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.

We Are Your Friends Theatrical Review
We Are Your Friends Theatrical Review   We Are Your Friends Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/26/2015 4:07 PM EST
Zac Efron (Neighbors) seems to gravitate towards movies that incorporate music.  From singing and dancing in his earlier roles, to his latest film We Are Your Friends, Efron has a connection that will most likely follow him and pop up from time to time throughout his career.  As Cole Carter, a DJ trying to make it in the LA scen... Read More

No Escape Theatrical Review
No Escape Theatrical Review   No Escape Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/25/2015 4:09 PM EST
After an extremely stale box office last week, with no films entering the market to overthrow Straight Out of Compton from the number one spot, now comes box office hopeful, No Escape. With it's real-to-life thrills and action that will have audiences holding tightly to their seats as they are taken on a wild and intense ride thr... Read More

American Ultra Theatrical Review
American Ultra Theatrical Review   American Ultra Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/20/2015 4:35 PM EST
Take Clerks, Mission: Impossible, and Point of No Return and mix them all together in a bowl.  Dump the mix into rolling papers and you've made yourself a movie called American Ultra.  Coming to theaters August 21, 2015, it is a mish-mosh of other good films trying to be played off as an original idea, but not succeedi... Read More

Hitman: Agent 47 Theatrical Review
Hitman: Agent 47 Theatrical Review   Hitman: Agent 47 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/20/2015 4:08 PM EST
Creating a film based on a video game property is a tough sell to audiences. In fact, there have been very few films that financially have accomplished this. Now, this August, 20th Century Fox tries yet again to translate the video game franchise Hitman to the silver screen with Hitman: Agent 47.If you aren't familiar with the Hitman property or Ag... Read More

Mike & Molly DVD Review
Mike & Molly: Season 5 DVD Review   Mike & Molly DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/18/2015 11:38 AM EST
Mike and Molly will be starting their sixth season this fall on CBS, so you better brush up on what happened before it comes back to television.  The season five DVD heads to stores Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in order to help you do that.  Starring Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Spy) as Molly Flynn and Billy Gardell (My Name is Ea... Read More

2 Broke Girls DVD Review
2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Review   2 Broke Girls DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/14/2015 10:01 AM EST
2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fourth Season is out now on DVD.  Why should you spend your well-earned dollars buying it?  Simply put, it's fun, albeit sophomoric, humor.  Plus, it's always nice to see people with less money than you have.For those who have never seen the show, it centers on Max Black (Kat Dennings, Th... Read More

Straight Outta Compton Theatrical Review
Straight Outta Compton Theatrical Review   Straight Outta Compton Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/13/2015 11:20 AM EST
The streets of Compton were a hard place to grow up in the 1980s. Guns, gangs, drugs and violence were prevalent, and a young black man was lucky just to stay alive, let alone not go to jail.  However, the Compton of the 80's also produced some of the best innovators of rap music in the industry.  Straight Outta Compton is the story o... Read More

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theatrical Review
Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theatrical Review   Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/13/2015 10:26 AM EST
The film industry is full of cycles. Every couple of years, a new genre takes over the industry's slate of film releases. One can easily argue that, lately, it has been the superhero/comic book genre. However, another one has slowly crept into the mix in 2015; the spy film.This year has already seen Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mission: Imposs... Read More

Far From the Madding Crowd Blu-ray Review
Far From the Madding Crowd Blu-ray Review   Far From the Madding Crowd Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2015 11:34 AM EST
To be an independent woman in 1870's England was incredibly difficult.  To have three suitors along with that independence lent itself not only to gossip but also to trials, tribulations and heartache.  Bathsheba Everdene is the woman described above and the heroine of the movie Far From The Maddening Crowd, based on the novel by Thomas H... Read More

Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review
Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review   Hot Pursuit Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2015 8:51 AM EST
When you see a movie starring Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), you have high hopes it will be good.  Sadly, Hot Pursuit completely missed the mark by not utilizing these two talented ladies. I‘m not sure what they saw in this film when they read the script, but, it isn't funny, interesting or original.... Read More