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.

Paper Towns Blu-ray Review
Paper Towns   Paper Towns Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/27/2015 4:38 PM EDT
Author John Greene is on fire.  After the huge success of his young adult novel turned movie, "The Fault In Our Stars", he brought another adaptation to the screen in July with his older book "Paper Towns".  Out now on Blu-ray and DVD, this coming of age tale offers viewers a heartwarming story with a bit of teenage an... Read More

Max Blu-ray Review
Max   Max Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/26/2015 10:00 AM EDT
Soldiers risk their lives everyday in the field, and those soldiers come in all shapes and sizes.  When they return home, they can suffer varying degrees of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and, sadly, some don't return home at all.  No less is true for MWD or Military Working Dogs.   Max, a movie about one such dog, comes to home ... Read More

Edward Scissorhands Blu-ray Review
Edward Scissorhands   Edward Scissorhands Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/23/2015 11:18 AM EDT
Twenty-five years ago, the world fell in love with the awkward man known as Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp; Pirates of the Caribbean).  As a man-made creature with a heart, but an unfinished body, he captured our imaginations.  He embodied shy innocence and unique inquisitiveness that made audiences view the world through a whole new se... Read More

The Last Witch Hunter Theatrical Review
The Last Witch Hunter   The Last Witch Hunter Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 8:37 PM EDT
The Last Witch Hunter had so much potential; unfortunately it just didn't live up to it.  It is predictable, anticlimactic and overdone at points. Even some good casting choices can't help salvage the tangled mess the plot weaves.  Dark, demonic and ordinary, I spent an hour and 45 minutes waiting for the big payoff that never qui... Read More

Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
Jem and the Holograms   Jem and the Holograms Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/22/2015 4:51 PM EDT
If I were a young girl between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, I would say Jem and the Holograms is inspirational, moving, fun, and all about girl power.  However, I'm a grown woman, so for me the film was cliché, predictable, cheesy and unoriginal.  Clearly, I am not the target audience.Based on the Hasbro toy, Jerrica/Jem (Au... Read More

Back In Time Digital HD Review
Back In Time   Back In Time Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/20/2015 11:08 AM EDT
Everything old is new again, so it seems.  Clinton and Bush are running for President, everyone is waiting for the release of Star Wars, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in Terminator.  People are going crazy for nostalgia and the buzz this month is all about Back To The Future.On October 21st there will be showings all over the coun... Read More

Home Alone Blu-ray Review
Home Alone Ultimate Collector's Edition   Home Alone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/19/2015 11:16 AM EDT
As a parent, I can't imagine how you forget one of your kids, but, then again, as a parent frantically running around, I can. Every parent's nightmare is every kid's dream. The scenario hilariously brought to life in the Home Alone series is coming back this holiday season, beautifully packaged in a decorative paint can.The McCallister ... Read More

Goosebumps Theatrical Review
Goosebumps   Goosebumps Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/16/2015 9:31 AM EDT
If you were a child of the 80's, or the parent of a child of the 80's, you will most likely remember the beloved, if not scary, book series, Goosebumps, by R.L. Stein.  Columbia Pictures has decided to bring these creepy characters to life in the movie of the same name, opening in theaters just in time to cash in on the Halloween Season.Set in... Read More

Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review
Bridge of Spies   Bridge of Spies Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/15/2015 9:49 AM EDT
For children of the 50's, Bridge of Spies will be a nostalgic look back at a time when the world was a very different place.  For those of us from younger generations, it will be an interesting view of world events from when communism overran half of Germany.  Either way, it is a powerful film, highlighting the more human side of the cold... Read More

Aladdin Blu-ray Review
Aladdin   Aladdin Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/13/2015 11:23 AM EDT
It's hard to imagine that Aladdin came out 25 years ago.  I can't believe I'm actually that old!!!  Alas, it's true, and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the movie, Disney is releasing it on Blu-ray this month.  The long awaited Diamond edition set will surely be embraced by so many who know and love the film, and are eager to sh... Read More