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.

All the Way Blu-ray Review
All the Way   All the Way Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/07/2016 9:14 AM EDT
The Sixties were a tumultuous time in this country.  Civil rights protests and the subsequent violent aftermaths popped up all over the south.  The Vietnam conflict escalated overseas and President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.  Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as our 36th President and inherited one l... Read More

Urge Blu-ray Review
Urge   Urge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/06/2016 3:48 PM EDT
I've been a fan of Pierce Brosnan since his Remington Steele days and I was happy when he finally got to play the iconic role of James Bond.   So when I saw his name attached to the Blu-ray for Urge I was intrigued enough to pop it into my player.  When I finished an hour and a half later, I couldn't believe Brosnan had actually alig... Read More

The Light Between Oceans Theatrical Review
The Light Between Oceans   The Light Between Oceans Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/01/2016 11:39 AM EDT
Have you ever been willing to do almost anything for the person you love? What if it meant doing something that could get you in trouble or could even be illegal?  And if you do that thing, what would be the consequences for everyone involved? M.L. Steadman's debut novel turned major motion picture, The Light Between Oceans, asks the audience ... Read More

The Night Manager Blu-ray Review
The Night Manager   The Night Manager Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/30/2016 10:20 AM EDT
In 1993, John le Carre (The Russia House) debuted a best selling novel entitled The Night Manager.  Twenty-three years later, the story is once again resonating with audiences worldwide as a 6-part mini-series which aired on the BBC (UK) and AMC (USA) this past spring.  With intrigue, suspense and drama oozing from almost every scene, the... Read More

Little Men Theatrical Review
Little Men   Little Men Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/22/2016 12:00 PM EDT
In today's world of blockbuster car chases and super hero films, Ira Sachs' (Love is Strange) Little Men is an interesting change.  Delving into the ideas of childhood friendship and adulthood fights, it is a juxtaposition of innocence and lost ideals and dreams.   It reminds you of what was once good and pure and how it all changes.... Read More

War Dogs Theatrical Review
War Dogs   War Dogs Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/17/2016 11:54 AM EDT
If you look up the definition of a war dog in the Urban Dictionary, you find, "A political and/or military person who's immorally eager to encourage a people or nation to go to war."  For arms dealers, this is exactly what they are hoping for and when President Bush went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, they couldn't wait to suppl... Read More

11.22.63 Blu-ray Review
11.22.63   11.22.63 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/16/2016 11:11 AM EDT
Stephen King has been one of our most prolific writers of the last 30 years. He also has a knack for thinking outside the box, making us think in new and interesting ways and scaring the pants off us all at the same time.  His novel 11.22.63 definitely does the first two and a small portion of the third.Since so much of his writing i... Read More

Sausage Party Theatrical Review
Sausage Party   Sausage Party Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/12/2016 8:54 AM EDT
Take some animated supermarket food, throw in some catchy tunes, and stir with a bunch of celebrity voices… what could be bad, right?  Oh my lord!  You are not prepared for what this delicious recipe concocts.  Bawdy, immature, outrageous, over the top, raunchy humor and antics ensue and are sure to offend almost everyone in s... Read More

Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review
Pete's Dragon   Pete's Dragon Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2016 4:38 PM EDT
In 1977, Walt Disney Productions made a live action/animated film called Pete's Dragon.  It was fun and kid friendly, with happy songs and a colorful dragon named Elliot.  While it had some somber moments, the majority of the film was uplifting and inspiring.  Almost 40 years later, Disney has reimagined the classic film in a way... Read More

Hell or High Water Theatrical Review
Hell or High Water   Hell or High Water Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2016 12:01 PM EDT
What would you do for your family?  Would you kill someone or rob a bank? What if you were a career criminal about to lose the family farm due to crooked bankers who preyed on the elderly and ill?  Would the end justify the means?  Hell or High Water, the new film from Director David Mackenzie (Asylum), gives you ... Read More



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