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.

Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
Hidden Figures   Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/04/2017 7:17 PM EST
It's not easy being smart.  It's even harder being smart and being a female.  It was very hard being smart and being a female in 1961, but it was awful being smart, female and Negro in 1961.  However, Katherine Goble- Johnson (Taraji Henson; Empire), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer; The Help) and Mary J... Read More

Blair Witch Blu-ray Review
Blair Witch   Blair Witch Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/03/2017 12:30 AM EST
In 1999 The Blair Witch Project changed the face of horror movies and became an instant classic. With it's "shaky cam", documentary style filmmaking it opened up a new way of looking at horror.  It intrigued us and fascinated us and scared the living daylights out of us.  In 2016 Lionsgate reimagined the film releasing Blair... Read More

Snowden Blu-ray Review
Snowden   Snowden Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/27/2016 9:53 AM EST
Edward Snowden has been called many things... patriot, traitor, whistle-blower, etc.  Some feel what he did was necessary in order to keep our government in check, while others thought he did irrevocable damage to our national security.  Regardless of your feelings, there is no doubt he is a brave and polarizing figure.  Based on an ... Read More

The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review
The Dressmaker   The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/26/2016 9:33 PM EST
There are some stories of the past that are just epic. They tell a story,  they involve you in their character's life to the point where you are invested in the outcome and you don't even know its happening until the movie is over.  Finally, you let out your breath that you didn't even know you were holding.  In this vein... Read More

When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review
When The Bough Breaks   When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/26/2016 8:32 PM EST
Hollywood is full of real life stories of the husband running off with the nanny, or having an affair, and there have been several movies made similarly.  In fact, there have been movies made where the nanny becomes obsessed with the husband and it didn't end well for the nanny.  Screen Gems and Sony decided to put a little spin... Read More

Fences Theatrical Review
Fences   Fences Theatrical Review
(Brian Skornick)  12/25/2016 11:23 AM EST
Fences based on the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning play by August Wilson as part of his 10 play American Century Cycle, tells the story of a middle-aged working class family patriarch, in 1956 Pittsburgh.  Starring and Directed by Denzel Washington (Equalizer), it features outstanding performances by the entire cast including  Denzel Was... Read More

Why Him? Theatrical Review
Why Him?   Why Him? Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/22/2016 10:00 AM EST
Can you remember the first time you met your future in-laws?  Or the first time your son or daughter brought home their new boyfriend/girlfriend?  Hollywood has been playing on this theme over and over again from Guess Who's Coming To Dinner to Meet The Fockers.  The latest addition to this grouping is Twentieth Century Fox's Why Him... Read More

Sing Theatrical Review
Sing   Sing Theatrical Review
(Javier Conte)  12/21/2016 3:29 PM EST
When I first saw the trailer for Illumination's Sing, it reminded me of a little movie released back in 1997 called Cats Don't Dance. It told the story of an optimistic cat who leaves his home to pursue a career in Hollywood. It was a tribute to the golden age of Hollywood musicals, while at the same time providing social commentary on discriminati... Read More

Jackie Theatrical Review
Jackie   Jackie Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/21/2016 10:12 AM EST
November 22, 1963, was the day Camelot ended and changed the face of politics in the United States forever.  John F. Kennedy was our 35th President and one of the most beloved.  His trip to Dallas, Texas was meant to bring a divided State back to the Democratic Party.  Instead, John F. Kennedy was assassinated right in front of his w... Read More

Passengers Theatrical Review
Passengers   Passengers Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/20/2016 12:28 PM EST
As long as we've been looking up at the sky and stars, interstellar travel has long been a goal and dream of the human race.  As technology has advanced in recent years, that goal seems more and more obtainable.  While not completely realized yet, we will hopefully have the ability to travel and colonize other planets in the next 100 or s... Read More