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.

Ant-Man Theatrical Review
Ant-Man Theatrical Review   Ant-Man Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/17/2015 9:45 AM EST
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)  07/17/2015 8:45 AM EST
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)  07/09/2015 4:13 PM EST
"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)  07/09/2015 3:30 AM EST
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)  07/01/2015 8:38 AM EST
# 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)  06/30/2015 4:19 PM EST
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)  06/30/2015 4:06 PM EST
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)  06/30/2015 9:21 AM EST
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

Get Hard Blu-ray Review
Get Hard Blu-ray Review   Get Hard Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2015 8:32 AM EST
I don't think Will Ferrell (Elf, Anchorman) is funny. Yes, I said it…he isn't funny. I know I'm opening myself up for lots of hate mail with that statement but in my defense I give you exhibit A – Get Hard (coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 30, 2015).Ferrell plays Harvard educated investment Banker James King.  He has eve... Read More

Ted 2 Theatrical Review
Ted 2 Theatrical Review   Ted 2 Theatrical Review
(Sean Ferguson)  06/25/2015 8:52 AM EST
When it comes to sequels, not many come up or surpass its original.In fact I'm willing to bet the mad scientist behind Ted 2 could name them in a second. Out this week in theaters, is quite possibly the funniest film of the year.  To be perfectly Frank, if I do say so myself, it's the funniest film I've seen in a long time! In... Read More