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 Divergent Series: Allegiant Theatrical Review
The Divergent Series: Allegiant   The Divergent Series: Allegiant Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/17/2016 2:17 PM EDT
There are some movies that are going to make money regardless of if they are good or bad.  Allegiant is one of those movies.  With a built in audience, and two films preceding it, it is sure to be a winner at the box office.  Whether it is good or not is a matter of perspective.In the continuing saga of Tris&... Read More

Victor Frankenstein Blu-ray Review
Victor Frankenstein   Victor Frankenstein Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/14/2016 5:08 PM EDT
There have been many retellings of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  There was the classic 1931 version, starring Boris Karloff, the more entertaining spoof Young Frankenstein, starring Gene Wilder and so many other movies in between. The latest twist, Victor Frankenstein, reimagines the story from the perspective of the mad scientist's as... Read More

Peanuts Blu-ray Review
Peanuts   Peanuts Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/14/2016 9:43 AM EDT
For older generations, The Peanuts cartoon is a classic comic that fills us with a sense of nostalgia as soon as we see those lovable faces.  Based on those memories, the idea of putting together a full length film probably seemed like a good one.  Tapping into the past with a built in audience while allowing adults to introduce their chi... Read More

10 Cloverfield Lane Theatrical Review
10 Cloverfield Lane   10 Cloverfield Lane Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/10/2016 4:49 PM EDT
Anyone who would say 10 Cloverfield Lane is a sequel to 2008's Cloverfield would be wrong.  It's more like the long distance cousin…they share a few similarities, but are very different on almost every level.  Gone is the shaky, "home video" footage used in the first movie.  No more guessing who the enemy is ... Read More

Zootopia Theatrical Review
Zootopia   Zootopia Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/03/2016 9:26 PM EDT
Known for their cute, fun animated feature films, Disney takes a drastic turn with their new release, Zootopia.   Usually shying away from controversial topics, this time they delve in head on to one of the most stressful topics plaguing our country right now - racial tension.  Along with other moral messages, the film artfully navig... Read More

London Has Fallen Theatrical Review
London Has Fallen   London Has Fallen Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/03/2016 2:55 PM EDT
For those who loved 2013's Olympus Has Fallen, this year's sequel, London Has Fallen, will surely live up to expectations. Many of the original cast has returned to make this action adventure film familiar on so many levels and enticing to fans of the original.  However, with a new director (Babak Najafi; Banshee Origins) on board, there are e... Read More

Gods of Egypt Theatrical Review
Gods of Egypt   Gods of Egypt Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/25/2016 6:30 PM EDT
In 22 years, Director Alex Proyas (The Crow) has made 6 major motion pictures.  Some have become cult classics, while others were less than memorable. Regardless, one can usually discern a Proyas film, as his directing style is somewhat unique and his latest creation, Gods of Egypt, is no exception.  With sweeping visuals, reminiscent of ... Read More

The 33 Blu-ray Review
The 33   The 33 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/16/2016 3:05 PM EDT
Mining is hard work and dangerous.   In fact, on average, over 1000 miners die each year.  When a cave in occurs, any survivors eventually die under the rock because companies find it hopeless and expensive to even try to rescue them.  Luckily, in 2010, that wasn't the fate for 33 Chilean miners, as the world watched and hoped f... Read More

Steve Jobs Blu-ray Review
Steve Jobs   Steve Jobs Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/15/2016 5:08 PM EDT
To some, Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender; X-Men: First Class) was brilliant.  To others, he was an over-inflated ego, and, to a select few, he was the closest to God they think they will ever get.  Whatever he was, there is no denying he was a visionary and most probably brilliant.   While there have been a few movies and books a... Read More

How To Be Single Theatrical Review
How To Be Single   How To Be Single Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/11/2016 10:02 AM EDT
Being single sucks.  At least to most women that's the way it seems.  We spend years trying to find the "perfect guy" only to realize he isn't so perfect.  But the alternative of being alone is so scary to some that they will do almost anything just to be in a relationship.Not Alice (Dakota Johnson; Fifty Shades of ... Read More