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.

Point Break Blu-ray Review
Point Break   Point Break Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/29/2016 10:03 AM EST
In 1991, a movie called Point Break hit theaters and starred Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing) and Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon).  It was a surfer's/stoner's dream and has a cult-like following.  In 2015,  someone at Warner Brothers Entertainment thought it would be a good idea to remake the film but using all ex... Read More

The Americans DVD Review
The Americans: Season 3   The Americans DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/24/2016 11:33 PM EST
How well do you really know your friends and neighbors?  They live among us, hiding in plain sight. In the 1980's cold war era, Russian spies infiltrate American society and feed intelligence back to the KGB and other countries.  Trained to "blend in" these seemingly normal Americans could be anyone you know.  That is the p... Read More

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Theatrical Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice   Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/24/2016 8:37 AM EST
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been one of those highly anticipated super hero movies.  Beginning last year, my friends and family started taking sides and debating which hero would, or should, win.  Merchandise made its way into stores and online even before the holidays, and the first "sneak peak" debuted a year a... Read More

Eye in the Sky Theatrical Review
Eye in the Sky   Eye in the Sky Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2016 1:20 PM EST
War is a polarizing subject.  Is it necessary? Do the ends justify the means?  For hundreds of years, countries have sent their young adults off to kill or be killed with mixed results.  With today's technological advances, the risks of casualties may seem smaller but can actually be just the opposite.  Gavin Hood's (End... Read More

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Theatrical Review
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2   My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2016 10:44 AM EST
Opa!  Nia Vardalos (Connie and Carla) does it again.  A sequel 14 years in the making, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has all the laughs and emotional baggage we loved the first time around.  All of our favorite characters return to remind us of the craziness surrounding the Portokalos family, while they navigate through new challenges&h... Read More

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Theatrical Review
The Divergent Series: Allegiant   The Divergent Series: Allegiant Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/17/2016 2:17 PM EST
There are some movies that are going to make money regardless of if they are good or bad.  Allegiant is one of those movies.  With a built in audience, and two films preceding it, it is sure to be a winner at the box office.  Whether it is good or not is a matter of perspective.In the continuing saga of Tris&... Read More

Victor Frankenstein Blu-ray Review
Victor Frankenstein   Victor Frankenstein Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/14/2016 5:08 PM EST
There have been many retellings of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  There was the classic 1931 version, starring Boris Karloff, the more entertaining spoof Young Frankenstein, starring Gene Wilder and so many other movies in between. The latest twist, Victor Frankenstein, reimagines the story from the perspective of the mad scientist's as... Read More

Peanuts Blu-ray Review
Peanuts   Peanuts Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/14/2016 9:43 AM EST
For older generations, The Peanuts cartoon is a classic comic that fills us with a sense of nostalgia as soon as we see those lovable faces.  Based on those memories, the idea of putting together a full length film probably seemed like a good one.  Tapping into the past with a built in audience while allowing adults to introduce their chi... Read More

10 Cloverfield Lane Theatrical Review
10 Cloverfield Lane   10 Cloverfield Lane Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/10/2016 4:49 PM EST
Anyone who would say 10 Cloverfield Lane is a sequel to 2008's Cloverfield would be wrong.  It's more like the long distance cousin…they share a few similarities, but are very different on almost every level.  Gone is the shaky, "home video" footage used in the first movie.  No more guessing who the enemy is ... Read More

Zootopia Theatrical Review
Zootopia   Zootopia Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/03/2016 9:26 PM EST
Known for their cute, fun animated feature films, Disney takes a drastic turn with their new release, Zootopia.   Usually shying away from controversial topics, this time they delve in head on to one of the most stressful topics plaguing our country right now - racial tension.  Along with other moral messages, the film artfully navig... Read More

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