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 Salesman Theatrical Review
The Salesman   The Salesman Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 9:50 AM EDT
So much is different in other parts of the world from what we know and are used to in the United States. There are strict rules regarding women having their heads covered, what theater and music can be enjoyed, and how the police deal with crimes. Relationships between husbands and wives are also different.  Yet much o... Read More

Almost Christmas Blu-ray Review
Almost Christmas   Almost Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 8:51 AM EDT
We can't choose our family and many times we don't get along with them.  We try to avoid getting together whenever possible but during the holidays, we often head home for a few days and suffer through the family drama.  Of course, Hollywood likes to play on that drama and there is always a movie coming out dealing with ... Read More

Vice Principals Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Vice Principals Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/06/2017 8:12 AM EDT
HBO is known for its award-winning television series and movies, so when one receives a Blu-ray from them, you can usually expect great things.  Gripping stories, excellent production values, terrific cast and something that you would want to watch over and over again.  Sadly, Vice Principals is probably one of the lower points ... Read More

John Wick 4K Ultra HD Review
John Wick   John Wick 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/04/2017 8:17 AM EDT
"John Wick is the guy you send to kill the boogeyman".  Make no mistake about it, John Wick (Keanu Reeves; The Matrix) is a badass. He is not the guy you want to make angry, nor do you want to double cross him.  He has skills in hand to hand combat and is an expert marksman.  He will find you and make you pay before you kno... Read More

The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/03/2017 10:34 AM EDT
Why has travel to Mars become such a hot movie topic of late?  Last year's The Martian was a cautionary tale of space exploration and the triumph of the human spirit.  Other than the clichéd ending, it was a gripping and moving commentary on life and outer space.  This month's The Space Between Us a... Read More

Masterminds Blu-ray Review
Masterminds   Masterminds Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/31/2017 10:32 AM EDT
They say truth is stranger than fiction.   And sometimes it can even be entertaining.  Such is the case with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's movie, Masterminds.  Based on a true story, the film gives a slightly humorous slant to one of the biggest bank heists in American history.  Available now on Blu-ray an... Read More

Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
Pinocchio   Pinocchio Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 1:43 PM EDT
In 1940, Walt Disney captured our imaginations when he brought the beloved character of Pinocchio to the theaters.  Based on the Italian children's novel by Carlo Collido it teaches valuable lessons about lying and the differences between right and wrong.  With lovable characters and catchy songs, it melted hearts all over the world a... Read More

Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
Queen of Katwe   Queen of Katwe Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/30/2017 9:49 AM EDT
Sometime between 280 and 550 A.D. in Eastern India, the foundation for the modern game of Chess was born.  Evolving and changing throughout the centuries, it essentially became what we know today in approximately 1475.  A game of skill and strategy, it uses a board of sixty-four squares and thirty-two pieces (16 per player) and while know... Read More

Powerless Television Review
Powerless Series Preview   Powerless Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2017 1:48 PM EDT
Imagine being ordinary in an extraordinary world.  The "muggles" of the Harry Potter realm, if you will. You know you're ordinary and that there are supernatural beings out there doing amazing and terrifying things.  Now imagine you want to make a difference in that world.  That is the premise of NBC's mid-season ha... Read More

Split Theatrical Review
Split   Split Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/18/2017 2:35 PM EDT
Dissociative identity disorder, sometimes referred to as multiple personality disorder, is described as a mental disorder in which an individual has at least two distinct and dissociated identities and includes lapses in memory unaccounted for by other means such as substance abuse or seizures.  It is a very controversial subject and diagnosis... Read More



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