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 Neon Demon Blu-ray Review
The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review   The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/30/2016 2:19 PM EST
High fashion modeling is a cutthroat world.  As Supermodel Heidi Klum often says, "In fashion one day your in, the next day your out", and no film better exemplifies that that like Nicolas Winding Refn's (Drive) The Neon Demon.  His vision takes the modeling world and turns it into an Avant-garde horror film.J... Read More

Deepwater Horizon Theatrical Review
Deepwater Horizon Theatrical Review   Deepwater Horizon Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/29/2016 11:54 AM EST
The 2010 BP spill was the worst oil disaster in history.  The Deepwater Horizon rig blew up, sending 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days, killing 11 men and innumerable numbers of animals.  We all know what happened. We watched it on television.  However, I'm not sure most of us fully understood t... Read More

Highlander DVD Review
Highlander : 30th Anniversary DVD Review   Highlander DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/27/2016 11:19 PM EST
I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel. And I am immortal. — With that phrase uttered in 1986, a cult classic was born that would spawn several sequel movies and a television show.That film, Highlander, is now celebrating its 30th Anniversary.&nb... Read More

Cell Blu-ray Review
Cell Blu-ray Review   Cell Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/27/2016 11:06 AM EST
As a commentary on today's world where most of us are in a zombie like state staring at our electronic devices instead of interacting with those around us, Cell is a meaningful look at what we as a society have become.  As a movie based on a Stephen King Novel of the same name, it is a horrible mess that makes little sense.  It's taken ab... Read More

Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review   Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/27/2016 10:12 AM EST
What happens when you peak in High School and it all goes downhill 20 years later?  What happens when you were the geek in High School and now you‘ve peaked 20 years later?  For Calvin (Kevin Hart; Ride Along) and Bob (Dwayne Johnson; Furious 7) that is exactly what happened in this year's Central Intelligence.Bob was the fat kid at... Read More

Empire DVD Review
Empire: The Complete Second Season DVD Review   Empire DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/26/2016 5:27 PM EST
You know rap music has finally hit mainstream when it gets its own prime time soap opera. Empire premiered on FOX in 2015 and immediately became a success garnering Golden Globe and Emmy Nominations.  Season Two was just as intense at the original, with drama in every one of the eighteen episodes in the season.  I wasn't sure how long... Read More

Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review
Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review   Warcraft 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/26/2016 11:10 AM EST
Since the 90s, gamers all around the world have fallen in love with the World of Warcraft. Its fan base has reached such fevered levels that there are conventions for the series and people have even been married in the game itself. For years, Warcraft's legion of loyal (some may say fanatical) fans have been clamoring for a theatrical vision of... Read More

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/23/2016 1:53 PM EST
It's hard to believe it's been twenty-five years since Beauty and the Beast came to theaters.  With its romantic story and beautiful music, it is what we think of as "Classic Disney" and even these many years later, it still holds up.  It's no wonder there is a live action version set for next year. But, until then, ... Read More

The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review
The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review   The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/22/2016 10:00 AM EST
I never saw the 1960's version of The Magnificent Seven or its predecessor, the Japanese film Seven Samurai, so I have no basis of comparison with the latest remake coming to theaters this week.  All I can say is, as a standalone film, it has action, adventure, and some funny moments that make it a worthwhile movie going experience.When Ro... Read More

Aliens Blu-ray Review
Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Aliens Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  09/21/2016 11:08 AM EST
Aliens Blu-ray 30th Anniversary Edition features outer space and Sigourney Weaver and makes for one of the best sci-fi movies ever.  Can you believe it's been 30 years since Sigourney Weaver graced the movie theaters as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of her ship after the catastrophic encounter with the Alien?  Who else can... Read More