Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review
The Penguins of Madagascar   The Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/25/2015 12:54 PM EDT
After three movies of playing bit characters in the background, the Penguins of Madagascar finally have gotten their starring roles.  The black and white flightless birds, that have always had about ten minutes of screen time, are now the main players of the hour and a half long The Penguins of Madagascar.  With their crazy strategic... Read More

Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
Sons of Anarchy: Season Seven   Sons of Anarchy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/15/2015 12:01 AM EDT
Sons of Anarchy, one of the most successful cable TV series ever, gave its viewers a good send off.  Unlike other series finales, it doesn't leave anything up in the air but wraps things up tightly.After viewers were left reeling from the chaos of season 6, Season 7 welcomes back the gang to try and deal with everything and put things back... Read More

Cinderella Theatrical Review
Cinderella   Cinderella Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/13/2015 10:09 AM EDT
Cinderella…We have all seen it in some form or another.  The story has been told time and again. Of course, arguably the best version is the Disney animated classic.  Now Disney is trying to outdo itself with a live action movie out in theaters today.This latest attempt is directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and stars Lily James (Do... Read More

Exodus: Gods and Kings Digital HD Review
Exodus: Gods and Kings   Exodus: Gods and Kings Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/13/2015 8:29 AM EDT
We all know the story of Moses. Born a slave, grew up in the home of the Egyptian Pharaoh and eventually led the Jewish people out of slavery.   If you are over the age of thirty you can remember watching Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur) playing the role in The Ten Commandments.  Now Director Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Alien) has created his... Read More

Horrible Bosses 2 Blu-ray Review
Horrible Bosses 2   Horrible Bosses 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/24/2015 8:27 AM EDT
Recently I watched two sequels on Blu-ray - Dumb and Dumber To and Horrible Bosses 2. The latter was the better of the two films, but that isn't saying much.  The aptly named Horrible Bosses 2 IS horrible and boring to boot. Once again Nick (Jason Bateman; Arrested Development), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis; We're The Millers) and Dale (Char... Read More

Big Hero 6 Blu-ray Review
Big Hero 6   Big Hero 6 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/23/2015 4:35 PM EDT
When Disney released Big Hero 6 in 2014, they only slightly altered their successful animated movie formula.  Yes, it is funny.  Yes, there is a cute non-human friend guaranteed to offer mass merchandising appeal.  Yes, there is a terrible villain who must be stopped.   The only thing missing was the beautiful princess and ... Read More

Fifty Shades of Grey Theatrical Review
Fifty Shades of Grey   Fifty Shades of Grey Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/13/2015 2:07 PM EDT
Ok I admit it…I read the books. Well, I haven't finished the third one yet but I figure I still have time before they make it into a movie.   Of course I'm speaking of the fan fiction turned novel turn major motion picture juggernaut that is Fifty Shade of Grey.  From the moment the film adaptation was announced t... Read More

The Slap Television Review
The Slap   The Slap Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/12/2015 4:00 PM EDT
It's true what they say - you can't choose your family.  And when that family is Greek and numerous, family get togethers are bound to be loud, and full of tension.  The Slap, the new mini-series on NBC is situated around one such family and the scenario that leads to their breakdown.  The first episode which airs on Feb... Read More

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Blu-ray Review
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day   Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/12/2015 1:09 PM EDT
We've all had one of those "Murphy's law" kind of days – anything that can go wrong, will.   For Alexander Cooper it seems every day is like that and the day before his 12th birthday is no exception.  He wakes up to find everyone in his grade has been invited to the cool kid's party the same day as his, th... Read More

Kingsman: The Secret Service Theatrical Review
Kingsman: The Secret Service   Kingsman: The Secret Service Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/11/2015 12:02 PM EDT
Who doesn't love a good spy movie?  Action, adventure, intrigue and great gadgets all blending together to create an enjoyable movie experience.  Throw in a strong, seasoned group of actors and you have the makings of a great film.   Twentieth Century Fox had attempted to tackle this genre with Kingsman: The Secret Service being... Read More