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.

Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
Fate of The Furious   Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  13/04/2017 09:52 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)  06/04/2017 09:23 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)  05/04/2017 08:47 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 09:34 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)  30/03/2017 10:59 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)  23/03/2017 11:48 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)  23/03/2017 11:07 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

Beauty and the Beast Theatrical Review
Beauty and the Beast   Beauty and the Beast Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  15/03/2017 10:01 EDT
Disney's latest masterpiece, Beauty and the Beast, is a live-action adaptation based on the 1991 animated classic.  Some fans of the original (including original cast members that might have been quoted in the press) have questioned the need for or purpose of "recreating" such a timeless favorite.  Had the studio decided to ... Read More

Kong: Skull Island Theatrical Review
Kong: Skull Island   Kong: Skull Island Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/03/2017 13:52 EDT
Ever since he first appeared in movie theaters back in 1933, we have had a fascination with one humongous ape.  King Kong became a classic and sparked not only our imaginations but spawned remakes and reincarnations of the huge beast.  In 2005, Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) brought his spin to the series in a three-hour... Read More

Get Out Theatrical Review
Get Out   Get Out Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  23/02/2017 10:33 EDT
Jordan Peele is known for being a comedian.  Along with his partner Keegan Michael Key (Why Him?), they have starred in their own sketch comedy show and last year's successful movie, Keanu.  So it's a little surprising to see he has written and directed a horror film called Get Out.  Based on his background it doesn... Read More