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.

Pan Blu-ray Review
Pan   Pan Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/22/2015 9:01 AM EDT
Whether or not you have seen one of the many versions of the classic story, everyone has heard the tale of Peter Pan.  Peter is a young boy who lives in Never Never Land, and flies all over the world looking for "lost boys who, like himself, don't want to ever grow up.  He has a fairy named Tinker Bell for a friend and his archen... Read More

The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
The Hateful Eight   The Hateful Eight Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/21/2015 3:04 PM EDT
I can't decide if Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) is incredibly brilliant or deeply disturbed; probably some combination of both.  And, I wonder what type of upbringing and young adult experiences shaped him into the person he has become today.  Whatever the answers are it has made him a successful filmmaker with a cinematic footprint al... Read More

Sisters Theatrical Review
Sisters   Sisters Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/18/2015 9:40 AM EDT
Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) are pure comedy gold.  Practically everything they touch turns out to be a success and their latest collaboration, Sisters, is no different.  These two women can rival the best comedy duos of all time, and seeing them together on the big screen is a treat no one should miss.Fey and... Read More

In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
In The Heart of The Sea   In The Heart of The Sea Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/10/2015 3:06 PM EDT
There has been so much written about the almost mystical, great white whale that haunted Captain Ahab's dreams in Moby Dick.   Herman Melville's novel is the quintessential story that has enraptured people for over 150 years.  Lesser known is a nonfiction book, by Nathaniel Philbrick, retelling the tale of the whale ship Essex, destr... Read More

The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
The Good Dinosaur   The Good Dinosaur Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/25/2015 9:42 AM EDT
What if a meteor never hit earth and destroyed the Dinosaurs?  What if they still existed today?  What if they had human like qualities and the humans were more animalistic?  That is how Disney/Pixar marketed their newest release, The Good Dinosaur.  Interestingly enough, those themes play a small role in the grand scheme of the... Read More

Creed Theatrical Review
Creed   Creed Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/24/2015 8:53 AM EDT
Legacy – it's a powerful word. It can open doors for a person and/or it can be a heavy burden someone carries throughout their life.   That theme permeates the new movie Creed in more ways than one.  Not only is legacy part of the film itself, but it also is an underlying tone about the Rocky Saga and Sylvest... Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2   The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/19/2015 4:50 PM EDT
Suzanne Collins' journey, which began with the publication of The Hunger Games in 2010, is coming to its glorious conclusion this week with the release of the fourth movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.  Our love affair with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence; American Hustle) is about to come to a close, and I'm sure man... Read More

Back to the Future Blu-ray Review
Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy   Back to the Future Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2015 2:17 PM EDT
2015 seems to be the year of Back To The Future, which appeared to hit it's frenzied peak at the end of October.  From documentaries about the films to movie marathons in theaters across the country, the franchise has seen a resurgence in popularity.  Cashing in on the frenzy, specialty items from Pepsi and USA today sold out in ... Read More

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review
Man From U.N.C.L.E.   Man From U.N.C.L.E. Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2015 9:26 AM EDT
I wasn't alive when the popular television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. aired so I have no basis of comparison with the 2015 movie.  However, Warner Bros. decided it was time to make a full-length feature film that, I can only imagine, pays homage to the series.  If nothing else, it is a fun look at the spy game from years ago reminis... Read More

Vacation Blu-ray Review
Vacation   Vacation Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/02/2015 4:44 PM EDT
When it debuted in 1983, National Lampoon's Vacation became an instant classic.  Chevy Chase (Community) and Beverly D'Angelo (Entourage) starred as Clark and Ellen Griswold, a seemingly normal couple who wanted to take their kids on a family vacation.  Mayhem and hilarity ensued, and the film spawned two sequels.   When... Read More