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.

The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
The Secret Life of Pets   The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 2:10 PM EDT
Illumination Entertainment hasn't made a ton of animated films, but, when they do, they typically get it right.  Great characters, good stories, terrific animation, etc. Their feature films are something to look forward to and their characters tend to be memorable (Minions anyone?).  Their newest foray into the world of animation, The Sec... Read More

Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Review
Kung Fu Panda 3   Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/06/2016 11:27 AM EDT
What could be better than an animated, Kung Fu fighting, Warrior Dragon Panda Bear?  Tons of adorable, dumpling eating, noodle slurping, roly-poly baby pandas!  DreamWorks animation has stepped up their cuteness factor for the third installment in the franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3 (Awesome Edition), out now on Blu-ray and DVD.Back are all th... Read More

The Adderall Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Adderall Diaries   The Adderall Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/05/2016 11:31 AM EDT
Author Stephen Elliot had a pretty messed up childhood, which lead to varying degrees of abuse – both at the hands of his father and his own drug addiction.  At least that's the way he'd like to remember it.  The truth is probably something a little different.  He chronicles his journey to the so-called truth in his memoir, The... Read More

The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review
The Legend of Tarzan   The Legend of Tarzan Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2016 9:42 AM EDT
The story of Tarzan has been told in many different ways over 100 years.  From live action films and television shows to books and animated features, we seem to be fascinated with the idea of a man raised among animals.  The story appeals to various facets of the population and we always seem to be drawn into the animalistic male who... Read More

The BFG Theatrical Review
The BFG   The BFG Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2016 8:39 AM EDT
Some would argue that author Roald Dahl was a deeply disturbed individual.  Others would argue he was a brilliant writer.  Some would say he was both.  As the author of many children's and adult books, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, he cemented a place in literary hist... Read More

Shrek Blu-ray Review
Shrek Anniversary Edition   Shrek Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/26/2016 5:49 PM EDT
He's big, green, ugly and lives in a swamp.  In 2001, we fell in love with him so much that we ended up with three sequels and a Broadway musical.  He is forever engrained in a generation's mind, and now Dreamworks has decided to release the movie that started it all on Blu-ray as the anniversary edition of&n... Read More

Midnight Special Blu-ray Review
Midnight Special   Midnight Special Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/21/2016 11:42 AM EDT
What if all those cult religions that believe aliens are coming to save them were right?  What if there was something else out there?  What if some of them lived amongst us and we never even knew it?  Midnight Special explores this idea, along with the thought that a little boy can be more than he seems and the government knows more ... Read More

The Other Side of the Door Blu-ray Review
The Other Side of the Door   The Other Side of the Door Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/21/2016 10:50 AM EDT
The horror genre has evolved from what it was back in the 1970's and 80's, with icon films like Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. I'm not sure that evolution is for the better, because even though graphics and special effects have advanced,the plots, scares and goriness haven't necessarily improv... Read More

Finding Dory Theatrical Review
Finding Dory   Finding Dory Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/16/2016 10:39 AM EDT
In 2003, a little fish named Nemo (Hayden Rolence; Cicero in Winter) mesmerized the world.  With his bad fin, overbearing father and adventurous spirit, he captivated us into wishing him home.  Along for that journey was his father, Marlin (Albert Brooks; Broadcast News) and a forgetful fish named Dory (Ellen DeGe... Read More

The Martian Blu-ray Review
The Martian: Extended Edition   The Martian Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/15/2016 9:51 AM EDT
Director Ridley Scott (Alien) is notorious for lengthy feature films.   His movies tend to run over two hours and, originally, his latest feature, The Martian, was closer to three.  The theatrical version was edited down to two hours and twenty four minutes and some felt even that was too long.  Now Twentieth Century Fox Home En... Read More