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.

Spectre Blu-ray Review
Spectre   Spectre Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/10/2016 3:44 PM EDT
James Bond is one of the most iconic and enduring characters in cinematic history.  Fans of Albert Broccoli's creation anticipate a new release and are anxious to own each film in the catalog when they become available for home theater.  The twenty-fourth film in the franchise hits stores today, and it will,  no doubt, be as popular ... Read More

Deadpool Theatrical Review
Deadpool   Deadpool Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/08/2016 10:17 AM EDT
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds; Green Lantern) is no super hero.  In fact, he is probably the anti-super hero.  He doesn't care about justice, unless it involves his own quest for revenge.  He isn't interested in saving lives or bringing down the bad guys, again, unless it serves his purpose.   He's funny, crass, sarcastic, sel... Read More

The Choice Theatrical Review
The Choice   The Choice Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/05/2016 9:03 AM EDT
Never judge a book by its cover.  Or in this case, never judge a movie by its trailer.Nicholas Sparks' latest feature film, The Choice, looked less than appealing based on the two minutes I saw online.  The story held no interest for me and the main characters had no chemistry, or so it seemed.  To be honest, I seriously thought abou... Read More

Hail, Caesar! Theatrical Review
Hail, Caesar!   Hail, Caesar! Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/04/2016 3:19 PM EDT
Hail, Caesar! is a movie with a laundry list of greats and one glaring not so great.  Great Writers/Directors Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men), great actors from George Clooney (Up In the Air) and Josh Brolin (Men In Black 3) to Scarlett Johansson (Avengers) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike XXL), and great set and costume design.&nbs... Read More

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray Review
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs Signature Edition   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/01/2016 11:08 PM EDT
Dubbed "Disney's Folly", Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was predicted to be a major flop before its release on December 21, 1937.  Skeptics argued that nobody wanted to sit through a feature length animated movie but Walt Disney spent two years making the film and betting the naysayers were wrong.  As it turn... Read More

Our Brand Is Crisis Blu-ray Review
Our Brand Is Crisis   Our Brand Is Crisis Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/01/2016 4:27 PM EDT
I hate politics.  It's all a big smoke screen with lies, manipulation and "perceptions".   In a 2005 documentary called "Our Brand Is Crisis", they explore these themes while showing the devastating results of a country in unrest with an out of touch ruler.   In the feature film of th... Read More

The Finest Hours Theatrical Review
The Finest Hours   The Finest Hours Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/28/2016 1:58 PM EDT
Disney's The Finest Hours dramatizes the events of one of the most harrowing Coast Guard rescue missions off the Massachusetts coast in 1952.  Still regarded as one the most heroic and successful rescues in Coast Guard history, the events of February 18 inspired both book and now the film, which opens in theaters on January 29th. Based on a tr... Read More

Kung Fu Panda DVD Review
Kung Fu Panda 1 / Kung Fu Panda 2 Ultimate Edition of Awesomeness   Kung Fu Panda DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/26/2016 8:58 PM EDT
Pandas may look all cute and cuddly, especially when they are frolicking in 3 feet of snow, but they can also be vicious and intense.  However, when you are combining those qualities with DreamWorks Animation, you know instinctively that you are in for much more of the former.   In anticipation of the theatrical release of ... Read More

The Devil Wears Prada DVD Review
The Devil Wears Prada   The Devil Wears Prada DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/22/2016 5:05 PM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been ten years since The Devil Wears Prada hit theaters and became a guidebook of fashion for women everywhere.  Based on the best selling book by Lauren Weisberger, the movie of the same name shines a spotlight on the world of fashion, and unbearable bosses, while showcasing the plight of a working girl in Ne... Read More

Everest Blu-ray Review
Everest   Everest Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/19/2016 11:05 AM EDT
For some, Mount Everest is the pinnacle (pun intended) of extreme outdoorsmanship.  The highest peak in the world, hundreds of people gather at its base each year in an attempt to reach the top, over 29,000 feet above sea level.   Along the way, any number of things can go wrong resulting in fatalities.  The 2015 movie, Everest,... Read More