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.

If I Stay Blu-ray Review
If I Stay   If I Stay Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2014 3:59 PM EDT
In the continuing trend of making popular young adults books into movies, If I Stay has been made into a major motion picture, which is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.  The novel, written by Gayle Forman (Just One Year) is a heart-wrenching story sure to make even the coldest of people feel a multitude of emotions.  You would be hard pressed ... Read More

Into The Storm Blu-ray Review
Into The Storm   Into The Storm Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/18/2014 12:06 PM EDT
Wanna make a movie about tornadoes? Take some gung ho storm chaser, throw in a meteorologist doing "research", add a dash of "The Mother of All Tornadoes" and you have the formula for the makings of a great movie.  And it was…1996's Blockbuster, Twister.  Now, Warner Bros. has attempted to update it wit... Read More

Tammy Blu-ray Review
Tammy   Tammy Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/10/2014 9:59 PM EDT
I don't like Melissa McCarthy. I personally never found her funny. Her latest attempt at humor, Tammy, did not change my mind at all. In fact it only solidified the idea that I will go out of my way not to watch her films. Picture if you will a remake of Thelma and Louise, without Gina Davis, dumb downed to the lowest level of jokes possible l... Read More

Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
Jersey Boys   Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2014 11:16 AM EDT
It's always a little tricky when a hit Broadway Musical is adapted for the big screen.  Devoted fans of the show often scrutinize every detail and compare the movie to the stage productions.  In the case of Jersey Boys, I don't think the fans will be disappointed.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 11, 2014, it packs all the exci... Read More

Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
Planes: Fire & Rescue   Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/04/2014 9:05 AM EDT
How far can Disney stretch an animated franchise?  Pretty far, it seems.  As with most of their cartoon features,  there is usually a sequel to a successful movie.  First there was Planes and now Planes: Fire and Rescue.  The second movie will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014. In this installment we ... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended 3D   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/03/2014 4:53 PM EDT
The second movie in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sees our trusted band of adventurers, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman; Love Actually), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen; Xmen: Days of Future Past) and Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage; Captain America: The First Avenger) heading to the Lonely Mountain with the dream of reclaimi... Read More

Maleficent Blu-ray Review
Maleficent   Maleficent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2014 11:16 AM EDT
Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty.  Or do they…?  As with the Broadway Musical Wicked bringing a new perspective to The Wizard of OZ, we see a different telling of sleeping beauty in Disney's Maleficent.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014, this live action version of the classic cartoon is darker and more... Read More

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Review
Mr. Peabody & Sherman   Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/21/2014 12:48 PM EDT
Who said a old Dog can't teach new tricks? When it comes to creative concepts for cartoons, anything is possible. While many dogs in cartoons like Scooby Doo, Dino &  Pluto never say a word, the talking dog isn't out of the ordinary. Just ask Underdog or Brian from family guy. But what is rare is a father and son duo. in fact ... Read More

The Following Blu-ray Review
The Following: Season 2   The Following Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/16/2014 10:54 PM EDT
The Following series debuted on Fox on January 21, 2013 by creator Kevin Williamson (Scream, Vampire Diaries) centering around an ex-FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon; Footloose, A Few Good Men) trying to catch a serial killer Joel Carol (James Purefoy; Resident Evil, Solomon Kane) and his cult of followers.  From the first episode on viewers ... Read More

A Million Ways to Die in the West Blu-ray Review
A Million Ways to Die in the West   A Million Ways to Die in the West Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/08/2014 9:03 PM EDT
Quick off the top of your head how many western comedy films can you name? If you got four of them you did pretty well as the list is quite short. You have Blazing Saddles, Three Amigos, Back To The Future III, and Maverick. Now you can also safely add A Million Ways to Die in The West to your list. A Million Ways To Die in The West, written, ... Read More