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.

Vacation Theatrical Review
Vacation Theatrical Review   Vacation Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  07/28/2015 10:03 AM EST
Once upon a time, my late cousin Alex effortlessly hit comedic treasure (in our small world) forever turning a simple word, pantalones, into an instant trigger for laughter.  Similarly (though on a much larger scale of recognition), John Hughes forever changed a simple word...Vacation.Some scenes do push attempts at dark and raunchy a little o... Read More

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review   Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/28/2015 9:55 AM EST
Coming to Blu-ray/DVD this week is a reimagining of sorts of the Justice League we all know and love in the full-length feature film, Justice League:  Gods and Monsters. Imagine if you will, a world where there is a Superman, but no Clark Kent, a Batman, but no Bruce Wayne, A Wonder Woman, but no Princess Diana. These are some of the changes t... Read More

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review   The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/27/2015 4:15 PM EST
I know the saying is "third time's a charm",  but, for  Fox Searchlight, it seems to be the second go around is charming, or at least just as charming, as the first.  The surprise hit of 2012 is back, along with the entire cast, for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.   Starring some of Britain's most talented ... Read More

Paper Towns Theatrical Review
Paper Towns Theatrical Review   Paper Towns Theatrical Review
(Emily Hazlett)  07/24/2015 8:53 AM EST
Paper Towns makes you think about how you are living your life. If this movie teaches you one thing, it's that if we watch from the sidelines and just blend in we become the paper town, with paper people such as ourselves. It dares us to be bigger and live every day as though it's our last.Quentin(Nat Wolff; The Fault In Our Stars) is your average ... Read More

The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review
The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review   The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/23/2015 3:15 PM EST
Anyone expecting Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) to veer from his tried and true method of romantic story telling would be sorely disappointed with The Longest Ride.  As is Sparks' M.O., once again, there are multi-generational love stories, tragedy, heartbreak, and ultimately, a happy ending.  While slightly more interesting than Sparks' ... Read More

X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut) Blu-ray Review   X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/23/2015 10:54 AM EST
I have a great idea for a new drinking game. Every time you spot a difference from the original X-Men: Days of Future Past to the new Rogue cut, take a shot!  With 30 more minutes of footage you will surely be drunk long before Magneto (Michael Fassbender; Inglourious Basterds) shoots Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence; The Hunger Games) in the leg.S... Read More

Southpaw Theatrical Review
Southpaw Theatrical Review   Southpaw Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/22/2015 2:53 PM EST
This summer will see its action films be released, as well as a popular animated film. These are the kind of films we have grown to expect over the summer. However, summer 2015 is about take a departure from the usual with the release of the Oscar worthy Southpaw.Originally conceived as an unofficial follow-up to 8 Mile, with Eminem reprising his r... Read More

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



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