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.

Concussion Theatrical Review
Concussion   Concussion Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/24/2015 10:50 AM EDT
Professional sports is big business.  Billions of dollars a year are spent on tickets and merchandising, not to mention players' contracts.  The NFL is so big they have their own day of the week, and commercial airtime for the Super Bowl costs an exorbitant amount of money for a 30 second spot.  You can only imagine what would happen... Read More

Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
Daddy's Home   Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/23/2015 4:50 PM EDT
I think I have finally figured out why Will Ferrell (Elf) has a movie career.  It's so he can make moronic comedies that really aren't very funny.  His latest endeavor, Daddy's Home, is more of the same mind numbing antics we have come to expect from him.  I can only hope at some point someone has the common sense to stop... Read More

Pan Blu-ray Review
Pan   Pan Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/22/2015 9:01 AM EDT
Whether or not you have seen one of the many versions of the classic story, everyone has heard the tale of Peter Pan.  Peter is a young boy who lives in Never Never Land, and flies all over the world looking for "lost boys who, like himself, don't want to ever grow up.  He has a fairy named Tinker Bell for a friend and his archen... Read More

The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
The Hateful Eight   The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/21/2015 3:04 PM EDT
I can't decide if Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) is incredibly brilliant or deeply disturbed; probably some combination of both.  And, I wonder what type of upbringing and young adult experiences shaped him into the person he has become today.  Whatever the answers are it has made him a successful filmmaker with a cinematic footprint al... Read More

The Big Short Theatrical Review
The Big Short   The Big Short Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  12/21/2015 11:01 AM EDT
A (less than) funny thing happened on the way to the keyboard.  Under my usual rock, I had no clue what the The Big Short was about (don't ask), much less what names would appear on the marquee (Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt...).  Not 10 seconds into the trailer, I knew I had to see this film.  I had to write ... Read More

Sisters Theatrical Review
Sisters   Sisters Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/18/2015 9:40 AM EDT
Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) are pure comedy gold.  Practically everything they touch turns out to be a success and their latest collaboration, Sisters, is no different.  These two women can rival the best comedy duos of all time, and seeing them together on the big screen is a treat no one should miss.Fey and... Read More

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/16/2015 3:05 AM EDT
In 1977, the words "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... " kicked off what would become one of the largest pop culture phenomenons in history, the Star Wars saga. The six films, countless TV shows, books, and video games that have been released have created their own little niche in today's society the world over.Now, 32 years... Read More

Ted 2 Blu-ray Review
Ted 2   Ted 2 Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/15/2015 9:51 AM EDT
A couple of years ago, a foul mouthed teddy bear named Ted took the box office by storm, and, in true Hollywood fashion, a sequel was greenlit before the movie hit home release. While the first film was just exploring the world of Ted and his best friend, John Bennett  (Mark Wahlberg; Transformers: Age of Extinction), ... Read More

In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
In The Heart of The Sea   In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/10/2015 3:06 PM EDT
There has been so much written about the almost mystical, great white whale that haunted Captain Ahab's dreams in Moby Dick.   Herman Melville's novel is the quintessential story that has enraptured people for over 150 years.  Lesser known is a nonfiction book, by Nathaniel Philbrick, retelling the tale of the whale ship Essex, destr... Read More

Ant-Man Blu-ray Review
Ant-Man   Ant-Man Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/08/2015 8:51 AM EDT
For Marvel's second film entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for 2015, they decided to go with a character small in size, but large in might, Ant-Man.Paul Rudd (This Is the End) stars as Scott Lang, a man of the people, who was incarcerated for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. After a stretch in the United States penal system h... Read More