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.

The Gallows Blu-ray Review
The Gallows   The Gallows Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/12/2015 11:50 AM EDT
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 EDT
"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 EDT
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

Avengers: Age of Ultron Digital HD Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron   Avengers: Age of Ultron Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/02/2015 11:19 AM EDT
While anyone who is a huge fan of the Marvel franchise would want to own Avengers: Age of Ultron, I'm not sure "regular folks" would be as interested.  The sequel to the 2012 blockbuster certainly made a great deal of money (just like its predecessor), but lacked the meatier storyline.  Coming to Blu-Ray and Digital HD the begin... Read More

Modern Family DVD Review
Modern Family: The Complete Sixth Season   Modern Family DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/29/2015 1:31 PM EDT
Has the reign of Modern Family ended?  Is the fairy tale over?  For five years, the show has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, but ,this year, they were upset by a different show.  So the question remains… Has Modern Family lost its edge?As Season 7 is just beginning, I was able to take a look back at the fatef... Read More

Entourage Blu-ray Review
Entourage   Entourage Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/28/2015 11:38 AM EDT
I'm not sure why studios think it's a good idea to take every successful TV show and make it into a feature film. I understand they feel it will be an easy moneymaker with a "built in audience", but too many times they come into it with a half-cocked script that doesn't do the show justice.  While Entourage: The Movi... Read More

Sleepy Hollow Blu-ray Review
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Second Season   Sleepy Hollow Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/24/2015 11:43 AM EDT
I love history, especially legends and folk lore, so I was excited when Sleepy Hollow came to television in 2013.  The basic premise was interesting and, of course, centered around the tiny town in upstate New York and the antagonist, the Headless Horseman. That first season laid the foundation for an apocalyptic battle of biblical proportions... Read More

The Intern Theatrical Review
The Intern   The Intern Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/24/2015 10:26 AM EDT
Robert DeNiro (Limitless) is the consummate actor.  Throw any part at him and he will make it his own; a chameleon of immense proportions unmatched by most actors today.  In his latest role as 70-year-old Ben Whittaker, he plays the gentleman businessman who needs something to do in retirement.When "About the Fit" Cyber Company ... Read More

Blindspot Television Review
Blindspot   Blindspot Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/21/2015 2:11 PM EDT
Imagine waking up in a huge duffel bag, naked and tattooed in the middle of Times Square, NYC, with no memory of who you are or how you got there.   That is exactly what happens to Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander; Thor) in the opening scenes of NBC's new drama, Blindspot. In the season premier, Jane Doe has been placed in FBI custody ... Read More

Black Mass Theatrical Review
Black Mass   Black Mass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/17/2015 11:10 AM EDT
Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger is a man you did not want to cross.  As the notorious head of the Winter Hill gang from Boston's South side, he was responsible for numerous murders and controlled the drug and racketeering trade in the area.  He was also allegedly an informant for the FBI for 20 years, handled by his childhood friend, ... Read More