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.

Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review
Pete's Dragon   Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2016 4:38 PM EDT
In 1977, Walt Disney Productions made a live action/animated film called Pete's Dragon.  It was fun and kid friendly, with happy songs and a colorful dragon named Elliot.  While it had some somber moments, the majority of the film was uplifting and inspiring.  Almost 40 years later, Disney has reimagined the classic film in a way... Read More

Hell or High Water Theatrical Review
Hell or High Water   Hell or High Water Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2016 12:01 PM EDT
What would you do for your family?  Would you kill someone or rob a bank? What if you were a career criminal about to lose the family farm due to crooked bankers who preyed on the elderly and ill?  Would the end justify the means?  Hell or High Water, the new film from Director David Mackenzie (Asylum), gives you ... Read More

Florence Foster Jenkins Theatrical Review
Florence Foster Jenkins   Florence Foster Jenkins Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2016 11:27 AM EDT
Have you ever had a dream you wish you could accomplish?  Ever think you are better at something than you actually are?  Florence Foster Jenkins is someone who could answer yes to both these questions and her story is dramatized on the new film of the same name.  Coming to theaters on August 12, 2016, Florence Foster Jenkins&nbs... Read More

Batman: The Killing Joke Blu-ray Review
Batman: The Killing Joke   Batman: The Killing Joke Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  08/09/2016 2:33 PM EDT
The Joke Is Killed by Hype & Expectations It's the death of so many movies and the one thing most project can never live up to. It's so frustrating because fans see the teasers, hear all about the dedication of bringing out the best in the project and the "early word on the street" is that it's the best ever made.  By the ti... Read More

Suicide Squad Theatrical Review
Suicide Squad   Suicide Squad Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/04/2016 10:19 AM EDT
The world of comic books has invaded the movie theaters and has all but taken over.  The biggest blockbusters in the past few years have all included men in capes with super human abilities.  It was only natural that when DC comics and Warner Bros. announced they were making a movie from Suicide Squad that the speculation and hype surroun... Read More

Confirmation Blu-ray Review
Confirmation   Confirmation Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/02/2016 11:39 AM EDT
In 1991, the Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearings and its ensuing drama captivated the country.  For those who missed it, Judge Thomas was days away from being confirmed to the Supreme Court when Law Professor Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment.  A failed attempt to keep her testimony quiet led to a media frenzy that landed... Read More

Veep Digital HD Review
The Complete Fifth Season   Veep Digital HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  08/01/2016 3:57 PM EDT
VEEP, which aired the finale of its fifth season in June 2016, has hit the shelves and is now available on Digital HD, In an ever growing media world, where reality television shows and medical and legal dramas seem to dominate the networks, VEEP brings absolute comedy to what could have been another boring drama involving the White House and ... Read More

Keanu Blu-ray Review
Keanu   Keanu Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/01/2016 10:23 AM EDT
Key and Peele have been a successful comedy duo for many years, so it seemed like a no-brainer for them to star in their own comedic movie together.  Written by Peele (MADtv), along with Aex Ruben (Community), Keanu premiered in Theaters on April 29th this year and garnered a certain amount of critical praise.  Th... Read More

Person of Interest Blu-ray Review
The Complete Fifth Season   Person of Interest Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/29/2016 10:04 AM EDT
Person of Interest, which aired the finale of its fifth and final season on June 21, has hit the shelves and is now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD.The show followed the story of a software genius named Harold Finch (Michael Emerson; Lost), who designed a machine able to detect acts of terror before they are committed. Once the system is in pla... Read More

Jason Bourne Theatrical Review
Jason Bourne   Jason Bourne Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/28/2016 3:20 PM EDT
After a 4 year hiatus, and 9 years for Matt Damon (The Martian), the Bourne franchise returns to theaters this week with the latest installment titled Jason Bourne.   The highly anticipated film also sees the return of Director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) and his "shaky cam" technique.  With the original star and the... Read More



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