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.

Money Monster Theatrical Review
Money Monster   Money Monster Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/12/2016 11:02 AM EDT
I was a little apprehensive about tackling this one... having George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the same flick.  There are exceptions, but the good majority of their films are vehicles for box office draws.  Even their serious work can come off as a polished Hollywood tale wrapped with that film gift bow (read: guaranteed money maker).&... Read More

Joy Blu-ray Review
Joy   Joy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/10/2016 4:41 PM EDT
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), and Robert DeNiro (The Intern) have teamed up several times on film in the last few years.  Their latest venture is a semi-true story about a down-on-her-luck single mother who invents a new way to mop the floor.... Read More

Independence Day Blu-ray Review
Independence Day   Independence Day Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/10/2016 11:40 AM EDT
It's been 20 years since Bill Pullman (American Ultra) uttered those now famous words "Today we celebrate our independence day", and made the world fall in love with a new, timeless classic movie – Independence Day.  Now, in anticipation of this summer's sequel, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released a sp... Read More

Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review
Captain America: Civil War   Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/05/2016 11:08 AM EDT
Everyone is talking about it… #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan.  Where do you fall on the spectrum, or do you not even care?  If you don't, you should, as Captain America: Civil War seems to be one of 2016's blockbusters. Garnering praise aplenty, movie goers will flock to the theaters to see it at least once in the next month and they won... Read More

The Revenant Blu-ray Review
The Revenant   The Revenant Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/28/2016 4:13 PM EDT
Based on the 2002 novel by Michael Punke, The Revenant is aptly named.  Defined as "a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead", the film explores the life and (almost) death of trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio; Titanic).  While loosely based on Glass's life, the book and movie fantasize h... Read More

Krampus Blu-ray Review
Krampus   Krampus Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/26/2016 4:14 PM EDT
When you think of holiday horror movies, you don't often think of Christmas.  However, if you've ever heard the Austrian Folklore about a horned, half goat-half demon creature that punishes children who misbehave and don't believe in Saint Nicholas anymore, then you realize the story lends itself to a creepy, horror tale.  Universal Studi... Read More

Ride Along 2 Blu-ray Review
Ride Along 2   Ride Along 2 Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/26/2016 9:00 AM EDT
Back in January 2014, a quirky little comedy called Ride Along, starring Ice Cube (22 Jump Street, Barbershop: The Next Cut ) and Kevin Hart (Get Hard, Central Intelligence ), came out of nowhere and quickly became box-office gold. The story was simple — a hardened Atlanta detective James Payton (Cube), is not too happy wi... Read More

The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
The Huntsman: Winter's War   The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/21/2016 1:32 PM EDT
Quick question… if The Huntsman: Winter's War was never made, would we really be missing anything?  The short answer is probably not.  While there were some good things about the film, there were far more negatives than positives, starting with the question "why?"The prequel/sequel gives us the back-story of who the hunts... Read More

Criminial Theatrical Review
Criminial   Criminial Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/14/2016 2:57 PM EDT
If you look up the word criminal in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you will find an adjective meaning "involving illegal activity: morally wrong".  From this, one would ascertain a movie with the word as its title would involve either of the above mentioned descriptions, which it does.  However, it's difficult to figure out whi... Read More

Archer DVD Review
Archer: The Complete Season Six   Archer DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/11/2016 2:25 PM EDT
Six years ago, a little known show named Archer was showcased during San Diego Comic Con, and the rest, shall we say, is history. This zany, crazy, adult-themed comedy follows the adventures of Sterling Archer, an independent contractor, and his operatives.After a detour last year with Archer Vice, the writing team seems to be back on track, this t... Read More