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.

White Collar DVD Review
White Collar Season Six   White Collar DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/12/2015 10:36 PM EDT
I had heard a lot of good things about the acclaimed USA Network show White Collar but I had never actually seen it so I wasn't sure what to expect when I dove, head first, in to the final six episodes of the series.  Season six, out on DVD today, was short and sweet and apparently tied up a lot of loose ends for fans that have been watchi... Read More

Black or White Blu-ray Review
Black or White   Black or White Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/12/2015 11:37 AM EDT
When Black or White came to the FlickDirect office for review I couldn't figure out how I missed a movie starring Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams, Draft Day) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Insurgent).  Two powerhouses headline a film directed by Mike Binder (The Upside of Anger, Reign Over Me), what could be bad?  Turns out there is a ... Read More

Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron   Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/01/2015 12:01 AM EDT
Marvel's Avengers: The Age of Ultron, the film with the biggest "hype meter" in the Movie Hype App, kicks off the 2015 Summer film season this Friday in North America.If the story is unknown to you, it's pretty simple. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" assemble to defend the world from utter destruction. This time... Read More

Cake Blu-ray Review
Cake   Cake Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/30/2015 10:56 PM EDT
Claire Bennett (Jenifer Aniston; Friends, Horrible Bosses) is in a lot of pain.  Continual, excruciating pain.  Physical pain, mental pain and, most importantly, emotional pain.  She doesn't know how to stop the pain; or rather she does, but can't get enough determination together to end her life so she teeters between living a hollo... Read More

Inherent Vice Blu-ray Review
Inherent Vice   Inherent Vice Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/29/2015 10:37 PM EDT
Inherent vice: noun Hidden defect (or the very nature) of a good or property which of itself is the cause of (or contributes to) its deterioration, damage, or wastage. Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon, the 2014 Academy award-nominated movie Inherent Vice is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Starring a long l... Read More

The Mentalist DVD Review
The Mentalist: The Complete Seventh Season   The Mentalist DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/28/2015 11:27 AM EDT
The award winning series, The Mentalist, ended its seven season run this spring and is out on DVD this week.  For fans of the show this short season wraps up the series with a neat little bow.  While it remains the same basic formula as past seasons, the "flavor" of the show changed by end of season six and that influence permea... Read More

The Age of Adaline Theatrical Review
The Age of Adaline   The Age of Adaline Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/23/2015 4:55 PM EDT
From the trailers I decided I wanted to see Age of Adaline.   It looked mildly interesting, starred actors I typically liked, and wasn't the same old action adventure, sci-fi or romantic comedy so prevalent in movie theaters today.  Unfortunately, I left the theater with a sense of disappointment as Age of Adaline was predictable, un... Read More

The Pyramid Digital HD Review
The Pyramid   The Pyramid Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/23/2015 3:20 PM EDT
Modern cinema's fascination with ancient Egypt and mummies can be traced back to 1932 and the release of The Mummy from Universal Studios starring Boris Karloff. Now, 20th Century Fox and Silvatar Media release The Pyramid to the world in Digital HD.Taking it's cues from other "found footage" films, the film follows a group of arc... Read More

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death   The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/20/2015 11:36 PM EDT
After the success of the 2012 film, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), it is no surprise that a sequel was to be made by the studio. Released in January of 2015, and now on Blu-ray, we now have the sequel entitled Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.Unlike the first film, which was based on the novel by Susan Hill, Woma... Read More

The Longest Ride Theatrical Review
The Longest Ride   The Longest Ride Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  04/10/2015 9:20 AM EDT
If grey is too gloomy for you, try 50 (or 100) Shades of Blush.  I did! But, before we get to those hot and glistening details...What you need to know about Nicholas Sparks' latest novel turned Hollywood blockbust... er... uh... hopeful...There are some acting gems in this film.  Disclosure: I became a lifelong Alan Alda fan upon meet... Read More