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.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Theatrical Review
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Theatrical Review   Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/20/2016 1:54 PM EST
"Reach for the stars" is a common idiom encouraging everyone to try their best, and with this second installment of Jack Reacher's adventures, Director Edward Zwick tried his very best to reach as high as he could- and I think it paid off.  Based on the 18th book in author Lee Child's series, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back follo... Read More

American Pastoral Theatrical Review
American Pastoral Theatrical Review   American Pastoral Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/20/2016 1:24 PM EST
Phillip Roth's (The Human Stain) Pulitzer Prize winning novel American Pastoral is a commentary of 1960's America and the "All-American" white middle class family.  With gripping insight, turmoil, despair, and, ironically, a misguided sense of hope, it chronicles the rise and fall of the not so charmed life of the Levovs and how the ... Read More

Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray Review
Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray Review   Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/18/2016 12:17 PM EST
There are just some movies that suck you into the fantasy world they create, and by that I mean, you become so immersed in the scenery, the language, the imagery and the costumes, that after the movie is done, you look around and wonder why real life looks so plain.  Alice Through the Looking Glass is such a movie.  Following the original... Read More

Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
Cafe Society Blu-ray Review   Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/18/2016 10:35 AM EST
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

Ice Age: Collision Course 4K Ultra HD Review
Ice Age: Collision Course 4K Ultra HD Review   Ice Age: Collision Course 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/17/2016 2:42 PM EST
It's what we've all been waiting for all these years.  I mean, the franchise films all start out with it and end with it.  We've seen shorts of it.  The anticipation has been almost crippling.   The public has demanded it and 20th Century Fox has delivered.  Yes, Scrat and his acorn are back. ... Read More

Joshy Blu-ray Review
Joshy Blu-ray Review   Joshy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/14/2016 8:55 PM EST
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 Blu-ray Review   American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/14/2016 8:32 PM EST
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

X-Men: First Class 4K Ultra HD Review
X-Men: First Class 4K Ultra HD Review   X-Men: First Class 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/12/2016 9:48 PM EST
With one of the most favorite and beloved superhero Marvel franchises, comes the 4K release of X-Men: First Class.  X-Men: First Class was a long awaited prequel in this franchise bringing us back to the origins of the epic beginning of Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr.  Providing us not only the history of these two y... Read More

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Television Review
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Premiere: Out of Time Television Review   DC's Legends of Tomorrow Television Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/12/2016 9:29 AM EST
DC's Legends of Tomorrow starts off in Season Two with our favorite Captain, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill; Doctor Who), missing in action.  In fact, all of our Legends are MIA.  Luckily, Dr. Nate Haywood (Nick Zano; The Final Destination), obsessed with time travel, discovers a time ripple and seeks out Oliver Queen, who Nate already knows ... Read More

Blood Father Blu-ray Review
Blood Father Blu-ray Review   Blood Father Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/11/2016 9:52 AM EST
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