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 Leftovers Blu-ray Review
The Leftovers: The Complete First Season   The Leftovers Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/08/2015 3:07 PM EST
The Leftovers…Not Just For Dinner.Last year, HBO debuted a new series from writer Damon Lindelof, who was one of the masterminds behind the hit series "Lost". I never watched "Lost" ( yes I know I'm one of the rare few that didn't), but I've been told that it was frustrating in later years of the seasons and the ending wa... Read More

Pan Theatrical Review
Pan   Pan Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/08/2015 11:08 AM EST
Taking a well-known story and twisting it around a little cannot be the easiest thing to do. With his latest film, Pan, Director Joe Wright takes J.M. Barrie tale of Peter Pan and gives his take on what was before the story we all know.The film starts off with Peter being abandoned at an orphanage as a baby, before moving forward twelve years to th... Read More

iZombie DVD Review
iZombie: The Complete First Season   iZombie DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/07/2015 1:20 PM EST
It seems, these days, zombies have replaced vampires as the most popular monster in pop culture. Zombie films, video games, and television shows have saturated our society so much it's easy to dismiss most of them. But then sometimes, just sometimes, a show like iZombie comes along and makes you revisit the entire genre.iZombie, which is based ... Read More

Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray Review
Magic Mike XXL   Magic Mike XXL Blu-ray Review
(Bonnie Greenberg)  10/06/2015 3:18 PM EST
After being a fan of the original Magic Mike movie, I couldn't imagine where they would go with the story line for Magic Mike XXL. I'm a huge fan of Channing Tatum and I think he's an amazing actor (It doesn't hurt that he is totally gorgeous and a rockin' dancer).  This movie did have a slow start for me, but got be... Read More

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Review
Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary   The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/05/2015 11:14 AM EST
"Let's do the time warp again".  The Rocky Horror Picture Show turns 40 this year, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is putting out a special edition Blu-ray to celebrate.  Fans of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry; Charlie's Angels), Brad (Barry Bostwick; Spin City) and Jane (Susan Sarandon; Bull Durham) will want to own this... Read More

Jane the Virgin DVD Review
Jane the Virgin: The Complete First Season   Jane the Virgin DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/05/2015 10:15 AM EST
I wanted to give Jane the Virgin points for originality, until I found out it was based on a Telanovela called Juana La Virgen.  As interesting and unique as the premise is, in a world full of superheroes and zombies, I just couldn't help but find it to be a little dumb.  Garnering critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the show'... Read More

The Last Man on Earth DVD Review
The Last Man on Earth: The Complete First Season   The Last Man on Earth DVD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  10/03/2015 10:21 AM EST
Last Man on Earth, starring Will Forte, takes place in the year 2020, after a virus has wiped out most of the human population.  Forte plays Phil Miller, who, after the apocalypse, decides to take a trip to find other survivors. He eventually goes to Tucson, but when he can't find anyone he decides to end his life.  However, this is w... Read More

Avengers: Age of Ultron Digital HD Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron   Avengers: Age of Ultron Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/02/2015 11:19 AM EST
While anyone who is a huge fan of the Marvel franchise would want to own Avengers: Age of Ultron, I'm not sure "regular folks" would be as interested.  The sequel to the 2012 blockbuster certainly made a great deal of money (just like its predecessor), but lacked the meatier storyline.  Coming to Blu-Ray and Digital HD the begin... Read More

The Martian Theatrical Review
The Martian   The Martian Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/01/2015 1:59 PM EST
Ridley Scott once again dips his paws in to the science fiction genre with The Martian, based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel of the same name, and stars Matt Damon as Mark Watney, a NASA botanist based on a scientific research base on the surface of the red planet.The crew of ARES 3 are forced to make a sudden emergency evacuation from Mars when a storm... Read More

Sicario Theatrical Review
Sicario   Sicario Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/01/2015 10:10 AM EST
In Mexico, Sicario Means Hitman.Ripped directly from today's headlines comes Sicario, a film about the brutal war against drugs and the Mexican cartels, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Untitled Blade Runner Project).FBI Agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt; The Edge of Tomorrow, Looper) is very good at her job on the FBI kidnapping task forc... Read More