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.

I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review
I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review   I'll See You in My Dreams Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/20/2015 11:26 AM EST
Eloquently understated and poignant...I'll See You In My Dreams.There are no grandiose overtures to lure the audience in, but as soon as the film starts rolling, the trance begins. The plot is incidental; the story profound.At a time when our elders are undervalued, and not fully respected as individuals, writer/director Brett Haley (The New Year; ... Read More

American Sniper Blu-ray Review
American Sniper Blu-ray Review   American Sniper Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/18/2015 10:22 PM EST
Critically acclaimed, and Academy award nominated, American Sniper heads to stores May 19th on Blu-ray/DVD/ Ultraviolet combo pack.  Based on Chris Kyle's autobiography, the movie makes you think beyond the typical war story.  While there are still the dead bodies, the film makes the audience think beyond the bullets to... Read More

Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review
Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review   Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/14/2015 2:16 PM EST
"What a lovely, lovely day"In a world plagued by teenage dystopian cannon fodder, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, Max Rockatansky has come to save us from this plague.  It has been thirty years since we have seen Mad Max leaving Bartertown and the Thunderdome. Now, Warner Bros., in association with Village... Read More

Pitch Perfect 2 Theatrical Review
Pitch Perfect 2 Theatrical Review   Pitch Perfect 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/14/2015 10:49 AM EST
It was three years in the making but Pitch Perfect 2 is finally hitting theaters.  As is typical with sequels, it can't compare to its predecessor but as a whole it holds its own.  I really like the first Pitch Perfect so it had "lofty shoes to fill" and while it doesn't quite get there it was actually better than I expected it ... Read More

White Collar DVD Review
White Collar Season Six DVD Review   White Collar DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/12/2015 10:36 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   Black or White Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/12/2015 11:37 AM EST
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

Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review   Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/01/2015 12:01 AM EST
Marvel's Avengers: The Age of Ultron, the film with the biggest "hype meter" in the Movie Hype App, kicks off the 2015 Summer film season this Friday in North America.If the story is unknown to you, it's pretty simple. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" assemble to defend the world from utter destruction. This time... Read More

Cake Blu-ray Review
Cake Blu-ray Review   Cake Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/30/2015 10:56 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   Inherent Vice Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/29/2015 10:37 PM EST
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 DVD Review   The Mentalist DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/28/2015 11:27 AM EST
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