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.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 4K Ultra HD Review
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes   Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/26/2017 4:44 PM EDT
In 2011, Twentieth Century Fox re-imagined the very popular 1968 -1974 films and television series called The Planet of The Apes.  Rise of the Planet of The Apes took a different slant on the classic story and it seemed to pay off.  Once again, the subject matter was a hit with audiences so naturally, in 2014, they created a seq... Read More

Rise of the Planet of the Apes 4K Ultra HD Review
Rise of the Planet of the Apes   Rise of the Planet of the Apes 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/26/2017 4:22 PM EDT
In 1968, a film debuted about a planet where human-like apes ruled and humans were mute prisoners.  The foreign concept captured the imaginations of millions of people and became a popular series spawning 4 more movies through 1973.  Then, in 1974, a television series aired but only lasted for one season of 13 episodes and for a time the ... Read More

Life 4K Ultra HD Review
Life   Life 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/20/2017 8:51 AM EDT
For some reason, people worldwide seem to be fascinated by the idea of the possibility of life on other planets.  We are always searching for proof of organisms in space to prove we are not alone and that other planets can sustain life.  However, many theorize that if we did find aliens they may not be so welcoming and friendly as we hope... Read More

Batman Lego Movie 4K Ultra HD Review
Batman Lego Movie   Batman Lego Movie 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/13/2017 11:16 AM EDT
Why would anyone come up with the idea to take popular characters made out of animated Legos and make it into a movie?  Who would want to go see it? Well, in 2014, those questions were answered when Warner Bros created The Lego Movie. The film was a smashing success, so two and a half years later they are back with The Lego Batman Mo... Read More

John Wick, Chapter 2 4K Ultra HD Review
John Wick, Chapter 2   John Wick, Chapter 2 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/08/2017 11:57 AM EDT
Keanu Reeves has made a name for himself as an action movie star with films such as Speed, The Matrix series, and 2014's John Wick.  It is well known that he trains hard for these roles learning martial arts as well as practicing with knives and guns. His diligence seemed to have paid off when he first took the role as... Read More

Ex Machina 4K Ultra HD Review
Ex Machina   Ex Machina 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  06/05/2017 2:22 PM EDT
On the heels of a prior blockbuster movie from 2013, Lionsgate releases Ex Machina (2015), taking us into the world of A.I. like we have never seen or even imagined before.  Visual effects galore even impressed the Academy so much that they awarded Ex Machina the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.  Ex Machina&... Read More

Snitch 4K Ultra HD Review
Snitch   Snitch 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  06/05/2017 9:00 AM EDT
Lionsgate is "the girl on fire" to use a quote from one of their most successful franchises (The Hunger Games).   Since their start in 1997, Lionsgate productions claims 30 Academy Awards and 122 Academy Award Nominations.   They release over 40 releases annually between Lionsgate and Summit labels and their other six ... Read More

Dredd 4K Ultra HD Review
Dredd   Dredd 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/02/2017 3:12 PM EDT
Judge Dredd made his debut in British comic books as early as the late 1970's as a law enforcement officer in Mega City One, a dystopian society set sometime in the future. His authority includes arresting, convicting, sentencing and, if necessary, executing criminals in an effort to keep the peace. Then in 1995 Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) broug... Read More

Logan 4K Ultra HD Review
Logan   Logan 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/30/2017 9:34 AM EDT
Seventeen years ago, Hugh Jackman (The Prestige) commanded the screen as the brooding, mutant Wolverine in the movie X-Men. We've seen his story evolve, as he becomes a reluctant hero while battling the demons of his past. He resists Charles Xavier's (Patrick Stewart; Star Trek: The Next Generation) assistance, yet aids the group in battlin... Read More

Unforgiven 4K Ultra HD Review
Unforgiven   Unforgiven 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/16/2017 9:39 AM EDT
Usually when you think of a western movie you think of horses, gunslingers, saloons, and cowboys.  1992's Academy Award winner for best picture, Unforgiven, has all that and more.   With Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino) at the helm, both directing and starring in it, the movie opened to well deserved critical praise and became an aud... Read More