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.

Live By Night Blu-ray Review
Live By Night   Live By Night Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/21/2017 9:07 AM EDT
Ben Affleck can be hit or miss as an actor, director, and writer. Argo was masterfully shot and Gone Baby, Gone and The Town were beautifully written and all three engaged audiences and left us feeling emotionally spent.  Even his acting talents don't go to waste in The Accountant, so it's only natural t... Read More

Sing 4K Ultra HD Review
Sing   Sing 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/20/2017 5:00 PM EDT
Fifteen years ago, a little singing competition show aired on television and captivated our hearts.  Each year, we would watch intently as hopeful young adults put themselves and their vocal talents on display on a show called American Idol.  Other shows soon followed.  Some, such as The Voice, are still on the air and show... Read More

Kong: Skull Island Theatrical Review
Kong: Skull Island   Kong: Skull Island Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/08/2017 1:52 PM EDT
Ever since he first appeared in movie theaters back in 1933, we have had a fascination with one humongous ape.  King Kong became a classic and sparked not only our imaginations but spawned remakes and reincarnations of the huge beast.  In 2005, Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) brought his spin to the series in a three-hour... Read More

Shut In Blu-ray Review
Shut In   Shut In Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/07/2017 11:51 AM EDT
There was a time when horror movies meant scary monsters who preyed on teenagers and created massive amounts of carnage wherever they went.  More recently, though, a lot of these type of horror movies have been replaced with a more suspenseful, psychological thriller-like motif of storytelling that offers a few scares but also plays tricks on ... Read More

Moana Blu-ray Review
Moana   Moana Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/06/2017 5:07 PM EDT
Disney had a strong year movie-wise in 2016.  From Zootopia to the sequel Finding Dory and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to Captain America: Civil War, they had a full slate of quality movies, both animated and live action. Their year culminated in their strongest animated feature, Moana. From a great story to catchy music to amazing animation,... Read More

Rules Don't Apply Blu-ray Review
Rules Don't Apply   Rules Don't Apply Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/03/2017 4:28 PM EDT
Some people thought Howard Hughes was a genius, others would call him eccentric.  Some would say he was eclectic or reclusive and others would simply state he was crazy.  His OCD tendencies were as famous as his deals and mountains of money, not to mention the Hollywood starlets who often accompanied him.  He made money in everything... Read More

Get Out Theatrical Review
Get Out   Get Out Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/23/2017 10:33 AM EDT
Jordan Peele is known for being a comedian.  Along with his partner Keegan Michael Key (Why Him?), they have starred in their own sketch comedy show and last year's successful movie, Keanu.  So it's a little surprising to see he has written and directed a horror film called Get Out.  Based on his background it doesn... Read More

Dirty Dancing Blu-ray Review
Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition   Dirty Dancing Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/22/2017 9:05 AM EDT
Dirty Dancing can't possibly be 30 years old!!  It came out the summer before my junior year of high school and I'm not that old… am I (Don't answer that question)?  When I saw the Blu-ray come across my desk, I was immediately thrown back to that more innocent time in my life and reminisced about sitting in the movie theater watch... Read More

Bad Santa 2 Blu-ray Review
Bad Santa 2   Bad Santa 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/21/2017 9:33 AM EDT
Ahhhh... the sights, the sounds, and the smells of the Holiday Season.  They bring back fond memories and induce excitement for the gift giving and receiving to come.  Multicolored blinking lights and Holiday songs blaring throughout every public place you go.  Guys dressed up like Santa Clause taking pictures with kids of all ages g... Read More

Hacksaw Ridge Blu-ray Review
Hacksaw Ridge   Hacksaw Ridge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/20/2017 8:41 AM EDT
A conscientious objector is defined as someone who, for reasons of conscience, objects to serving in the armed forces.  Back in the 1940's, Desmond Doss was labelled as such even though he actually enlisted in the military.  His refusal to even hold a gun, let alone shoot one, earned him the designation and a court martial hearing.&nb... Read More