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.

American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
American Pastoral   American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/06/2017 8:40 AM EDT
The 1960s were a decade filled with turmoil, protests, war and the end of an era of the working husband, stay at home mom, and the Leave it To Beaver mentality.  Lionsgate brings American novelist Philip Roth's, American Pastoral, to the big screen and with it, brings to light the turmoil that visited many families when try... Read More

Vice Principals Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Vice Principals Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/06/2017 8:12 AM EDT
HBO is known for its award-winning television series and movies, so when one receives a Blu-ray from them, you can usually expect great things.  Gripping stories, excellent production values, terrific cast and something that you would want to watch over and over again.  Sadly, Vice Principals is probably one of the lower points ... Read More

John Wick 4K Ultra HD Review
John Wick   John Wick 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/04/2017 8:17 AM EDT
"John Wick is the guy you send to kill the boogeyman".  Make no mistake about it, John Wick (Keanu Reeves; The Matrix) is a badass. He is not the guy you want to make angry, nor do you want to double cross him.  He has skills in hand to hand combat and is an expert marksman.  He will find you and make you pay before you kno... Read More

Rings Theatrical Review
Rings   Rings Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  02/03/2017 11:26 AM EDT
It had been a long while since I'd seen a horror flick.  I loved them as a kid, but somewhere along the way viewing them just trailed off.  So, when the opportunity presented itself to view the latest chapter in the RING franchise, I wasn't so sure how I felt about seeing it.  Then, I discovered that it had been directed by F. Javier... Read More

The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/03/2017 10:34 AM EDT
Why has travel to Mars become such a hot movie topic of late?  Last year's The Martian was a cautionary tale of space exploration and the triumph of the human spirit.  Other than the clichéd ending, it was a gripping and moving commentary on life and outer space.  This month's The Space Between Us a... Read More

Masterminds Blu-ray Review
Masterminds   Masterminds Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/31/2017 10:32 AM EDT
They say truth is stranger than fiction.   And sometimes it can even be entertaining.  Such is the case with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's movie, Masterminds.  Based on a true story, the film gives a slightly humorous slant to one of the biggest bank heists in American history.  Available now on Blu-ray an... Read More

The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review
The Lair of the White Worm   The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  01/30/2017 4:06 PM EDT
The Lair of the White Worm, based on the Novel by Bram Stoker and Directed and adapted for the screen by Ken Russell (Altered States).The film takes place in the Peak District of England, where a young Archeologist named Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi; Doctor Who) uncovers a strange skull buried in the yard of the Bed & Breakfast where he... Read More

Parents Blu-ray Review
Parents   Parents Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  01/30/2017 4:05 PM EDT
Parents, an underrated black comedy, directed by Bob Balaban (My Boyfriend's Back) and written by Christopher Hawthorne and starring Randy Quaid (National Lampoon's Vacation), Mary Beth Hurt (Untraceable), and Sandy Dennis (976-EVIL).Meet the Laemles. Dad's got a great job, mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask fo... Read More

Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
Pinocchio   Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 1:43 PM EDT
In 1940, Walt Disney captured our imaginations when he brought the beloved character of Pinocchio to the theaters.  Based on the Italian children's novel by Carlo Collido it teaches valuable lessons about lying and the differences between right and wrong.  With lovable characters and catchy songs, it melted hearts all over the world a... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/30/2017 1:40 PM EDT
Ballers is an HBO series that first aired in 2015.  It's a show that looks at  NFL agents and athlete and the problems that they go up against dealing with the sports agencies, greedy owners, and the increasingly money-driven NFL itself.  Season One was a solid show and kept enough interest for HBO to re... Read More