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.

Everything, Everything Theatrical Review
Everything, Everything   Everything, Everything Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/18/2017 5:16 PM EDT
On the surface, it is a sweet, charming story about young love with a dramatic twist.  As it unfolds, the layers reveal so much more. The story is told in a visually appealing manner that will draw the attention of its intended market base of teens/young adults while introducing complex, mature themes that will engage their parents and open co... Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Theatrical Review
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/04/2017 9:50 AM EDT
In 2014, Marvel Studios released one of their lesser known movies, Guardians of the Galaxy.  Expecting the film to be modestly successful, I'm sure they were shocked when it became a huge summer blockbuster.  With cute characters, funny moments, a kick butt soundtrack and some great special effects, it quickly became an audience ... Read More

The Lost City of Z Theatrical Review
The Lost City of Z   The Lost City of Z Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  04/20/2017 11:20 AM EDT
Being wonderfully unspectacular (in the Hollywood sense) is precisely what makes this film unassumingly spectacular.  Missing are the elaborate sets and city populations worth of extras.  In their stead, indigenous tribespeople from the Colombian jungles where the film was shot was included for authenticity.  Lacking are the costumes... Read More

Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
Fate of The Furious   Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/13/2017 9:52 AM EDT
Usually, after the third or fourth movie in a series, the plots get extremely stupid and the quality and budget go down about 80%.  Heck, sometimes that happens by the sequel so it's amazing to see the eighth film in The Fast and The Furious saga come on so strong and have a good cast, great storyline and amazing stunts and... Read More

Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
Smurfs: The Lost Village   Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/06/2017 9:23 AM EDT
In 2011, The Smurfs got the "live action" treatment followed by a sequel in 2013.  Both starred Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons).  While they were hugely successful, they didn't have the same feel as the 1980's Saturday morning cartoon we all knew and loved.  Luckily, Sony A... Read More

Aftermath Theatrical Review
Aftermath   Aftermath Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/05/2017 8:47 AM EDT
When most people think of the name Arnold Schwarzenegger, they think of explosions, hardcore action, and a high body count. However, with the actor, turned governor turned actor again, getting up there in age, the type of roles that Schwarzenegger is accepting are tending to be more dramatic. A  prime example of this is his latest film, A... Read More

North by Northwest Theatrical Review
North by Northwest   North by Northwest Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/04/2017 9:34 AM EDT
Alfred Hitchcock was a master of directing. His films, like the man, are legendary. He could evoke emotion with one subtle take and a testament to his brilliance is how his films have stood the test of time. Fathom Events recognizes his genius and brought his classic thriller North by Northwest back to theaters for a one-week event.A... Read More

The Boss Baby Theatrical Review
The Boss Baby   The Boss Baby Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  03/30/2017 10:59 AM EDT
"Kind of disjointed," whispered one correspondent. "Distracting…," murmured another.  Yet, they all boisterously agreed loudly that they found themselves laughing...increasingly.  "It was very funny," many, if not all, declared.  Wherever the disconnect might be, this film is truly funny, inventiv... Read More

CHiPs Theatrical Review
CHiPs   CHiPs Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2017 11:48 AM EDT
When I was a little girl, I loved cheesy television shows.  The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and CHiPs were among some of my favorites.  Granted, they weren't great television by today's standards but when you are young you don't really worry about those things. It was fun television that entertained and ther... Read More

Power Rangers Theatrical Review
Power Rangers   Power Rangers Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2017 11:07 AM EDT
In 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted on television and became very successful among children.  Based on a Japanese series, Power Rangers generally consisted of five teenagers who were trained and morph into superheroes.  The franchise has made over $6 million in merchandising with action figures and Halloween costumes, ... Read More