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 Slap Television Review
The Slap   The Slap Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/12/2015 4:00 PM EST
It's true what they say - you can't choose your family.  And when that family is Greek and numerous, family get togethers are bound to be loud, and full of tension.  The Slap, the new mini-series on NBC is situated around one such family and the scenario that leads to their breakdown.  The first episode which airs on Feb... Read More

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Blu-ray Review
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day   Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/12/2015 1:09 PM EST
We've all had one of those "Murphy's law" kind of days – anything that can go wrong, will.   For Alexander Cooper it seems every day is like that and the day before his 12th birthday is no exception.  He wakes up to find everyone in his grade has been invited to the cool kid's party the same day as his, th... Read More

Glee DVD Review
Glee: The Complete Fifth Season   Glee DVD Review
(Sean Ferguson)  02/12/2015 1:04 PM EST
So I guess I have to start by coming clean. Hi My name is Sean Ferguson and I'm a Glee fan. It's sad and true and no matter how far this series goes off base I continue to watch. It may be because I'm a huge music buff….or maybe it's because when I was in school I was picked on too (though no slushies were ever thrown my way)... Read More

Kingsman: The Secret Service Theatrical Review
Kingsman: The Secret Service   Kingsman: The Secret Service Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/11/2015 12:02 PM EST
Who doesn't love a good spy movie?  Action, adventure, intrigue and great gadgets all blending together to create an enjoyable movie experience.  Throw in a strong, seasoned group of actors and you have the makings of a great film.   Twentieth Century Fox had attempted to tackle this genre with Kingsman: The Secret Service being... Read More

The Best of Me Blu-ray Review
The Best of Me   The Best of Me Blu-ray Review
(Michelle Koesten)  02/09/2015 12:02 PM EST
Based on a Nicolas Sparks novel, The Best Of Me is out on Blu-ray and DVD.   Having not read any of his books, and only having seen a few of his movies, I didn't know what to expect.  A friend did say she threw the book across the room at the end, so I was a little concerned about the ending. While I am a fan of two of its s... Read More

101 Dalmatians Blu-ray Review
101 Dalmatians   101 Dalmatians Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/08/2015 8:11 PM EST
"Everything old is new again" and in this vain Disney has rereleased the animated classic 101 Dalmatians.  This special Diamond Edition introduces the 1961 film to a whole new audience and is sure to delight anyone who watches it.  Regardless of whether or not you've seen it before, the Blu-ray/ DVD is a great purchase to ad... Read More

Before I Go To Sleep Blu-ray Review
Before I Go To Sleep   Before I Go To Sleep Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/29/2015 9:42 PM EST
How would you feel if you woke up every morning not remembering a thing from the previous ten years?  Such is the plight of Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman; Eyes Wide Shut, Batman Forever).   Every evening she goes to sleep knowing bits and pieces of her life told her by her husband Ben (Colin Firth; The King's Speech, Kingsman: S... Read More

The Judge Blu-ray Review
The Judge   The Judge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2015 8:32 AM EST
When Big City Attorney Henry Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.; Iron man, Sherlock Holmes) finds himself traveling back to his small, Indiana hometown to attend his mother's funeral, he can't make plans to leave fast enough.   But when his overbearing, self-righteous father (Robert Duvall; The Godfather, Jack Reacher) is accused of murde... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Five   Archer Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/27/2015 8:23 AM EST
A couple of years ago 20th Century Fox launched a new satirical spy drama on their FX channel called Archer. The show caught on due to its tongue-in-cheek off-the-wall humor, it's distinctive style of animation, and the fact that adult audiences found the show good enough to wind down to after a days work.  For four seasons Archer pre... Read More

A Walk Among the Tombstones Blu-ray Review
A Walk Among the Tombstones   A Walk Among the Tombstones Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/22/2015 8:32 PM EST
I'm always fascinated by what motivates people, especially serial killers, to do the depraved things they do.  Unfortunately for me, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" doesn't delve that deeply into the Psyches of the duo killing and chopping up the women who are loved by drug dealers in NY.  Instead it tells the story of Mat... Read More