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 Great Wall Theatrical Review
The Great Wall   The Great Wall Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/16/2017 2:48 PM EDT
The Great Wall of China spans over 5,500 miles and took 1,700 years to build.  It is made of stone, brick, and wood and was meant to keep enemies from crossing the border into China.  A marvel of labor and architecture that can be seen from outer space, it has numerous stories to tell.  Some of these stories include legends that are ... Read More

Fist Fight Theatrical Review
Fist Fight   Fist Fight Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  02/16/2017 2:00 PM EDT
Parking lot.  After school.  3pm.  Think you've seen it?  Think again.  Fist Fight stars Ice Cube (Boys n the Hood; Friday) and Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses; It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as high school teachers readying to draw fists at the end of the day.  Directed by Richie Keen (It's Alwa... Read More

Trolls 4K Ultra HD Review
Trolls   Trolls 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/09/2017 2:06 PM EDT
Dreamworks Animation has given us many of our favorite animated movies.   The Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda franchise, and How to Train Your Dragon franchise are just a few of the great works coming out of this studio.  In fact, there aren't many productions that Dreamworks has had th... Read More

Fifty Shades Darker Theatrical Review
Fifty Shades Darker   Fifty Shades Darker Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/09/2017 12:45 PM EDT
Soccer moms rejoice!  Part two of the latest favorite book trilogy is now ready to be released in movie theaters nationwide just in time for Valentine's Day.  After two years of waiting, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are back on the big screen to help us once again indulge in our wildest fantasies.  Fifty Shades Darker is ... Read More

John Wick, Chapter 2 Theatrical Review
John Wick, Chapter 2   John Wick, Chapter 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/09/2017 10:07 AM EDT
In 2014, Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) made a career comeback to action films with a little known movie entitled John Wick. It featured the perfect revenge story, a man hell-bent on avenging the death of his dog that his wife gave him from beyond the grave. The movie had everything going for it — great plot, great acting, great action, ... Read More

Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
Batman Lego Movie   Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/08/2017 9:35 AM EDT
With a hit song, "Everything is Awesome" and an amazing first movie, The Lego Batman Movie is an easy ride into building a franchise.  With the advent of the television show Gotham and the renewed interest in Superheroes and Villains by the younger generation, Batman is a huge hit with the children of all ages.  Lionsg... Read More

The Passion of the Christ Blu-ray Review
The Passion of the Christ   The Passion of the Christ Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 3:43 PM EDT
Generally, movies with a religious undertone tend to be controversial and when Jesus is the main character, that controversy tends to be doubled.  Such is the case with Mel Gibson's (Braveheart) 2004 film The Passion of The Christ. While it opened to modest acclaim and solid box office numbers, it definitely had its detractors. ... Read More

The Salesman Theatrical Review
The Salesman   The Salesman Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 9:50 AM EDT
So much is different in other parts of the world from what we know and are used to in the United States. There are strict rules regarding women having their heads covered, what theater and music can be enjoyed, and how the police deal with crimes. Relationships between husbands and wives are also different.  Yet much o... Read More

Almost Christmas Blu-ray Review
Almost Christmas   Almost Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 8:51 AM EDT
We can't choose our family and many times we don't get along with them.  We try to avoid getting together whenever possible but during the holidays, we often head home for a few days and suffer through the family drama.  Of course, Hollywood likes to play on that drama and there is always a movie coming out dealing with ... Read More

American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
American Pastoral   American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/06/2017 8:40 AM EDT
The 1960s were a decade filled with turmoil, protests, war and the end of an era of the working husband, stay at home mom, and the Leave it To Beaver mentality.  Lionsgate brings American novelist Philip Roth's, American Pastoral, to the big screen and with it, brings to light the turmoil that visited many families when try... Read More