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.

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

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

The Revenant Blu-ray Review
The Revenant   The Revenant Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/28/2016 4:13 PM EDT
Based on the 2002 novel by Michael Punke, The Revenant is aptly named.  Defined as "a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead", the film explores the life and (almost) death of trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio; Titanic).  While loosely based on Glass's life, the book and movie fantasize h... Read More

Krampus Blu-ray Review
Krampus   Krampus Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/26/2016 4:14 PM EDT
When you think of holiday horror movies, you don't often think of Christmas.  However, if you've ever heard the Austrian Folklore about a horned, half goat-half demon creature that punishes children who misbehave and don't believe in Saint Nicholas anymore, then you realize the story lends itself to a creepy, horror tale.  Universal Studi... Read More

The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
The Huntsman: Winter's War   The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/21/2016 1:32 PM EDT
Quick question… if The Huntsman: Winter's War was never made, would we really be missing anything?  The short answer is probably not.  While there were some good things about the film, there were far more negatives than positives, starting with the question "why?"The prequel/sequel gives us the back-story of who the hunts... Read More

Criminial Theatrical Review
Criminial   Criminial Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/14/2016 2:57 PM EDT
If you look up the word criminal in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you will find an adjective meaning "involving illegal activity: morally wrong".  From this, one would ascertain a movie with the word as its title would involve either of the above mentioned descriptions, which it does.  However, it's difficult to figure out whi... Read More

The Boss Theatrical Review
The Boss   The Boss Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/07/2016 10:57 AM EDT
For me, Melissa McCarthy is hit or miss.  Sometimes I like her stuff; other times I don't.  Mike and Molly was funny enough. Bridesmaids was hysterical and her character was great.  Spy was another example of a fun and entertaining McCarthy movie.  However, The Heat and Tammy were both awful and torturous to sit through.  S... Read More

Point Break Blu-ray Review
Point Break   Point Break Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/29/2016 10:03 AM EDT
In 1991, a movie called Point Break hit theaters and starred Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing) and Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon).  It was a surfer's/stoner's dream and has a cult-like following.  In 2015,  someone at Warner Brothers Entertainment thought it would be a good idea to remake the film but using all ex... Read More

The Americans DVD Review
The Americans: Season 3   The Americans DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/24/2016 11:33 PM EDT
How well do you really know your friends and neighbors?  They live among us, hiding in plain sight. In the 1980's cold war era, Russian spies infiltrate American society and feed intelligence back to the KGB and other countries.  Trained to "blend in" these seemingly normal Americans could be anyone you know.  That is the p... Read More