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 Finest Hours Theatrical Review
The Finest Hours Theatrical Review   The Finest Hours Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/28/2016 1:58 PM EST
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-Rose)  01/15/2016 9:11 AM EST
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-Rose)  12/24/2015 10:50 AM EST
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-Rose)  12/23/2015 4:50 PM EST
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-Rose)  12/21/2015 3:04 PM EST
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 EST
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-Rose)  12/18/2015 9:40 AM EST
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

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/16/2015 3:05 AM EST
In 1977, the words "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... " kicked off what would become one of the largest pop culture phenomenons in history, the Star Wars saga. The six films, countless TV shows, books, and video games that have been released have created their own little niche in today's society the world over.Now, 32 years... Read More

In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review   In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/10/2015 3:06 PM EST
There has been so much written about the almost mystical, great white whale that haunted Captain Ahab's dreams in Moby Dick.   Herman Melville's novel is the quintessential story that has enraptured people for over 150 years.  Lesser known is a nonfiction book, by Nathaniel Philbrick, retelling the tale of the whale ship Essex, destr... Read More

The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review   The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2015 9:42 AM EST
What if a meteor never hit earth and destroyed the Dinosaurs?  What if they still existed today?  What if they had human like qualities and the humans were more animalistic?  That is how Disney/Pixar marketed their newest release, The Good Dinosaur.  Interestingly enough, those themes play a small role in the grand scheme of the... Read More