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.

Roots Blu-ray Review
Roots Blu-ray Review   Roots Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/7/2016 10:25 PM EDT
"My name is Kunta Kinte".  I had just turned six years old when Roots became a television event so, even though I had never seen it, I knew what that phrase meant.  For almost forty years it meant courage, spirit and hope for an entire race of people.  And now, as the History Channel airs a retelling of Alex Haely's classic... Read More

Gods of Egypt 4K Ultra HD Review
Gods of Egypt 4K Ultra HD Review   Gods of Egypt 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/31/2016 4:08 PM EDT
With the Hunger Games now complete, and the Divergent series winding down, Lionsgate's executives were looking to launch a new franchise and when Gods of Egypt of was pitched to them, they bit. Unfortunately, things didn't pan out as well as they had hoped, once it was released in theaters. Now, looking for new... Read More

The Finest Hours Blu-ray Review
The Finest Hours Blu-ray Review   The Finest Hours Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/24/2016 3:54 PM EDT
In case you missed the theatrical release of Disney's The Finest Hours, it has finally come to Blu-ray combo pack this week, just before the start of the United States Memorial Day 2016 weekend.The drama, starring Chris Pine (Star Trek), Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), Ben Foster (Warcraft), and Holliday Granger (Cinderella) is b... Read More

How To Be Single Blu-ray Review
How To Be Single Blu-ray Review   How To Be Single Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/24/2016 1:31 PM EDT
How to Be Single, the comedy starring Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Gray), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Leslie Mann (This Is 40) and Alison Brie (Community), makes its way to the home theater market this week with the release of the Blu-ray.Based on the book by Liz Tuccillo, How to Be Single focuses on four woman and their li... Read More

Deadpool 4K Ultra HD Review
Deadpool 4K Ultra HD Review   Deadpool 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  5/22/2016 11:59 AM EDT
Until earlier this year, Deadpool was just known to the legion of die hard comic book fans around the world. However, In February of 2016 the general public was introduced to the "Merc with a Mouth" and the world has never been the same.In case you haven't heard of Deadpool before, he is nothing like any other superhero you have ever ... Read More

The Witch Blu-ray Review
The Witch Blu-ray Review   The Witch Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  5/16/2016 11:38 PM EDT
While The Witch garnered critical acclaim when it debuted in theaters in February of this year, it was met with less than enthusiastic audience ratings.  After having viewed the movie, I have been contemplating it, and the more I separate myself from the film, the more I can see how it would be praised form a cine... Read More

Joy Blu-ray Review
Joy Blu-ray Review   Joy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  5/10/2016 4:41 PM EDT
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), and Robert DeNiro (The Intern) have teamed up several times on film in the last few years.  Their latest venture is a semi-true story about a down-on-her-luck single mother who invents a new way to mop the floor.... Read More

Independence Day Blu-ray Review
Independence Day Blu-ray Review   Independence Day Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  5/10/2016 11:40 AM EDT
It's been 20 years since Bill Pullman (American Ultra) uttered those now famous words "Today we celebrate our independence day", and made the world fall in love with a new, timeless classic movie – Independence Day.  Now, in anticipation of this summer's sequel, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released a sp... Read More

The Revenant Blu-ray Review
The Revenant Blu-ray Review   The Revenant Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  4/28/2016 4:13 PM EDT
Based on the 2002 novel by Michael Punke, The Revenant is aptly named.  Defined as "a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead", the film explores the life and (almost) death of trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio; Titanic).  While loosely based on Glass's life, the book and movie fantasize h... Read More

Krampus Blu-ray Review
Krampus Blu-ray Review   Krampus Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  4/26/2016 4:14 PM EDT
When you think of holiday horror movies, you don't often think of Christmas.  However, if you've ever heard the Austrian Folklore about a horned, half goat-half demon creature that punishes children who misbehave and don't believe in Saint Nicholas anymore, then you realize the story lends itself to a creepy, horror tale.  Universal Studi... Read More