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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Theatrical Review   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/20/2014 4:54 PM EST
How do you milk a successful book series for as much as you can?  You split the last book in half and open the movie on Thanksgiving weekend.  Mockingjay Part I is the third of four movies in The Hunger Games Series opening next week.  The highly anticipated film continues the saga of Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence (Sil... Read More

Into The Storm Blu-ray Review
Into The Storm Blu-ray Review   Into The Storm Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/18/2014 12:06 PM EST
Wanna make a movie about tornadoes? Take some gung ho storm chaser, throw in a meteorologist doing "research", add a dash of "The Mother of All Tornadoes" and you have the formula for the makings of a great movie.  And it was…1996's Blockbuster, Twister.  Now, Warner Bros. has attempted to update it wit... Read More

Tammy Blu-ray Review
Tammy Blu-ray Review   Tammy Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/10/2014 9:59 PM EST
I don't like Melissa McCarthy. I personally never found her funny. Her latest attempt at humor, Tammy, did not change my mind at all. In fact it only solidified the idea that I will go out of my way not to watch her films. Picture if you will a remake of Thelma and Louise, without Gina Davis, dumb downed to the lowest level of jokes possible l... Read More

Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review   Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2014 11:16 AM EST
It's always a little tricky when a hit Broadway Musical is adapted for the big screen.  Devoted fans of the show often scrutinize every detail and compare the movie to the stage productions.  In the case of Jersey Boys, I don't think the fans will be disappointed.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 11, 2014, it packs all the exci... Read More

Big Hero 6 Theatrical Review
Big Hero 6 Theatrical Review   Big Hero 6 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/07/2014 9:43 AM EST
Disney just unleashed another Marvel project on the silver screen without most movie patrons even realizing it. That film is known as Big Hero 6. Yes, that film, the one with the cute Stay Puft Marshmallow Man figure known as Baymax. Big Hero 6's story centers around a boy genius, Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter), who has been on the wrong ... Read More

Interstellar Theatrical Review
Interstellar Theatrical Review   Interstellar Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/05/2014 9:00 AM EST
How to make a movie 101 – Open up a proverbial can and add a little bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a star studded cast, a bit of family conflict, a three hour runtime, and a horrible twist, and you have Interstellar. Interstellar, the latest big budget, big concept film from Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight), written by ... Read More

Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review   Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/04/2014 9:05 AM EST
How far can Disney stretch an animated franchise?  Pretty far, it seems.  As with most of their cartoon features,  there is usually a sequel to a successful movie.  First there was Planes and now Planes: Fire and Rescue.  The second movie will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014. In this installment we ... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended 3D Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  11/03/2014 4:53 PM EST
The second movie in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sees our trusted band of adventurers, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman; Love Actually), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen; Xmen: Days of Future Past) and Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage; Captain America: The First Avenger) heading to the Lonely Mountain with the dream of reclaimi... Read More

Maleficent Blu-ray Review
Maleficent Blu-ray Review   Maleficent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2014 11:16 AM EST
Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty.  Or do they…?  As with the Broadway Musical Wicked bringing a new perspective to The Wizard of OZ, we see a different telling of sleeping beauty in Disney's Maleficent.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014, this live action version of the classic cartoon is darker and more... Read More

Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review
Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review   Before I Go To Sleep Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/30/2014 9:46 PM EST
With most films coming out before this Friday since most of America will be out celebrating Halloween, Before I Go To Sleep takes the opportunity to come out in "not so crowded" weekend. Before I Go To Sleep is a British-American thriller film adapted from a novel of the same name by S. J. Watson, written and directed by Rowan Joff&e... Read More