Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Jennifer Broderick

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.

Trolls 4K Ultra HD Review
Trolls   Trolls 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/09/2017 2:06 PM EST
Dreamworks Animation has given us many of our favorite animated movies.   The Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda franchise, and How to Train Your Dragon franchise are just a few of the great works coming out of this studio.  In fact, there aren't many productions that Dreamworks has had th... Read More

Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
Batman Lego Movie   Batman Lego Movie Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/08/2017 9:35 AM EST
With a hit song, "Everything is Awesome" and an amazing first movie, The Lego Batman Movie is an easy ride into building a franchise.  With the advent of the television show Gotham and the renewed interest in Superheroes and Villains by the younger generation, Batman is a huge hit with the children of all ages.  Lionsg... Read More

American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
American Pastoral   American Pastoral Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  02/06/2017 8:40 AM EST
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

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/30/2017 1:40 PM EST
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

A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
A Dog's Purpose   A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/25/2017 11:15 AM EST
Retelling a story from a unique perspective, and opening the audience's eyes to human nature through the voice of man's best friend, brought A Dog's Purpose to life - captivating the audience through laughter, love, and tears.   Director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) has created a masterpiece based on W. Bruce Cameron's ... Read More

The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
The Light Between Oceans   The Light Between Oceans Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/24/2017 2:12 PM EST
The Light Between Oceans is a romantic drama based upon the 2012 novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman.  Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures takes on a deep topic to bring to the big screen.  Done with grace and dignity, The Light Between Oceans is a wonderful, but bittersweet story about love, life, a... Read More

Sherlock Television Review
Sherlock: Season Four   Sherlock Television Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/16/2017 9:30 PM EST
Sherlock is an U.K. production starting Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) as Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr. John H. Watson.  Quite possibility being the last series (we hope not) in this show, due to the actors very busy outside schedule, Series 4 brings more emotion, more mystery closer to home than ev... Read More

The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review
The Girl On The Train   The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/16/2017 3:02 PM EST
When Universal Studios wants to pick a book to develop into one of the best thriller-mystery movies of the year, they go to Paula Hawkins and create a screenplay and movie of the same name as the book and present it to the audience with twists and turns at every moment of the film. The Girl On The Train is an unpredictable story that will keep... Read More

Live By Night Theatrical Review
Live By Night   Live By Night Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/11/2017 10:25 AM EST
Step back into time to a prolific era when men returned from The Great War and lost themselves, where life was easy, alcohol was for the back rooms, speakeasies were the thing to do, and the Irish and Italian Mobs ran the country. Live By Night transports you back into a time that has gone by the wayside- a glorious, relaxing time full of... Read More

A Monster Calls Theatrical Review
A Monster Calls   A Monster Calls Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/05/2017 5:06 PM EST
The purpose of a movie is to tell a story and to entertain the audience.  A Monster Calls is the epitome of a story with a deep meaning, one with a lesson, or two, and one with such emotion that there isn't a dry eye left in the theater or a sound emitting from the audience by the time the credits roll.Conor McGuire (Lewis MacDou... Read More



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