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 Choice Theatrical Review
The Choice Theatrical Review   The Choice Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  2/5/2016 9:03 AM EDT
Never judge a book by its cover.  Or in this case, never judge a movie by its trailer.Nicholas Sparks' latest feature film, The Choice, looked less than appealing based on the two minutes I saw online.  The story held no interest for me and the main characters had no chemistry, or so it seemed.  To be honest, I seriously thought abou... Read More

Hail, Caesar! Theatrical Review
Hail, Caesar! Theatrical Review   Hail, Caesar! Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  2/4/2016 3:19 PM EDT
Hail, Caesar! is a movie with a laundry list of greats and one glaring not so great.  Great Writers/Directors Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men), great actors from George Clooney (Up In the Air) and Josh Brolin (Men In Black 3) to Scarlett Johansson (Avengers) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike XXL), and great set and costume design.&nbs... Read More

Pride, Prejudice and Zombies Theatrical Review
Pride, Prejudice and Zombies Theatrical Review   Pride, Prejudice and Zombies Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  2/4/2016 9:04 AM EDT
Author Seth Grahame-Smith's work came to the attention of modern movie-goers with the 2012 release Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, based upon his book of the same name. Now, in 2016, after a couple of years of being in production with several different directors and leading ladies, his New York Times bestselling novel Pride and Prejudice ... Read More

The Finest Hours Theatrical Review
The Finest Hours Theatrical Review   The Finest Hours Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  1/28/2016 1:58 PM EDT
Disney's The Finest Hours dramatizes the events of one of the most harrowing Coast Guard rescue missions off the Massachusetts coast in 1952.  Still regarded as one the most heroic and successful rescues in Coast Guard history, the events of February 18 inspired both book and now the film, which opens in theaters on January 29th. Based on a tr... Read More

Ride Along 2 Theatrical Review
Ride Along 2 Theatrical Review   Ride Along 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  1/15/2016 9:11 AM EDT
In 2014, Ice Cube (Boyz in the Hood) and Kevin Hart (Get Hard) teamed up for the hilarious comedy Ride Along.  Now they are back for round two and the laughs are as abundant as ever.  In Ride Along 2, the soon to be brothers-in-law once again find themselves caught up in a web of illegal activity while trying to solve a crime.Ben Barber (... Read More

Concussion Theatrical Review
Concussion Theatrical Review   Concussion Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  12/24/2015 10:50 AM EDT
Professional sports is big business.  Billions of dollars a year are spent on tickets and merchandising, not to mention players' contracts.  The NFL is so big they have their own day of the week, and commercial airtime for the Super Bowl costs an exorbitant amount of money for a 30 second spot.  You can only imagine what would happen... Read More

Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
Daddy's Home Theatrical Review   Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  12/23/2015 4:50 PM EDT
I think I have finally figured out why Will Ferrell (Elf) has a movie career.  It's so he can make moronic comedies that really aren't very funny.  His latest endeavor, Daddy's Home, is more of the same mind numbing antics we have come to expect from him.  I can only hope at some point someone has the common sense to stop... Read More

The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review   The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  12/21/2015 3:04 PM EDT
I can't decide if Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) is incredibly brilliant or deeply disturbed; probably some combination of both.  And, I wonder what type of upbringing and young adult experiences shaped him into the person he has become today.  Whatever the answers are it has made him a successful filmmaker with a cinematic footprint al... Read More

The Big Short Theatrical Review
The Big Short Theatrical Review   The Big Short Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  12/21/2015 11:01 AM EDT
A (less than) funny thing happened on the way to the keyboard.  Under my usual rock, I had no clue what the The Big Short was about (don't ask), much less what names would appear on the marquee (Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt...).  Not 10 seconds into the trailer, I knew I had to see this film.  I had to write ... Read More

Sisters Theatrical Review
Sisters Theatrical Review   Sisters Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  12/18/2015 9:40 AM EDT
Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) are pure comedy gold.  Practically everything they touch turns out to be a success and their latest collaboration, Sisters, is no different.  These two women can rival the best comedy duos of all time, and seeing them together on the big screen is a treat no one should miss.Fey and... Read More