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Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the critical reviews off upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classsics from our critics Tomatometer-Approved Critic, Allison Rose.


 
Wayward Pines   Wayward Pines DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/29/2015 8:32 AM EDT
M. Night Shyamalan, the man behind the highly successful Sixth Sense, has had a very interesting career. Early on, his works were met with awe and wonder. However, something happened later on in the game, where a project stamped with the name "Shyamalan" on it had a person take a momentary pause before they decided if it was good enough t... Read More

Paper Towns   Paper Towns Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/27/2015 4:38 PM EDT
Author John Greene is on fire.  After the huge success of his young adult novel turned movie, "The Fault In Our Stars", he brought another adaptation to the screen in July with his older book "Paper Towns".  Out now on Blu-ray and DVD, this coming of age tale offers viewers a heartwarming story with a bit of teenage an... Read More

Max   Max Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/26/2015 10:00 AM EDT
Soldiers risk their lives everyday in the field, and those soldiers come in all shapes and sizes.  When they return home, they can suffer varying degrees of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and, sadly, some don't return home at all.  No less is true for MWD or Military Working Dogs.   Max, a movie about one such dog, comes to home ... Read More

Edward Scissorhands   Edward Scissorhands Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/23/2015 11:18 AM EDT
Twenty-five years ago, the world fell in love with the awkward man known as Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp; Pirates of the Caribbean).  As a man-made creature with a heart, but an unfinished body, he captured our imaginations.  He embodied shy innocence and unique inquisitiveness that made audiences view the world through a whole new se... Read More

The Last Witch Hunter   The Last Witch Hunter Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 8:37 PM EDT
The Last Witch Hunter had so much potential; unfortunately it just didn't live up to it.  It is predictable, anticlimactic and overdone at points. Even some good casting choices can't help salvage the tangled mess the plot weaves.  Dark, demonic and ordinary, I spent an hour and 45 minutes waiting for the big payoff that never qui... Read More

Jem and the Holograms   Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 4:51 PM EDT
If I were a young girl between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, I would say Jem and the Holograms is inspirational, moving, fun, and all about girl power.  However, I'm a grown woman, so for me the film was cliché, predictable, cheesy and unoriginal.  Clearly, I am not the target audience.Based on the Hasbro toy, Jerrica/Jem (Au... Read More

Steve Jobs   Steve Jobs Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  10/22/2015 4:39 PM EDT
To label a film "biopic" can sometimes be a little misleading. There is always a case for artistic license to emphasis part of the production, and this may be the case of Danny Boyle's (Trainspotting, Trance) latest offering, "Steve Jobs". Written by Aaron Sorkin (Malice, The Social Network) and based (loosely) on the biogra... Read More

Back In Time   Back In Time Streaming Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/20/2015 11:08 AM EDT
Everything old is new again, so it seems.  Clinton and Bush are running for President, everyone is waiting for the release of Star Wars, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in Terminator.  People are going crazy for nostalgia and the buzz this month is all about Back To The Future.On October 21st there will be showings all over the coun... Read More

The Following: The Complete Third Season   The Following Blu-ray Review
(Sean Ferguson)  10/19/2015 8:00 PM EDT
The Life of RyanWhen it comes to ending a series, I have found that not many directors, writers, or really anyone, has the formula to give the perfect ending that will make fans of the series happy. The real quest, these days, is to create an ending good enough for the audience to accept it, and leave it open enough just in case any network might d... Read More

Home Alone Ultimate Collector's Edition   Home Alone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/19/2015 11:16 AM EDT
As a parent, I can't imagine how you forget one of your kids, but, then again, as a parent frantically running around, I can. Every parent's nightmare is every kid's dream. The scenario hilariously brought to life in the Home Alone series is coming back this holiday season, beautifully packaged in a decorative paint can.The McCallister ... Read More

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