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.

The Space Between Us Blu-ray Review
The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  05/15/2017 4:28 PM EDT
There have always been space movies spattered throughout the years and they all seem to instill a sense of survival mode while watching.  You root for the astronaut to hold his breath when the face mask cracks; you hope the rocket will have enough fuel to make it safely back home, and you pray that the Apollo doesn't burn up re-entering th... Read More

La La Land 4K Ultra HD Review
La La Land   La La Land 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  05/01/2017 3:54 PM EDT
If we all love a good movie/musical (and past success dictates we do) then La La Land is a movie that everyone must see.  It's a simple, romantic movie, full of song and dance, that sways together in sync with the harmonic melody of the underlying story.  There is a reason that this film was the winner of six Academy Awards, including... Read More

Split Blu-ray Review
Split   Split Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/21/2017 10:54 AM EDT
Since 1999 M. Night Shyamalan has given us some really thought provoking and plot-twisting films, and, this week, his latest film, Split, is available on Blu-ray. Split follows the story of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy; X-Men: Apocalypse), who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, or multiple personality disorder, and has 24 separa... Read More

Hidden Figures 4K Ultra HD Review
Hidden Figures   Hidden Figures 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/12/2017 8:45 AM EDT
In a world in which being both black and a female were disadvantages, to say the least, Twentieth Century Fox shows audiences that if you have the guts to do it, nothing - including color or gender - can stop you.  Based upon Margot Lee Shetterly's non-fiction novel, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Hel... Read More

Why Him? 4K Ultra HD Review
Why Him?   Why Him? 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/04/2017 11:11 AM EDT
For a hilarious, if not a bit raunchy, comedy about a father having to cut the umbilical cord with his grown-up daughter, Why Him? fits the bill perfectly.  Delightfully comedic, Why Him? is almost the perfect third date movie.  The cast blends together well in an effort to bring a prior generation into the new te... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/03/2017 11:07 AM EDT
Warner Bros. is turning out to be what I would consider one of the smartest studios around.  Not only did they work with J.K. Rowling to provide one of the world's most popular movie franchises to people of all ages, but they have made the best business decision to bring the Harry Potter movies to 4K UHD.  Harry Potter and The De... Read More

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  04/03/2017 9:07 AM EDT
Warner Bros. has been amazing moviegoers over the last few years with their movie content, storylines, and choice of cast.  In the last year, they have also shown incredible foresight into bringing some of their prior blockbuster releases into the new digital technology.  The Harry Potter franchise has enthralled kids and adults... Read More

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Ultra HD Review
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  03/28/2017 9:58 AM EDT
For all the Harry Potter fans out there, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. has rewarded us with a "prequel" to the beloved magical series (rumored to be the first of possibly five- yes, five!) that creates its own story without losing the Harry Potter vibe that is central to the stories.  Magic,&nb... Read More

Insecure Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Insecure Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  03/20/2017 12:14 PM EDT
HBO was one of the forerunners in cable television to start their own programming.  With shows like Game of Thrones, Westword, The Sopranos, VEEP, Silicon Valley, and True Blood, HBO has shown foresight into what captivates viewers and they have also shown that they are not afraid to spend money on their productions, which make the s... Read More

Jackie Blu-ray Review
Jackie   Jackie Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  03/08/2017 10:39 AM EDT
In the 1960s, the United States was introduced to Camelot. Camelot – a time of romance and prosperity. The time in which there was contentment throughout the kingdom and people were happy. Well, we, as Americans, didn't have King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, or The Knights of the Round Table; we had the White House, the Oval Office, and the K... Read More