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 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

Taken 3 Digital HD Review
Taken 3   Taken 3 Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/07/2015 10:28 AM EDT
The original Taken film released in 2008 was a sleeper hit for 20th Century Fox and Europa Corp. It followed the story of Ex-covert operative, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson; Non-Stop, Unknown), trying to recover his daughter who had been kidnapped while in Paris. The film primarily worked because of the audience familiarity of a father trying to pr... Read More

Into The Woods Blu-ray Review
Into The Woods   Into The Woods Blu-ray Review
(Emily Hazlett)  04/07/2015 8:20 AM EDT
Who knew the woods could be so magical? Apparently director Rob Marshall (Chicago) did when he made the renowned Broadway musical, Into the Woods, come to life. With the world famous cast, he takes you on a journey, which blows you away. There is definitely magic in these woods.The collaborative effort of the cast makes watching the extras worthwhi... Read More

Furious 7 Theatrical Review
Furious 7   Furious 7 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/03/2015 9:03 AM EDT
Furious 7 is everything you would expect from the Fast and Furious franchise and so much more.  Once again "the family" needs to pull together to fight against others who want to harm them.  Interestingly, this time there are two menaces instead of one and a "world domination" pseudo plot is woven into the mix. In... Read More

Home Theatrical Review
Home   Home Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/26/2015 4:23 PM EDT
The Boov are coming, The Boov are coming!!!  What exactly are "Boov", you ask?  They are the cute, colorful alien creatures at the center of Dreamworks' new theatrical release Home.   Out in theaters on March 27, 2015, this animated film is an hour and a half of typical family entertainment. The Boov are a society... Read More

The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review
The Penguins of Madagascar   The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/25/2015 12:54 PM EDT
After three movies of playing bit characters in the background, the Penguins of Madagascar finally have gotten their starring roles.  The black and white flightless birds, that have always had about ten minutes of screen time, are now the main players of the hour and a half long The Penguins of Madagascar.  With their crazy strategic... Read More