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.

Passengers Theatrical Review
Passengers   Passengers Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/20/2016 12:28 PM EDT
As long as we've been looking up at the sky and stars, interstellar travel has long been a goal and dream of the human race.  As technology has advanced in recent years, that goal seems more and more obtainable.  While not completely realized yet, we will hopefully have the ability to travel and colonize other planets in the next 100 or s... Read More

La La Land Theatrical Review
La La Land   La La Land Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/15/2016 10:31 AM EDT
In the golden age of Hollywood movie studios, elaborate movie musicals were part of the culture.  Stars like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers were household names and their dancing and singing abilities were well known.  Gone are the days of stars singing and dancing into our hearts in big budget pictures but writer Director Da... Read More

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Theatrical Review
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story   Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/13/2016 6:46 PM EDT
In the late 1970s, a trilogy of films captured hearts all over the world.  Star Wars captivated us and spawned one of the most successful franchises ever.  In the late 1990s, and early 2000s, the next three films were successful while being met with mixed reviews.  Last year, the saga continued with Episode VII, Star Wars: The F... Read More

Collateral Beauty Theatrical Review
Collateral Beauty   Collateral Beauty Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/13/2016 12:22 PM EDT
In David Frankel's (The Devil Wears Prada) new film, Collateral Beauty, the title is defined as "the profound connection to everything". The movie explores how we interact with people, space, etc. and what mark we leave on them.  It makes us think, and wonder, and forces us to question our purpose in life and in our everyday acti... Read More

Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review
Ben-Hur   Ben-Hur Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/12/2016 9:17 PM EDT
Ben-Hur – the title alone conjures up images of excellence in literature and filmmaking.  In 1880, the novel was published with modest success originally but became more popular when it was recommended reading by Clergy.  Then, in 1925, it was made into a silent film and also became successful.  In 1959, it was once again reima... Read More

Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review
Office Christmas Party   Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/08/2016 5:32 PM EDT
It's that time of year again.  Everyone is celebrating the end of the year and the holiday season.  Many companies hold office parties for the employees and, sometimes, crazy things happen during those gatherings. Employees can even occasionally get fired after inappropriate behavior at said party.  But what if, as a boss, you had to... Read More

The Town 4K Ultra HD Review
The Town   The Town 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 11:35 PM EDT
They say people are a product of their environment, although I'm not exactly sure who "they" are.  However, for one Boston area neighborhood, it seems to be a true statement. Charlestown, a lower income area, raises a large number of criminals, especially bank robbers. For Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck; The Account... Read More

Argo 4K Ultra HD Review
Argo   Argo 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 1:34 PM EDT
The 1980 hostage crisis in Iran held the world captivated as we watched the drama unfold and prayed for the safe return of the innocent people being held.  With eyes fixed on Tehran, there seemed no end to the standoff, as the rebels kept control of the United States Embassy for 444 days.  Lesser known were the six Americans who fled the ... Read More

Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review
Goodfellas   Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 10:37 AM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since we met Henry Hill on the big screen and instantly fell in love.  I'm not sure why we became so fascinated, but maybe it had something to do with guns, violence and a bunch of wise guys who thought they ruled the streets. Whatever the reason, we were captivated by the portrayal of the ma... Read More

Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
Kubo and the Two Strings   Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/22/2016 4:08 PM EDT
Stop motion animation seems to be a painstaking labor of love for those who attempt it.  While still incredibly time consuming, today's technology has made the process a little easier and has resulted in some amazing animation.  For Kubo and the Two Strings producers, that "labor of love" has taken five years to complete.  ... Read More