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.

Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray Review
Magic Mike XXL   Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray Review
(Bonnie Greenberg)  10/06/2015 3:18 PM EDT
After being a fan of the original Magic Mike movie, I couldn't imagine where they would go with the story line for Magic Mike XXL. I'm a huge fan of Channing Tatum and I think he's an amazing actor (It doesn't hurt that he is totally gorgeous and a rockin' dancer).  This movie did have a slow start for me, but got be... Read More

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Review
Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary   The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/05/2015 11:14 AM EDT
"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   Jane the Virgin DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/05/2015 10:15 AM EDT
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   The Last Man on Earth DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/03/2015 10:21 AM EDT
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

Modern Family DVD Review
Modern Family: The Complete Sixth Season   Modern Family DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/29/2015 1:31 PM EDT
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   Cop Car Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/29/2015 10:46 AM EDT
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   Entourage Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/28/2015 11:38 AM EDT
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   Empire Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  09/28/2015 10:40 AM EDT
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

Arrow Blu-ray Review
Arrow: The Complete Third Season   Arrow Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/28/2015 9:25 AM EDT
Starling City's favorite masked hero is back in season three of the hit CW television show, Arrow. The Green Arrow and his friends are back to battle the forces that would do harm to the city he is sworn to protect.Aside from the "villain" of week motif that usually plaques these type of shows, this seasons main "badie" is a... Read More

Sleepy Hollow Blu-ray Review
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Second Season   Sleepy Hollow Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/24/2015 11:43 AM EDT
I love history, especially legends and folk lore, so I was excited when Sleepy Hollow came to television in 2013.  The basic premise was interesting and, of course, centered around the tiny town in upstate New York and the antagonist, the Headless Horseman. That first season laid the foundation for an apocalyptic battle of biblical proportions... Read More