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.

Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
Cafe Society   Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/18/2016 10:35 AM EDT
Admittedly, I haven't seen that many Woody Allen films in my life but, when I do, three things are certain: 1) the film will always be a little bit on the "quirky" side, 2) it will probably be an entertaining film that is highly stylized and 3) it will involve numerous big name Hollywood stars.  Café Society, his latest work t... Read More

Joshy Blu-ray Review
Joshy   Joshy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/14/2016 8:55 PM EDT
The majority of male bonding movies are typically raunchy, rowdy and depict a group of overgrown children drinking, taking drugs and having lots of sex while on some wild adventure (i.e. trip/vacation).  A perfect example would be 2009's The Hangover.  Based on that film, and its subsequent sequels, it would seem hard partying to the poin... Read More

American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
American Horror Story: Hotel   American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/14/2016 8:32 PM EDT
You Can Check In… But You Wont Check Out!Last week, FX released the Blu-ray box set of American Horror Story: Hotel. Those who watch the series regularly know that each season starts with a new theme and generally uses the same cast for new characters in the new season. The big difference in Season Five is the loss of Jessica Lang, who ... Read More

Blood Father Blu-ray Review
Blood Father   Blood Father Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/11/2016 9:52 AM EDT
Everyone is familiar with the phrase "daddy's little girl".  Usually, it is described when a dad loves his daughter so much he will do almost anything for her.   However, when dad is a convicted felon who spent 9 years in jail while his daughter was raise by three different stepdads and the daughter is a 17 year old runaway who ... Read More

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Blu-ray Review
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates   Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/10/2016 11:44 AM EDT
In a case of life imitating art comes the 20th Century Fox comedy, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.  Mike (Adam Devine; Pitch Perfect) and Dave (Zac Effron; Neighbors) are brothers who are known for being the life of the party, but when their sister gets engaged, their parents inform them that they each need to bring dates... Read More

Swiss Army Man Blu-ray Review
Swiss Army Man   Swiss Army Man Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/04/2016 11:33 PM EDT
There have been so many moments while watching movies that I complain endlessly about the lack of creativity in Hollywood.  Well, for the first time, I have to admit this is not one of those films. Out this week on Bluray is Swiss Army Man, starring Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper) and Mr. Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliff. (A... Read More

The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review
The Purge: Election Year   The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/04/2016 11:14 PM EDT
In theory, The Purge was an interesting and unique premise.  No conscience for one night.  Everything is legal including murder.  The most anyone can hope for is to survive 12 hours of madness and mayhem and for those causing it… to enjoy their freedom.  While the concept was great the reception wasn't what the ... Read More

The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review
The Neon Demon   The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/30/2016 2:19 PM EDT
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

Cell Blu-ray Review
Cell   Cell Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/27/2016 11:06 AM EDT
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   Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/27/2016 10:12 AM EDT
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