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.

Blindspot Television Review
Blindspot   Blindspot Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/21/2015 2:11 PM EDT
Imagine waking up in a huge duffel bag, naked and tattooed in the middle of Times Square, NYC, with no memory of who you are or how you got there.   That is exactly what happens to Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander; Thor) in the opening scenes of NBC's new drama, Blindspot. In the season premier, Jane Doe has been placed in FBI custody ... Read More

Black Mass Theatrical Review
Black Mass   Black Mass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/17/2015 11:10 AM EDT
Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger is a man you did not want to cross.  As the notorious head of the Winter Hill gang from Boston's South side, he was responsible for numerous murders and controlled the drug and racketeering trade in the area.  He was also allegedly an informant for the FBI for 20 years, handled by his childhood friend, ... Read More

The Big Bang Theory Blu-ray Review
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season   The Big Bang Theory Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/14/2015 10:12 AM EDT
The Big Bang Theory will start its ninth season this fall, and it certainly doesn't show any signs of slowing down.  As witty, sharp and sometimes biting as ever, the show is just as entertaining as it was in Season 1.  With Season 8 coming out on Blu-Ray on September 15, 2015, you may want to take a look back at the past year and relive ... Read More

The Visit Theatrical Review
The Visit   The Visit Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/10/2015 11:28 AM EDT
Like some of M. Night Shyamalan's other movies, The Visit ends with a twist you didn't see coming.  I expected the typical poltergeist infestation or supernatural explanation for the characters' behavior, but what I ultimately got was much darker and more realistic.  It almost makes you wonder what sort of demonic dialogue goes on inside ... Read More

The Vampire Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Vampire Diaries Season 6   The Vampire Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/03/2015 1:58 PM EDT
The Vampire Diaries Season 6 maybe the saddest and bloodiest one so far.  From other worldly prisons, to a new witch/vampire hybrid, the supernatural dimension went into overdrive this year.  Fans said goodbye to four main characters and several new ones that didn't make it through the season.  And, we've met Salvatore's relative... Read More

Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-ray Review
Mad Max: Fury Road   Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/31/2015 4:16 PM EDT
When Mad Max: Fury Road came out in theaters this past summer, it got rave reviews from critics and audiences.  It also became a social commentary for a pro women agenda.  It led to numerous discussions, which I'm sure almost any major film wants.  I'm just not sure it deserved some of the hype it received.  As it makes its way ... Read More

We Are Your Friends Theatrical Review
We Are Your Friends   We Are Your Friends Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/26/2015 4:07 PM EDT
Zac Efron (Neighbors) seems to gravitate towards movies that incorporate music.  From singing and dancing in his earlier roles, to his latest film We Are Your Friends, Efron has a connection that will most likely follow him and pop up from time to time throughout his career.  As Cole Carter, a DJ trying to make it in the LA scen... Read More

American Ultra Theatrical Review
American Ultra   American Ultra Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/20/2015 4:35 PM EDT
Take Clerks, Mission: Impossible, and Point of No Return and mix them all together in a bowl.  Dump the mix into rolling papers and you've made yourself a movie called American Ultra.  Coming to theaters August 21, 2015, it is a mish-mosh of other good films trying to be played off as an original idea, but not succeedi... Read More

Mike & Molly DVD Review
Mike & Molly: Season 5   Mike & Molly DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/18/2015 11:38 AM EDT
Mike and Molly will be starting their sixth season this fall on CBS, so you better brush up on what happened before it comes back to television.  The season five DVD heads to stores Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in order to help you do that.  Starring Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Spy) as Molly Flynn and Billy Gardell (My Name is Ea... Read More

2 Broke Girls DVD Review
2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fourth Season   2 Broke Girls DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/14/2015 10:01 AM EDT
2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fourth Season is out now on DVD.  Why should you spend your well-earned dollars buying it?  Simply put, it's fun, albeit sophomoric, humor.  Plus, it's always nice to see people with less money than you have.For those who have never seen the show, it centers on Max Black (Kat Dennings, Th... Read More