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.

10 Cloverfield Lane Theatrical Review
10 Cloverfield Lane   10 Cloverfield Lane Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/10/2016 4:49 PM EDT
Anyone who would say 10 Cloverfield Lane is a sequel to 2008's Cloverfield would be wrong.  It's more like the long distance cousin…they share a few similarities, but are very different on almost every level.  Gone is the shaky, "home video" footage used in the first movie.  No more guessing who the enemy is ... Read More

In The Heart of The Sea Blu-ray Review
In The Heart of The Sea   In The Heart of The Sea Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/08/2016 5:09 PM EDT
Most people have heard the story of Moby Dick by Herman Melville, but most people have NOT heard the back story behind the creation of this American classic. In the Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), and Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), as well as being directed b... Read More

Zootopia Theatrical Review
Zootopia   Zootopia Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/03/2016 9:26 PM EDT
Known for their cute, fun animated feature films, Disney takes a drastic turn with their new release, Zootopia.   Usually shying away from controversial topics, this time they delve in head on to one of the most stressful topics plaguing our country right now - racial tension.  Along with other moral messages, the film artfully navig... Read More

London Has Fallen Theatrical Review
London Has Fallen   London Has Fallen Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/03/2016 2:55 PM EDT
For those who loved 2013's Olympus Has Fallen, this year's sequel, London Has Fallen, will surely live up to expectations. Many of the original cast has returned to make this action adventure film familiar on so many levels and enticing to fans of the original.  However, with a new director (Babak Najafi; Banshee Origins) on board, there are e... Read More

Creed Blu-ray Review
Creed   Creed Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/01/2016 4:29 PM EDT
"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done." -- Rocky BalboaAside from boxing, the Rocky Balboa films have always been an analogy on life. Whether i... Read More

Gods of Egypt Theatrical Review
Gods of Egypt   Gods of Egypt Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/25/2016 6:30 PM EDT
In 22 years, Director Alex Proyas (The Crow) has made 6 major motion pictures.  Some have become cult classics, while others were less than memorable. Regardless, one can usually discern a Proyas film, as his directing style is somewhat unique and his latest creation, Gods of Egypt, is no exception.  With sweeping visuals, reminiscent of ... Read More

The Good Dinosaur Blu-ray Review
The Good Dinosaur   The Good Dinosaur Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/23/2016 11:13 AM EDT
The Good Dinosaur explores what life would be like if the big meteor that destroyed the dinosaurs, never made impact with Earth. What would it have been like if they were still around today and the roles were reversed, with humans being the "animals"?Arlo (Raymond Ochoa; A Christmas Carol) is one of three sibling dinosaurs. ... Read More

Black Mass Blu-ray Review
Black Mass   Black Mass Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/16/2016 8:17 PM EDT
John Gotti, Al Capone, Whitey Bolger... all notorious mobsters who left their mark.James "Whitey" Bolger (Johnny Depp; Pirates of the Caribbean) may have been a criminal, but he also reached a certain of level of genius.  How else do you manage to outwit the FBI when you are right under their noses?  Black Mass fr... Read More

The 33 Blu-ray Review
The 33   The 33 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/16/2016 3:05 PM EDT
Mining is hard work and dangerous.   In fact, on average, over 1000 miners die each year.  When a cave in occurs, any survivors eventually die under the rock because companies find it hopeless and expensive to even try to rescue them.  Luckily, in 2010, that wasn't the fate for 33 Chilean miners, as the world watched and hoped f... Read More

Steve Jobs Blu-ray Review
Steve Jobs   Steve Jobs Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/15/2016 5:08 PM EDT
To some, Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender; X-Men: First Class) was brilliant.  To others, he was an over-inflated ego, and, to a select few, he was the closest to God they think they will ever get.  Whatever he was, there is no denying he was a visionary and most probably brilliant.   While there have been a few movies and books a... Read More