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.

The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review
The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review   The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2016 9:42 AM EST
The story of Tarzan has been told in many different ways over 100 years.  From live action films and television shows to books and animated features, we seem to be fascinated with the idea of a man raised among animals.  The story appeals to various facets of the population and we always seem to be drawn into the animalistic male who... Read More

The BFG Theatrical Review
The BFG Theatrical Review   The BFG Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2016 8:39 AM EST
Some would argue that author Roald Dahl was a deeply disturbed individual.  Others would argue he was a brilliant writer.  Some would say he was both.  As the author of many children's and adult books, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, he cemented a place in literary hist... Read More

Finding Dory Theatrical Review
Finding Dory Theatrical Review   Finding Dory Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/16/2016 10:39 AM EST
In 2003, a little fish named Nemo (Hayden Rolence; Cicero in Winter) mesmerized the world.  With his bad fin, overbearing father and adventurous spirit, he captivated us into wishing him home.  Along for that journey was his father, Marlin (Albert Brooks; Broadcast News) and a forgetful fish named Dory (Ellen DeGe... Read More

Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review   Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2016 10:24 PM EST
Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and Edgar "Eddie" Garcia (How to Make It in America) sat down one day with Writer/Director Ian Edelman and brainstormed ideas.  The Childhood friends wanted to make a feature film together and just needed the right vehicle.  Hence, Puerto Ricans in Paris was born.Luis and Eddie are New York City cops ... Read More

Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review   Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2016 9:33 AM EST
Who doesn't love magic?  The sleight of hand. The trick of the eye. The elaborate showmanship meant to distract the unsuspecting, naïve spectator.  It's fantasy and theatrics that has people the world over delighting in the grandeur of it all.There have been any number of movies where magic serves as the backdrop to drama and suspens... Read More

Me Before You Theatrical Review
Me Before You Theatrical Review   Me Before You Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/02/2016 2:54 PM EST
There is always room for a good love story in film today, and many studios bank on romantic comedies to get female audiences in the seats.  What's not to like about a good looking, emotionally damaged leading man, a pretty young lady who "heals" him and a few laughs thrown in?  Me Before You isn't that kind of romantic movie.&nb... Read More

Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review   Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/26/2016 5:06 PM EST
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a timeless classic that has been adapted into movies, both animated and live action, many times.   Now, Disney has taken the story a step further by continuing Alice's adventures in their newest release, Alice Through the Looking Glass.  In this whimsical story through a colorful... Read More

Weiner Theatrical Review
Weiner Theatrical Review   Weiner Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/25/2016 3:27 PM EST
Anthony Weiner has passion. It was evident when he was a member of the House of Representatives from New York.  It was evident when he ran for Mayor of New York City in 2013 and it was evident when he was caught in a sexting scandal... not once, but twice.  Weiner is vocal and stubborn and, at times, volatile.It's a wonder why he woul... Read More

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Theatrical Review
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Theatrical Review   Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/19/2016 5:17 PM EST
Crude, rude, obnoxious and offensive are all accurate adjectives to describe Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.  As if the first film wasn't awful, yet funny enough, the second continues in the same vein of sophomoric frat humor.  While not quite as good as the first one, the sequel will remind viewers of all of the things they liked about... Read More

The Nice Guys Theatrical Review
The Nice Guys Theatrical Review   The Nice Guys Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/19/2016 2:17 PM EST
Writer/Director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is known for his spy/police/private investigator stories with two males as the lead characters.  His writing is often funny, wry and, at times, sophomoric.  Luckily, his latest work, The Nice Guys, serves up more of this same formula that has worked so well for him in the past.Holland Marc... Read More