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.

The Good Lie Blu-ray Review
The Good Lie   The Good Lie Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/23/2014 2:05 PM EDT
"The Good Lie", starring Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Wild), is a story about four Sudanese refugee "siblings".  Based on a true story, the movie depicts the atrocities of the Sudan war.  It tells the story of the numerous people left displaced, along with tens of thousands of children who were orphaned, and livi... Read More

This Is Where I Leave You Blu-ray Review
This Is Where I Leave You   This Is Where I Leave You Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/16/2014 9:50 AM EDT
Judd (Jason Bateman, Arrested Development) is having a really bad year.  He comes home early from work to surprise his wife on her birthday only to find her in bed with his boss.  Then he gets a call his Dad died and he is forced to spend an uncomfortable week at his childhood home with his three siblings and his therapist mom.  Fina... Read More

Dolphin Tale 2 Blu-ray Review
Dolphin Tale 2   Dolphin Tale 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/09/2014 3:41 PM EDT
It isn't that often that a sequel is better than the first film, but with Dolphin Tail and Dolphin Tail 2, that is exactly the case.  You can pick up both movies now for the holiday season. The four disc collection is a must have for any young animal lover in your life. In Dolphin Tail, we meet Winter, a beached ju... Read More

The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hundred-Foot Journey   The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/04/2014 12:28 AM EDT
Foodies, gourmet cooks and Food Network aficionados rejoice!   The latest Blu-ray and DVD release from Dreamworks will feed your senses and desires for exotic cuisine.  Based on the novel of the same name, The Hundred Foot Journey takes you on an adventure of French and Indian food, while blending the cultures of two completely diffe... Read More

If I Stay Blu-ray Review
If I Stay   If I Stay Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2014 3:59 PM EDT
In the continuing trend of making popular young adults books into movies, If I Stay has been made into a major motion picture, which is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.  The novel, written by Gayle Forman (Just One Year) is a heart-wrenching story sure to make even the coldest of people feel a multitude of emotions.  You would be hard pressed ... Read More

Into The Storm Blu-ray Review
Into The Storm   Into The Storm Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/18/2014 12:06 PM EDT
Wanna make a movie about tornadoes? Take some gung ho storm chaser, throw in a meteorologist doing "research", add a dash of "The Mother of All Tornadoes" and you have the formula for the makings of a great movie.  And it was…1996's Blockbuster, Twister.  Now, Warner Bros. has attempted to update it wit... Read More

Tammy Blu-ray Review
Tammy   Tammy Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/10/2014 9:59 PM EDT
I don't like Melissa McCarthy. I personally never found her funny. Her latest attempt at humor, Tammy, did not change my mind at all. In fact it only solidified the idea that I will go out of my way not to watch her films. Picture if you will a remake of Thelma and Louise, without Gina Davis, dumb downed to the lowest level of jokes possible l... Read More

Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
Jersey Boys   Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2014 11:16 AM EDT
It's always a little tricky when a hit Broadway Musical is adapted for the big screen.  Devoted fans of the show often scrutinize every detail and compare the movie to the stage productions.  In the case of Jersey Boys, I don't think the fans will be disappointed.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 11, 2014, it packs all the exci... Read More

Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
Planes: Fire & Rescue   Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/04/2014 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   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/03/2014 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



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