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.

Hail, Caesar! Theatrical Review
Hail, Caesar!   Hail, Caesar! Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/04/2016 3:19 PM EDT
Hail, Caesar! is a movie with a laundry list of greats and one glaring not so great.  Great Writers/Directors Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men), great actors from George Clooney (Up In the Air) and Josh Brolin (Men In Black 3) to Scarlett Johansson (Avengers) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike XXL), and great set and costume design.&nbs... Read More

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray Review
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs Signature Edition   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/01/2016 11:08 PM EDT
Dubbed "Disney's Folly", Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was predicted to be a major flop before its release on December 21, 1937.  Skeptics argued that nobody wanted to sit through a feature length animated movie but Walt Disney spent two years making the film and betting the naysayers were wrong.  As it turn... Read More

Our Brand Is Crisis Blu-ray Review
Our Brand Is Crisis   Our Brand Is Crisis Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/01/2016 4:27 PM EDT
I hate politics.  It's all a big smoke screen with lies, manipulation and "perceptions".   In a 2005 documentary called "Our Brand Is Crisis", they explore these themes while showing the devastating results of a country in unrest with an out of touch ruler.   In the feature film of th... Read More

The Finest Hours Theatrical Review
The Finest Hours   The Finest Hours Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/28/2016 1:58 PM EDT
Disney's The Finest Hours dramatizes the events of one of the most harrowing Coast Guard rescue missions off the Massachusetts coast in 1952.  Still regarded as one the most heroic and successful rescues in Coast Guard history, the events of February 18 inspired both book and now the film, which opens in theaters on January 29th. Based on a tr... Read More

Kung Fu Panda DVD Review
Kung Fu Panda 1¬†/¬†Kung Fu Panda 2 Ultimate Edition of Awesomeness   Kung Fu Panda DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/26/2016 8:58 PM EDT
Pandas may look all cute and cuddly, especially when they are frolicking in 3 feet of snow, but they can also be vicious and intense.  However, when you are combining those qualities with DreamWorks Animation, you know instinctively that you are in for much more of the former.   In anticipation of the theatrical release of ... Read More

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



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