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.

Midnight Special Blu-ray Review
Midnight Special   Midnight Special Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/21/2016 11:42 AM EST
What if all those cult religions that believe aliens are coming to save them were right?  What if there was something else out there?  What if some of them lived amongst us and we never even knew it?  Midnight Special explores this idea, along with the thought that a little boy can be more than he seems and the government knows more ... Read More

The Other Side of the Door Blu-ray Review
The Other Side of the Door   The Other Side of the Door Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/21/2016 10:50 AM EST
The horror genre has evolved from what it was back in the 1970's and 80's, with icon films like Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. I'm not sure that evolution is for the better, because even though graphics and special effects have advanced,the plots, scares and goriness haven't necessarily improv... Read More

Finding Dory Theatrical Review
Finding Dory   Finding Dory Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/16/2016 10:39 AM EST
In 2003, a little fish named Nemo (Hayden Rolence; Cicero in Winter) mesmerized the world.  With his bad fin, overbearing father and adventurous spirit, he captivated us into wishing him home.  Along for that journey was his father, Marlin (Albert Brooks; Broadcast News) and a forgetful fish named Dory (Ellen DeGe... Read More

The Martian Blu-ray Review
The Martian: Extended Edition   The Martian Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/15/2016 9:51 AM EST
Director Ridley Scott (Alien) is notorious for lengthy feature films.   His movies tend to run over two hours and, originally, his latest feature, The Martian, was closer to three.  The theatrical version was edited down to two hours and twenty four minutes and some felt even that was too long.  Now Twentieth Century Fox Home En... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/13/2016 10:24 PM EST
So many times when you see a movie or television show about Major League sports, there is a common theme running throughout...Babes, Booze and Bling.  HBO's hit series, Ballers, has plenty of all three, plus something extra thrown in.Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson; Furious 7) was a world class football play... Read More

Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
Puerto Ricans In Paris   Puerto Ricans In Paris Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2016 10:24 PM EST
Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and Edgar "Eddie" Garcia (How to Make It in America) sat down one day with Writer/Director Ian Edelman and brainstormed ideas.  The Childhood friends wanted to make a feature film together and just needed the right vehicle.  Hence, Puerto Ricans in Paris was born.Luis and Eddie are New York City cops ... Read More

Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
Now You See Me 2   Now You See Me 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/09/2016 9:33 AM EST
Who doesn't love magic?  The sleight of hand. The trick of the eye. The elaborate showmanship meant to distract the unsuspecting, naïve spectator.  It's fantasy and theatrics that has people the world over delighting in the grandeur of it all.There have been any number of movies where magic serves as the backdrop to drama and suspens... Read More

Roots Blu-ray Review
Roots   Roots Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/07/2016 10:25 PM EST
"My name is Kunta Kinte".  I had just turned six years old when Roots became a television event so, even though I had never seen it, I knew what that phrase meant.  For almost forty years it meant courage, spirit and hope for an entire race of people.  And now, as the History Channel airs a retelling of Alex Haely's classic... Read More

Me Before You Theatrical Review
Me Before You   Me Before You Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/02/2016 2:54 PM EST
There is always room for a good love story in film today, and many studios bank on romantic comedies to get female audiences in the seats.  What's not to like about a good looking, emotionally damaged leading man, a pretty young lady who "heals" him and a few laughs thrown in?  Me Before You isn't that kind of romantic movie.&nb... Read More

Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
Alice Through the Looking Glass   Alice Through the Looking Glass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  05/26/2016 5:06 PM EST
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a timeless classic that has been adapted into movies, both animated and live action, many times.   Now, Disney has taken the story a step further by continuing Alice's adventures in their newest release, Alice Through the Looking Glass.  In this whimsical story through a colorful... Read More

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