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 Judge Blu-ray Review
The Judge   The Judge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2015 8:32 AM EDT
When Big City Attorney Henry Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.; Iron man, Sherlock Holmes) finds himself traveling back to his small, Indiana hometown to attend his mother's funeral, he can't make plans to leave fast enough.   But when his overbearing, self-righteous father (Robert Duvall; The Godfather, Jack Reacher) is accused of murde... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Five   Archer Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/27/2015 8:23 AM EDT
A couple of years ago 20th Century Fox launched a new satirical spy drama on their FX channel called Archer. The show caught on due to its tongue-in-cheek off-the-wall humor, it's distinctive style of animation, and the fact that adult audiences found the show good enough to wind down to after a days work.  For four seasons Archer pre... Read More

A Walk Among the Tombstones Blu-ray Review
A Walk Among the Tombstones   A Walk Among the Tombstones Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/22/2015 8:32 PM EDT
I'm always fascinated by what motivates people, especially serial killers, to do the depraved things they do.  Unfortunately for me, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" doesn't delve that deeply into the Psyches of the duo killing and chopping up the women who are loved by drug dealers in NY.  Instead it tells the story of Mat... Read More

Annabelle Blu-ray Review
Annabelle   Annabelle Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/21/2015 8:32 AM EDT
Back in the 1970s, a doll named Annabelle was thought to be possessed by an evil spirit. After being exorcised by a priest, it was taken to the Warren Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut, where, to this day, it is locked up only seeing the light of day when a priest comes once a month to exorcise the evil that lies within the doll.It is this real-... Read More

Gone Girl Blu-ray Review
Gone Girl   Gone Girl Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/19/2015 11:06 PM EDT
Just when you think you've figured it all out, a new twist is added to the plot of Gone Girl, which once again leaves you paying close attention to see what happens next.  Based on the book of the same name, author and screenwriter, Gillian Flynn takes the audience on a journey of lies, deception, and psychological cunning played... Read More

Blackhat Theatrical Review
Blackhat   Blackhat Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/15/2015 11:03 PM EDT
Almost as if the plot of the film was ripped from today's headlines, Michael Mann's Blackhat hacks in to theaters this weekend, January 16th, 2015.Blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Viola Davis (Enders Game, Get On Up), is Michael Mann's (Heat, Collateral) latest crime story about a cyber-terrorist attack at a n... Read More

Get On Up Blu-ray Review
Get On Up   Get On Up Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  01/15/2015 9:38 PM EDT
I think the saddest thing for any critic watching a movie, is the moment he or she sees the potential of what could have been, as compared to what is playing out in front of them. This is what came to mind when I got to sit down and watch "Get On Up".  The thing that killed me most was that I couldn't even put my finger on what exact... Read More

Into The Woods Theatrical Review
Into The Woods   Into The Woods Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/24/2014 11:17 AM EDT
Musical theater fans have a reason to celebrate this holiday season.  The beloved Broadway show Into The Woods opens in theaters on Christmas day.  Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine), the film boasts an all-star cast and enjoyable two hours of drama and song. Into The Woods opened on Broadway in 1987 and won several Tony awards... Read More

The Good Lie Blu-ray Review
The Good Lie   The Good Lie Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  12/23/2014 2:05 PM EDT
"The Good Lie", starring Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Wild), is a story about four Sudanese refugee "siblings".  Based on a true story, the movie depicts the atrocities of the Sudan war.  It tells the story of the numerous people left displaced, along with tens of thousands of children who were orphaned, and livi... Read More

The Imitation Game Theatrical Review
The Imitation Game   The Imitation Game Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/23/2014 1:42 PM EDT
If you want to see an Oscar worthy film before the end of 2014, go to see The Imitation Game.  Based on the novel by Andrew Hodges, the movie tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant yet awkward Mathematician who basically won WWII.  Starring Benjamin Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Fifth Estate), The Imitation Game is one of the best movie... Read More