Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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101 Dalmatians Blu-ray Review
101 Dalmatians   101 Dalmatians Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/08/2015 8:11 PM EDT
"Everything old is new again" and in this vain Disney has rereleased the animated classic 101 Dalmatians.  This special Diamond Edition introduces the 1961 film to a whole new audience and is sure to delight anyone who watches it.  Regardless of whether or not you've seen it before, the Blu-ray/ DVD is a great purchase to ad... Read More

Before I Go To Sleep Blu-ray Review
Before I Go To Sleep   Before I Go To Sleep Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/29/2015 9:42 PM EDT
How would you feel if you woke up every morning not remembering a thing from the previous ten years?  Such is the plight of Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman; Eyes Wide Shut, Batman Forever).   Every evening she goes to sleep knowing bits and pieces of her life told her by her husband Ben (Colin Firth; The King's Speech, Kingsman: S... Read More

The Judge Blu-ray Review
The Judge   The Judge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2015 8:32 AM EDT
When Big City Attorney Henry Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.; Iron man, Sherlock Holmes) finds himself traveling back to his small, Indiana hometown to attend his mother's funeral, he can't make plans to leave fast enough.   But when his overbearing, self-righteous father (Robert Duvall; The Godfather, Jack Reacher) is accused of murde... Read More

A Walk Among the Tombstones Blu-ray Review
A Walk Among the Tombstones   A Walk Among the Tombstones Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/22/2015 8:32 PM EDT
I'm always fascinated by what motivates people, especially serial killers, to do the depraved things they do.  Unfortunately for me, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" doesn't delve that deeply into the Psyches of the duo killing and chopping up the women who are loved by drug dealers in NY.  Instead it tells the story of Mat... Read More

Gone Girl Blu-ray Review
Gone Girl   Gone Girl Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/19/2015 11:06 PM EDT
Just when you think you've figured it all out, a new twist is added to the plot of Gone Girl, which once again leaves you paying close attention to see what happens next.  Based on the book of the same name, author and screenwriter, Gillian Flynn takes the audience on a journey of lies, deception, and psychological cunning played... Read More

Into The Woods Theatrical Review
Into The Woods   Into The Woods Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/24/2014 11:17 AM EDT
Musical theater fans have a reason to celebrate this holiday season.  The beloved Broadway show Into The Woods opens in theaters on Christmas day.  Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine), the film boasts an all-star cast and enjoyable two hours of drama and song. Into The Woods opened on Broadway in 1987 and won several Tony awards... Read More

The Imitation Game Theatrical Review
The Imitation Game   The Imitation Game Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/23/2014 1:42 PM EDT
If you want to see an Oscar worthy film before the end of 2014, go to see The Imitation Game.  Based on the novel by Andrew Hodges, the movie tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant yet awkward Mathematician who basically won WWII.  Starring Benjamin Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Fifth Estate), The Imitation Game is one of the best movie... Read More

This Is Where I Leave You Blu-ray Review
This Is Where I Leave You   This Is Where I Leave You Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/16/2014 9:50 AM EDT
Judd (Jason Bateman, Arrested Development) is having a really bad year.  He comes home early from work to surprise his wife on her birthday only to find her in bed with his boss.  Then he gets a call his Dad died and he is forced to spend an uncomfortable week at his childhood home with his three siblings and his therapist mom.  Fina... Read More

Dolphin Tale 2 Blu-ray Review
Dolphin Tale 2   Dolphin Tale 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/09/2014 3:41 PM EDT
It isn't that often that a sequel is better than the first film, but with Dolphin Tail and Dolphin Tail 2, that is exactly the case.  You can pick up both movies now for the holiday season. The four disc collection is a must have for any young animal lover in your life. In Dolphin Tail, we meet Winter, a beached ju... Read More

The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hundred-Foot Journey   The Hundred-Foot Journey Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/04/2014 12:28 AM EDT
Foodies, gourmet cooks and Food Network aficionados rejoice!   The latest Blu-ray and DVD release from Dreamworks will feed your senses and desires for exotic cuisine.  Based on the novel of the same name, The Hundred Foot Journey takes you on an adventure of French and Indian food, while blending the cultures of two completely diffe... Read More