Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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Magic Mike XXL Theatrical Review
Magic Mike XXL   Magic Mike XXL Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2015 4:19 PM EDT
I'm all for a good road trip to Myrtle Beach for a stripper convention…especially when those strippers include Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), and Matt Bomer (White Collar). Yes, those sexy strippers are back for another round of frivolity and fun in Magic Mike XXL and spend much of the film half naked which, f... Read More

The Gunman Blu-ray Review
The Gunman   The Gunman Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2015 9:21 AM EDT
Heading to Blu-ray and DVD on June 30, 2015, The Gunman reminds us that the sins of our past will always come back to haunt us.  Starring Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Jasmine Trinca(Honey), and Javier Bardem (Skyfall), it is a look into the world and politics of mining in the Congo, the civil unrest that ensued and the fall out of... Read More

Get Hard Blu-ray Review
Get Hard   Get Hard Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/30/2015 8:32 AM EDT
I don't think Will Ferrell (Elf, Anchorman) is funny. Yes, I said it…he isn't funny. I know I'm opening myself up for lots of hate mail with that statement but in my defense I give you exhibit A – Get Hard (coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 30, 2015).Ferrell plays Harvard educated investment Banker James King.  He has eve... Read More

Inside Out Theatrical Review
Inside Out   Inside Out Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/16/2015 11:56 AM EDT
The voices in your head are real!  They are cute, colorful, and wreak havoc with your emotions. At least that is what Disney and Pixar would like you to believe.Riley is an 11 year old girl who, for the most part, has had a pretty happy life so far.  She is a silly, sweet, honest kid with loving parents and good friends.  All of this... Read More

McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review
McFarland, USA   McFarland, USA Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/10/2015 12:38 PM EDT
If you've seen Lean On Me or Stand And Deliver, you've pretty much seen McFarland USA.  Impoverished students succeeding against the odds; encouraged by their teacher to achieve greatness despite their surroundings.  The difference here is merely the location – instead of inner-city ghettos,  McFarland,... Read More

The Duff Blu-ray Review
The Duff   The Duff Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2015 2:01 PM EDT
Every high school movie has the usual cast of characters and The DUFF is no different.  There is Madison (Bella Thorne; Shake It Up, Blended) – the popular, beautiful, mean Homecoming queen, Wesley (Rob Amell; True Jackson VP) – the star quarterback that is friends with everyone but not especially bright, and Bianca (Mae Whitman; P... Read More

Spy Theatrical Review
Spy   Spy Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/04/2015 11:48 AM EDT
Melissa McCarthy's (Heat, Identity thief) movies are hit and miss.  Bridesmaids was hilariously funny but Tammy was just awful.  Luckily, her latest comedy, Spy, falls into the former category with 2 hours of nonstop humor that will have you laughing out loud.McCarthy plays CIA agent Susan Cooper, who does nothing more than sit behind a c... Read More

Focus Blu-ray Review
Focus   Focus Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/28/2015 11:52 AM EDT
I get why they named the movie Focus.  As Will Smith's (Men in Black, Ali) character, Nicky, explains the trick to being a good con artist is to shift the victim's focus away from what you are really trying to do.   Unfortunately, I felt neither the need nor inclination to actually focus on watching this movie.  Coming to Blu-ra... Read More

Kingsman: The Secret Service Digital HD Review
Kingsman: The Secret Service   Kingsman: The Secret Service Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/22/2015 10:55 AM EDT
After an explosive theatrical run, Kingsman: The Secret Service, is coming home on Digital HD. The film follows an elite group of spies who operate covertly outside the confines of traditional government agencies.  They foil all types of international plots without receiving any recognition.  They live their lives under the guis... Read More

Tomorrowland Theatrical Review
Tomorrowland   Tomorrowland Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/21/2015 10:44 AM EDT
Tomorrowland — an alternate world where everyone is happy and carefree and technological advances are beyond our wildest imaginations.  Of course, things are never really as perfect as they seem.  Disney's latest attempt to entwine theme parks with cinema results in an identity crisis riddled movie called Tomorrowland, out in th... Read More