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.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut) Blu-ray Review   X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/23/2015 10:54 AM EDT
I have a great idea for a new drinking game. Every time you spot a difference from the original X-Men: Days of Future Past to the new Rogue cut, take a shot!  With 30 more minutes of footage you will surely be drunk long before Magneto (Michael Fassbender; Inglourious Basterds) shoots Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence; The Hunger Games) in the leg.S... Read More

Southpaw Theatrical Review
Southpaw Theatrical Review   Southpaw Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  7/22/2015 2:53 PM EDT
This summer will see its action films be released, as well as a popular animated film. These are the kind of films we have grown to expect over the summer. However, summer 2015 is about take a departure from the usual with the release of the Oscar worthy Southpaw.Originally conceived as an unofficial follow-up to 8 Mile, with Eminem reprising his r... Read More

Ant-Man Theatrical Review
Ant-Man Theatrical Review   Ant-Man Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/17/2015 9:45 AM EDT
Marvel is the juggernaut that won't be stopped.  With its recent wave of Comic book hero themed movies, it dominates the theaters, raking in your hard earned dollars.  This summer, they once again entice you to suspend disbelief with their latest film, Ant-man.Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) stars as this most unlikely superhero and take... Read More

Trainwreck Theatrical Review
Trainwreck Theatrical Review   Trainwreck Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/17/2015 8:45 AM EDT
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) walks into a bar, drinks too much, picks up some random guy, and writes a script about it.  Welcome to the world of Trainwreck.  The hilarious comedy written by and starring Schumer that comes to theaters on July 17th.From a young age, Amy is indoctrinated by her cheating father (Colin Quinn; Sat... Read More

Self/less Theatrical Review
Self/less Theatrical Review   Self/less Theatrical Review
(Chuck Boyce)  7/9/2015 4:13 PM EDT
"Immortality does have some side effects." – Albright.Given effectively unlimited resources, what happens if you could buy a new body?In this science future feature by Focus Feature on July 10, 2015, Self/Less explores the big question of just because you can buy yourself a newly minted body, should you. And what about those pesky s... Read More

The Minions Theatrical Review
The Minions Theatrical Review   The Minions Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  7/9/2015 3:30 AM EDT
Let's face it one of the best parts of the Despicable Me movies are those cute, little, yellow guys that speak a made up language.  The minions are funny, goofy and adorable and now they have their own movie. Minions hit theaters July 10th for 90 minutes of utter cuteness. Throughout the centuries the minions have only looked for a master... Read More

Terminator Genisys Theatrical Review
Terminator Genisys Theatrical Review   Terminator Genisys Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  7/1/2015 8:38 AM EDT
# 37 on the American Film Institutes top 100 movie quotes list goes like this… "I'll be back" It's like the never-ending promise of a series that will never end. In 1984 The Terminator was sent back to kill Sarah Connor in the classic beginning of this story "The Terminator." In 1991 The Terminator pro... Read More

Magic Mike XXL Theatrical Review
Magic Mike XXL Theatrical Review   Magic Mike XXL Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/30/2015 4:19 PM EDT
I'm all for a good road trip to Myrtle Beach for a stripper convention…especially when those strippers include Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), and Matt Bomer (White Collar). Yes, those sexy strippers are back for another round of frivolity and fun in Magic Mike XXL and spend much of the film half naked which, f... Read More

The Strain Blu-ray Review
The Strain: Season 1 - The Premium Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review   The Strain Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/30/2015 4:06 PM EDT
Nowadays, vampire television, films and series are a dime a dozen; but, when someone like director Guillermo del Toro puts his name on something, it causes one to pause and pay attention. Such is the case with The Strain, the new series by FX and Guillermo del Toro, based on the trilogy of books written by del Toro and Chuck Hogan.This ne... Read More

The Gunman Blu-ray Review
The Gunman Blu-ray Review   The Gunman Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/30/2015 9:21 AM EDT
Heading to Blu-ray and DVD on June 30, 2015, The Gunman reminds us that the sins of our past will always come back to haunt us.  Starring Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Jasmine Trinca(Honey), and Javier Bardem (Skyfall), it is a look into the world and politics of mining in the Congo, the civil unrest that ensued and the fall out of... Read More