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.

Me Before You Theatrical Review
Me Before You   Me Before You Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/02/2016 2:54 PM EDT
There is always room for a good love story in film today, and many studios bank on romantic comedies to get female audiences in the seats.  What's not to like about a good looking, emotionally damaged leading man, a pretty young lady who "heals" him and a few laughs thrown in?  Me Before You isn't that kind of romantic movie.&nb... Read More

Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
Alice Through the Looking Glass   Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/26/2016 5:06 PM EDT
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a timeless classic that has been adapted into movies, both animated and live action, many times.   Now, Disney has taken the story a step further by continuing Alice's adventures in their newest release, Alice Through the Looking Glass.  In this whimsical story through a colorful... Read More

Weiner Theatrical Review
Weiner   Weiner Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/25/2016 3:27 PM EDT
Anthony Weiner has passion. It was evident when he was a member of the House of Representatives from New York.  It was evident when he ran for Mayor of New York City in 2013 and it was evident when he was caught in a sexting scandal... not once, but twice.  Weiner is vocal and stubborn and, at times, volatile.It's a wonder why he woul... Read More

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Theatrical Review
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising   Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/19/2016 5:17 PM EDT
Crude, rude, obnoxious and offensive are all accurate adjectives to describe Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.  As if the first film wasn't awful, yet funny enough, the second continues in the same vein of sophomoric frat humor.  While not quite as good as the first one, the sequel will remind viewers of all of the things they liked about... Read More

The Nice Guys Theatrical Review
The Nice Guys   The Nice Guys Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/19/2016 2:17 PM EDT
Writer/Director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is known for his spy/police/private investigator stories with two males as the lead characters.  His writing is often funny, wry and, at times, sophomoric.  Luckily, his latest work, The Nice Guys, serves up more of this same formula that has worked so well for him in the past.Holland Marc... Read More

The Witch Blu-ray Review
The Witch   The Witch Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/16/2016 11:38 PM EDT
While The Witch garnered critical acclaim when it debuted in theaters in February of this year, it was met with less than enthusiastic audience ratings.  After having viewed the movie, I have been contemplating it, and the more I separate myself from the film, the more I can see how it would be praised form a cine... Read More

Joy Blu-ray Review
Joy   Joy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/10/2016 4:41 PM EDT
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), and Robert DeNiro (The Intern) have teamed up several times on film in the last few years.  Their latest venture is a semi-true story about a down-on-her-luck single mother who invents a new way to mop the floor.... Read More

Independence Day Blu-ray Review
Independence Day   Independence Day Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/10/2016 11:40 AM EDT
It's been 20 years since Bill Pullman (American Ultra) uttered those now famous words "Today we celebrate our independence day", and made the world fall in love with a new, timeless classic movie – Independence Day.  Now, in anticipation of this summer's sequel, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released a sp... Read More

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Theatrical Review
How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town   How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/06/2016 2:57 PM EDT
So how exactly do you plan an orgy in a small town?  That is the question that Neophyte Productions wants to help us answer.  The somewhat smart comedy has been garnering some critical acclaim at regional film festivals and opens in limited release on May 13th.Cassie Cranston (Jewel Staite; Firefly) was the town slut who left Beaver&... Read More

Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review
Captain America: Civil War   Captain America: Civil War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/05/2016 11:08 AM EDT
Everyone is talking about it… #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan.  Where do you fall on the spectrum, or do you not even care?  If you don't, you should, as Captain America: Civil War seems to be one of 2016's blockbusters. Garnering praise aplenty, movie goers will flock to the theaters to see it at least once in the next month and they won... Read More