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 Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
The Huntsman: Winter's War   The Huntsman: Winter's War Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/21/2016 1:32 PM EDT
Quick question… if The Huntsman: Winter's War was never made, would we really be missing anything?  The short answer is probably not.  While there were some good things about the film, there were far more negatives than positives, starting with the question "why?"The prequel/sequel gives us the back-story of who the hunts... Read More

Criminial Theatrical Review
Criminial   Criminial Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/14/2016 2:57 PM EDT
If you look up the word criminal in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you will find an adjective meaning "involving illegal activity: morally wrong".  From this, one would ascertain a movie with the word as its title would involve either of the above mentioned descriptions, which it does.  However, it's difficult to figure out whi... Read More

The Boss Theatrical Review
The Boss   The Boss Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/07/2016 10:57 AM EDT
For me, Melissa McCarthy is hit or miss.  Sometimes I like her stuff; other times I don't.  Mike and Molly was funny enough. Bridesmaids was hysterical and her character was great.  Spy was another example of a fun and entertaining McCarthy movie.  However, The Heat and Tammy were both awful and torturous to sit through.  S... Read More

Point Break Blu-ray Review
Point Break   Point Break Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/29/2016 10:03 AM EDT
In 1991, a movie called Point Break hit theaters and starred Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing) and Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon).  It was a surfer's/stoner's dream and has a cult-like following.  In 2015,  someone at Warner Brothers Entertainment thought it would be a good idea to remake the film but using all ex... Read More

The Americans DVD Review
The Americans: Season 3   The Americans DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/24/2016 11:33 PM EDT
How well do you really know your friends and neighbors?  They live among us, hiding in plain sight. In the 1980's cold war era, Russian spies infiltrate American society and feed intelligence back to the KGB and other countries.  Trained to "blend in" these seemingly normal Americans could be anyone you know.  That is the p... Read More

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Theatrical Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice   Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/24/2016 8:37 AM EDT
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been one of those highly anticipated super hero movies.  Beginning last year, my friends and family started taking sides and debating which hero would, or should, win.  Merchandise made its way into stores and online even before the holidays, and the first "sneak peak" debuted a year a... Read More

Eye in the Sky Theatrical Review
Eye in the Sky   Eye in the Sky Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2016 1:20 PM EDT
War is a polarizing subject.  Is it necessary? Do the ends justify the means?  For hundreds of years, countries have sent their young adults off to kill or be killed with mixed results.  With today's technological advances, the risks of casualties may seem smaller but can actually be just the opposite.  Gavin Hood's (End... Read More

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Theatrical Review
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2   My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2016 10:44 AM EDT
Opa!  Nia Vardalos (Connie and Carla) does it again.  A sequel 14 years in the making, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has all the laughs and emotional baggage we loved the first time around.  All of our favorite characters return to remind us of the craziness surrounding the Portokalos family, while they navigate through new challenges&h... Read More

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Theatrical Review
The Divergent Series: Allegiant   The Divergent Series: Allegiant Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/17/2016 2:17 PM EDT
There are some movies that are going to make money regardless of if they are good or bad.  Allegiant is one of those movies.  With a built in audience, and two films preceding it, it is sure to be a winner at the box office.  Whether it is good or not is a matter of perspective.In the continuing saga of Tris&... Read More

Victor Frankenstein Blu-ray Review
Victor Frankenstein   Victor Frankenstein Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/14/2016 5:08 PM EDT
There have been many retellings of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  There was the classic 1931 version, starring Boris Karloff, the more entertaining spoof Young Frankenstein, starring Gene Wilder and so many other movies in between. The latest twist, Victor Frankenstein, reimagines the story from the perspective of the mad scientist's as... Read More



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