Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review
The Purge: Election Year   The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/04/2016 11:14 PM EDT
In theory, The Purge was an interesting and unique premise.  No conscience for one night.  Everything is legal including murder.  The most anyone can hope for is to survive 12 hours of madness and mayhem and for those causing it… to enjoy their freedom.  While the concept was great the reception wasn't what the ... Read More

The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review
The Neon Demon   The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/30/2016 2:19 PM EDT
High fashion modeling is a cutthroat world.  As Supermodel Heidi Klum often says, "In fashion one day your in, the next day your out", and no film better exemplifies that that like Nicolas Winding Refn's (Drive) The Neon Demon.  His vision takes the modeling world and turns it into an Avant-garde horror film.J... Read More

Deepwater Horizon Theatrical Review
Deepwater Horizon   Deepwater Horizon Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/29/2016 11:54 AM EDT
The 2010 BP spill was the worst oil disaster in history.  The Deepwater Horizon rig blew up, sending 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days, killing 11 men and innumerable numbers of animals.  We all know what happened. We watched it on television.  However, I'm not sure most of us fully understood t... Read More

Cell Blu-ray Review
Cell   Cell Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/27/2016 11:06 AM EDT
As a commentary on today's world where most of us are in a zombie like state staring at our electronic devices instead of interacting with those around us, Cell is a meaningful look at what we as a society have become.  As a movie based on a Stephen King Novel of the same name, it is a horrible mess that makes little sense.  It's taken ab... Read More

Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
Central Intelligence   Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/27/2016 10:12 AM EDT
What happens when you peak in High School and it all goes downhill 20 years later?  What happens when you were the geek in High School and now you‘ve peaked 20 years later?  For Calvin (Kevin Hart; Ride Along) and Bob (Dwayne Johnson; Furious 7) that is exactly what happened in this year's Central Intelligence.Bob was the fat kid at... Read More

Empire DVD Review
Empire: The Complete Second Season   Empire DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/26/2016 5:27 PM EDT
You know rap music has finally hit mainstream when it gets its own prime time soap opera. Empire premiered on FOX in 2015 and immediately became a success garnering Golden Globe and Emmy Nominations.  Season Two was just as intense at the original, with drama in every one of the eighteen episodes in the season.  I wasn't sure how long... Read More

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition   Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/23/2016 1:53 PM EDT
It's hard to believe it's been twenty-five years since Beauty and the Beast came to theaters.  With its romantic story and beautiful music, it is what we think of as "Classic Disney" and even these many years later, it still holds up.  It's no wonder there is a live action version set for next year. But, until then, ... Read More

The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review
The Magnificent Seven   The Magnificent Seven Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/22/2016 10:00 AM EDT
I never saw the 1960's version of The Magnificent Seven or its predecessor, the Japanese film Seven Samurai, so I have no basis of comparison with the latest remake coming to theaters this week.  All I can say is, as a standalone film, it has action, adventure, and some funny moments that make it a worthwhile movie going experience.When Ro... Read More

Free State of Jones Blu-ray Review
Free State of Jones   Free State of Jones Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/20/2016 9:34 AM EDT
The Civil War was a time of turmoil and strife in this country, especially for the southern states.  The Confederate Army was full of farmers who were not quite sure why they were fighting and while they were away their farms were being ransacked by the very people they were working for. Adding to that, rich slave owners were becoming exempt f... Read More

Bridget Jones's Baby Theatrical Review
Bridget Jones's Baby   Bridget Jones's Baby Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/15/2016 11:43 AM EDT
In 1996, Helen Fielding introduced the world to a frumpy, single workingwoman from England in the bestselling novel, Bridget Jones's Diary.  Funny, self-deprecating and certainly relatable, Bridget became an instant success and spawned a movie of the same name in 2001.  Three years later, the film was followed up by its sequel Bridget... Read More