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.

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

The Boss Baby 4K Ultra HD Review
The Boss Baby   The Boss Baby 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/27/2017 5:16 PM EST
If you aren't the youngest child in your family and there is a least a few years difference between you and your younger sibling(s), then you know how Tim (Miles Bakshi; Shrek Forever After/Toby Maguire; Spider-Man) feels when his baby brother is born.  Any older sibling will tell you that the new baby takes up all of the attention a... Read More

Atomic Blonde Theatrical Review
Atomic Blonde   Atomic Blonde Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/26/2017 6:18 PM EST
In 1989, the Cold War and Berlin Wall permeated world news.  Spies from Russia, England and America worked all over Europe smuggling secrets in a deadly game of cat and mouse.  When the wall finally fell, it changed the course of history and some say the spy game forever.  Atomic Blonde, based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by... Read More

Dunkirk Theatrical Review
Dunkirk   Dunkirk Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/18/2017 3:15 PM EST
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) is known for writing and directing some gripping films.  His visuals are usually filled with grays and deeper colors which set a tone that permeates his aesthetic and draws the audience in.  He knows how to build a scene so it offers the viewer layers while contributing to the overall feel of his films.... Read More

Resident Evil: Vendetta 4K Ultra HD Review
Resident Evil: Vendetta   Resident Evil: Vendetta 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/18/2017 8:41 AM EST
Resident Evil (originally titled Biohazard) debuted as a PlayStation video game in 1996 and for 21 years it has entertained gamers and audiences worldwide.  There have been numerous version of the extremely popular game and it spawned a motion picture franchise starring Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element). Unlike the live action films, the game... Read More

Song to Song 4K Ultra HD Review
Song to Song   Song to Song 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/12/2017 9:09 AM EST
Terrence Malick (Badlands) has made a name for himself writing and directing unusual films.  His reputation is such that one expects great but different things when they go to one of his films, especially his more recent ones.  He has worked with a variety of actors including many of Hollywood's elite.  He has bee... Read More

The Lost City of Z Blu-ray Review
The Lost City of Z   The Lost City of Z Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2017 9:57 PM EST
Eldorado, the elusive city of gold has been searched for many times over.  Considered to be located somewhere in the Amazon jungle, explorers have risked life and limb to try and find it.  Unsure if one explorer, Percy Fawcett was actually looking for El Dorado but he was an avid explorer and claimed to have found remnants of a long gone ... Read More

Léon: The Professional 4K Ultra HD Review
Léon: The Professional   Léon: The Professional 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2017 3:49 PM EST
Luc Bessson (La Femme Nikita) has been writing and making films since the early 1980's but in 1990 he became more of a household name with the release of Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element.  Highly stylized action films, they captured the imagination like none others had before.  With his latest film, Valerian and the City o... Read More

Their Finest Blu-ray Review
Their Finest   Their Finest Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/09/2017 8:54 PM EST
The year was 1940 and World War two was raging all throughout Europe.  The United States had yet to become involved but England was enmeshed in the fighting.  Every night there were air raids, bombs destroying cities and civilians getting killed.  Men were being called upon to enter the military to help fight and women were entering ... Read More

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