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.

Girls Blu-ray Review
Girls: The Complete Fifth Season   Girls Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/09/2017 9:25 PM EDT
Home Box Office has continually been synonymous with outstanding televisions series almost from the time they started producing them,  and they show no signs of slowing down now.  Case in point, the series Girls, about to start it's sixth season in February, has been nominated and won numerous awards over the past 5 years.  The ... Read More

Underworld: Blood Wars Theatrical Review
Underworld: Blood Wars   Underworld: Blood Wars Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/06/2017 7:04 AM EDT
Why are we so fascinated by vampires and werewolves?  Movies and television shows about them are incredibly popular regardless if they are good or not.  The Underworld franchise incorporates both of these supernatural characters in a battle for ultimate domination and for 2017 a brand new film continues the war.  Underworld... Read More

The Disappointments Room DVD Review
The Disappointments Room   The Disappointments Room DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/05/2017 9:39 PM EDT
In the early 1900's, the aristocracy of this country were ashamed of their physically and mentally ill children.  They created secret rooms in their homes to hide away their less than perfect offspring, never allowing them to see the outside nor interact with other people.  These rooms were called the disappointments room and they we... Read More

Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
Hidden Figures   Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/04/2017 7:17 PM EDT
It's not easy being smart.  It's even harder being smart and being a female.  It was very hard being smart and being a female in 1961, but it was awful being smart, female and Negro in 1961.  However, Katherine Goble- Johnson (Taraji Henson; Empire), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer; The Help) and Mary J... Read More

Blair Witch Blu-ray Review
Blair Witch   Blair Witch Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/03/2017 12:30 AM EDT
In 1999 The Blair Witch Project changed the face of horror movies and became an instant classic. With it's "shaky cam", documentary style filmmaking it opened up a new way of looking at horror.  It intrigued us and fascinated us and scared the living daylights out of us.  In 2016 Lionsgate reimagined the film releasing Blair... Read More

Snowden Blu-ray Review
Snowden   Snowden Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/27/2016 9:53 AM EDT
Edward Snowden has been called many things... patriot, traitor, whistle-blower, etc.  Some feel what he did was necessary in order to keep our government in check, while others thought he did irrevocable damage to our national security.  Regardless of your feelings, there is no doubt he is a brave and polarizing figure.  Based on an ... Read More

Why Him? Theatrical Review
Why Him?   Why Him? Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/22/2016 10:00 AM EDT
Can you remember the first time you met your future in-laws?  Or the first time your son or daughter brought home their new boyfriend/girlfriend?  Hollywood has been playing on this theme over and over again from Guess Who's Coming To Dinner to Meet The Fockers.  The latest addition to this grouping is Twentieth Century Fox's Why Him... Read More

Jackie Theatrical Review
Jackie   Jackie Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/21/2016 10:12 AM EDT
November 22, 1963, was the day Camelot ended and changed the face of politics in the United States forever.  John F. Kennedy was our 35th President and one of the most beloved.  His trip to Dallas, Texas was meant to bring a divided State back to the Democratic Party.  Instead, John F. Kennedy was assassinated right in front of his w... Read More

Passengers Theatrical Review
Passengers   Passengers Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/20/2016 12:28 PM EDT
As long as we've been looking up at the sky and stars, interstellar travel has long been a goal and dream of the human race.  As technology has advanced in recent years, that goal seems more and more obtainable.  While not completely realized yet, we will hopefully have the ability to travel and colonize other planets in the next 100 or s... Read More

La La Land Theatrical Review
La La Land   La La Land Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/15/2016 10:31 AM EDT
In the golden age of Hollywood movie studios, elaborate movie musicals were part of the culture.  Stars like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers were household names and their dancing and singing abilities were well known.  Gone are the days of stars singing and dancing into our hearts in big budget pictures but writer Director Da... Read More

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