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.

Shrek Blu-ray Review
Shrek Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review   Shrek Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/26/2016 5:49 PM EDT
He's big, green, ugly and lives in a swamp.  In 2001, we fell in love with him so much that we ended up with three sequels and a Broadway musical.  He is forever engrained in a generation's mind, and now Dreamworks has decided to release the movie that started it all on Blu-ray as the anniversary edition of&n... Read More

Midnight Special Blu-ray Review
Midnight Special Blu-ray Review   Midnight Special Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/21/2016 11:42 AM EDT
What if all those cult religions that believe aliens are coming to save them were right?  What if there was something else out there?  What if some of them lived amongst us and we never even knew it?  Midnight Special explores this idea, along with the thought that a little boy can be more than he seems and the government knows more ... Read More

The Other Side of the Door Blu-ray Review
The Other Side of the Door Blu-ray Review   The Other Side of the Door Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/21/2016 10:50 AM EDT
The horror genre has evolved from what it was back in the 1970's and 80's, with icon films like Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. I'm not sure that evolution is for the better, because even though graphics and special effects have advanced,the plots, scares and goriness haven't necessarily improv... Read More

Finding Dory Theatrical Review
Finding Dory Theatrical Review   Finding Dory Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/16/2016 10:39 AM EDT
In 2003, a little fish named Nemo (Hayden Rolence; Cicero in Winter) mesmerized the world.  With his bad fin, overbearing father and adventurous spirit, he captivated us into wishing him home.  Along for that journey was his father, Marlin (Albert Brooks; Broadcast News) and a forgetful fish named Dory (Ellen DeGe... Read More

The Martian Blu-ray Review
The Martian: Extended Edition Blu-ray Review   The Martian Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/15/2016 9:51 AM EDT
Director Ridley Scott (Alien) is notorious for lengthy feature films.   His movies tend to run over two hours and, originally, his latest feature, The Martian, was closer to three.  The theatrical version was edited down to two hours and twenty four minutes and some felt even that was too long.  Now Twentieth Century Fox Home En... Read More

London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review
London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review   London Has Fallen Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  6/13/2016 10:40 PM EDT
In 2013, two films came out within six months of each other about the United States White House being taken over by terrorists and the President taken hostage. One film succeeded; one didn't. And, in the wake of box office success, a sequel was green lit for Olympus Has Fallen entitled London Has Fallen.Following in the footsteps of Olympus Has... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/13/2016 10:24 PM EDT
So many times when you see a movie or television show about Major League sports, there is a common theme running throughout...Babes, Booze and Bling.  HBO's hit series, Ballers, has plenty of all three, plus something extra thrown in.Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson; Furious 7) was a world class football play... Read More

Zootopia Blu-ray Review
Zootopia Blu-ray Review   Zootopia Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  6/10/2016 10:46 AM EDT
Welcome to Zootopia, Walt Disney's 55th animated feature,which will be released this week on BluRay, DVD and Digital download. Zootopia is all about a world where humans didn't exist. Animals evolved upright on 2 feet, wear clothes and have jobs. They live as humans do. Not really the most original idea, but there was a ton of thought as ... Read More

Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review   Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/9/2016 10:24 PM EDT
Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and Edgar "Eddie" Garcia (How to Make It in America) sat down one day with Writer/Director Ian Edelman and brainstormed ideas.  The Childhood friends wanted to make a feature film together and just needed the right vehicle.  Hence, Puerto Ricans in Paris was born.Luis and Eddie are New York City cops ... Read More

Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review   Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  6/9/2016 9:33 AM EDT
Who doesn't love magic?  The sleight of hand. The trick of the eye. The elaborate showmanship meant to distract the unsuspecting, naïve spectator.  It's fantasy and theatrics that has people the world over delighting in the grandeur of it all.There have been any number of movies where magic serves as the backdrop to drama and suspens... Read More