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.

Gone Girl Blu-ray Review
Gone Girl   Gone Girl Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/19/2015 11:06 PM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
"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 EST
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

This Is Where I Leave You Blu-ray Review
This Is Where I Leave You   This Is Where I Leave You Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/16/2014 9:50 AM EST
Judd (Jason Bateman, Arrested Development) is having a really bad year.  He comes home early from work to surprise his wife on her birthday only to find her in bed with his boss.  Then he gets a call his Dad died and he is forced to spend an uncomfortable week at his childhood home with his three siblings and his therapist mom.  Fina... Read More

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Theatrical Review
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies   The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  12/12/2014 10:27 AM EST
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies starts exactly where the previous Hobbit movie left off. In the final throws of "The Desolation of Smaug", Smaug is seen flying towards Lake Town with the sole aim of releasing his vengeance on its town's folk. The first scenes of The Battle of the Five Armies see him delivering his dose of reptil... Read More

The Maze Runner Digital HD Review
The Maze Runner   The Maze Runner Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/09/2014 9:51 PM EST
With the plethora of young adult science fiction novels being snatched up by every studio in creation and turned into films, it is hard to disseminate the few good ones from the many bad ones. This holiday season 20th Century Fox introduces film lovers to another one of these films, The Maze Runner, based on the novel by James Dashner, on iTunes Di... Read More

Dolphin Tale 2 Blu-ray Review
Dolphin Tale 2   Dolphin Tale 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/09/2014 3:41 PM EST
It isn't that often that a sequel is better than the first film, but with Dolphin Tail and Dolphin Tail 2, that is exactly the case.  You can pick up both movies now for the holiday season. The four disc collection is a must have for any young animal lover in your life. In Dolphin Tail, we meet Winter, a beached ju... Read More

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