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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 scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classsics from our critics and Roten Tomoatoes Approved, Allison Rose.

The Kitchen Theatrical Review
The Kitchen   The Kitchen Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  8/8/2019 9:54 AM EST
In 1993 DC Comics opened an offshoot branch called Vertigo.  It was used to publish the more graphic stories that couldn't be published under the Comics Code Authority.  It allowed DC Comics to offer readers more graphic violence, nudity, drug use, and profanity.  One of these stories revolved around mob wives and was called The Kitc... Read More

The Art of Racing in the Rain Theatrical Review
The Art of Racing in the Rain   The Art of Racing in the Rain Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  8/6/2019 4:54 PM EST
FACT: Of all the animal species in the world, the one we humans are closest to and have formed the most lasting relationship with is the dog. It's a relationship that started over 100,000 years ago, just about as long as we've trod this earth, and may actually be responsible for our survival as a species. FACT: It's known that when humans pet ... Read More

The Curse of La Llorona Blu-ray Review
The Curse of La Llorona   The Curse of La Llorona Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  8/5/2019 9:48 PM EST
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 4K Ultra HD Review
Breakthrough   Breakthrough 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  8/5/2019 1:19 PM EST
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

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Theatrical Review
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw   Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/31/2019 4:46 PM EST
In 2001 we were introduced to Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel, xXx), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker, Running Scared) and a host of other colorful characters in Universal Pictures' The Fast and The Furious.  The movie centered around the idea of family and what that means surrounded by a backdrop of fast cars.  Since then there have been seven ot... Read More

Weird Science Blu-ray Review
Weird Science   Weird Science Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  7/31/2019 9:34 AM EST
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 Blu-ray Review
Long Shot   Long Shot Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  7/30/2019 2:54 PM EST
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 DVD Review
Manifest: The Complete First Season   Manifest DVD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  7/29/2019 5:10 PM EST
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

Missing Link Blu-ray Review
Missing Link   Missing Link Blu-ray Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  7/26/2019 4:28 PM EST
Laika Studio, who brought us, Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings, has brought us another impressive feature titled Missing Link, starring the voices of Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover series) and Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman). The film hit theaters in April of 2019 and now you can own this title on Blu-ray.An ex... Read More

Alita: Battle Angel 4K Ultra HD Review
Alita: Battle Angel   Alita: Battle Angel 4K Ultra HD Review
(Maureen Buccellato)  7/26/2019 12:00 PM EST
Alita: Battle Angel is a film that was a long time in the making. James Cameron first read  Yukito Kishiro's Manga, Gunnm, twenty years ago. He wanted to make this into a film but due to his "Avatar" projects, "Alita" was put on the back burner. As time went on Cameron knew that he just couldn't fit the film in... Read More

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