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 Imitation Game Theatrical Review
The Imitation Game   The Imitation Game Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/23/2014 1:42 PM EDT
If you want to see an Oscar worthy film before the end of 2014, go to see The Imitation Game.  Based on the novel by Andrew Hodges, the movie tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant yet awkward Mathematician who basically won WWII.  Starring Benjamin Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Fifth Estate), The Imitation Game is one of the best movie... Read More

This Is Where I Leave You Blu-ray Review
This Is Where I Leave You   This Is Where I Leave You Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/16/2014 9:50 AM EDT
Judd (Jason Bateman, Arrested Development) is having a really bad year.  He comes home early from work to surprise his wife on her birthday only to find her in bed with his boss.  Then he gets a call his Dad died and he is forced to spend an uncomfortable week at his childhood home with his three siblings and his therapist mom.  Fina... Read More

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Theatrical Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/12/2014 10:27 AM EDT
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies starts exactly where the previous Hobbit movie left off. In the final throws of "The Desolation of Smaug", Smaug is seen flying towards Lake Town with the sole aim of releasing his vengeance on its town's folk. The first scenes of The Battle of the Five Armies see him delivering his dose of reptil... Read More

The Maze Runner Digital HD Review
The Maze Runner   The Maze Runner Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/09/2014 9:51 PM EDT
With the plethora of young adult science fiction novels being snatched up by every studio in creation and turned into films, it is hard to disseminate the few good ones from the many bad ones. This holiday season 20th Century Fox introduces film lovers to another one of these films, The Maze Runner, based on the novel by James Dashner, on iTunes Di... Read More

Dolphin Tale 2 Blu-ray Review
Dolphin Tale 2   Dolphin Tale 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/09/2014 3:41 PM EDT
It isn't that often that a sequel is better than the first film, but with Dolphin Tail and Dolphin Tail 2, that is exactly the case.  You can pick up both movies now for the holiday season. The four disc collection is a must have for any young animal lover in your life. In Dolphin Tail, we meet Winter, a beached ju... Read More

The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hundred-Foot Journey   The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/04/2014 12:28 AM EDT
Foodies, gourmet cooks and Food Network aficionados rejoice!   The latest Blu-ray and DVD release from Dreamworks will feed your senses and desires for exotic cuisine.  Based on the novel of the same name, The Hundred Foot Journey takes you on an adventure of French and Indian food, while blending the cultures of two completely diffe... Read More

The Penguins of Madagascar Theatrical Review
The Penguins of Madagascar   The Penguins of Madagascar Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2014 11:08 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 The Penguins of Madagascar.  With their crazy strategic missions, ... Read More

Horrible Bosses 2 Theatrical Review
Horrible Bosses 2   Horrible Bosses 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/25/2014 10:45 PM EDT
In 2011 New Line Cinema's unleashed a movie that most of Middle America could relate to entitled Horrible Bosses. The movie had a simple premise. What if your boss was so "horrible" and destroying your life so much that the only out you had was to kill him? This fantasy was so common for most of working America that the act of living vica... Read More

If I Stay Blu-ray Review
If I Stay   If I Stay Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2014 3:59 PM EDT
In the continuing trend of making popular young adults books into movies, If I Stay has been made into a major motion picture, which is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.  The novel, written by Gayle Forman (Just One Year) is a heart-wrenching story sure to make even the coldest of people feel a multitude of emotions.  You would be hard pressed ... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/20/2014 4:54 PM EDT
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