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.

Rampage Theatrical Review
Rampage   Rampage Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2018 4:01 PM EDT
Besides making feature films out of popular novels and comic books, the newest trend is to fashion them after video games.  The latest installment in that endeavor is a movie based on the 1986 arcade game called Rampage.  In the game, players choose to be mutated humans who become giant creatures due to accidents in a science lab.  T... Read More

Blockers Theatrical Review
Blockers   Blockers Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/05/2018 4:53 PM EDT
Prom night.  It's a magical time for teenagers all over the country.  They party, dance, do things they shouldn't be doing and plan for a special night they will never forget.  For some that includes losing their virginity.  It's a "rite of passage" many partake in before they graduate from high school and head off to ... Read More

Ready Player One Theatrical Review
Ready Player One   Ready Player One Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/28/2018 11:20 PM EDT
Ready Player One – If you grew up in the 1980's you know that phrase well, especially if you loved video games.  The words popped up every time a new game started enticing the player to prepare. It is also the title of a New York Times bestselling book by Ernest Cline (Fanboys) that found its protagonist living in both a vi... Read More

Pacific Rim: Uprising Theatrical Review
Pacific Rim: Uprising   Pacific Rim: Uprising Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/22/2018 8:27 AM EDT
In 2013, Writer/Director (and recent academy award winner) Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water) introduced us to the Kaiju – alien creatures from another dimension who set out to destroy humanity and take over Earth.  To combat these creatures, humans developed humongous robots called jaegers that require two, neurologically synced pi... Read More

Tomb Raider Theatrical Review
Tomb Raider   Tomb Raider Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/14/2018 5:05 PM EDT
In 1996, gamers worldwide were introduced to Lara Croft in the video game Tomb Raider.  Described as "Indiana Jones with breasts", she became an instant hit with the heavily male based demographic. In 2001, Paramount Pictures brought Croft to life in the form of Angelina Jolie (Wanted; Mr. & Mrs. Smith) when Lara Croft:... Read More

A Wrinkle in Time Theatrical Review
A Wrinkle in Time   A Wrinkle in Time Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/08/2018 8:20 AM EDT
In 1962, American Writer Madeleine L'Engle published the novel, A Wrinkle in Time. While it won critical acclaim, it was controversial in that it was a Science Fiction novel with a young, female protagonist. In 2003, Disney adapted the story for a television movie and this month they once again have re-envisioned it as a feature film. ... Read More

Game Night Theatrical Review
Game Night   Game Night Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/22/2018 9:33 AM EDT
There is nothing wrong with a little harmless, competitive fun is there?  What if it includes some sibling rivalry?  What if it all goes awry?  Game Night, the new film from Directors John Francis Daley (Vacation) and Jonathan Goldstein (Vacation), answers these questions in a mildly hilarious way.  Starring Jason Bate... Read More

Black Panther Theatrical Review
Black Panther   Black Panther Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/13/2018 7:57 PM EDT
Over the years Marvel Studios has introduced us to an army of superheroes.  From Iron Man to Captain America, Star-Lord to Black Widow and Spider-Man to Hulk they have given us a plethora of characters to enjoy while watching them save the world.  This week they bring us an African King with powers in Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman; Get ... Read More

Fifty Shades Freed Theatrical Review
Fifty Shades Freed   Fifty Shades Freed Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/08/2018 12:00 PM EDT
What started out as Twilight fan fiction has become an international phenomenon that has taken on a life of its own.  In 2011, E.L. James' little BDSM story got published worldwide and the term "soccer mom porn" was born.  The tale of the shy college student, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson; The Social ... Read More

Den of Thieves Theatrical Review
Den of Thieves   Den of Thieves Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  01/18/2018 9:11 AM EDT
Spoilers, spoilers...at this time, I do not believe that I can adequately… justly...discuss this film without blowing major plot points, and spoiling swaths of emotional highs and lows.  But, before throwing any of those in your unexpecting face...Ever since the first trailer for Den of Thieves was released back in October 201... Read More

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