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.

Nocturnal Animals Theatrical Review
Nocturnal Animals   Nocturnal Animals Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2016 8:48 AM EDT
When Austin Wright's (Disciples) novel Tony and Susan came out in 1993, it was not instantly successful.  However, in 2010, it was published for the first time in the United Kingdom where it enjoyed critical success, sparking a movie deal.  Six years later, Fashion Designer turned Director Tom Ford (A Single Man) has written the... Read More

The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
The Jungle Book 3D Collector's Edition   The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/15/2016 10:34 AM EDT
"Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities".  We all know and love the song and many of us remember the animated film that came out in 1967.  When Disney said they were going to make a live action version of the beloved cartoon, there were certainly skeptics who wondered how they were going to pull that off. &nb... Read More

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector's Edition   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/13/2016 6:21 PM EDT
Ever since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film was announced, the anticipation was palpable.  When the movie finally came out last December, the frenzy surrounding it was incredible and, even though some of the plot was recycled, it managed to deliver.  Much to audiences' delight, it fed their sense of nostalgia and refueled their l... Read More

Arrival Theatrical Review
Arrival   Arrival Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2016 11:45 AM EDT
Your average alien movie is usually an action packed, blow ‘em up, sci-fi thriller.  Spaceships show up and kill millions of people, forcing humanity to work together to save the human race. Rarely does Hollywood divert from this formula because these movies often become blockbusters. However, Arrival is not your average alien movie.Dr. ... Read More

The Hunger Games 4K Ultra HD Review
The Hunger Games Series   The Hunger Games 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/08/2016 2:00 PM EDT
The Suzanne Collins young adult book series The Hunger Games was enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike and became bestsellers.  They spawned four blockbuster movies (the last book was broken into two films) and solidified Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class) as an A list Hollywood actress.  They brought to ... Read More

Trolls Theatrical Review
Trolls   Trolls Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/03/2016 2:53 PM EDT
Take some cute, colorful characters, mean monsters, a story with a moral and some fun songs and what do you get?  In general, any number of animated films but in this case specifically…Trolls.  DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox's latest animated feature hits theaters November 4, 2016, and it promises to be an enjoyable film for kids and parents ... Read More

Doctor Strange Theatrical Review
Doctor Strange   Doctor Strange Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/03/2016 11:11 AM EDT
The Marvel universe seems to be never ending.  With a plethora of comic book heroes and villains to draw from, they manage to crank out a movie every three to six months it seems.  Each time the hype and excitement around the movie is immense, whether or not it is warranted.  This month's hero of choice is Doctor Strange (Benedict Cu... Read More

Ballers Digital HD Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/01/2016 10:26 AM EDT
When Ballers first appeared on HBO in 2015, it was pretty close to what I was expecting.  Football, loose women, money, and fast cars permeated every episode (well, I hope the football part would since the show is called Ballers).  However, it also included a plot worthy of taking notice.  Season One was a solid effort and kept audie... Read More

Bad Moms Blu-ray Review
Bad Moms   Bad Moms Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2016 7:57 PM EDT
When Bridesmaids hit theaters in 2011 it created a whole new level of female comedies.  It was racier and raunchier and had audiences laughing hysterically.  It opened the door to more crass and vulgar movies starring female leads in order to give male actors a run for their money.  This summer, Bad Moms riva... Read More

Inferno Theatrical Review
Inferno   Inferno Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/27/2016 11:02 AM EDT
If you like solving puzzles, you should read every one of Dan Brown's novels.  He combines cyphers with history and architectural beauty.  He has made Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks; Sully) everyone's favorite teacher and sent us racing all over the world unravelling conspiracies.  His 2013 novel,&nbs... Read More

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