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.

The Lincoln Lawyer 4K Ultra HD Review
The Lincoln Lawyer   The Lincoln Lawyer 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/15/2017 10:08 AM EST
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) has a certain charming quality about him. Whether he is playing a drug dealer in the 1970's or he is romancing a beautiful woman and melting women's' hearts everywhere, he always seems to come across a little bit like a used car salesman to me – but not in a bad way. He is smooth and likable and has a ... Read More

Everything, Everything Blu-ray Review
Everything, Everything   Everything, Everything Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/15/2017 9:27 AM EST
As a parent, what would you do to keep your child safe? Would you lock them in a tower like Rapunzel? For Pauline (Anika Noni Rose; Dreamgirls), it seems that is the only solution but was her decision the right one? For many years, it seemed so until one day everything changed.Maddy (Amandla Stenberg; The Hunger Games) isn't your normal eighteen-ye... Read More

Riverdale DVD Review
Riverdale: The Complete First Season   Riverdale DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/14/2017 10:11 AM EST
In today's world of entertainment full of superheroes, someone decided it was a good idea to base a television show on the Archie Comic book series.  Since 1941 the characters have become familiar to generations of comic lovers worldwide and now they appear on television though not in the same vein as the comics.  All the regulars are... Read More

Wind River Theatrical Review
Wind River   Wind River Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2017 10:06 AM EST
I was going to make a joke about "two Avengers walk onto an Indian reservation" but Wind River is no laughing matter. Based on a true story, it is a hard look at life on a reservation and the forgotten Native Americans who live there.  A true crime drama, there is more going on than meets the eye, offering up all ... Read More

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Theatrical Review
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature   The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/10/2017 12:36 PM EST
If you never saw 2014's The Nut Job, you missed out on some really cute, furry animals scrounging for a few nuts.  Well, there is more to the story than that but that gives you a basic overview.Three years later, the cuteness is back in The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. Surly (Will Arnett; Arrested Development) and t... Read More

Crashing Blu-ray Review
Crashing: The Complete First Season   Crashing Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/07/2017 9:46 AM EST
Look up the definition of the word crashing online and you come up with several options... Merriam-Webster defines it as utter, absolute while The Urban dictionary describes it as either coming down from a drug high or attending an event that is not publicized or that one has not invited to.  It can also mean staying with friends unexpectedly ... Read More

Big Little Lies Blu-ray Review
Big Little Lies   Big Little Lies Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/01/2017 3:27 PM EST
HBO is on a roll.  Most of their shows and documentaries are excellent productions that win awards and critical praise.  Of course, I'm sure it's easier to create top quality work when only 7-13 episodes are being produced but the production quality is top rate nonetheless.  One of their latest endeavors is a seven part miniseries ca... Read More

Going in Style Blu-ray Review
Going in Style   Going in Style Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/01/2017 9:13 AM EST
In 1979 George Burns (Oh, God!), Art Carney (Last Action Hero) and Lee Strasberg (...and justice for all) starred in director Martin Brest's (Scent of a Woman) comedy Going in Style. In 2017 Zach Braff (Scrubs) directed and produced a remake of the film starring Michael Caine (The Dark Knight), Morgan Freeman (The Shaw... Read More

Shooter DVD Review
Shooter: The Complete First Season   Shooter DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/29/2017 6:33 PM EST
In March of 1993, Stephen Hunter (Black Light) wrote a novel called Point of Impact. Fourteen years later the novel was made into the movie Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg (Deepwater Horizon).  Ten years after that USA network has brought a new adaptation with the same name to television. Season one of Shooter had ten episodes last year and sea... Read More

Gifted Blu-ray Review
Gifted   Gifted Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/29/2017 9:38 AM EST
Anyone who has been in a custody battle for a minor knows it can be an ugly affair.  It gets even more complicated when it isn't the biological parents fighting.  Everyone thinks they have the best interest of the child at heart but personal issues generally come into play, which is why a judge needs to review all the details and make an ... Read More

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