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 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

Creed Theatrical Review
Creed Theatrical Review   Creed Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/24/2015 8:53 AM EST
Legacy – it's a powerful word. It can open doors for a person and/or it can be a heavy burden someone carries throughout their life.   That theme permeates the new movie Creed in more ways than one.  Not only is legacy part of the film itself, but it also is an underlying tone about the Rocky Saga and Sylvest... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/19/2015 4:50 PM EST
Suzanne Collins' journey, which began with the publication of The Hunger Games in 2010, is coming to its glorious conclusion this week with the release of the fourth movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.  Our love affair with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence; American Hustle) is about to come to a close, and I'm sure man... Read More

Spectre Theatrical Review
Spectre Theatrical Review   Spectre Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  11/05/2015 8:36 AM EST
Bond is back in his twenty fourth adrenaline pumping, globe-trotting adventure, Spectre.There's no getting away from the fact that Skyfall was one of the best if not the best Bond movies ever made, so keeping continuity for the Bond 24 was paramount if it were to equal in success. Thankfully, that's the case, and Daniel Craig returns again for his ... Read More

Room Theatrical Review
Room Theatrical Review   Room Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/30/2015 9:42 AM EST
Room. A ten foot by ten foot space.  A bed, sink, toilet, bathtub, wardrobe and small skylight to help differentiate between day and night. And, most importantly, one door to the outside with a keypad lock.  Not nearly enough space for one person let alone two.Joy (Brie Larson; 21 Jump Street) has spent 7 years locked in this room/shed in... Read More

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Theatrical Review
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Theatrical Review   Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/29/2015 10:25 AM EST
Imagine, if you will, that a deadly zombie outbreak has plagued your city and just a handful of people are alive, trying to survive the pandemic. While this plot could easily describe the hit 2009 film Zombieland, it is actually the premise for the Paramount Pictures upcoming Halloween release, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.Direct... Read More

The Last Witch Hunter Theatrical Review
The Last Witch Hunter Theatrical Review   The Last Witch Hunter Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 8:37 PM EST
The Last Witch Hunter had so much potential; unfortunately it just didn't live up to it.  It is predictable, anticlimactic and overdone at points. Even some good casting choices can't help salvage the tangled mess the plot weaves.  Dark, demonic and ordinary, I spent an hour and 45 minutes waiting for the big payoff that never qui... Read More

Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review   Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 4:51 PM EST
If I were a young girl between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, I would say Jem and the Holograms is inspirational, moving, fun, and all about girl power.  However, I'm a grown woman, so for me the film was cliché, predictable, cheesy and unoriginal.  Clearly, I am not the target audience.Based on the Hasbro toy, Jerrica/Jem (Au... Read More

Steve Jobs Theatrical Review
Steve Jobs Theatrical Review   Steve Jobs Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/22/2015 4:39 PM EST
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-Rose)  10/16/2015 9:31 AM EST
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