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 Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Review
Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Review   The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/05/2015 11:14 AM EST
"Let's do the time warp again".  The Rocky Horror Picture Show turns 40 this year, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is putting out a special edition Blu-ray to celebrate.  Fans of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry; Charlie's Angels), Brad (Barry Bostwick; Spin City) and Jane (Susan Sarandon; Bull Durham) will want to own this... Read More

Jane the Virgin DVD Review
Jane the Virgin: The Complete First Season DVD Review   Jane the Virgin DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/05/2015 10:15 AM EST
I wanted to give Jane the Virgin points for originality, until I found out it was based on a Telanovela called Juana La Virgen.  As interesting and unique as the premise is, in a world full of superheroes and zombies, I just couldn't help but find it to be a little dumb.  Garnering critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the show'... Read More

The Last Man on Earth DVD Review
The Last Man on Earth: The Complete First Season DVD Review   The Last Man on Earth DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/03/2015 10:21 AM EST
Last Man on Earth, starring Will Forte, takes place in the year 2020, after a virus has wiped out most of the human population.  Forte plays Phil Miller, who, after the apocalypse, decides to take a trip to find other survivors. He eventually goes to Tucson, but when he can't find anyone he decides to end his life.  However, this is w... Read More

Avengers: Age of Ultron Digital HD Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron Digital HD Review   Avengers: Age of Ultron Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/02/2015 11:19 AM EST
While anyone who is a huge fan of the Marvel franchise would want to own Avengers: Age of Ultron, I'm not sure "regular folks" would be as interested.  The sequel to the 2012 blockbuster certainly made a great deal of money (just like its predecessor), but lacked the meatier storyline.  Coming to Blu-Ray and Digital HD the begin... Read More

The Martian Theatrical Review
The Martian Theatrical Review   The Martian Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/01/2015 1:59 PM EST
Ridley Scott once again dips his paws in to the science fiction genre with The Martian, based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel of the same name, and stars Matt Damon as Mark Watney, a NASA botanist based on a scientific research base on the surface of the red planet.The crew of ARES 3 are forced to make a sudden emergency evacuation from Mars when a storm... Read More

Sicario Theatrical Review
Sicario Theatrical Review   Sicario Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/01/2015 10:10 AM EST
In Mexico, Sicario Means Hitman.Ripped directly from today's headlines comes Sicario, a film about the brutal war against drugs and the Mexican cartels, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Untitled Blade Runner Project).FBI Agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt; The Edge of Tomorrow, Looper) is very good at her job on the FBI kidnapping task forc... Read More

Modern Family DVD Review
Modern Family: The Complete Sixth Season DVD Review   Modern Family DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/29/2015 1:31 PM EST
Has the reign of Modern Family ended?  Is the fairy tale over?  For five years, the show has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, but ,this year, they were upset by a different show.  So the question remains… Has Modern Family lost its edge?As Season 7 is just beginning, I was able to take a look back at the fatef... Read More

Cop Car Blu-ray Review
Cop Car Blu-ray Review   Cop Car Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/29/2015 10:46 AM EST
Director Kevin Smith once said that the golden age of independent films has left us, and what we are left with is just big studio films created by a committee. Most days, I hold to these truths. However, once in a while, a film comes along that throws caution to the wind and surprises you.Cop Car, written and directed by Jon Watts (director of the ... Read More

Entourage Blu-ray Review
Entourage Blu-ray Review   Entourage Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/28/2015 11:38 AM EST
I'm not sure why studios think it's a good idea to take every successful TV show and make it into a feature film. I understand they feel it will be an easy moneymaker with a "built in audience", but too many times they come into it with a half-cocked script that doesn't do the show justice.  While Entourage: The Movi... Read More

Empire Blu-ray Review
Empire: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Empire Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  09/28/2015 10:40 AM EST
This Cookie Doesn't Crumble!On January 7, 2015, Fox's smash hit, "Empire", burst onto the scene and, if your giving any credit for its success, just ask the woman in charge! She'll tell ya "Don't forget to thank your Cookie on this historic occasion." And a year later that occasion happens to be the release of Se... Read More