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.

A Fish Called Wanda Blu-ray Review
A Fish Called Wanda   A Fish Called Wanda Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/03/2017 2:54 PM EST
It's been almost 30 years since A Fish Called Wanda was in movie theaters. Co-written, co-directed and starring John Cleese (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), the smart comedy was nominated for three Academy Awards with Kevin Kline (Dave) winning for Best Supporting Actor. Arrow Video decided the movie needed a rem... Read More

L.A. Confidential DVD Review
L.A. Confidential   L.A. Confidential DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/03/2017 9:00 AM EST
In 1990, James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia) wrote the third book in what became known as his L.A. Quartet, L.A. Confidential.  Seven years later, a movie adaptation with the same name opened in theaters nationwide and garnered both critical acclaim and box office success.  Nominated for nine academy award nominations, it ultimately lost... Read More

Taken Blu-ray Review
Taken: The Complete First Season One   Taken Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/28/2017 10:20 AM EST
"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now that'll be the end of ... Read More

Empire DVD Review
Empire: The Complete Third Season   Empire DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/26/2017 4:51 PM EST
If you thought Seasons One and Two of the hit television show Empire where chock full, then get ready for Season Three.  Available now on DVD, the eighteen episode season really packs a punch.  From drama, murder, backstabbing and a new baby in the mix, the weekly nighttime soap opera seems to be hitting all the marks necessary ... Read More

Modern Family DVD Review
Modern Family: The Complete Eighth Season   Modern Family DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/25/2017 3:18 PM EST
A good run for a television show is about four to five seasons, so when you have one that is still going through Season Eight with renewals for another two seasons, you know it's a quality show.  When that same show has been nominated every year for an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy and has won the award five out of Eight years it speaks v... Read More

Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Review
Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season   Lethal Weapon Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/21/2017 2:10 PM EST
In 1987, the movie Lethal Weapon brought us the comedy/action team of Mel Gibson (Braveheart) and Danny Glover (Shooter) and it was so genius it spawned three sequels.  Almost 20 years after the last film hit theaters, the powers that be (seemingly out of fresh ideas) decided to make it into a television series. Season One aired... Read More

The Big Bang Theory Blu-ray Review
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season   The Big Bang Theory Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/20/2017 11:55 AM EST
For the past ten years, the television show The Big Bang Theory has made us laugh.  With a renewal for at least two more seasons, we can rest assured the gang will all be together and geeky as ever.  This group of "scientists" has taught us more than we ever thought they could and has made being a nerd seem almost cool... Read More

Wonder Woman 4K Ultra HD Review
Wonder Woman   Wonder Woman 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/19/2017 9:53 AM EST
One of the most highly anticipated movies of 2017, Wonder Woman did not disappoint.  While some felt it pushed a feminist agenda, many more saw it as a positive example of female empowerment and people of all ages flocked to it in droves.  With the rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics at an all-time high, this film is certa... Read More

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 4K Ultra HD Review
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/14/2017 4:32 PM EST
I was eleven years old when E.T. The Extra-terrestrial movie came to theaters.  I can remember with fondness being enchanted by the little, brown, wrinkled alien with the big eyes and glowing fingertip who only wanted to find a way back home and the young boy determined to help him.  I also remember running out to buy the best, ... Read More

Red 2 4K Ultra HD Review
Red 2   Red 2 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/06/2017 4:26 PM EST
The coolest retirees you know are back!  Frank Moss (Bruce Willis; Die Hard), Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich; Empire of the Sun), and Victoria (Helen Mirren; Eye in the Sky) are once again wielding guns and kicking ass.  Remember in 2010 we loved Red – Retired, extremely dangerous? Well, in 2013, Red 2&nb... Read More

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