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.

Inside Out Theatrical Review
Inside Out Theatrical Review   Inside Out Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/16/2015 11:56 AM EDT
The voices in your head are real!  They are cute, colorful, and wreak havoc with your emotions. At least that is what Disney and Pixar would like you to believe.Riley is an 11 year old girl who, for the most part, has had a pretty happy life so far.  She is a silly, sweet, honest kid with loving parents and good friends.  All of this... Read More

Jurassic World Theatrical Review
Jurassic World Theatrical Review   Jurassic World Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/11/2015 11:58 AM EDT
Back in 1993, the way films were made, and viewed, changed forever with Jurassic Park, a Stephen Spielberg (Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) film based on a book by Michael Crichton (Disclosure,Congo). The film blended the use of animatronics, CGI, and an engaging story, with characters you cared about, to become an international success.The succe... Read More

McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review
McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review   McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/10/2015 12:38 PM EDT
If you've seen Lean On Me or Stand And Deliver, you've pretty much seen McFarland USA.  Impoverished students succeeding against the odds; encouraged by their teacher to achieve greatness despite their surroundings.  The difference here is merely the location – instead of inner-city ghettos,  McFarland,... Read More

The Duff Blu-ray Review
The Duff Blu-ray Review   The Duff Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/9/2015 2:01 PM EDT
Every high school movie has the usual cast of characters and The DUFF is no different.  There is Madison (Bella Thorne; Shake It Up, Blended) – the popular, beautiful, mean Homecoming queen, Wesley (Rob Amell; True Jackson VP) – the star quarterback that is friends with everyone but not especially bright, and Bianca (Mae Whitman; P... Read More

Spy Theatrical Review
Spy Theatrical Review   Spy Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/4/2015 11:48 AM EDT
Melissa McCarthy's (Heat, Identity thief) movies are hit and miss.  Bridesmaids was hilariously funny but Tammy was just awful.  Luckily, her latest comedy, Spy, falls into the former category with 2 hours of nonstop humor that will have you laughing out loud.McCarthy plays CIA agent Susan Cooper, who does nothing more than sit behind a c... Read More

Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review
Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review   Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/2/2015 10:25 AM EDT
Jupiter Ascending, the latest science fiction film from the creators of The Matrix (the Wachowskis'), creates a world in which the rich are reincarnated, people are spliced with animal DNA, and human beings are processed for their life force to keep them young.Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis; Ted, Black Swan) has a boring, miserable life. ... Read More

Focus Blu-ray Review
Focus Blu-ray Review   Focus Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  5/28/2015 11:52 AM EDT
I get why they named the movie Focus.  As Will Smith's (Men in Black, Ali) character, Nicky, explains the trick to being a good con artist is to shift the victim's focus away from what you are really trying to do.   Unfortunately, I felt neither the need nor inclination to actually focus on watching this movie.  Coming to Blu-ra... Read More

Kingsman: The Secret Service Digital HD Review
Kingsman: The Secret Service Digital HD Review   Kingsman: The Secret Service Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett)  5/22/2015 10:55 AM EDT
After an explosive theatrical run, Kingsman: The Secret Service, is coming home on Digital HD. The film follows an elite group of spies who operate covertly outside the confines of traditional government agencies.  They foil all types of international plots without receiving any recognition.  They live their lives under the guis... Read More

Tomorrowland Theatrical Review
Tomorrowland Theatrical Review   Tomorrowland Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  5/21/2015 10:44 AM EDT
Tomorrowland — an alternate world where everyone is happy and carefree and technological advances are beyond our wildest imaginations.  Of course, things are never really as perfect as they seem.  Disney's latest attempt to entwine theme parks with cinema results in an identity crisis riddled movie called Tomorrowland, out in th... Read More

I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review
I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review   I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  5/20/2015 11:26 AM EDT
Eloquently understated and poignant...I'll See You In My Dreams.There are no grandiose overtures to lure the audience in, but as soon as the film starts rolling, the trance begins. The plot is incidental; the story profound.At a time when our elders are undervalued, and not fully respected as individuals, writer/director Brett Haley (The New Year; ... Read More