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.

Ready Player One Theatrical Review
Ready Player One   Ready Player One Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/28/2018 11:20 PM EDT
Ready Player One – If you grew up in the 1980's you know that phrase well, especially if you loved video games.  The words popped up every time a new game started enticing the player to prepare. It is also the title of a New York Times bestselling book by Ernest Cline (Fanboys) that found its protagonist living in both a vi... Read More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 4K Ultra HD Review
Star Wars: The Last Jedi   Star Wars: The Last Jedi 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/26/2018 4:55 PM EDT
In the ever-continuing saga that is the Star Wars Universe, we were introduced to new characters in 2015 when the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted. We met Kylo Ren (Adam Driver; Girls) who is the heir apparent to Darth Vader, Poe (Oscar Isaac; Ex Machina) who works for the rebellion, Finn (J... Read More

The Handmaid's Tale Blu-ray Review
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1   The Handmaid's Tale Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/26/2018 4:00 PM EDT
In 1985, Canadian author Margaret Atwood published her dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale.  The controversial story is set in New England and focuses on Offred, a handmaid who is suppressed in a totalitarian Christian society that has overthrown the United States Government.  While often banned over the past 30 plus years, the book ... Read More

Pacific Rim: Uprising Theatrical Review
Pacific Rim: Uprising   Pacific Rim: Uprising Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/22/2018 8:27 AM EDT
In 2013, Writer/Director (and recent academy award winner) Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water) introduced us to the Kaiju – alien creatures from another dimension who set out to destroy humanity and take over Earth.  To combat these creatures, humans developed humongous robots called jaegers that require two, neurologically synced pi... Read More

Ferdinand 4K Ultra HD Review
Ferdinand   Ferdinand 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/20/2018 10:02 AM EDT
Stereotypically bulls are seen as strong creatures that are angry and aggressive.  In Hispanic cultures, they are used for sport and bullfighting and, as the bull, being chosen to "fight" the Matador is considered an honor.  From the time they are born these bulls are groomed to be fighters in the ring.  But what if they ar... Read More

Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures DVD Review
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Vol. 2   Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/19/2018 11:07 AM EDT
Lego is a huge corporation that has expanded their universe over the past several years, incorporating new ways to get their products out to the public.  This endeavor has included branching out into movies and television and showcasing well-known and beloved characters.  In 2016, they decided to lend their name to probably the most well-... Read More

The Shape of Water 4K Ultra HD Review
The Shape of Water   The Shape of Water 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/19/2018 10:23 AM EDT
Who is to say what constitutes love?  There are all types of love in the world.  Love for your fellow human, romantic love, love of a pet, love of food or certain flavors, etc. that others can't necessarily understand.  Currently, all over the world, love is under attack because some feel it is immoral to have same-sex love (both phy... Read More

Tomb Raider Theatrical Review
Tomb Raider   Tomb Raider Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/14/2018 5:05 PM EDT
In 1996, gamers worldwide were introduced to Lara Croft in the video game Tomb Raider.  Described as "Indiana Jones with breasts", she became an instant hit with the heavily male based demographic. In 2001, Paramount Pictures brought Croft to life in the form of Angelina Jolie (Wanted; Mr. & Mrs. Smith) when Lara Croft:... Read More

I, Tonya Blu-ray Review
I, Tonya   I, Tonya Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/12/2018 10:54 AM EDT
In 1994, the world watched as one of the biggest sports scandals unfolded before our eyes.  The drama took center stage on an international level that culminated at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.  The story, of course, was the physical attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan and the accusations that her competitor Tonya Hardin... Read More

Loving Vincent Blu-ray Review
Loving Vincent   Loving Vincent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/08/2018 3:35 PM EDT
Vincent Van Gogh is often considered the father of Modern Art.  He is revered as one of the most influential painters and his legacy is one of respected artistry mixed with stories of his madness.  While alive he was poor, drank heavily and was considered to be crazy.  After his death, his life and work have been studied and examined... Read More

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