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.

Trolls Theatrical Review
Trolls   Trolls Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/03/2016 2:53 PM EDT
Take some cute, colorful characters, mean monsters, a story with a moral and some fun songs and what do you get?  In general, any number of animated films but in this case specifically…Trolls.  DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox's latest animated feature hits theaters November 4, 2016, and it promises to be an enjoyable film for kids and parents ... Read More

Doctor Strange Theatrical Review
Doctor Strange   Doctor Strange Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/03/2016 11:11 AM EDT
The Marvel universe seems to be never ending.  With a plethora of comic book heroes and villains to draw from, they manage to crank out a movie every three to six months it seems.  Each time the hype and excitement around the movie is immense, whether or not it is warranted.  This month's hero of choice is Doctor Strange (Benedict Cu... Read More

Ballers Digital HD Review
The Complete Second Season   Ballers Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/01/2016 10:26 AM EDT
When Ballers first appeared on HBO in 2015, it was pretty close to what I was expecting.  Football, loose women, money, and fast cars permeated every episode (well, I hope the football part would since the show is called Ballers).  However, it also included a plot worthy of taking notice.  Season One was a solid effort and kept audie... Read More

Bad Moms Blu-ray Review
Bad Moms   Bad Moms Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/31/2016 7:57 PM EDT
When Bridesmaids hit theaters in 2011 it created a whole new level of female comedies.  It was racier and raunchier and had audiences laughing hysterically.  It opened the door to more crass and vulgar movies starring female leads in order to give male actors a run for their money.  This summer, Bad Moms riva... Read More

Inferno Theatrical Review
Inferno   Inferno Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/27/2016 11:02 AM EDT
If you like solving puzzles, you should read every one of Dan Brown's novels.  He combines cyphers with history and architectural beauty.  He has made Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks; Sully) everyone's favorite teacher and sent us racing all over the world unravelling conspiracies.  His 2013 novel,&nbs... Read More

Mr. Church Blu-ray Review
Mr. Church   Mr. Church Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/25/2016 11:34 AM EDT
Anyone would be lucky to have a Mr. Church in their lives and for Susan McMartin (Mom) it was reality.  Based on her true story, Mr. Church was the only father figure McMartin had ever known and became more than just an employee to her.  To her, he was family.  The movie that unfortunately didn't fair very well at the box office ... Read More

Independence Day: Resurgence 4K Ultra HD Review
Independence Day: Resurgence   Independence Day: Resurgence 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/25/2016 10:26 AM EDT
In 1996, Independence Day became the biggest movie of the summer. An alien invasion meant certain annihilation for the entire world.  Will Smith's  (Ali) character was the cocky fighter pilot who saved us all and cemented his career as a bona fide movie star.  Bill Pullman's (American Ultra) presidential speech wa... Read More

The Night Of Blu-ray Review
The Night Of   The Night Of Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/21/2016 11:56 AM EDT
I remember when we first got cable TV in my house and HBO was THE movie channel (yes I know, I'm dating myself).  Then, HBO started creating original series and have been doing a great job of it for over 15 years (Game of Thrones, anyone?). Now, they are creating a block of what I would describe as mini-series - first with American Crime Story... Read More

American Pastoral Theatrical Review
American Pastoral   American Pastoral Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/20/2016 1:24 PM EDT
Phillip Roth's (The Human Stain) Pulitzer Prize winning novel American Pastoral is a commentary of 1960's America and the "All-American" white middle class family.  With gripping insight, turmoil, despair, and, ironically, a misguided sense of hope, it chronicles the rise and fall of the not so charmed life of the Levovs and how the ... Read More

Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
Cafe Society   Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/18/2016 10:35 AM EDT
Admittedly, I haven't seen that many Woody Allen films in my life but, when I do, three things are certain: 1) the film will always be a little bit on the "quirky" side, 2) it will probably be an entertaining film that is highly stylized and 3) it will involve numerous big name Hollywood stars.  Café Society, his latest work t... Read More