knowing bits and pieces of her life told her by her husband Ben (Colin Firth; The King's Speech, Kingsman: S... Read More

The Judge Blu-ray Review
The Judge   The Judge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2015 8:32 AM EDT
When Big City Attorney Henry Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.; Iron man, Sherlock Holmes) finds himself traveling back to his small, Indiana hometown to attend his mother's funeral, he can't make plans to leave fast enough.   But when his overbearing, self-righteous father (Robert Duvall; The Godfather, Jack Reacher) is accused of murde... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Five   Archer Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/27/2015 8:23 AM EDT
A couple of years ago 20th Century Fox launched a new satirical spy drama on their FX channel called Archer. The show caught on due to its tongue-in-cheek off-the-wall humor, it's distinctive style of animation, and the fact that adult audiences found the show good enough to wind down to after a days work.  For four seasons Archer pre... Read More

A Walk Among the Tombstones Blu-ray Review
A Walk Among the Tombstones   A Walk Among the Tombstones Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/22/2015 8:32 PM EDT
I'm always fascinated by what motivates people, especially serial killers, to do the depraved things they do.  Unfortunately for me, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" doesn't delve that deeply into the Psyches of the duo killing and chopping up the women who are loved by drug dealers in NY.  Instead it tells the story of Mat... Read More

Annabelle Blu-ray Review
Annabelle   Annabelle Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/21/2015 8:32 AM EDT
Back in the 1970s, a doll named Annabelle was thought to be possessed by an evil spirit. After being exorcised by a priest, it was taken to the Warren Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut, where, to this day, it is locked up only seeing the light of day when a priest comes once a month to exorcise the evil that lies within the doll.It is this real-... Read More

Gone Girl Blu-ray Review
Gone Girl   Gone Girl Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/19/2015 11:06 PM EDT
Just when you think you've figured it all out, a new twist is added to the plot of Gone Girl, which once again leaves you paying close attention to see what happens next.  Based on the book of the same name, author and screenwriter, Gillian Flynn takes the audience on a journey of lies, deception, and psychological cunning played... Read More

Get On Up Blu-ray Review
Get On Up   Get On Up Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  01/15/2015 9:38 PM EDT
I think the saddest thing for any critic watching a movie, is the moment he or she sees the potential of what could have been, as compared to what is playing out in front of them. This is what came to mind when I got to sit down and watch "Get On Up".  The thing that killed me most was that I couldn't even put my finger on what exact... Read More

The Good Lie Blu-ray Review
The Good Lie   The Good Lie Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/23/2014 2:05 PM EDT
"The Good Lie", starring Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Wild), is a story about four Sudanese refugee "siblings".  Based on a true story, the movie depicts the atrocities of the Sudan war.  It tells the story of the numerous people left displaced, along with tens of thousands of children who were orphaned, and livi... Read More