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.

Interstellar Theatrical Review
Interstellar Theatrical Review   Interstellar Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/5/2014 9:00 AM EDT
How to make a movie 101 – Open up a proverbial can and add a little bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a star studded cast, a bit of family conflict, a three hour runtime, and a horrible twist, and you have Interstellar. Interstellar, the latest big budget, big concept film from Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight), written by ... Read More

Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review   Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/4/2014 9:05 AM EDT
How far can Disney stretch an animated franchise?  Pretty far, it seems.  As with most of their cartoon features,  there is usually a sequel to a successful movie.  First there was Planes and now Planes: Fire and Rescue.  The second movie will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014. In this installment we ... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended 3D Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/3/2014 4:53 PM EDT
The second movie in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sees our trusted band of adventurers, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman; Love Actually), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen; Xmen: Days of Future Past) and Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage; Captain America: The First Avenger) heading to the Lonely Mountain with the dream of reclaimi... Read More

Maleficent Blu-ray Review
Maleficent Blu-ray Review   Maleficent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2014 11:16 AM EDT
Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty.  Or do they…?  As with the Broadway Musical Wicked bringing a new perspective to The Wizard of OZ, we see a different telling of sleeping beauty in Disney's Maleficent.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014, this live action version of the classic cartoon is darker and more... Read More

Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review
Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review   Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/30/2014 9:46 PM EDT
With most films coming out before this Friday since most of America will be out celebrating Halloween, Before I Go To Sleep takes the opportunity to come out in "not so crowded" weekend. Before I Go To Sleep is a British-American thriller film adapted from a novel of the same name by S. J. Watson, written and directed by Rowan Joff&e... Read More

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Digital HD Review
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Digital HD Review   How To Train Your Dragon 2 Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/28/2014 12:12 PM EDT
In today's world of animated movies, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is an anomaly.  There are no princesses or catchy tunes to sign along to and the plot actually makes some sense.  And while there is still an element of fantasy, it doesn't overwhelm the story. When we return to Berk for this latest installment, there is peace and harmon... Read More

Star Wars: Rebels DVD Review
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion DVD Review   Star Wars: Rebels DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/27/2014 3:47 PM EDT
Let's face it.  Create anything having to do with Star Wars and you have an instant audience.  It is an iconic franchise spanning generations. Disney XD and Lucas Films LTD obviously know this and are taking full advantage by creating an animated, children's show.  New to television this Fall, it's call Star Wars Rebels.  Set be... Read More

John Wick Theatrical Review
John Wick Theatrical Review   John Wick Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/23/2014 3:20 PM EDT
Keanu Reeves has had a very turbulent career. It first started out in mainly comedic and dramatic roles. Then his first big action role was staring as Johnny Utah in Point Break alongside Patrick Swayze (Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing). This was followed up with smash hit Speed, and finally his most well know action films, The Matrix Trilogy. After that t... Read More

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Review
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Review   Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/21/2014 12:48 PM EDT
Who said a old Dog can't teach new tricks? When it comes to creative concepts for cartoons, anything is possible. While many dogs in cartoons like Scooby Doo, Dino &  Pluto never say a word, the talking dog isn't out of the ordinary. Just ask Underdog or Brian from family guy. But what is rare is a father and son duo. in fact ... Read More

Fury Theatrical Review
Fury Theatrical Review   Fury Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 2:19 PM EDT
I'm not sure what the fascination is with WWII movies in the past 20 years but there have been several made on the subject.  Fury is the latest addition to this list.  Set in Germany, just before the end of the war, Fury tackles a different aspect of the war than its predecessors had – life inside a Sherman tank.  Fury fol... Read More