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 Dinosaur Theatrical Review
The Good Dinosaur   The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2015 9:42 AM EDT
What if a meteor never hit earth and destroyed the Dinosaurs?  What if they still existed today?  What if they had human like qualities and the humans were more animalistic?  That is how Disney/Pixar marketed their newest release, The Good Dinosaur.  Interestingly enough, those themes play a small role in the grand scheme of the... Read More

Creed Theatrical Review
Creed   Creed Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/24/2015 8:53 AM EDT
Legacy – it's a powerful word. It can open doors for a person and/or it can be a heavy burden someone carries throughout their life.   That theme permeates the new movie Creed in more ways than one.  Not only is legacy part of the film itself, but it also is an underlying tone about the Rocky Saga and Sylvest... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/19/2015 4:50 PM EDT
Suzanne Collins' journey, which began with the publication of The Hunger Games in 2010, is coming to its glorious conclusion this week with the release of the fourth movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.  Our love affair with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence; American Hustle) is about to come to a close, and I'm sure man... Read More

Back to the Future Blu-ray Review
Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy   Back to the Future Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2015 2:17 PM EDT
2015 seems to be the year of Back To The Future, which appeared to hit it's frenzied peak at the end of October.  From documentaries about the films to movie marathons in theaters across the country, the franchise has seen a resurgence in popularity.  Cashing in on the frenzy, specialty items from Pepsi and USA today sold out in ... Read More

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review
Man From U.N.C.L.E.   Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2015 9:26 AM EDT
I wasn't alive when the popular television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. aired so I have no basis of comparison with the 2015 movie.  However, Warner Bros. decided it was time to make a full-length feature film that, I can only imagine, pays homage to the series.  If nothing else, it is a fun look at the spy game from years ago reminis... Read More

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/16/2015 5:11 PM EDT
After a long perilous journey fraught with ogres and dragons, our precious groups of dwarfs, hobbits, and viewers have finally arrived at the culmination of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.   And luckily, the extended edition Blu-ray comes out just in time for the 2015 holiday season.Last... Read More

Trainwreck Blu-ray Review
Trainwreck   Trainwreck Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/09/2015 3:30 PM EDT
Trainwreck - a movie about a person playing the field, finding love when they do not expect it, falling out of love, and then back in. With this description, Trainwreck sounds like your normal romantic comedy about a guy. However this story has a  has a twist. Imagine the description I just gave you was about a girl.Thats right ... Read More

Spectre Theatrical Review
Spectre   Spectre Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/05/2015 8:36 AM EDT
Bond is back in his twenty fourth adrenaline pumping, globe-trotting adventure, Spectre.There's no getting away from the fact that Skyfall was one of the best if not the best Bond movies ever made, so keeping continuity for the Bond 24 was paramount if it were to equal in success. Thankfully, that's the case, and Daniel Craig returns again for his ... Read More

Inside Out Blu-ray Review
Inside Out   Inside Out Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/03/2015 3:52 PM EDT
It's another year, and it's time for another Disney/Pixar movie. This year's is entitled Inside Out, and is directed by Pixar veteran Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up). Inside Out  tells the story of a little girl named Riley and her inner feelings, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.Through the film's opening ... Read More

Vacation Blu-ray Review
Vacation   Vacation Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/02/2015 4:44 PM EDT
When it debuted in 1983, National Lampoon's Vacation became an instant classic.  Chevy Chase (Community) and Beverly D'Angelo (Entourage) starred as Clark and Ellen Griswold, a seemingly normal couple who wanted to take their kids on a family vacation.  Mayhem and hilarity ensued, and the film spawned two sequels.   When... Read More