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.

Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
Queen of Katwe   Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 9:49 AM EDT
Sometime between 280 and 550 A.D. in Eastern India, the foundation for the modern game of Chess was born.  Evolving and changing throughout the centuries, it essentially became what we know today in approximately 1475.  A game of skill and strategy, it uses a board of sixty-four squares and thirty-two pieces (16 per player) and while know... Read More

Powerless Television Review
Powerless Series Preview   Powerless Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2017 1:48 PM EDT
Imagine being ordinary in an extraordinary world.  The "muggles" of the Harry Potter realm, if you will. You know you're ordinary and that there are supernatural beings out there doing amazing and terrifying things.  Now imagine you want to make a difference in that world.  That is the premise of NBC's mid-season ha... Read More

A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
A Dog's Purpose   A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/25/2017 11:15 AM EDT
Retelling a story from a unique perspective, and opening the audience's eyes to human nature through the voice of man's best friend, brought A Dog's Purpose to life - captivating the audience through laughter, love, and tears.   Director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) has created a masterpiece based on W. Bruce Cameron's ... Read More

The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
The Light Between Oceans   The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/24/2017 2:12 PM EDT
The Light Between Oceans is a romantic drama based upon the 2012 novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman.  Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures takes on a deep topic to bring to the big screen.  Done with grace and dignity, The Light Between Oceans is a wonderful, but bittersweet story about love, life, a... Read More

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Theatrical Review
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage   xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Theatrical Review
(Javier Conte)  01/20/2017 8:57 AM EDT
As great as it is to eat a gourmet meal, sometimes, all you're really craving is some junk food; something cheap and tasty that you can just mindlessly eat for a little bit of instant pleasure. For me, action movies are my junk food. If Mad Max: Fury Road is the cinematic equivalent of a Five Guys burger, then xXx: Return of Xander Cage is like a Q... Read More

Homeland Blu-ray Review
Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season   Homeland Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/19/2017 11:01 AM EDT
Showtime debuted Homeland in October 2011, and, since then, fans have followed the story of Carrie Mathison (Claire Daines, Stardust), a CIA operations officer who suffers from bi-polar disorder. Throughout the years, there have been many story arcs, perhaps most notably, the death of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis; Ocean's Eight) in season three... Read More

Split Theatrical Review
Split   Split Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/18/2017 2:35 PM EDT
Dissociative identity disorder, sometimes referred to as multiple personality disorder, is described as a mental disorder in which an individual has at least two distinct and dissociated identities and includes lapses in memory unaccounted for by other means such as substance abuse or seizures.  It is a very controversial subject and diagnosis... Read More

Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
Birth of a Natiaon   Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 8:23 PM EDT
Slavery in this country has been the fodder of major motion pictures since the epic drama Roots aired on television in the 1970's.  The injustice befallen on African Americans has fascinated and horrified us and has been depicted in graphic detail on occasion.  While the stories have been told time and time again, it seems we ca... Read More

Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review
Keeping Up With The Joneses   Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 11:05 AM EDT
Spy movies are generally very popular and well received in this country, especially when there is a team of spies.  Some are serious films, while others are meant to be comedies or parodies.  In 2005, we got spies in suburbia (and real life drama) with Mr. and Mrs. Smith.  This year, we once again see espionage come to the world of s... Read More

Sherlock Television Review
Sherlock: Season Four   Sherlock Television Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/16/2017 9:30 PM EDT
Sherlock is an U.K. production starting Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) as Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr. John H. Watson.  Quite possibility being the last series (we hope not) in this show, due to the actors very busy outside schedule, Series 4 brings more emotion, more mystery closer to home than ev... Read More