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.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Blu-ray Review
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Blu-ray Review   Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/21/2016 2:44 PM EDT
My, how Zac Efron (High School Musical) has grown up!  In the first installment of this franchise, Teddy, played by Zac Efron, was a fraternity boy out to get his "adult" neighbors, Mac (Seth Rogan; Superbad ) and  Kelly (Rose Byrne; Damages).  In this second installment, he goes back to the fraternity house, now a sorority... Read More

The Night Of Blu-ray Review
The Night Of Blu-ray Review   The Night Of Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/21/2016 11:56 AM EDT
I remember when we first got cable TV in my house and HBO was THE movie channel (yes I know, I'm dating myself).  Then, HBO started creating original series and have been doing a great job of it for over 15 years (Game of Thrones, anyone?). Now, they are creating a block of what I would describe as mini-series - first with American Crime Story... Read More

Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray Review
Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray Review   Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  10/18/2016 12:17 PM EDT
There are just some movies that suck you into the fantasy world they create, and by that I mean, you become so immersed in the scenery, the language, the imagery and the costumes, that after the movie is done, you look around and wonder why real life looks so plain.  Alice Through the Looking Glass is such a movie.  Following the original... Read More

Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
Cafe Society Blu-ray Review   Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/18/2016 10:35 AM EDT
Admittedly, I haven't seen that many Woody Allen films in my life but, when I do, three things are certain: 1) the film will always be a little bit on the "quirky" side, 2) it will probably be an entertaining film that is highly stylized and 3) it will involve numerous big name Hollywood stars.  Café Society, his latest work t... Read More

Joshy Blu-ray Review
Joshy Blu-ray Review   Joshy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/14/2016 8:55 PM EDT
The majority of male bonding movies are typically raunchy, rowdy and depict a group of overgrown children drinking, taking drugs and having lots of sex while on some wild adventure (i.e. trip/vacation).  A perfect example would be 2009's The Hangover.  Based on that film, and its subsequent sequels, it would seem hard partying to the poin... Read More

American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
American Horror Story: Hotel Blu-ray Review   American Horror Story Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/14/2016 8:32 PM EDT
You Can Check In… But You Wont Check Out!Last week, FX released the Blu-ray box set of American Horror Story: Hotel. Those who watch the series regularly know that each season starts with a new theme and generally uses the same cast for new characters in the new season. The big difference in Season Five is the loss of Jessica Lang, who ... Read More

Blood Father Blu-ray Review
Blood Father Blu-ray Review   Blood Father Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/11/2016 9:52 AM EDT
Everyone is familiar with the phrase "daddy's little girl".  Usually, it is described when a dad loves his daughter so much he will do almost anything for her.   However, when dad is a convicted felon who spent 9 years in jail while his daughter was raise by three different stepdads and the daughter is a 17 year old runaway who ... Read More

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Blu-ray Review
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Blu-ray Review   Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/10/2016 11:44 AM EDT
In a case of life imitating art comes the 20th Century Fox comedy, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.  Mike (Adam Devine; Pitch Perfect) and Dave (Zac Effron; Neighbors) are brothers who are known for being the life of the party, but when their sister gets engaged, their parents inform them that they each need to bring dates... Read More

Swiss Army Man Blu-ray Review
Swiss Army Man Blu-ray Review   Swiss Army Man Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/4/2016 11:33 PM EDT
There have been so many moments while watching movies that I complain endlessly about the lack of creativity in Hollywood.  Well, for the first time, I have to admit this is not one of those films. Out this week on Bluray is Swiss Army Man, starring Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper) and Mr. Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliff. (A... Read More

The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review
The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review   The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/4/2016 11:14 PM EDT
In theory, The Purge was an interesting and unique premise.  No conscience for one night.  Everything is legal including murder.  The most anyone can hope for is to survive 12 hours of madness and mayhem and for those causing it… to enjoy their freedom.  While the concept was great the reception wasn't what the ... Read More