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.

Steve Jobs Theatrical Review
Steve Jobs Theatrical Review   Steve Jobs Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/22/2015 4:39 PM EDT
To label a film "biopic" can sometimes be a little misleading. There is always a case for artistic license to emphasis part of the production, and this may be the case of Danny Boyle's (Trainspotting, Trance) latest offering, "Steve Jobs". Written by Aaron Sorkin (Malice, The Social Network) and based (loosely) on the biogra... Read More

Goosebumps Theatrical Review
Goosebumps Theatrical Review   Goosebumps Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/16/2015 9:31 AM EDT
If you were a child of the 80's, or the parent of a child of the 80's, you will most likely remember the beloved, if not scary, book series, Goosebumps, by R.L. Stein.  Columbia Pictures has decided to bring these creepy characters to life in the movie of the same name, opening in theaters just in time to cash in on the Halloween Season.Set in... Read More

Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review
Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review   Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/15/2015 9:49 AM EDT
For children of the 50's, Bridge of Spies will be a nostalgic look back at a time when the world was a very different place.  For those of us from younger generations, it will be an interesting view of world events from when communism overran half of Germany.  Either way, it is a powerful film, highlighting the more human side of the cold... Read More

Pan Theatrical Review
Pan Theatrical Review   Pan Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/8/2015 11:08 AM EDT
Taking a well-known story and twisting it around a little cannot be the easiest thing to do. With his latest film, Pan, Director Joe Wright takes J.M. Barrie tale of Peter Pan and gives his take on what was before the story we all know.The film starts off with Peter being abandoned at an orphanage as a baby, before moving forward twelve years to th... Read More

The Martian Theatrical Review
The Martian Theatrical Review   The Martian Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/1/2015 1:59 PM EDT
Ridley Scott once again dips his paws in to the science fiction genre with The Martian, based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel of the same name, and stars Matt Damon as Mark Watney, a NASA botanist based on a scientific research base on the surface of the red planet.The crew of ARES 3 are forced to make a sudden emergency evacuation from Mars when a storm... Read More

Sicario Theatrical Review
Sicario Theatrical Review   Sicario Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/1/2015 10:10 AM EDT
In Mexico, Sicario Means Hitman.Ripped directly from today's headlines comes Sicario, a film about the brutal war against drugs and the Mexican cartels, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Untitled Blade Runner Project).FBI Agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt; The Edge of Tomorrow, Looper) is very good at her job on the FBI kidnapping task forc... Read More

The Intern Theatrical Review
The Intern Theatrical Review   The Intern Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/24/2015 10:26 AM EDT
Robert DeNiro (Limitless) is the consummate actor.  Throw any part at him and he will make it his own; a chameleon of immense proportions unmatched by most actors today.  In his latest role as 70-year-old Ben Whittaker, he plays the gentleman businessman who needs something to do in retirement.When "About the Fit" Cyber Company ... Read More

Black Mass Theatrical Review
Black Mass Theatrical Review   Black Mass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/17/2015 11:10 AM EDT
Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger is a man you did not want to cross.  As the notorious head of the Winter Hill gang from Boston's South side, he was responsible for numerous murders and controlled the drug and racketeering trade in the area.  He was also allegedly an informant for the FBI for 20 years, handled by his childhood friend, ... Read More

Legend Theatrical Review
Legend Theatrical Review   Legend Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  9/13/2015 11:59 AM EDT
London in the 1960's was a hub for gangland crime, but there was one gang that stood out from the rest - The Kray's. "Legend", directed by Brian Helgeland (Payback, Mystic River), brings the biographical story of the celebrity gangsters Ronnie and Reggie to the big screen, with Tom Hardy (Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises) playing bo... Read More

The Visit Theatrical Review
The Visit Theatrical Review   The Visit Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/10/2015 11:28 AM EDT
Like some of M. Night Shyamalan's other movies, The Visit ends with a twist you didn't see coming.  I expected the typical poltergeist infestation or supernatural explanation for the characters' behavior, but what I ultimately got was much darker and more realistic.  It almost makes you wonder what sort of demonic dialogue goes on inside ... Read More