Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
Jem and the Holograms   Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 4:51 PM EST
If I were a young girl between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, I would say Jem and the Holograms is inspirational, moving, fun, and all about girl power.  However, I'm a grown woman, so for me the film was cliché, predictable, cheesy and unoriginal.  Clearly, I am not the target audience.Based on the Hasbro toy, Jerrica/Jem (Au... Read More

Back In Time Digital HD Review
Back In Time   Back In Time Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/20/2015 11:08 AM EST
Everything old is new again, so it seems.  Clinton and Bush are running for President, everyone is waiting for the release of Star Wars, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in Terminator.  People are going crazy for nostalgia and the buzz this month is all about Back To The Future.On October 21st there will be showings all over the coun... Read More

Home Alone Blu-ray Review
Home Alone Ultimate Collector's Edition   Home Alone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/19/2015 11:16 AM EST
As a parent, I can't imagine how you forget one of your kids, but, then again, as a parent frantically running around, I can. Every parent's nightmare is every kid's dream. The scenario hilariously brought to life in the Home Alone series is coming back this holiday season, beautifully packaged in a decorative paint can.The McCallister ... Read More

Goosebumps Theatrical Review
Goosebumps   Goosebumps Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/16/2015 9:31 AM EST
If you were a child of the 80's, or the parent of a child of the 80's, you will most likely remember the beloved, if not scary, book series, Goosebumps, by R.L. Stein.  Columbia Pictures has decided to bring these creepy characters to life in the movie of the same name, opening in theaters just in time to cash in on the Halloween Season.Set in... Read More

Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review
Bridge of Spies   Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/15/2015 9:49 AM EST
For children of the 50's, Bridge of Spies will be a nostalgic look back at a time when the world was a very different place.  For those of us from younger generations, it will be an interesting view of world events from when communism overran half of Germany.  Either way, it is a powerful film, highlighting the more human side of the cold... Read More

Aladdin Blu-ray Review
Aladdin   Aladdin Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/13/2015 11:23 AM EST
It's hard to imagine that Aladdin came out 25 years ago.  I can't believe I'm actually that old!!!  Alas, it's true, and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the movie, Disney is releasing it on Blu-ray this month.  The long awaited Diamond edition set will surely be embraced by so many who know and love the film, and are eager to sh... Read More

San Andreas Blu-ray Review
San Andreas   San Andreas Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/12/2015 2:05 PM EST
It's a well-circulated idea that at some point California is going to break off and fall into the ocean.  It sits on top of a highly unstable fault line that could shift at any moment and create a catastrophic earthquake, leveling whole cities.  Warner Bros. explores this exact possibility in the Movie San Andreas.  Coming out on Blu... Read More

The Gallows Blu-ray Review
The Gallows   The Gallows Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/12/2015 11:50 AM EST
The Gallows is the latest in a long line of newer horror films that uses the "raw footage" technique to convince the audience they are watching real life events.  As one of the productions under the Blum House juggernaut (in conjunction with Warner Bros.), the movie has to live up to its brethren, such as the likes of Paranormal Acti... Read More

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Review
Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary   The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/05/2015 11:14 AM EST
"Let's do the time warp again".  The Rocky Horror Picture Show turns 40 this year, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is putting out a special edition Blu-ray to celebrate.  Fans of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry; Charlie's Angels), Brad (Barry Bostwick; Spin City) and Jane (Susan Sarandon; Bull Durham) will want to own this... Read More

Jane the Virgin DVD Review
Jane the Virgin: The Complete First Season   Jane the Virgin DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/05/2015 10:15 AM EST
I wanted to give Jane the Virgin points for originality, until I found out it was based on a Telanovela called Juana La Virgen.  As interesting and unique as the premise is, in a world full of superheroes and zombies, I just couldn't help but find it to be a little dumb.  Garnering critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the show'... Read More