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.

Silicon Valley Blu-ray Review
Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season   Silicon Valley Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2017 10:20 AM EDT
Take a bunch of "tech nerds", stir in some humor and drama, mix in some great acting, directing and casting and you end up with HBO's Silicon Valley.  Heading into its Fourth Season on April 23, 2017, the award-winning show has a lot more to offer its audience in the way of plot twists and fun.  Before the new season starts... Read More

Veep Blu-ray Review
Veep: The Complete Fifth Season   Veep Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2017 8:44 AM EDT
Politics is serious business.  So many movies and television shows detail the cutthroat world of Washington D.C., while others try to take a more lighthearted view of the realm.  HBO's VEEP is the latter, poking fun at those in power and how they wheel and deal with our laws and regulations.  The critically acclaimed and award-wi... Read More

War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
War on Everyone   War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 4:50 PM EDT
War on Everyone can best be summed up by the title of the featured extra… "Everyone sounds off: The Quirky Cast of War on Everyone".   Quirky, defined as different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion, is synonymous with bizarre, crazy, curious, etc.  All of which are apt descr... Read More

Lion Blu-ray Review
Lion   Lion Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 10:45 AM EDT
Any parent's nightmare is to lose their child and not know what happened to them.  The uncertainty of their child's fate haunts them until their last breath.  For Kamla (Priyanka Bose; Sold), this nightmare becomes a reality in the movie Lion.  Based on a true story, Lion details the twenty-five yea... Read More

The Bye Bye Man Blu-ray Review
The Bye Bye Man   The Bye Bye Man Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 8:52 AM EDT
Back in the 1980's, horror films were all about blood and gore and people chasing teenagers and popping out from every corner.  Nowadays, they have evolved into more of psychological thrillers with characters and story lines playing with our minds.  There are also more horror movies centering around "urban legends" tha... Read More

Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
Smurfs: The Lost Village   Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/06/2017 9:23 AM EDT
In 2011, The Smurfs got the "live action" treatment followed by a sequel in 2013.  Both starred Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons).  While they were hugely successful, they didn't have the same feel as the 1980's Saturday morning cartoon we all knew and loved.  Luckily, Sony A... Read More

North by Northwest Theatrical Review
North by Northwest   North by Northwest Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/04/2017 9:34 AM EDT
Alfred Hitchcock was a master of directing. His films, like the man, are legendary. He could evoke emotion with one subtle take and a testament to his brilliance is how his films have stood the test of time. Fathom Events recognizes his genius and brought his classic thriller North by Northwest back to theaters for a one-week event.A... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 9:58 PM EDT
J.K Rowling wrote seven books in the Harry Potter series but the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was so large and full of details that it was broken into two movies.  I'm sure Warner Bros. also saw it as a chance to prolong the inevitable end of the series and an opportunity to make more money.  In all... Read More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 9:18 PM EDT
It is hard to believe that it has been almost 20 years since the first book in the Harry Potter series was published and 16 years since the first film was released.  Both the books and the movies garnered boundless success and have now spawned a second generation of fans.  As newer technology advances the audience'... Read More

20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
20th Century Women   20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 1:00 PM EDT
When I heard about 20th Century Women, I was intrigued.  People said it was funny and it got very strong reviews.  It had a great cast, so I added it to my "must watch" list but took my time to see it.  Now that it is coming to Blu-ray, it's time to revisit the film and write down my thoughts.  Inter... Read More



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