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.

Rules Don't Apply Blu-ray Review
Rules Don't Apply   Rules Don't Apply Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/03/2017 4:28 PM EDT
Some people thought Howard Hughes was a genius, others would call him eccentric.  Some would say he was eclectic or reclusive and others would simply state he was crazy.  His OCD tendencies were as famous as his deals and mountains of money, not to mention the Hollywood starlets who often accompanied him.  He made money in everything... Read More

Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review
Doctor Strange   Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/28/2017 9:27 AM EDT
I always find that the hardest reviews to write are for movies that I thought were out of this world, and Marvel Studio's Doctor Strange is at the top of my writer's block list.   From the script to the special effects to the cast, Doctor Strange is one of the best Marvel movies to date.  After all, some of the best things in life... Read More

The Gate Blu-ray Review
The Gate   The Gate Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  02/27/2017 2:16 PM EDT
Vestron Video strikes again!  Hot on the heels of Parents and Lair of the White Worm, comes the oft-overlooked but always a ton of fun, The Gate.  The Gate is directed by Tibor Takács (The Gate 2, I, Madman) and stars Stephen Dorff (Blade, The Immortals) in his film debut.... Read More

Moonlight Blu-ray Review
Moonlight   Moonlight Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/27/2017 8:38 AM EDT
It's rare that one gets to watch a movie about self-discovery but Lionsgate and A24 have released a movie that when you watch it, provides a profound sense of oneself and understanding of what it takes to mold a person from childhood to adulthood.   Director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) has taken a story and transforme... Read More

Get Out Theatrical Review
Get Out   Get Out Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/23/2017 10:33 AM EDT
Jordan Peele is known for being a comedian.  Along with his partner Keegan Michael Key (Why Him?), they have starred in their own sketch comedy show and last year's successful movie, Keanu.  So it's a little surprising to see he has written and directed a horror film called Get Out.  Based on his background it doesn... Read More

Dirty Dancing Blu-ray Review
Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition   Dirty Dancing Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/22/2017 9:05 AM EDT
Dirty Dancing can't possibly be 30 years old!!  It came out the summer before my junior year of high school and I'm not that old… am I (Don't answer that question)?  When I saw the Blu-ray come across my desk, I was immediately thrown back to that more innocent time in my life and reminisced about sitting in the movie theater watch... Read More

Bad Santa 2 Blu-ray Review
Bad Santa 2   Bad Santa 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/21/2017 9:33 AM EDT
Ahhhh... the sights, the sounds, and the smells of the Holiday Season.  They bring back fond memories and induce excitement for the gift giving and receiving to come.  Multicolored blinking lights and Holiday songs blaring throughout every public place you go.  Guys dressed up like Santa Clause taking pictures with kids of all ages g... Read More

Bates Motel Television Review
Bates Motel Season 5 Preview   Bates Motel Television Review
(Sean Ferguson)  02/20/2017 11:18 AM EDT
Monday, February 20th A&E will kick off the first episode of the Final season of Bates Motel in fantastic fashion. I have gotten to see the first episode of the new season and without diving deeply into it, I will say this, A&E did not disappoint. But first, you must remember the past, for if you don't, History will inevitably repe... Read More

Hacksaw Ridge Blu-ray Review
Hacksaw Ridge   Hacksaw Ridge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/20/2017 8:41 AM EDT
A conscientious objector is defined as someone who, for reasons of conscience, objects to serving in the armed forces.  Back in the 1940's, Desmond Doss was labelled as such even though he actually enlisted in the military.  His refusal to even hold a gun, let alone shoot one, earned him the designation and a court martial hearing.&nb... Read More

The Great Wall Theatrical Review
The Great Wall   The Great Wall Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/16/2017 2:48 PM EDT
The Great Wall of China spans over 5,500 miles and took 1,700 years to build.  It is made of stone, brick, and wood and was meant to keep enemies from crossing the border into China.  A marvel of labor and architecture that can be seen from outer space, it has numerous stories to tell.  Some of these stories include legends that are ... Read More