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 Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review
The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review   The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/22/2016 10:00 AM EDT
I never saw the 1960's version of The Magnificent Seven or its predecessor, the Japanese film Seven Samurai, so I have no basis of comparison with the latest remake coming to theaters this week.  All I can say is, as a standalone film, it has action, adventure, and some funny moments that make it a worthwhile movie going experience.When Ro... Read More

Bridget Jones's Baby Theatrical Review
Bridget Jones's Baby Theatrical Review   Bridget Jones's Baby Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/15/2016 11:43 AM EDT
In 1996, Helen Fielding introduced the world to a frumpy, single workingwoman from England in the bestselling novel, Bridget Jones's Diary.  Funny, self-deprecating and certainly relatable, Bridget became an instant success and spawned a movie of the same name in 2001.  Three years later, the film was followed up by its sequel Bridget... Read More

Sully Theatrical Review
Sully Theatrical Review   Sully Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/8/2016 11:39 AM EDT
It was any other normal day in January 2009.  People rushed around the always crowded LaGuardia Airport on their way to destinations all over the world.  For Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks; Bridge of Spies) and Jeffrey Skiles (Aaron Eckhart; The Dark Knight), it was just another day "at the Office" in the cock... Read More

The Light Between Oceans Theatrical Review
The Light Between Oceans Theatrical Review   The Light Between Oceans Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/1/2016 11:39 AM EDT
Have you ever been willing to do almost anything for the person you love? What if it meant doing something that could get you in trouble or could even be illegal?  And if you do that thing, what would be the consequences for everyone involved? M.L. Steadman's debut novel turned major motion picture, The Light Between Oceans, asks the audience ... Read More

Little Men Theatrical Review
Little Men Theatrical Review   Little Men Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  8/22/2016 12:00 PM EDT
In today's world of blockbuster car chases and super hero films, Ira Sachs' (Love is Strange) Little Men is an interesting change.  Delving into the ideas of childhood friendship and adulthood fights, it is a juxtaposition of innocence and lost ideals and dreams.   It reminds you of what was once good and pure and how it all changes.... Read More

Ben-Hur Theatrical Review
Ben-Hur Theatrical Review   Ben-Hur Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  8/18/2016 9:06 PM EDT
A quick recap for the rock valley dwellers out there...Ben-Hur is a cinematic soap opera spinning betrayal, prejudice and forgiveness; in which a prince, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), is forced into slavery after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell) falsely accuses him of treason.  Fans of the "original" Charlton Heston Ben-Hur ... Read More

War Dogs Theatrical Review
War Dogs Theatrical Review   War Dogs Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  8/17/2016 11:54 AM EDT
If you look up the definition of a war dog in the Urban Dictionary, you find, "A political and/or military person who's immorally eager to encourage a people or nation to go to war."  For arms dealers, this is exactly what they are hoping for and when President Bush went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, they couldn't wait to suppl... Read More

Sausage Party Theatrical Review
Sausage Party Theatrical Review   Sausage Party Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  8/12/2016 8:54 AM EDT
Take some animated supermarket food, throw in some catchy tunes, and stir with a bunch of celebrity voices… what could be bad, right?  Oh my lord!  You are not prepared for what this delicious recipe concocts.  Bawdy, immature, outrageous, over the top, raunchy humor and antics ensue and are sure to offend almost everyone in s... Read More

Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review
Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review   Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  8/11/2016 4:38 PM EDT
In 1977, Walt Disney Productions made a live action/animated film called Pete's Dragon.  It was fun and kid friendly, with happy songs and a colorful dragon named Elliot.  While it had some somber moments, the majority of the film was uplifting and inspiring.  Almost 40 years later, Disney has reimagined the classic film in a way... Read More

Hell or High Water Theatrical Review
Hell or High Water Theatrical Review   Hell or High Water Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  8/11/2016 12:01 PM EDT
What would you do for your family?  Would you kill someone or rob a bank? What if you were a career criminal about to lose the family farm due to crooked bankers who preyed on the elderly and ill?  Would the end justify the means?  Hell or High Water, the new film from Director David Mackenzie (Asylum), gives you ... Read More