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.

Powerless Television Review
Powerless Series Preview   Powerless Television Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/27/2017 1:48 PM EDT
Imagine being ordinary in an extraordinary world.  The "muggles" of the Harry Potter realm, if you will. You know you're ordinary and that there are supernatural beings out there doing amazing and terrifying things.  Now imagine you want to make a difference in that world.  That is the premise of NBC's mid-season ha... Read More

Split Theatrical Review
Split   Split Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/18/2017 2:35 PM EDT
Dissociative identity disorder, sometimes referred to as multiple personality disorder, is described as a mental disorder in which an individual has at least two distinct and dissociated identities and includes lapses in memory unaccounted for by other means such as substance abuse or seizures.  It is a very controversial subject and diagnosis... Read More

Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
Birth of a Natiaon   Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 8:23 PM EDT
Slavery in this country has been the fodder of major motion pictures since the epic drama Roots aired on television in the 1970's.  The injustice befallen on African Americans has fascinated and horrified us and has been depicted in graphic detail on occasion.  While the stories have been told time and time again, it seems we ca... Read More

Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review
Keeping Up With The Joneses   Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 11:05 AM EDT
Spy movies are generally very popular and well received in this country, especially when there is a team of spies.  Some are serious films, while others are meant to be comedies or parodies.  In 2005, we got spies in suburbia (and real life drama) with Mr. and Mrs. Smith.  This year, we once again see espionage come to the world of s... Read More

Girls Blu-ray Review
Girls: The Complete Fifth Season   Girls Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/09/2017 9:25 PM EDT
Home Box Office has continually been synonymous with outstanding televisions series almost from the time they started producing them,  and they show no signs of slowing down now.  Case in point, the series Girls, about to start it's sixth season in February, has been nominated and won numerous awards over the past 5 years.  The ... Read More

Underworld: Blood Wars Theatrical Review
Underworld: Blood Wars   Underworld: Blood Wars Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/06/2017 7:04 AM EDT
Why are we so fascinated by vampires and werewolves?  Movies and television shows about them are incredibly popular regardless if they are good or not.  The Underworld franchise incorporates both of these supernatural characters in a battle for ultimate domination and for 2017 a brand new film continues the war.  Underworld... Read More

The Disappointments Room DVD Review
The Disappointments Room   The Disappointments Room DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/05/2017 9:39 PM EDT
In the early 1900's, the aristocracy of this country were ashamed of their physically and mentally ill children.  They created secret rooms in their homes to hide away their less than perfect offspring, never allowing them to see the outside nor interact with other people.  These rooms were called the disappointments room and they we... Read More

Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
Hidden Figures   Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/04/2017 7:17 PM EDT
It's not easy being smart.  It's even harder being smart and being a female.  It was very hard being smart and being a female in 1961, but it was awful being smart, female and Negro in 1961.  However, Katherine Goble- Johnson (Taraji Henson; Empire), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer; The Help) and Mary J... Read More

Blair Witch Blu-ray Review
Blair Witch   Blair Witch Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/03/2017 12:30 AM EDT
In 1999 The Blair Witch Project changed the face of horror movies and became an instant classic. With it's "shaky cam", documentary style filmmaking it opened up a new way of looking at horror.  It intrigued us and fascinated us and scared the living daylights out of us.  In 2016 Lionsgate reimagined the film releasing Blair... Read More

Snowden Blu-ray Review
Snowden   Snowden Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/27/2016 9:53 AM EDT
Edward Snowden has been called many things... patriot, traitor, whistle-blower, etc.  Some feel what he did was necessary in order to keep our government in check, while others thought he did irrevocable damage to our national security.  Regardless of your feelings, there is no doubt he is a brave and polarizing figure.  Based on an ... Read More