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.

Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review   Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/26/2016 5:06 PM EST
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a timeless classic that has been adapted into movies, both animated and live action, many times.   Now, Disney has taken the story a step further by continuing Alice's adventures in their newest release, Alice Through the Looking Glass.  In this whimsical story through a colorful... Read More

Weiner Theatrical Review
Weiner Theatrical Review   Weiner Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/25/2016 3:27 PM EST
Anthony Weiner has passion. It was evident when he was a member of the House of Representatives from New York.  It was evident when he ran for Mayor of New York City in 2013 and it was evident when he was caught in a sexting scandal... not once, but twice.  Weiner is vocal and stubborn and, at times, volatile.It's a wonder why he woul... Read More

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Theatrical Review
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Theatrical Review   Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/19/2016 5:17 PM EST
Crude, rude, obnoxious and offensive are all accurate adjectives to describe Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.  As if the first film wasn't awful, yet funny enough, the second continues in the same vein of sophomoric frat humor.  While not quite as good as the first one, the sequel will remind viewers of all of the things they liked about... Read More

The Nice Guys Theatrical Review
The Nice Guys Theatrical Review   The Nice Guys Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/19/2016 2:17 PM EST
Writer/Director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is known for his spy/police/private investigator stories with two males as the lead characters.  His writing is often funny, wry and, at times, sophomoric.  Luckily, his latest work, The Nice Guys, serves up more of this same formula that has worked so well for him in the past.Holland Marc... Read More

Money Monster Theatrical Review
Money Monster Theatrical Review   Money Monster Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/12/2016 11:02 AM EST
I was a little apprehensive about tackling this one... having George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the same flick.  There are exceptions, but the good majority of their films are vehicles for box office draws.  Even their serious work can come off as a polished Hollywood tale wrapped with that film gift bow (read: guaranteed money maker).&... Read More

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Theatrical Review
How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Theatrical Review   How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/06/2016 2:57 PM EST
So how exactly do you plan an orgy in a small town?  That is the question that Neophyte Productions wants to help us answer.  The somewhat smart comedy has been garnering some critical acclaim at regional film festivals and opens in limited release on May 13th.Cassie Cranston (Jewel Staite; Firefly) was the town slut who left Beaver&... Read More

Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review
Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review   Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/05/2016 11:08 AM EST
Everyone is talking about it… #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan.  Where do you fall on the spectrum, or do you not even care?  If you don't, you should, as Captain America: Civil War seems to be one of 2016's blockbusters. Garnering praise aplenty, movie goers will flock to the theaters to see it at least once in the next month and they won... Read More

The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review   The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/21/2016 1:32 PM EST
Quick question… if The Huntsman: Winter's War was never made, would we really be missing anything?  The short answer is probably not.  While there were some good things about the film, there were far more negatives than positives, starting with the question "why?"The prequel/sequel gives us the back-story of who the hunts... Read More

Criminial Theatrical Review
Criminial Theatrical Review   Criminial Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/14/2016 2:57 PM EST
If you look up the word criminal in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you will find an adjective meaning "involving illegal activity: morally wrong".  From this, one would ascertain a movie with the word as its title would involve either of the above mentioned descriptions, which it does.  However, it's difficult to figure out whi... Read More

The Boss Theatrical Review
The Boss Theatrical Review   The Boss Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/07/2016 10:57 AM EST
For me, Melissa McCarthy is hit or miss.  Sometimes I like her stuff; other times I don't.  Mike and Molly was funny enough. Bridesmaids was hysterical and her character was great.  Spy was another example of a fun and entertaining McCarthy movie.  However, The Heat and Tammy were both awful and torturous to sit through.  S... Read More