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.

Into The Storm Blu-ray Review
Into The Storm   Into The Storm Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/18/2014 12:06 PM EST
Wanna make a movie about tornadoes? Take some gung ho storm chaser, throw in a meteorologist doing "research", add a dash of "The Mother of All Tornadoes" and you have the formula for the makings of a great movie.  And it was…1996's Blockbuster, Twister.  Now, Warner Bros. has attempted to update it wit... Read More

Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
Jersey Boys   Jersey Boys Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2014 11:16 AM EST
It's always a little tricky when a hit Broadway Musical is adapted for the big screen.  Devoted fans of the show often scrutinize every detail and compare the movie to the stage productions.  In the case of Jersey Boys, I don't think the fans will be disappointed.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 11, 2014, it packs all the exci... Read More

Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
Planes: Fire & Rescue   Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/04/2014 9:05 AM EST
How far can Disney stretch an animated franchise?  Pretty far, it seems.  As with most of their cartoon features,  there is usually a sequel to a successful movie.  First there was Planes and now Planes: Fire and Rescue.  The second movie will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014. In this installment we ... Read More

Maleficent Blu-ray Review
Maleficent   Maleficent Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2014 11:16 AM EST
Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty.  Or do they…?  As with the Broadway Musical Wicked bringing a new perspective to The Wizard of OZ, we see a different telling of sleeping beauty in Disney's Maleficent.  Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 4, 2014, this live action version of the classic cartoon is darker and more... Read More

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Digital HD Review
How To Train Your Dragon 2   How To Train Your Dragon 2 Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/28/2014 12:12 PM EST
In today's world of animated movies, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is an anomaly.  There are no princesses or catchy tunes to sign along to and the plot actually makes some sense.  And while there is still an element of fantasy, it doesn't overwhelm the story. When we return to Berk for this latest installment, there is peace and harmon... Read More

Star Wars: Rebels DVD Review
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion   Star Wars: Rebels DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/27/2014 3:47 PM EST
Let's face it.  Create anything having to do with Star Wars and you have an instant audience.  It is an iconic franchise spanning generations. Disney XD and Lucas Films LTD obviously know this and are taking full advantage by creating an animated, children's show.  New to television this Fall, it's call Star Wars Rebels.  Set be... Read More

Fury Theatrical Review
Fury   Fury Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 2:19 PM EST
I'm not sure what the fascination is with WWII movies in the past 20 years but there have been several made on the subject.  Fury is the latest addition to this list.  Set in Germany, just before the end of the war, Fury tackles a different aspect of the war than its predecessors had – life inside a Sherman tank.  Fury fol... Read More

Book of Life Theatrical Review
Book of Life   Book of Life Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 11:33 AM EST
The Book of Life, the latest animated film from producer Guillermo Del Torro (The Strain, Pacific Rim) is a lighthearted, fun movie with a message.  Set around the Mexican Holiday of "The Day of The Dead", it portrays love, dishonesty, disappointment and courage in a family friendly way.  While it is a cute film that should do w... Read More

The Best of Me Theatrical Review
The Best of Me   The Best of Me Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2014 10:28 AM EST
Boy meets girl in 1992 in a small Louisiana town.  Boy is from the wrong side of the tracks.   Girl comes from a well to do family.  Boy and girl fall in love but are ultimately torn apart and destined to spend the rest of their lives pinning for each other.  It's a story we've heard time and time again and, except for... Read More

The Good Lie Theatrical Review
The Good Lie   The Good Lie Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/16/2014 12:10 PM EST
"The good lie" is when not telling the truth is for the betterment of others; "the end justifies the means" so to speak.  It's a heartfelt a sentiment especially when you know the reason for the lie is ultimately the best choice even though you know it's wrong.  The Good Lie, a new film from Warner Bros. illustrates th... Read More