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 Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review
The Innocents (Les Innocentes)   The Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2016 3:35 PM EST
As the old saying goes, "war is hell".  Of course that is true of the soldiers fighting those wars but even more so for the civilians witnessing the atrocities war can bring.  Everything from riots and bombs to lost limbs and life befall those not actually fighting in the war.  The toll it takes on anyone unlucky enough to ... Read More

Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review
Wiener-Dog   Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/08/2016 1:31 PM EST
If cats have nine lives, how many reincarnations do dogs get?  If Wiener-Dog is any indication, the answer is about five.  Or, at least it seems that way in this case.  The movie follows the travails of a dog that is passed from home-to-home and scenario-to-scenario and, as independent films go, I've seen worse.Writer/Director To... Read More

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates   Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 6:25 PM EST
Zac Efron has had an interesting career so far.  He started as a fresh faced teenager singing and dancing his way in to young girls' hearts, then moved on to more serious and adult roles and now he seems to be enjoying more of the frat boy, partying, comedy driven characters.   So far this year, we have seen him i... Read More

The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
The Secret Life of Pets   The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 2:10 PM EST
Illumination Entertainment hasn't made a ton of animated films, but, when they do, they typically get it right.  Great characters, good stories, terrific animation, etc. Their feature films are something to look forward to and their characters tend to be memorable (Minions anyone?).  Their newest foray into the world of animation, The Sec... Read More

The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review
The Legend of Tarzan   The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2016 9:42 AM EST
The story of Tarzan has been told in many different ways over 100 years.  From live action films and television shows to books and animated features, we seem to be fascinated with the idea of a man raised among animals.  The story appeals to various facets of the population and we always seem to be drawn into the animalistic male who... Read More

The BFG Theatrical Review
The BFG   The BFG Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2016 8:39 AM EST
Some would argue that author Roald Dahl was a deeply disturbed individual.  Others would argue he was a brilliant writer.  Some would say he was both.  As the author of many children's and adult books, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, he cemented a place in literary hist... Read More

Finding Dory Theatrical Review
Finding Dory   Finding Dory Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/16/2016 10:39 AM EST
In 2003, a little fish named Nemo (Hayden Rolence; Cicero in Winter) mesmerized the world.  With his bad fin, overbearing father and adventurous spirit, he captivated us into wishing him home.  Along for that journey was his father, Marlin (Albert Brooks; Broadcast News) and a forgetful fish named Dory (Ellen DeGe... Read More

Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
Puerto Ricans In Paris   Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2016 10:24 PM EST
Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and Edgar "Eddie" Garcia (How to Make It in America) sat down one day with Writer/Director Ian Edelman and brainstormed ideas.  The Childhood friends wanted to make a feature film together and just needed the right vehicle.  Hence, Puerto Ricans in Paris was born.Luis and Eddie are New York City cops ... Read More

Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
Now You See Me 2   Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2016 9:33 AM EST
Who doesn't love magic?  The sleight of hand. The trick of the eye. The elaborate showmanship meant to distract the unsuspecting, naïve spectator.  It's fantasy and theatrics that has people the world over delighting in the grandeur of it all.There have been any number of movies where magic serves as the backdrop to drama and suspens... Read More

Me Before You Theatrical Review
Me Before You   Me Before You Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/02/2016 2:54 PM EST
There is always room for a good love story in film today, and many studios bank on romantic comedies to get female audiences in the seats.  What's not to like about a good looking, emotionally damaged leading man, a pretty young lady who "heals" him and a few laughs thrown in?  Me Before You isn't that kind of romantic movie.&nb... Read More