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 Devil Wears Prada DVD Review
The Devil Wears Prada   The Devil Wears Prada DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/22/2016 5:05 PM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been ten years since The Devil Wears Prada hit theaters and became a guidebook of fashion for women everywhere.  Based on the best selling book by Lauren Weisberger, the movie of the same name shines a spotlight on the world of fashion, and unbearable bosses, while showcasing the plight of a working girl in Ne... Read More

Everest Blu-ray Review
Everest   Everest Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/19/2016 11:05 AM EDT
For some, Mount Everest is the pinnacle (pun intended) of extreme outdoorsmanship.  The highest peak in the world, hundreds of people gather at its base each year in an attempt to reach the top, over 29,000 feet above sea level.   Along the way, any number of things can go wrong resulting in fatalities.  The 2015 movie, Everest,... Read More

The Diary of a Teenage Girl Blu-ray Review
The Diary of a Teenage Girl   The Diary of a Teenage Girl Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/19/2016 9:53 AM EDT
Being a teenager, especially a girl, is no easy task.  Hormones and emotions run high and everything in your life is exaggerated.  Being a fifteen-year-old girl in 1976 during a time of free expression, and drugs and alcohol readily available, makes that task even more challenging.  Add into that scenario your first sexual encounter,... Read More

Ride Along 2 Theatrical Review
Ride Along 2   Ride Along 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/15/2016 9:11 AM EDT
In 2014, Ice Cube (Boyz in the Hood) and Kevin Hart (Get Hard) teamed up for the hilarious comedy Ride Along.  Now they are back for round two and the laughs are as abundant as ever.  In Ride Along 2, the soon to be brothers-in-law once again find themselves caught up in a web of illegal activity while trying to solve a crime.Ben Barber (... Read More

The Martian Blu-ray Review
The Martian   The Martian Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/12/2016 5:21 PM EDT
 The year is 2035, and the Ares 3 mission on Mars has gone horribly wrong.  The crew has to abandon the planet or risk their own lives when an unexpected storm threatens them.  Unfortunately, as they make their way to their ship, one of their own team is impaled by an antennae and Captain Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain; The Help, In... Read More

The Transporter: Refueled Blu-ray Review
The Transporter: Refueled   The Transporter: Refueled Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/06/2016 9:40 AM EDT
The Transporter, starring Jason Statham (The Expendables), was a trilogy in the early 2000's that all but put Statham on the acting map, proving he could carry a film as a leading man.  As Frank Martin, he was the perfect combination of calm, cool and collected, with an element of "thug" underneath.  The first film in the series... Read More

X-Files Blu-ray Review
X-Files: The Collector's Set   X-Files Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/04/2016 11:45 AM EDT
Whether or not you watched The X-Files from 1993- 2002, you would have had to been living under a rock to not know the names Scully and Mulder.  The characters, the actors who played them, and even the theme song for the television series, were widely known and easily identifiable.  For nine seasons, these FBI agents invest... Read More

Concussion Theatrical Review
Concussion   Concussion Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/24/2015 10:50 AM EDT
Professional sports is big business.  Billions of dollars a year are spent on tickets and merchandising, not to mention players' contracts.  The NFL is so big they have their own day of the week, and commercial airtime for the Super Bowl costs an exorbitant amount of money for a 30 second spot.  You can only imagine what would happen... Read More

Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
Daddy's Home   Daddy's Home Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/23/2015 4:50 PM EDT
I think I have finally figured out why Will Ferrell (Elf) has a movie career.  It's so he can make moronic comedies that really aren't very funny.  His latest endeavor, Daddy's Home, is more of the same mind numbing antics we have come to expect from him.  I can only hope at some point someone has the common sense to stop... Read More

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