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.

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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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

Book of Life Theatrical Review
Book of Life Theatrical Review   Book of Life Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 11:33 AM EST
The Book of Life, the latest animated film from producer Guillermo Del Torro (The Strain, Pacific Rim) is a lighthearted, fun movie with a message.  Set around the Mexican Holiday of "The Day of The Dead", it portrays love, dishonesty, disappointment and courage in a family friendly way.  While it is a cute film that should do w... Read More

The Best of Me Theatrical Review
The Best of Me Theatrical Review   The Best of Me Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 10:28 AM EST
Boy meets girl in 1992 in a small Louisiana town.  Boy is from the wrong side of the tracks.   Girl comes from a well to do family.  Boy and girl fall in love but are ultimately torn apart and destined to spend the rest of their lives pinning for each other.  It's a story we've heard time and time again and, except for... Read More

The Following Blu-ray Review
The Following: Season 2 Blu-ray Review   The Following Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/16/2014 10:54 PM EST
The Following series debuted on Fox on January 21, 2013 by creator Kevin Williamson (Scream, Vampire Diaries) centering around an ex-FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon; Footloose, A Few Good Men) trying to catch a serial killer Joel Carol (James Purefoy; Resident Evil, Solomon Kane) and his cult of followers.  From the first episode on viewers ... Read More

Big Driver Theatrical Review
Big Driver Theatrical Review   Big Driver Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/16/2014 10:43 PM EST
Big Driver, The latest thriller television film based on a novella by Stephen King is coming to the Lifetime this Saturday as part of their big push to diversify themselves from their "lifetime movie" stigmata in most people's minds.The movie premise is very simple, but it works.  It tells the tale of a book author, which after a pub... Read More

The Good Lie Theatrical Review
The Good Lie Theatrical Review   The Good Lie Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/16/2014 12:10 PM EST
"The good lie" is when not telling the truth is for the betterment of others; "the end justifies the means" so to speak.  It's a heartfelt a sentiment especially when you know the reason for the lie is ultimately the best choice even though you know it's wrong.  The Good Lie, a new film from Warner Bros. illustrates th... Read More

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical Review
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical Review   Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  10/10/2014 9:35 AM EST
Watching Kelly Cooper (Jennifer Garner; Alias) navigate the daily grind of parenthood, I couldn't help but feel like the inspiration for this film (as many a mother/father out there will feel when watching it themselves).  Watching her bike through traffic in a race to reach Dick van Dyke before a (mis)reading of a children's book remi... Read More