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 Other Woman Theatrical Review
The Other Woman Theatrical Review   The Other Woman Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  4/24/2014 10:30 AM EDT
If "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned", what about three women? So is the premise of "The Other woman", the female empowerment comedy directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.  "The Other Woman" follows the travails of a wife who finds out her husband is che... Read More

Norma Rae Blu-ray Review
Norma Rae Blu-ray Review   Norma Rae Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/16/2014 2:36 PM EDT
Lots of people probably rolled their eyes when Sally Field was announced as the star of Norma Rae, Martin Ritt's 1979 film about a blue collar union activist in the Deep South. Sally Field? In 1979, Field was hardly the celebrated actress she is today. Sure, she had proven her acting bona fides in the television movie Sybil, but for many she wa... Read More

The Nut Job Blu-ray Review
The Nut Job Blu-ray Review   The Nut Job Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/15/2014 2:49 PM EDT
In the current state of CGI animation, projects are either massive blockbuster entries with a regal voice cast or disposable cartoons with actors taking work to impress their kids. "The Nut Job" follows last Thanksgiving's "Free Birds" in the forgettable category, with the potential of a spiraling 3D caper featuring squirrels an... Read More

Fargo Blu-ray Review
Fargo Blu-ray Review   Fargo Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/15/2014 2:40 PM EDT
A film about greed and violence that is sometimes classified as a comedy proved to be Joel and Ethan Coen's first major breakthrough to mainstream audiences. Earning seven Academy Award nominations and winning two—Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress—Fargo shows the darkest and brightest sides of humanity against a backdrop of ... Read More

Draft Day Theatrical Review
Draft Day Theatrical Review   Draft Day Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/11/2014 3:18 PM EDT
With the NFL Draft a month away, the movie Draft Day will be hoping for a lengthy run at the box-office. The film takes you to the innards of high pressure picking and trading not seen during a real NFL draft.  We saw one side of the coin, player management, in the movie Jerry Maguire when it was released in 1996, but here we get a Hollywood l... Read More

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Review
(Paul Kates)  4/9/2014 9:02 AM EDT
Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"   makes its long anticipated debut on the small screen with the release of various home entertainment editions. "The Hobbit", set 60 years before "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy   brings us Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Sir Ian McK... Read More

Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review
Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1 DVD Review   Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/4/2014 11:04 AM EDT
If you're a fan of DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon", they you need to check out this follow-up animated TV series "Dragons" if you haven't already. The first season of this show was subtitled "Riders of Berk" and included 20 episodes. The second season which just finished airing this month was subtitle... Read More

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Theatrical Review
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Theatrical Review   Captain America: The Winter Soldier Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  4/3/2014 3:03 PM EDT
Next to the Iron Man series, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes in a close second.  The very compelling storyline, creative action, excellent direction and above all good acting combine to put this super hero in the forefront.  Not so sci-fi fantasy, the Captain works to protect and serve. He's an Ethan Hunt with more cour... Read More

47 Ronin Digital HD Review
47 Ronin Digital HD Review   47 Ronin Digital HD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/2/2014 2:09 PM EDT
"47 Ronin" has received its fair share of press due to its runaway costs and missed released dates. Branded a troubled production, it's with some relief to report that the feature is not a mess, just misguided in a manner familiar to moviegoers who've previously been subjected to the runaway ambition of a first-time director with access t... Read More

Jungle Book 2 Blu-ray Review
Jungle Book 2 Blu-ray Review   Jungle Book 2 Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  4/1/2014 12:35 PM EDT
Disney's relatively brief obsession with cash-in sequels churned out far more misses than hits, with Jungle Book 2 being one of the only direct-to-video-quality misfires in the bunch to make its debut in theaters... to the tune of $135 million no less. Regardless, it remains one of the studio's most unnecessary sequels and one of its most d... Read More