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.

White Collar DVD Review
White Collar Season Six   White Collar DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/12/2015 10:36 PM EDT
I had heard a lot of good things about the acclaimed USA Network show White Collar but I had never actually seen it so I wasn't sure what to expect when I dove, head first, in to the final six episodes of the series.  Season six, out on DVD today, was short and sweet and apparently tied up a lot of loose ends for fans that have been watchi... Read More

Black or White Blu-ray Review
Black or White   Black or White Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/12/2015 11:37 AM EDT
When Black or White came to the FlickDirect office for review I couldn't figure out how I missed a movie starring Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams, Draft Day) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Insurgent).  Two powerhouses headline a film directed by Mike Binder (The Upside of Anger, Reign Over Me), what could be bad?  Turns out there is a ... Read More

Cake Blu-ray Review
Cake   Cake Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/30/2015 10:56 PM EDT
Claire Bennett (Jenifer Aniston; Friends, Horrible Bosses) is in a lot of pain.  Continual, excruciating pain.  Physical pain, mental pain and, most importantly, emotional pain.  She doesn't know how to stop the pain; or rather she does, but can't get enough determination together to end her life so she teeters between living a hollo... Read More

Inherent Vice Blu-ray Review
Inherent Vice   Inherent Vice Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/29/2015 10:37 PM EDT
Inherent vice: noun Hidden defect (or the very nature) of a good or property which of itself is the cause of (or contributes to) its deterioration, damage, or wastage. Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon, the 2014 Academy award-nominated movie Inherent Vice is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Starring a long l... Read More

The Mentalist DVD Review
The Mentalist: The Complete Seventh Season   The Mentalist DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/28/2015 11:27 AM EDT
The award winning series, The Mentalist, ended its seven season run this spring and is out on DVD this week.  For fans of the show this short season wraps up the series with a neat little bow.  While it remains the same basic formula as past seasons, the "flavor" of the show changed by end of season six and that influence permea... Read More

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death   The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/20/2015 11:36 PM EDT
After the success of the 2012 film, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), it is no surprise that a sequel was to be made by the studio. Released in January of 2015, and now on Blu-ray, we now have the sequel entitled Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.Unlike the first film, which was based on the novel by Susan Hill, Woma... Read More

Into The Woods Blu-ray Review
Into The Woods   Into The Woods Blu-ray Review
(Emily Hazlett)  04/07/2015 8:20 AM EDT
Who knew the woods could be so magical? Apparently director Rob Marshall (Chicago) did when he made the renowned Broadway musical, Into the Woods, come to life. With the world famous cast, he takes you on a journey, which blows you away. There is definitely magic in these woods.The collaborative effort of the cast makes watching the extras worthwhi... Read More

The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review
The Penguins of Madagascar   The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/25/2015 12:54 PM EDT
After three movies of playing bit characters in the background, the Penguins of Madagascar finally have gotten their starring roles.  The black and white flightless birds, that have always had about ten minutes of screen time, are now the main players of the hour and a half long The Penguins of Madagascar.  With their crazy strategic... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy: Season Seven   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/15/2015 12:01 AM EDT
Sons of Anarchy, one of the most successful cable TV series ever, gave its viewers a good send off.  Unlike other series finales, it doesn't leave anything up in the air but wraps things up tightly.After viewers were left reeling from the chaos of season 6, Season 7 welcomes back the gang to try and deal with everything and put things back... Read More

Horrible Bosses 2 Blu-ray Review
Horrible Bosses 2   Horrible Bosses 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/24/2015 8:27 AM EDT
Recently I watched two sequels on Blu-ray - Dumb and Dumber To and Horrible Bosses 2. The latter was the better of the two films, but that isn't saying much.  The aptly named Horrible Bosses 2 IS horrible and boring to boot. Once again Nick (Jason Bateman; Arrested Development), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis; We're The Millers) and Dale (Char... Read More