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.

Underworld: Blood Wars Theatrical Review
Underworld: Blood Wars   Underworld: Blood Wars Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/06/2017 7:04 AM EDT
Why are we so fascinated by vampires and werewolves?  Movies and television shows about them are incredibly popular regardless if they are good or not.  The Underworld franchise incorporates both of these supernatural characters in a battle for ultimate domination and for 2017 a brand new film continues the war.  Underworld... Read More

A Monster Calls Theatrical Review
A Monster Calls   A Monster Calls Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/05/2017 5:06 PM EDT
The purpose of a movie is to tell a story and to entertain the audience.  A Monster Calls is the epitome of a story with a deep meaning, one with a lesson, or two, and one with such emotion that there isn't a dry eye left in the theater or a sound emitting from the audience by the time the credits roll.Conor McGuire (Lewis MacDou... Read More

Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
Hidden Figures   Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/04/2017 7:17 PM EDT
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

Fences Theatrical Review
Fences   Fences Theatrical Review
(Brian Skornick)  12/25/2016 11:23 AM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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

La La Land Theatrical Review
La La Land   La La Land Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/15/2016 10:31 AM EDT
In the golden age of Hollywood movie studios, elaborate movie musicals were part of the culture.  Stars like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers were household names and their dancing and singing abilities were well known.  Gone are the days of stars singing and dancing into our hearts in big budget pictures but writer Director Da... Read More

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Theatrical Review
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story   Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/13/2016 6:46 PM EDT
In the late 1970s, a trilogy of films captured hearts all over the world.  Star Wars captivated us and spawned one of the most successful franchises ever.  In the late 1990s, and early 2000s, the next three films were successful while being met with mixed reviews.  Last year, the saga continued with Episode VII, Star Wars: The F... Read More



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