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.

Insurgent Blu-ray Review
Insurgent   Insurgent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/04/2015 10:57 AM EDT
Insurgent, the second in the trilogy by Veronica Roth's Divergent series, hits stores Tuesday, August 4, on Blu-ray and DVD.  In the ever present quest for commercial dominance, I'm sure this Blu-ray will fare well based on the popularity of the book series and the stars of the movie.The film picks up pretty much where the first o... Read More

The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review
The Casual Vacancy   The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/03/2015 4:40 PM EDT
Never judge a book by its cover.  That is one of the lessons of The Casual Vacancy, the J.K Rowling book adaptation that was a three hour miniseries on BBC and HBO. Lesson two – our actions affect those around us, so be careful of what you say and do because it can have unintended consequences.=Pagford seems like a quaint, idyl... Read More

The End of The Tour Theatrical Review
The End of The Tour   The End of The Tour Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/31/2015 9:55 AM EDT
I'm not quite sure how to describe The End of The Tour.  So many adjectives come to mind, it's hard to know which ones to choose. The ones that jump out are intense, philosophical, poignant, introspective, intelligent, and slightly depressing.Based on a novel by David Lipsky, it tells the story of Lipsky's five day interview with acc... Read More

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Theatrical Review
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation   Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/29/2015 4:15 PM EDT
It has been nineteen years since the first Mission: Impossible film, and, this week, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise; Edge of Tomorrow, Top Gun) is back in it's fifth outing, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.Things haven't been going so great for Mr. Hunt since we last saw him in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. The IMF (Impossible Missions Force... Read More

Vacation Theatrical Review
Vacation   Vacation Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  07/28/2015 10:03 AM EDT
Once upon a time, my late cousin Alex effortlessly hit comedic treasure (in our small world) forever turning a simple word, pantalones, into an instant trigger for laughter.  Similarly (though on a much larger scale of recognition), John Hughes forever changed a simple word...Vacation.Some scenes do push attempts at dark and raunchy a little o... Read More

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review
Justice League: Gods and Monsters   Justice League: Gods and Monsters Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/28/2015 9:55 AM EDT
Coming to Blu-ray/DVD this week is a reimagining of sorts of the Justice League we all know and love in the full-length feature film, Justice League:  Gods and Monsters. Imagine if you will, a world where there is a Superman, but no Clark Kent, a Batman, but no Bruce Wayne, A Wonder Woman, but no Princess Diana. These are some of the changes t... Read More

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel   The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/27/2015 4:15 PM EDT
I know the saying is "third time's a charm",  but, for  Fox Searchlight, it seems to be the second go around is charming, or at least just as charming, as the first.  The surprise hit of 2012 is back, along with the entire cast, for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.   Starring some of Britain's most talented ... Read More

Paper Towns Theatrical Review
Paper Towns   Paper Towns Theatrical Review
(Emily Hazlett)  07/24/2015 8:53 AM EDT
Paper Towns makes you think about how you are living your life. If this movie teaches you one thing, it's that if we watch from the sidelines and just blend in we become the paper town, with paper people such as ourselves. It dares us to be bigger and live every day as though it's our last.Quentin(Nat Wolff; The Fault In Our Stars) is your average ... Read More

The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review
The Longest Ride   The Longest Ride Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/23/2015 3:15 PM EDT
Anyone expecting Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) to veer from his tried and true method of romantic story telling would be sorely disappointed with The Longest Ride.  As is Sparks' M.O., once again, there are multi-generational love stories, tragedy, heartbreak, and ultimately, a happy ending.  While slightly more interesting than Sparks' ... Read More

X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut)   X-Men: Days of Future Past Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/23/2015 10:54 AM EDT
I have a great idea for a new drinking game. Every time you spot a difference from the original X-Men: Days of Future Past to the new Rogue cut, take a shot!  With 30 more minutes of footage you will surely be drunk long before Magneto (Michael Fassbender; Inglourious Basterds) shoots Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence; The Hunger Games) in the leg.S... Read More



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