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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.


 
BrightBurn   BrightBurn Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  8/20/2019 4:34 PM EDT
We all know the story of Superman - an alien baby from another planet crashes down to Earth and becomes a heroic icon to the world. Well, what happens when those extraordinary gifts are not used for the greater good? What if the child is inherently bad and will stop at nothing to use his powers to destroy all those around him? Brightburn tells this... Read More

The Walking Dead: The Complete Ninth Season   The Walking Dead Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  8/20/2019 10:18 AM EDT
​On October 31st, 2010, The Walking Dead premiered on AMC and the world of horror on TV was permanently changed. Say what you want about the trajectory of this show, there is no denying the impact it has had on mainstream television.I became a fan of zombie-horror movies when I was a kid, and my mom, who is a horror fan herself, recited to me, the ... Read More

Batman: Hush   Batman: Hush 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  8/14/2019 3:44 PM EDT
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have had a long-standing collaboration that has produced numerous animated feature films.  For twenty-plus years they have brought beloved superheroes and evil villains together on screen for all our enjoyment. Of course, a fan favorite has always been Batman and DC Comics has retold many of his classic sto... Read More

Tolkien   Tolkien Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  8/12/2019 9:27 PM EDT
Imagine what literature would have been like if J.R.R. Tolkien had had a different childhood?  Imagine what if the creative mind that was his had not had the experiences he was exposed to in his early life?  Would we have gotten Middle Earth? Arda? Made up languages?  Luckily, we will never have to find out as the influences that sha... Read More

Avengers: Endgame   Avengers: Endgame 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  8/12/2019 3:29 PM EDT
The highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of 21 films over the course of 11 years. It all began in 2008 with Iron Man, launching Robert Downey, Jr. back into superstardom. He was not only believable as Tony Stark, but he WAS Tony Stark.  Once again, we were treated to the talent that Downey, Jr. possesses and t... Read More

The Curse of La Llorona   The Curse of La Llorona Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  8/5/2019 9:48 PM EDT
Every culture has its folklore and tall tales.  Some are sweet and build on traditions that bring a community together while others are bedtime stories.  Still, others are scary and used to keep children on their best behavior.  One of the latter is the Mexican story known as La Llorona or the weeping woman.  For centuries child... Read More

Breakthrough   Breakthrough 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  8/5/2019 1:19 PM EDT
Do you believe in miracles?  What about the power of prayer?  Every year people defy the odds medically and astound doctors by recovering from seemingly fatal injuries or illnesses.  One such story was made into a book in 2017, The Impossible, and was Joyce Smith's retelling of her journey with her religion and how it helped her thro... Read More

Weird Science   Weird Science Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  7/31/2019 9:34 AM EDT
John Hughes is responsible for so many classic 1980s coming of age stories. The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, just to name a few. He is also responsible for 1985's Frankensteinesque feature film, Weird Science, which is available now on a special collector's edition Blu-ray from Arrow. Weird Science tells t... Read More

Long Shot   Long Shot Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  7/30/2019 2:54 PM EDT
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen - power couple? One may not immediately think of this duo in such a way but in Long Shot, you are quickly convinced. Released in May 2019 to theatres, this funny and heartwarming film is now available on Blu-ray for your home entertainment collection.When Brooklyn Advocate journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogan; Knocked ... Read More

Manifest: The Complete First Season   Manifest DVD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/29/2019 5:10 PM EDT
There have been numerous television shows and movies that involve airplanes.  Some of them, including Wings and Airplane!, were humorous others held a more dramatic slant, i.e. Lost or Air Force One.  In most cases, these stories involved action taking place on an airplane or in an airport and in the case of the dramatic offers often... Read More

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