Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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.

War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
War on Everyone   War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 4:50 PM EST
War on Everyone can best be summed up by the title of the featured extra… "Everyone sounds off: The Quirky Cast of War on Everyone".   Quirky, defined as different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion, is synonymous with bizarre, crazy, curious, etc.  All of which are apt descr... Read More

Lion Blu-ray Review
Lion   Lion Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 10:45 AM EST
Any parent's nightmare is to lose their child and not know what happened to them.  The uncertainty of their child's fate haunts them until their last breath.  For Kamla (Priyanka Bose; Sold), this nightmare becomes a reality in the movie Lion.  Based on a true story, Lion details the twenty-five yea... Read More

The Bye Bye Man Blu-ray Review
The Bye Bye Man   The Bye Bye Man Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 8:52 AM EST
Back in the 1980's, horror films were all about blood and gore and people chasing teenagers and popping out from every corner.  Nowadays, they have evolved into more of psychological thrillers with characters and story lines playing with our minds.  There are also more horror movies centering around "urban legends" tha... 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 EST
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

North by Northwest Theatrical Review
North by Northwest   North by Northwest Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/04/2017 9:34 AM EST
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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 9:58 PM EST
J.K Rowling wrote seven books in the Harry Potter series but the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was so large and full of details that it was broken into two movies.  I'm sure Warner Bros. also saw it as a chance to prolong the inevitable end of the series and an opportunity to make more money.  In all... Read More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 9:18 PM EST
It is hard to believe that it has been almost 20 years since the first book in the Harry Potter series was published and 16 years since the first film was released.  Both the books and the movies garnered boundless success and have now spawned a second generation of fans.  As newer technology advances the audience'... Read More

20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
20th Century Women   20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 1:00 PM EST
When I heard about 20th Century Women, I was intrigued.  People said it was funny and it got very strong reviews.  It had a great cast, so I added it to my "must watch" list but took my time to see it.  Now that it is coming to Blu-ray, it's time to revisit the film and write down my thoughts.  Inter... Read More

The Smurfs 4K Ultra HD Review
The Smurfs   The Smurfs 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 11:40 AM EST
In 1958, illustrator Peyo (Pierre Culliford), brought The Smurfs comics to Belgium.  It's popularity quickly spread throughout Europe and eventually became an animated show on American Television.  I can remember Saturday mornings in the 1980's in front of the television watching those little blue creature... Read More

CHiPs Theatrical Review
CHiPs   CHiPs Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2017 11:48 AM EST
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

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