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.

Jason Bourne Theatrical Review
Jason Bourne   Jason Bourne Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/28/2016 3:20 PM EDT
After a 4 year hiatus, and 9 years for Matt Damon (The Martian), the Bourne franchise returns to theaters this week with the latest installment titled Jason Bourne.   The highly anticipated film also sees the return of Director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) and his "shaky cam" technique.  With the original star and the... Read More

I Am Wrath Blu-ray Review
I Am Wrath   I Am Wrath Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/26/2016 11:59 AM EDT
Oh how the mighty have fallen.  In the late 1970's, we fell in love with John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Then, we saw his resurgence in 1994 with Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.  Since then, he has had some hits and some misses in the movie business, and unfortunately, his latest I am W... Read More

Ghostbusters Theatrical Review
Ghostbusters   Ghostbusters Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/14/2016 3:33 PM EDT
If you were a child of the 80's, you will undoubtedly remember the classic movie, Ghostbusters, starring Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers), Bill Murray (Caddyshack), Harold Ramis (Stripes), and Ernie Hudson (The Crow).  I'm not sure why Columbia pictures decided to reimagine Ghostbusters, but for some reason it did.Dr. Erin Gilbert (Kri... Read More

The Infiltrator Theatrical Review
The Infiltrator   The Infiltrator Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/13/2016 11:00 AM EDT
It was the biggest drug bust in US history.  A triumph for the Federal Government that took down over 100 drug smugglers in the Pablo Escobar Ring.  For Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston; Breaking Bad), it was a few years' worth of work living a double life and always being in danger.  It was also bittersweet as he became friends with man... Read More

Green Room Blu-ray Review
Green Room   Green Room Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/11/2016 10:24 PM EDT
There is something very cliché about waking up in your van with your band mates in a cornfield in the middle of nowhere.  Even more cliché is when you have to syphon gas from a car to get to your next gig.  This could be the beginning of a lot of great rock drama movies; but in this case, it is the opening of the new suspens... Read More

Eddie the Eagle 4K Ultra HD Review
Eddie the Eagle   Eddie the Eagle 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/11/2016 8:03 PM EDT
It's a bird, it's a plane, It's Super… oh wait, no it's not.  It's simply a British Ski Jumper who came in last at the 1988 Olympic games and stole the world's heart.  Based on a true story, Eddie the Eagle teaches us to dream big, persevere, and to view life through "rose colored glasses". &... Read More

The Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review
The Innocents (Les Innocentes)   The Innocents (Les Innocentes) Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2016 3:35 PM EDT
As the old saying goes, "war is hell".  Of course that is true of the soldiers fighting those wars but even more so for the civilians witnessing the atrocities war can bring.  Everything from riots and bombs to lost limbs and life befall those not actually fighting in the war.  The toll it takes on anyone unlucky enough to ... Read More

Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review
Wiener-Dog   Wiener-Dog Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/08/2016 1:31 PM EDT
If cats have nine lives, how many reincarnations do dogs get?  If Wiener-Dog is any indication, the answer is about five.  Or, at least it seems that way in this case.  The movie follows the travails of a dog that is passed from home-to-home and scenario-to-scenario and, as independent films go, I've seen worse.Writer/Director To... Read More

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates   Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 6:25 PM EDT
Zac Efron has had an interesting career so far.  He started as a fresh faced teenager singing and dancing his way in to young girls' hearts, then moved on to more serious and adult roles and now he seems to be enjoying more of the frat boy, partying, comedy driven characters.   So far this year, we have seen him i... Read More

The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
The Secret Life of Pets   The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2016 2:10 PM EDT
Illumination Entertainment hasn't made a ton of animated films, but, when they do, they typically get it right.  Great characters, good stories, terrific animation, etc. Their feature films are something to look forward to and their characters tend to be memorable (Minions anyone?).  Their newest foray into the world of animation, The Sec... Read More



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