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 Expendables 3 Theatrical Review
The Expendables 3   The Expendables 3 Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  08/14/2014 2:38 PM EST
The night the lights went out on…Lincoln Road.  A power outage affected the entire block.  In the theatre, The Expendables 3 continued to play.  Like the proverbial cockroach.  Except for the sound.  The sound had cut out, and the crowd agreed that the film had just improved ten-fold.  Should Stallone be bored e... Read More

Muppets Most Wanted Blu-ray Review
Muppets Most Wanted   Muppets Most Wanted Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/12/2014 9:07 AM EST
Muppets Most Wanted is anything but.  Like so many movie sequels it doesn't come close to the original, or in this case, the first movie in the most recent reboot of the Muppets.  Watching the Muppet show growing up was always fun and I am inclined to love almost anything Muppets but this sequel just wasn't good.  I kept looking for ... Read More

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/07/2014 11:07 AM EST
For years various studios and companies have been trying to find a way to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle property back on the big screen, and this August it will be finally accomplished by Platinum Dunes, Nickelodeon, and Paramount.The premise is simple – Four turtles and a rat come into contact with a mutagen agent that transforms then ... Read More

Need For Speed Blu-ray Review
Need For Speed   Need For Speed Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/06/2014 9:41 AM EST
If you are a designer car buff and a car racing enthusiast then "Need For Speed" is a movie you definitely want to see.   From fast, exotic cars to beautiful scenery from all over the United States the movie won't disappoint the avid Nascar, muscle car and street racing fan.  However, if you don't like all those things you ... Read More

The Other Woman Blu-ray Review
The Other Woman   The Other Woman Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  08/05/2014 2:56 PM EST
I always find it interesting when a film comes out "Starring" someone and the supporting actor or actress steals the thunder away from the main star. And so it goes with Twentieth Century Fox's release of "The Other Woman" starring Cameron Diaz being released to BluRay & DVD this week! In all honesty, it should be "Star... Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review
Guardians of the Galaxy   Guardians of the Galaxy Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  07/31/2014 9:56 AM EST
Marvel Studios does it again!  Cliche? Yes, and yes.  About that...We begin by meeting Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) as a young boy (not) coping with his mother's death, and abducted by an alien ship. Rather than deliver him (to whom, we have yet to discover…his extraterrestrial father, Jason, or one of his foes, perhaps)... Read More

Get On Up Theatrical Review
Get On Up   Get On Up Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/31/2014 9:45 AM EST
Get on Up: the James Brown Story" combines drama, heart and great music to tell the fascinating life story of the Godfather of Soul.   Chadwick Boseman (Draft Day) Plays the lead and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) plays Brown's best friend Bobby Bird.  Dan Aykroyd (Ghoptbusters, The Blues Brothers) portrays Brown's long time manager ... Read More

Hercules Theatrical Review
Hercules   Hercules Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  07/30/2014 11:05 AM EST
One of Ancient Greece's most popular myths is turned on its head with Brett Ratner's telling of Hercules. In Ratner's account, the son of Zeus is no more than a leader of a band of cut-throat mercenaries, working their way through life, until they each have enough gold to retire into a life they all desire.Once the predictable narrative that seems ... Read More

Lucy Theatrical Review
Lucy   Lucy Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/24/2014 4:06 PM EST
This week Universal Pictures hopes to breathe life into a dead summer with their new film Lucy. Lucy, stars  Scarlett Johansson,  is Luc Besson's (The Professional, The Fifth Element) latest action thriller. The premise although a little far fetched is simple. Lucy is a student studying abroad in Taipei who, through a series of mishap... Read More

Rio 2 Blu-ray Review
Rio 2   Rio 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/18/2014 10:19 PM EST
Rio 2 once again takes us on an adventure with Blu, voiced by Jessie Eisenberg (The Social Network), the rare blue macaw who is on the verge of extinction.  Blu lives with his love, Jewel, voiced by Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), and their three children.  They have a happy life at the animal sanctuary in Rio complete with all the comfor... Read More

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